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Old 02-26-2015, 05:24 PM   #11
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We have a 2014 Georgetown 378XL . We had good experiences and just a few glitches. Great floor plan.

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Old 02-26-2015, 05:34 PM   #12
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I have the 337 Georgetown XL, love it specially that it has a king size bed. I drive and handle it by myself, the RV is mostly for taking the dogs to shows on weekends. But I am looking forward to getting a bigger, diesel one, we have been looking at the Charleston.

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Old 02-26-2015, 07:11 PM   #13
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We purchased our 2012 378 new in May of 12 and we are full timing and love the floor plan and the Ford chassis. We have had a few issues but have been taken care of by the dealer. The dealer can make or break your experience so make sure they are reliable. If you plan on full timing a washer/dryer combo was not for us since we needed the closet space. We did have one in our 5th wheel and it was nice, but you will loose a closet. We tow a Chevy Cruze and have never felt under powered. Have done the CHF (cheap handling fix) and did help with the sway of the MH. I have not had the front end alignment ours tracks great and we are not showing any tire wear. As most have said we all have had some issues but all MH have them. FR has been great to work with and would purchase another product from them.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:24 AM   #14
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Can't beat Georgetown's "bang for a buck". A lot of standard features that are expensive options on other rigs. We bought our 2011 used exactly to the day a year later in 2012 with 4000 miles on it. Original owners did not have a single repair item taken care of during the year it spent in Florida before trading it in back in Buffalo, NY area. So we had issues with the hydraulic lines needing to be replaced, a slide rattle caused by $2.95 bushings, small and brief leak, front cap passenger side, and crappy Lippert electric steps. Dealer took care of everything for me except the steps. I purchased replacement Kwikee steps from Forest River for $400 which I thought was fair seeing the rig was three years old by then (2014). The one problem that remains and is on my spring prep list this year is the hot water tank needing to be better secured as one of the other posters mentioned her husband took care of. Go for the 378 and welcome to the forum.
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:17 PM   #15
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Georgetown roof leaks, they removed the whole top of the coach an replaced it, Year an a half later mold in front coming through antenna, Call them emailed Kevin no response it's only a year warranty sorry for your luck, I like the coach but won't buy another one
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Old 02-28-2015, 01:36 PM   #16
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We bought a new 337XL in 2012. Fortuneatly it has never been in a shop. We now have 24k on it. I have fixed minor issues like loose screws,step bolts,etc, but no real problems.We love it. I see some people who complain about quality issues, but I have gone on the Tiffin site and see the same type of complaints. If you are going to own a house that is rolling down the road, small issues are going to arise. If you cannot fix small issues yourself you are going to be going to the shop a lot. We went to the factory to watch the Georgetown being built, and it is easy to see how small issues happen and can be missed during final inspection. At the dealer, use everything. Appliances, hydraulics, electronics, etc. That way you will not get home and find some things not working and have to take it back.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:14 PM   #17
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We did the same as the OP did. Had a fifth wheel for 7 years and thought that was only way to go. Wife talked me into buying a MH. (Of course a MH is cheaper than a divorce) haha. Settled on a new 2013 Georgetown 378 XL. Haven't given it a second thought. Tile floors, residential refridge, vented combo washer dryer are a must for us. We tow a Honda CR-V and no issues with power, you just need not be in a hurry. Got it at a great price. Even though we didn't buy it locally our local dealer has been great. His said his motto is "we service all customers as if they bought it from us". So make sure you have a local dealer that will treats you good is a must. Our local dealer is Southern RV Supercenter, Tyler Texas.
You will enjoy a MH.

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Old 03-02-2015, 08:46 AM   #18
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I own a 2013 GT 360XL. Replaced the steps because bracket was cracked, replaced rear AC unit, didn't know about front wheel alignment so I had to replace front tires and get alignment, one year after I bought it. Bedroom sliding door rattled too much so I took that off, during the winter remember to take off your water filter and empty the water out and don't purchase a satellite that you can use while on the move, it's not worth the price. Good luck.

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Old 03-02-2015, 09:20 PM   #19
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Like Cavvyrider, we bought a used 325S. It was a 2002 model year. We enjoyed it for the four years we owned it, but the RV lifestyle had become to expensive to handle. We sold it in December.

I had reason to get into some repairs (water in the dining room slide overhead) and was disappointed in the standard of construction that my work revealed. It looked as though a lot of things were "designed on the fly" by the shop floor people. Wiring was sloppy and inconsistent. The overhead cabinets in the dinette were held in place by screws into a 1/8" thjick plywood skin glued to the styrofoam ceiling installation. Despite their being two square steel beams in the ceiling, the cabinets were not attached to either of them.

Overall, I'm less than impressed by the quality of engineering design and construction that was evident in our '02 model. Maybe it has improved over 13 years, but then again, maybe economic pressures have made the "cowboy builders" more prevalent.

I'm not sure I'd go FR if we ever got back into RVing, which is very unlikely at our age. I guess "caveat emptor" is the appropriate phrase and looking under the skin is a definite plus. We bought used and didn't have much knowledge of the various FR brands. We were basically looking at features and condition.

Overall, our experience as FR owners was acceptable, but not spectacular. No major problems that were FR's fault. We had to replace the slide topper awnings because they had rotted out (about $800) and the OEM Dometic fridge died and had to be replaced ($1800).

As RV's go, the Georgetowns are about middle of the road, but a bit closer to Chevette than Cadillac.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:01 PM   #20
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My guess is some of the issues that F and E speaks of we're the exact reason that version of Georgetown is no longer in business. They sold to Forest River in or around 2008-2009, I think. Today they still have issues as we all know every RV mfg. has. I'm hoping I'll have as enjoyable of season 2015 as my third full season in my GT as I have the last two.

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