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Old 06-03-2008, 04:32 PM   #31
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2008 Georgetown SE 350DS

On May 25, 2008 I traded the 2006 Vortex Toy Hauler 2500 SRD in for a 2008 Georgetown SE 350DS with bunk beds. I towered the Vortex to a campground on May 24 to spend a weekend camping with the wife a kids. A dealer was having a RV show there that weekend so the next day my wife, the kids, and I walked to where the dealer had the RVís parked to look around. We looked at about 10 RVís and agreed we liked the Georgetown SE 350DS with bunk beds. We decided to upgrade, the salesman drove it back to our camp site and we used it for the rest of the weekend. We where able to go throw the RV and make a list of what was wrong and needed to be fixed. At the end of the weekend I drove it back to where they where showing the RVís with my list of thing that needed to be fix. The dealer drove it back to there shop and I picked it up on May 31 from the dealer. I was at the dealer for 2 hours going over the RV to confirm everything on the list was taken care off. No other issues at this time.
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:21 PM   #32
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Minor electrical 08' 370

Live in the city and keep my rig based about 200 miles away and one drawback on short trip to Cape kennedy it didnt get fully charged. Batteries need to be fully up to get levelers and slides to work -- Still new to us and we had a floor full of manuals until we figured out all it needed was a good charge -- holiday weekend of course, Netx morning all was ok no other significant problems.

Did find one long green wire loose under stairs and if i remember it was hot but came from under area of steps -- not sure what it controls everything seems to be working ok taped it up fo now will figure it out next trip.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:36 PM   #33
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Hello Everybody, Teresa and I just picked up a 2008 357. Had a few issues very small, But i do have to say, they should pay more attention to the way they install stuff. got a great deal on it dealer demo with 2400 miles, Sun visors are a joke. But as a entry level RV what can you expect.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:16 AM   #34
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Hi to all you Georgetown owners. Don't know if you still interested in adding to your list of owners, but we purchased our first Georgetown in April of this year (2008)
It's an XL 378TSF with the Ford V10 rated at 362hp. And I must say that so far we have had very little to no problems with it and we love it. The back up monitor stop working, but that's because it lost it's connection and once repluged in, it works fine.
We love the 378's layout, however the one improvement I would reccomend to Forest River would be to add a second slide out in the bedroom, one on each side , the extra room would be very appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:15 AM   #35
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We have a 2007 Georgetown 370. Purchased at 2006 Hershey RV Show. There were quite a few minor issues with it that took some time to get resolved. Defective Radio that blew a fuse buried in the dash. 2 DVD Home Theatre Units. Shorted cable wires from rear of coach. A missing counter extension that took 3 shipments to get the right color. A fog light that just fell off. I'm sure all manufacturers have their problems but it seems that a thorough final quality check before allowing the unit to be shipped should be done. Everything was taken care of under warranty, a few I did myself rather than travel 252 miles round trip to get it done. Otherwise we have really enjoyed our purchase. I highly recommend adding air spring bags to the chassis. This really helped to stop any sway from passing trucks. I do have one complaint and ask your opinion and it is " Why doesn't Forest River provide some type of owner's manual binder with the complete set of manuals included"? My sink was full of booklets. I had 5 copies of the Convertor manual, 10 copies of the Transfer / Generator start info. But nothing about the Acrtic Pack. It took quite a while to sort all of this stuff.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:45 AM   #36
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Hi, good question on the manuals. We had a Fleetwood Southwind prior to buying our GeorgeTown 378 and the Fleetwood came with everyting neatly in it's own binder with eveything marked, electrical, plumbing, A/C's Entertainment, etc. etc. Like you said there was no binder in ours either
and most of everything that we were use to was missing.
Called Forest River, No good, found a couple of e-mail addresses and sent to them, got some diagrams for the 110 & 12v electrical Had a person by the name of Ashley Evans get back to me about manuals saying whatever I needed she would e-mail **** still waiting. Maybe you would have better luck. here is her Phone & e-mail address (574) 206-7610
aevans@forestriverinc.com
It seems you really have to push the people at Forest River to get what you want, even if it's what you should have had and been there all along.
Joe & Jen:
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:44 PM   #37
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I got all of my manuals after about 3 months and just bought binders and sheet protectors to slide the books into. Some of the literature looked like the 10,000th copy from a bad copying machine, Text is at a 10 degree angle on the sheet. I'm surprised that they don't have a survey for their customers to reply to about their products. You'd think with all the competition out there getting feedback about what their customers like and/or dislike about their purchase. You never know what you doing wrong if you don't get feedback from the people that use your product and have constructive criticism as well as new ideas.
I've contacted Mike Burns @ Forest River and he has been great getting back to me.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:22 PM   #38
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2007 Georgetown XL

We purchased the 2007 Xl last March and spent 2 weeks in northern MN and the 4 weeks between IA and Baniff AB CAnada. Drove 8,000 miles last summer. No problems on the road. Ran great on the level and in the mountains was better than I had hoped. Traded up from a '92 GeorgyBoy after 10 years and 85K miles. Anyway, minor problems on delivery, mostly improper hookup of TV's. Front slide drug on carpet. Noise at door. Screen door and hand slide are a joke - but they do work.Like the floor plan and like most of the appointments. Yes, it is a inexpensive coach but it will suit our needs for the next few years. I have a great dealer in Shorewood here in Des Moines, IA. Forest River paid for the few repairs or changes that was required. Still happy and hoping to stay that way

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Old 12-23-2008, 10:58 PM   #39
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Coming up on 9 months since we took delivery of our 370XL. Took one trip this summer for a week. Planning some longer trips this summer. So far no significant issues that required a call to the dealer. A few head scratcher moments while I "learned" some of the tricks, but otherwise a very good coach.

Given the economic "issues" going on, I'm happy to have a $100K class A. Spent enough to have a nice coach for many years to come, didn't spend so much that I worry about the manufacture going under. Although Forest River is owned by Warren Buffet, so we also have that going for us...
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:31 AM   #40
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I agree, this coach has everything we wanted at a very reasonable price. We've had problems but nothing too severe that Forest River and our dealership didn't address and resolve. It's my getaway in the driveway. I watch football and Nascar races out there, well at least I start out watching, usually fall asleep but that sofa is so comfortable. I can't wait until spring to get traveling again. Have a Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and Happy New Year. Charlie
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