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Old 12-06-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Would you recommend the new Georgetown?

Hi, I would like some honest opinions on whether you would purchase another Georgetown or recommend it. What do you like? What don't you like? How has service and support been with FR?

I must say that the new 2015 models look very well thought out. We're trying to decide whether to go used DP or new gas model.

Thanks in advance to all that reply!
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Old 12-06-2014, 03:45 PM   #2
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Would depend on what your plans are, short trips Georgetown would be fine, many cross country trips would look for a Berkshire. Have driven both, the Berkshire has a nice air suspension ride. many people are very happy with the Georgetown. As to service it all depends on the dealer as to repairs, some very good others would not visit at all. FR will back up the repairs but the dealers are indepent owners and do not have to do warrenty work unless you purchase from that dealer.
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Old 12-06-2014, 04:01 PM   #3
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I have the 337 Georgetown XL, year old in September. We added a few extra upgrades this past August, been traveling up and down the east coast. The RV belongs to the Show dogs. Love the king size bed, full kitchen and full bathroom. We changed the toilet to a elongated style. Had all the batteries changed over to AGM kind, mechanic told me the XL are built on the same chaise as Berkshires reason for the good ride, was going to add stabilizers got talked out of them. Added hard wire surge protector and had all the windows tinted for the southern hot sun. As much as I love this one we are looking to upgrade to a diesel so I can haul one of my cars with me
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Old 12-06-2014, 04:17 PM   #4
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Georgetown review

We purchased a 2014 Georgetown 335 in the spring of 2013. We were new to motorhomes, and have since been to Florida, Maine, Michigan and most points in between. We currently have abut 20,000 miles on the unit, so we are not talking about eons of experience. That having been said, we are very happy with the unit. It is usually my wife and I and an occasional second couple for a week or ten days. We are gone for anywhere from 14 to 100 days (Florida snowbirds...). It is comfortable, strong enough to tow, and the fixtures and equipment seem to be of at least adequate level for the unit. The engine noise is noticeable going down the road, but you are sitting on top of a big V-10 engine...

We bought our unit on line in Buffalo, NY (we live in Michigan). I was initially concerned about warranty & service. I have since had my thoughts confirmed - you'll likely need service when you are using the unit (read that away from home...). We have also found that Forest River will readily approve non-dealers doing the work. Not every prospective servicer, but we had no problems on the road or here at home.

For the price we were wiling to pay (which was much better in Buffalo...), and the use we are making of it, I feel we made the right choice. The layout meets our needs, it is very comfortable, and quality of construction is better than some entry or mid level units.

Yep, I'd do it again!
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Old 12-06-2014, 04:27 PM   #5
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We purchased the GT 335 in 2013. We spent 4 months last winter in the Southwest. Have had no major issues with performance and livability. The few minor issues we had were taken care of by our dealer. This is my 6th RV and the one we are most satisfied with. Sometimes wish we had more room, especially in the bedroom, but are ok with what we have. For the money, not sure the GT can be beat!


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Old 12-06-2014, 04:53 PM   #6
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Thanks for the informative replies so far!

Does anyone pull a toad with the Georgetown?
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:19 PM   #7
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I pull a 2001 Toyota Highlander. The 378 Georgetown handles the toad well on the East coast.
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:30 PM   #8
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We have had our GT XL378 for 10 months now, and have really enjoyed it. Would be buy another one, yes we would.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:39 PM   #10
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Hi, I would like some honest opinions on whether you would purchase another Georgetown or recommend it. What do you like? What don't you like? How has service and support been with FR?
I must say that the new 2015 models look very well thought out. We're trying to decide whether to go used DP or new gas model.
Thanks in advance to all that reply!

No matter what you get if the dealer won't take of things it will be a horror.

All motorhomes will have issues in the first year so that is why you need to inspect and insure things are corrected.

DO NOT DRIVE the motorhome home until 100% of the issues are fixed no matter what the dealer says.
You are paying a lot of money for this rig and you want to make sur eyou get a complete walk around over a period of a few hours so they can demonstrate how everything works, locations of all the hidden stuff, test the levelers multiple times, slides multiple times, check the hydraulic tank level is full when everything is in and up. Make sure all the tires are inflated to proper psi as per the sticker on the wall behind drivers seat. Make sure they give you all the paper work on all the appliances.
Make sure they inform Forest River and Ford Motor so after you take it home the warranty is in your name and not dealers.

Have them wash the outside, clean the inside and any stuff is noted in writing.
Their is lots more but back to the original question.
The dealer ship is the key if you will enjoy the first year or not.

Use your rig and don't let it sit around gathering dust.
My 2012 already has 35,000 miles and after the first year of issues, repairs and adjustments all has been good.

Good luck.
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