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Old 12-06-2014, 10:35 AM   #11
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The real problem with the dealers putting people off, is that they are paid by the factory a fraction of what we pay to have something repaired out of warranty. So who do you think the dealer is going to takecare of first? Everyone knows that they will do non warranty work first. Then you have the incompetent people who do not have training and it takes them even longer. Dealers do not make money on warranty work at all. But they will charge a person no matter how long it takes them, they can't do that to the factory.
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:46 AM   #12
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I hope the Forester is assembled in a different plant.
Sorry, all class Cs, Sunseekers, Foresters, Lexingtons, and Soleras are made at the same facility by the same crews unless it changed last year.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:01 PM   #13
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We have now had our 2014 Forester 3051S for one year and hopefully have all the bugs out. Our advice to anyone buying one is to use it, use it, use it and get that warranty work done while you can. We had over 20 issues and finally got the last one (that we're aware of) resolved just two weeks ago. We had special ordered a Fantastic Fan which was not installed, huge staple protruded in the middle of the galley countertop, torn seal on the left door of the refrigerator, automatic levelers weren't calibrated, twisted vent hose partially detached from diffuser under refrigerator area preventing furnace air flow, several yards of excess cable causing the front TV to malfunction -- these are just a few!!! We've had several RVs through our 40 years together and this has been our worst experience. We did a lot of research before trading in our 2007 Georgetown XL (which we had few problems with) and like the floorplan of our Forester; however, we'd be skeptical to purchase another FR product.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:21 PM   #14
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Yeah, been all in and around our Roo, definitely slapped together. Truly a shame to carry the "Made in the USA" banner. We were looking at the Jayco offerings, salesman was very adamant about how much better they are than FR products. However, they are wanting mid 20's for a Jayflight 23MBH, a comparable layout 25BHS or 2504S is 16-17 around here. May not be apples to apples but it is the layout we are looking for in a TT. I can fix my own for a 8k savings.

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Old 12-06-2014, 07:24 PM   #15
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SkipnTerri , I also have a 2014 3051s have you had any slide problems yet?
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:19 PM   #16
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I think FR overall is suffering from growing pains via acquisitions and from just another Class C manufacturer to number 1 in sales.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:22 AM   #17
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When we ordered our 2300 this time last year, the plant was running all out. IIRC they build a Sunseeker in about a day, definitely less than two days. When I start poking around and fixing or improving things, and think about how fast a line worker had to assemble or install the particular item I am working on, it is at once amazing and distressing.

We've had teething pains but nothing big. I think FR uses good components, good design and engineering, and has good mass market build quality. Not a Lexus, but not a Yugo either.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:46 AM   #18
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Yeah, been all in and around our Roo, definitely slapped together. Truly a shame to carry the "Made in the USA" banner. We were looking at the Jayco offerings, salesman was very adamant about how much better they are than FR products. However, they are wanting mid 20's for a Jayflight 23MBH, a comparable layout 25BHS or 2504S is 16-17 around here. May not be apples to apples but it is the layout we are looking for in a TT. I can fix my own for a 8k savings.

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Jayco is a good unit had a different model but it still had the same kinda of problems, Jayco just has a better name recognition and are cashing in on it. Have to remember how FR grew, when all the other plants where closing down FR was gobbling them up. I think they are getting better now, and you get a good bang for the buck....
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SkipnTerri , I also have a 2014 3051s have you had any slide problems yet?
We haven't had any issues so far (have 12,500 mi on it) other than a little squeaky chatter. When the slide is all the way in, the front edge protrudes about 1/2" farther than the back and we took it to the service center to have it checked. They said it was the nature of the beast.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:30 AM   #20
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When we ordered our 2300 this time last year, the plant was running all out. IIRC they build a Sunseeker in about a day, definitely less than two days. When I start poking around and fixing or improving things, and think about how fast a line worker had to assemble or install the particular item I am working on, it is at once amazing and distressing.
Agreed when I took a tour in 2012 the plant had a quota of 16 units per day. Basically the crew worked on piece work and went home when they had completed their quota. As I remember it looked like they had space for about 8 in-progress so some were done in a day.
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