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Old 05-14-2012, 06:03 AM   #11
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We bought our Rockwood 2280 PUP new in the spring of 2008. We had two issues and one was because I was clueless at the time and a valve for winterizing the hot water heater was open. The other was minor and quickly fixed by the dealer. I love this camper and we would be enjoying it for years to come but our small family has grown and the PUP has become to small for us especially on rainy days. But the quality and customer service we received with the PUP has lead us back to Forest River with a 2013 Rockwood Roo 233s that we pick up in just over a week. So here is to many more years of happy camping memories

Jason and Melissa
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:20 AM   #12
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Wow. A thread dedicated to the good stuff. Nice

I've had a few trailers and am happy to report that we have had no lasting issues with our latest Flagstaff. All is good.

I will go one step further and admit that I even like the service department at Scenic Traveler RV (knock on wood).

DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:33 AM   #13
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Excellent thread. Too many people are expecting too much when they purchase RV's. The lackluster quality of craftmanship is uniform thruout the industry. Understanding this is the first step towards pleasurable RV ownership..! I also think buyer's remorse sets in on a few who actually overload themselves financially with their purchase and then take it out on the manufacturer and dealer. We LOVE our '08 Georgetown GT350TS. Can't remember all the nit-pic stuff I have fixed on it, but I do remember all the good times spent in it.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:48 AM   #14
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I like my FR product. I bought an 829FKSS in May of 07, and had a couple of minor issues. Anything that goes down an assembly line, and has 200 people touching it is bound to have a flaw somewhere. My bathroom cold water faucet had almost no flow, sawdust was found in the connection at the faucet. I had a goofy overflow preventer in one gas bottle that would not let the bottle empty. The fridge didn't start because of no gas flow, and I lost some food. I blew a tire (I call them Chinese Maypops) within the first 30 days. That was at a time when it was a known problem that the Chinese manufacturers were not adding enough of a component in the tire making process.
Bottom line, everything was taken care of by FR and my local dealer. I don't feel there was anything out of the ordinary (I have returned a GMC "professional grade" Envoy more than 10 times during the first year for warranty work), or anything to develop a bad feeling about FR products. In fact, I've just traded the FKSS in on a 30WRLTSA that I'm picking up Saturday. I'm a very particular person. I like things the way I like them, and am very meticulous about detail, maintenance and quality. I am a repeat customer... I would say that easily speaks volumes about the quality, features, and reliability of FR stuff.
Carr, Brenda, Hannah, Callie and Sammy. An F350, a 30WRLTSA, a couple of scooters, and little precious family time. We camp, we ride, we love.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:53 AM   #15
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Happy campers here!...We have always told others that if we even had a million dollars to spend, we would still get the Wolf Pack 285 that we have now.
A RV is like a house; a house is never finished and a RV will always have something that needs to be tightened. Besides, it's fun doing the little mods here and there in the camper.
Ed & Laureen
2005 F-250 4X4 SD 6.0 Powerstroke
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:01 AM   #16
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What a great thread Herk!

Why do we love our Forest River unit?

Well first of all... its a toy hauler.. for us that was a big deal! For our toys, 1968 Triumph Bonneville, 2009 Triumph Bonneville T100 and our canoe. And NO they can;t all go at the same time...but at least we can take ONE of our toys.

Our Graywolf 19RR is small... I can tow and park it with no problem. We can get into spots some bigger unit can't. Just the right size for me, my hubby and two fur babies.
Its not fancy, doesn't have lots of bell and whistles, just good solid basics. Besides we camping... time to be outside!

I like the FULL bathroom with the separate shower/bath, toilet and bath vanity with a sink. Like a REAL bathroom! It does have a queen size bed... but would really have liked a bed we could have walked around.... but there are trade off for everything.

The price was a big part too. We looked at used units and new units...and this little camper had everything we wanted and didn't break the bank! Yeah.. I know there are better built units out there with MORE stuff...but face it... how much do you use your camper? We are luck if we get 3 days a month with a few 5-7 day trips in between.

If you take care of your unit.. it will last better... don't OVER LOAD your camper! Like in backpacking... weight is everything!

Forest River has been good to us and for us. We have no major complaints. Our dealer is in Indiana and we are in Georgia... but I can honestly say they have been wonderful. Always take our calls, help with questions and help resolve any problems we may have had. Also here in Jasper Ga there is a small private dealer with the BEST service department around!

We are looking forward to going to the Rally in Goshen this summer... hope to see y'all there!

2012 Ford F-250 King Ranch Super Crew Cab 4x4 "Mae West"
2014 Work & Play 25ULA "Ula"
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:12 AM   #17
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We purchased our Prime Time LaCrosse 303RKS after visiting several dealer lots and a couple of RV shows. I also did as much research as I could on the internet. This was our 4th RV purchase, so we kind of knew what we were looking for.
I felt this was the best tt for our money and 1 years later I still feel the same. Like most we had a few minor issues to work out, but since then the tt has worked as it is designed to. As you have read on this forum, Prime Time has been excellent when it comes to customer service.
The rear kitchen floorplan has been a perfect fit for our camping style. As my wife stated when we first looked at the trailer, "We could live in this". There's plenty of room even when the grandkids are with us.
Standard features such as the universal docking station, slam shut baggage doors, hot water electric switch inside the tt and the keypad are nice features not normally found on most tt's.
If we had it to do over again, we wouldn't change a thing.

Gary & Trish
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2017 Prime Time Crusader 315RST TE 6.0 : 2007 Flagstaff 206ST MAC Series
2012 F-250 Lariat : FX4 : CC : SB : 6.7L Diesel : 3/55 Gears

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:16 AM   #18
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Thumbs up Thanks To All

Having tent and PUP camped for 20 years, buying a hybrid was something we considered last year. I agree with other "postings" here -- reading too much regarding "issues" with FR might frighten people away from FR products. As a retired English teacher, "reading too much" sounds negative. But as I started reading posts at this site last year, I worried far too much over "issues" addressed here.

Our 233S is outstanding and RVOne in Orlando reps have answered far too many questions from me over my "petty concerns". Even if a very negative experience is written about at this site, we all chip in with advice as to how to handle the situation.

I have spent more time than I should "visiting" sites on the web that are labeled "helpful" to the consumer. By my standards, the group that monitors and advises on this site is an amazing collection of people. Enthusiasts exist for all types of endeavors, but our "posters" are a special group.

I guess this is a positive thread to thank all who held my hand through my concerns before I got my 233S. Because of this site, I learned a whole new language -- DW, DH, TV (not the electronic one), PUP, FR, etc. -- and found alot of new FROG friends.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:20 AM   #19
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We've had our Cat just over 2 years now and love it. We've had some minor issues like the wood filings showing up on cabinet tops and floors, and screws loose or missing. Other minor issues. The AM/FM quit working on the Concertone, but just started working again recently. No idea why, but whatever. But nothing major. We looked at many different floorplans but kept coming back to this one because it worked for us. Other than a bit of a tight squeeze in the "throne room", and we took out the sleeper sofa and put in a Lazy Boy recliner, we love everything about this camper. We'll have it a while.
Ed and Sharon
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Ride-Rite Airbags and Airlift wireless remote compressor...nice!

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:31 AM   #20
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I am on my fourth new trailer over a 19 year period,I have a 2012 264 sv surveyor and I am very happy with it, we have had some minor warranty work done on cosmetic issues but no more than was done to the other new ones over the years. I think over all most trailers are put together reasonably well, the companies have a quality control problem (and it's not unique to forest river) they use the dealers for Q A so if you don't have a good dealer it gets reflected back on the manufacturer.
I pull my 264 with a 2010 Chev Avalanche I installed an extra trans. oil cooler that has a separate fan because I like to keep the tranny as cool as possible the trailer pulls very well and is hooked up via a hensley hitch that has been moved from trailer to trailer, we have camped 52 nights in this trailer so far and it's gave no problems.

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