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Old 10-02-2015, 05:37 PM   #11
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I've bought two RV's over the years from the same dealer because they stood behind what they sell. Bought one from a dealer that once I pulled from the lot and tried to go back for a warranty issue, I had to take proof with me I had bought the thing from them. Would not buy anything else from them if you know what froze over.

A good dealer is the key. A bad dealer can make the best RV seem like a piece of junk.
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:02 PM   #12
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Bought a Grey Wolf 26RR TT Toy Hauler from a GOOD Dealer and have so far had a good experience. My wife & I love it and I have enjoyed modifying it as well. Price is good and size & layout suits us. I'm going south for winter in it with the bike and tools to do some Disaster Response & Habitat work.
Towing with a Tundra but dreaming of a bigger truck.
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:39 PM   #13
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just read the posts about FR products. im really leaning on lacrosse 327res.
my better half fell in love w/ floorplan. thanks again
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:19 PM   #14
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I've bought two RV's over the years from the same dealer because they stood behind what they sell. Bought one from a dealer that once I pulled from the lot and tried to go back for a warranty issue, I had to take proof with me I had bought the thing from them. Would not buy anything else from them if you know what froze over.

A good dealer is the key. A bad dealer can make the best RV seem like a piece of junk.
Same with us...we visited the big dogs and didn't appreciate the run-arounds and pressure tactics and, finally, purchased from a very small, but awesome, RV business in Colorado Springs. We liked them so much we traded our smaller camper (non-Forest River) for a Rockwood last year and LOVE it!

Wait, are you buying a 5-er as your FIRST RV? You know that violates the rules....you start with a tent, then a pop-up, then a tiny trailer, then a bigger trailer, THEN the 5-er and then a Class-C or Class-A!

But look at a bunch of RVs before you decide....it was a lot of fun for us before we bought our Rockwood last year!

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Old 10-02-2015, 08:02 PM   #15
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We have owned two FR products . One TT and now a 5th wheel . No problem with either unit .The better the dealer the better the experience . Good luck .
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:27 PM   #16
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We are full timers, Running a 2004 -34' Cedar Creek and in 9 years on the road we have only had regular maintenance items but no major issues. Weekly, monthly and yearly maintenance are your best friend.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:13 PM   #17
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FR has many brands. If you walk through a variety of them from least expensive to most expensive you'll be able to readily get a feeling for which brands have the better quality build - fit and finish.

Once you've decided on the brands you'd be willing to consider in terms of visual quality, look for a floorplan that best suits you.

As other posters have said a good dealer can make or break your ownership experience because it's inevitable that you'll need something taken care of.

I don't know anything about the Spartan brand but I think Rockwood is an above average brand. That's why we didn't seriously look at any other brands when we upgraded earlier this year. Flagstaff is a twin for Rockwoods - they're manufactured on the same factory line. They just have different interior colours and fabrics.

Good luck with your search.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:22 PM   #18
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Good news travels like a snail, bad news travels like a fire storm.
Any product that requires a lot of "man" hours and not robotics will have issues from time to time.
The dealer is very important but is affected by the manufacturers support. Pick you dealer carefully and try to stay with a Forest River producy.
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:05 AM   #19
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I purchased my first RV in August of this year, a 2013 Forest River WRS30 toy hauler and I love it. It is built like a tank and trailers quite well. I had a problem with the AC/DC inverter unit not working properly and once I called my dealer they offered to fix it under warranty with my extended service plan. My recommendation would be to purchase a good ESP with what ever unit you buy as it will be money well spent. I looked at several units and kept coming back to the Forest River products. Good luck with your search!!
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:06 PM   #20
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Saw your post about looking at a LaCrosse trailer. Funny, we choose the Rockwood windjammer over one of those. Very happy with it. Towing is easy and we really like all the room it has. This is our second Forest River trailer.We think they are a good value. The quality and accessories are good too.
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