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Old 10-06-2015, 05:02 PM   #21
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Thank you all for the feedback on Forest River. We have purchased a 2016 Rockwood 8280WS from a dealer here in Colorado.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:06 PM   #22
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:32 PM   #23
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Congrats on your new FR Rockwood!


Get out and camp in it right away if possible even if it ends up being in the driveway. Driveway camping is a great way to refresh your memory of the walkthrough while getting to know your RV.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:17 PM   #24
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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!

Hey, I did the tent thing as a teen. I had the pass down popup. And the long term reaserch lead me to skip all the extra steps and am hoping to get a 5ver in late winter early spring.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:48 AM   #25
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Hello all

Thank you all for the feedback on Forest River. We have purchased a 2016 Rockwood 8280WS from a dealer here in Colorado.
We have a 2015 Rockwood and are having lots of fun with it. However there are lots of little problems that really shouldn't have gotten out the door at the factory. Example is the shower leaked because it wasn't properly caulked during installation...had to be taken apart and reinstalled.

Suggest you take a close look at your tires. We had a blowout in the first 1000 miles with no obvious cause at a bad spot on Monarch Pass. Turns out the tires were from an unrecognizable Chinese manufacturer and distributed in the U.S. by 'Lionshead'. The load rating for the tires was less than the GVWR of the trailer. I'm learning that many people seem to replace tires on brand new trailers because they're questionable. I'm now one of them.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:08 PM   #26
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Thanks for the posting on tires.
We plan on getting new tires before our first road trip.
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:17 PM   #27
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Hello all,

My wife and I are considering purchasing a RV and have been looking at Forest River 5th wheel products. We are looking at the Spartan and Rockwood units. Also considering a toy hauler.

When we start looking at reviews on (ALL RV's) there are tons of negatives, we are looking for some feedback from any Forest River owners.

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Dick and Jeanne Bird
Golden, Colorado

Don't take all the negatives to heart on here. Some people need to vent. If you buy a new one there will be issues. So far for me Forrest River has come through with flying colors to get it right. I still have a couple of things issues that need to be taken care off once I stop camping to have fixed. Most of us that are really enjoying our RVs are not documenting as much as some that have issues. It is just like anything else you buy. You will need to get the bugs worked out and once you do your good to go. I bought my previous camper used so the bugs were all worked out I had that Tt for 9 years. I had less work done on that then on my vehicles I owned. ILOVE my new toy hauler. It's a great rig. With the modifications I have done it nice and homie and fits us and our love for riding bikes nicely. We bought our TH August 21, 2015. We have had five trips already and two more planned before the end of the month.

Just do your research and get one that fits your lifestyle. I looked at two manufacturers of toy hauler and I picked Forest river because unlike most of the post on here it was built better.

Hope you enjoy your new purchase.
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:50 PM   #29
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Don't take all the negatives to heart on here.
I agree.
Despite having blown a tire, having numerous minor quality issues, and having had a close encounter between slide out and tree branch, we've had a lot of fun with our new trailer.
The most important issue is the 'fun'.
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Sorry damn auto correct. Camping.
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