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Old 03-11-2016, 04:48 PM   #21
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This is our first FR and we are totally in love with it. Yes, it had a few glitches when we first got it. The dealer took care of the items. I am doing some mods to it to make it fit our lifestyle. Guess what!?! The next day the sun came up as usual, the earth didn't fall off it's axis, and life is good. Yes, I would buy another FR product. Happy camping!


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Old 03-11-2016, 04:49 PM   #22
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I have had three Forest River products and two were great campers and one should have never left the factory. The two Cedar Creeks that we owned were great, not so the Wildcat.

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Old 03-11-2016, 04:58 PM   #23
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I had issues with mine right from the get go. Think I got them worked out. Same with any product now days . Not built like the trailers of the 70s
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:17 PM   #24
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My first post didn't save? I have a FR and other family members have RV's
(FR and others). We all have had problems. Some have been of our doing and others were the result of sloppy components or assembly. FR has stepped up and taken care of problems well outside the warranty period. And, if I needed a part and it was not available at the dealer, FR would send it to me gratis.

Does the industry make the best product they can, I don't think so.

Lets hope this post stay posted?

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Old 03-11-2016, 07:47 PM   #25
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Oh almost forgot, I am in the area of the Gulf Coast, south MS. I was on the ropes at a local dealer the other day, but backed out of the deal. Just didn't "feel it", if you know what I mean. Did not want to just buy the first unit I stepped into. I am glad I waited. Got my eyes on a much more functional TT. Open for a good dealer recommendation in this area.

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In fact, the no hassle price on our Wildwood was better than any other I found on the same model.
They are the regional factory service center for FR. (So I was told.)

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Old 03-11-2016, 08:00 PM   #26
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Always good to be concerned on first purchase. Have had 15 plus different units in our 46 yr marriage. Most good,some small problems are normal. Tired of driving coaches, our last two have been travel trailers,25, 29 ft. RL enjoy both...Newest forest river 27rlss. two trips, no problems ,,,,,except fridge
light went out......replace bulb......two different.....tec at rv dlr doesnt know
how to fix????????????/ Any answers??? Appreciate any suggestions
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:34 PM   #27
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Wheelsup, take your time, find the best dealer that you are comfortable with, visit them and service department. If you get the cold feet, buyers remorse before you purchase listen to your instincts.
Each manufacturer makes many grades with many of the same and very similar parts. I shopped for about a year before purchasing FR product.
Still unresolved problems but I got to see many in that year of shopping and FR products compare well with others. Good luck,
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Old 03-12-2016, 12:17 AM   #28
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Remember too that most folks who have not had many problems don't come on and start threads saying that they have a great product. Most who post have a concern about one aspect or another of quality or workmanship. Therefore, the squeaky wheel is the one heard. We have had a few small issues, but nothing worth worrying about. I agree that a good bit of satisfaction or dis-satisfaction has to do with one's dealer and their responsiveness. Do due diligence prior to your purchase with both the dealer and the product you are interested in and go from there.
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Hey Spock123 which Wildcat did you have just curious

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Hey Wheels Down, you stated "But the real question is, do I want to do this at all?"....That is a question only you can answer. It is definitely not for everyone. For me I couldn't see not owning one. We have had a great time with our camper. This is our 3rd season with the trailer. There have been no issues.

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