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Old 06-13-2016, 06:07 AM   #1
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This is the most confusing forum I have ever been on and if I can't figure it out, I'll probably end up leaving.
We just bought a new Forest River trailer, and several people on RV.net suggested coming here.

I sent an e-mail to someone asking for help, and ended up getting some info that sent me around in circles.

Can any one give me some simplified instructions?

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Old 06-13-2016, 06:17 AM   #2
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What exactly are you having trouble with? This forum is filled with a multitude of kind, friendly, skilled, and generous people who bend over backwards to help and share knowledge about camping, mods and problems. I suggest using a little patience and read all you can to help you navigate. If you run into problems with your camper this is the place you probably will find the cure.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:40 AM   #3
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This is the most confusing forum I have ever been on and if I can't figure it out, I'll probably end up leaving.
We just bought a new Forest River trailer, and several people on RV.net suggested coming here.

I sent an e-mail to someone asking for help, and ended up getting some info that sent me around in circles.

Can any one give me some simplified instructions?

Jack L
Yes. Define your problems in a cogent and concise manner. That'd be my first instruction.

Second, be specific. Vague problems can't be solved. Who is "someone"? What did the email ask for? What instructions do you want? How to traverse this site? It's pretty straightfoward as sites go. Instructions on what, exactly?

Sorry to be curt, but not sure how else to respond to such posts.

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If THIS is the most confusing forum you've ever been on, I suggest you don't ever try to sign up for national health insurance or get on medicare.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:40 AM   #4
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X2 .. This forum is better than a owners manual.. Put the question out to the Forest River Forum.. You will get some great advice..


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...and don't forget that old addage. " A picture (a good one) can be worth a thousand words" in getting your problem understood.
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Confusing and Overwhelming... But there really isn't any nice way to present the volume of information.

There are about 8 main topic areas, then under each of those are numerous subtopic areas.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/

I go to the above page, scroll down and look at Forest River Tech Talk and Motorhomes.

Under each of those I find more specific topics. I usually look at about 12-15 of the sub forum topic ares that I've learned may apply to me.

The problem is, many items that are discussed could have been placed in several (many) different sub forums.

i.e. someone is having a problem with a broken plumbing fixture on their hot water heater. They may put this in the Forrester Motor home forum, However, this particular subject could apply to almost every motorhome or trailer in this forum.

There is a lot of very valuable experience and information here, but it does take time to weed through it to find stuff that applies to you.
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There are so many people with so many different types of campers. Everything from little teardrops all the way up to enormous class A's and everything in between and each of them have their own opinions about the best way to do things.

If you want the best information what you need to do is ignore everyone else except me and you'll be fine.
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This is the most confusing forum I have ever been on and if I can't figure it out, I'll probably end up leaving.
We just bought a new Forest River trailer, and several people on RV.net suggested coming here.

I sent an e-mail to someone asking for help, and ended up getting some info that sent me around in circles.

Can any one give me some simplified instructions?

Jack L
This is a forum not an email depository. You post your problems and get many answers, you don't send emails to people.

This forum is basically the same as hundreds of other forums, based on a template. It works very good.
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and not to be further problematic at all.........but how did you find an email to send to 'someone'??? How is that the first thing that you did? Where is the email directory?

I ask because if there is one, I'd like to have folks' emails too.
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