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Old 07-01-2015, 03:52 PM   #31
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Without getting too long winded: love the camper, but wish FR had some SOP's and ISO procedure when building our units. They can't say they do because more often than not a new unit has a lot of initial issues to be worked out. The lack of building specs and guidelines would go a long way in making a happy customer a happy camper. Oh, and my dealer, Campers Inn in Kingston N.H.? Terrible, terrible from top to bottom.

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Old 07-01-2015, 04:01 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Blackhat6mike View Post
Another recall affecting 1,500 FR products. It addresses the wheel studs that hold the wheels to the axle hubs. This is a very important recall that everyone needs to look up.

NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 15V359
Could not find the reverenced recall on line! Tried several ways of entering the search with no luck. Do you have a url?

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Old 07-01-2015, 04:06 PM   #33
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We love our a frame. Heading out tomorrow for a 3 niter.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:10 PM   #34
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:21 PM   #35
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We have only owned our (slightly used) 2007 WildCat for 1 year.

Looked at several other brands and models but the WildCat gave us the best bang for the buck.
It gave us an opportunity to move up without breaking the bank.

Forest River has 'many' RV models and names out there and this Forum is proof that 'yes' there are problems but I do believe that it comes with the numbers.

I'm glad that this thread was started to show that owners 'are happy 'with their FR product.


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Old 07-01-2015, 04:23 PM   #36
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We have had Thor products, Fleetwood Products, and now our first Forest River 5er. Each time we trade we trade for a nicer line. Something furnished a bit better with a modern and appealing floor plan so it's not really fair for me to say that my Salem is head and shoulders better than my last Fleetwood unit, they are not on the same level from the beginning.
In my experience however, your dealer is the deciding factor if you will be pleased or not with any trailer. Every unit I have ever purchased has needed something taken care of within the first few months. If the dealer values your time and makes quality repairs, you will leave still in love with your purchase. If the dealer drags his feet, makes excuses, and is hard to work with, the machine sucks!!!
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:44 PM   #37
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My last motorhome was a 1986 Tioga Arrow class C (Fleetwood). Comparing that to my new FR Forester Class C is like comparing a DC3 to a 767! I'm impressed with the overall fit and finish of the Forester. Yes, there are a couple minor issues but they are things I can take care of myself. I don't care what brand RV you buy - go spend 1/2 a million dollars on a Prevost, you're still going to have gremlins in it somehow.

Ours is new but we're looking forward to years of service and years of miles all over the country with ours. I was stuck in a construction zone a few days ago and a guy pulled up in the left lane and put his window down, he hollered over to tell me it was a nice looking rig. Usually in traffic like that people are trying to run you over to get one space ahead of you so that made my day!
I have had a similar experience. I had a 20' 1975 Tioga Class C and I loved it. After reframing the cab overhead from the inside and numerous leak fixes I finally donated it to the Salvation Army when it got so old that I didn't trust the motor any more. I loved the layout, the back had a U-shaped eating area and was all windows, offered a panoramic view. Nowadays they all seem to have the bed in the back and small windows. That is the only thing I really miss. Otherwise, my new 24' Sunseeker Class C has lots of great innovations that didn't exist back then (and more to go wrong too). One irritant is the CO detector, it goes off occasionally for no reason whatsoever, very annoying. The other is that the front of the vehicle is lower than the back, and I always have to drive up on levelers to keep the refrigerator functioning properly. I wonder if larger front tires would work. Has anybody done that?
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:48 PM   #38
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We had 30 items to fix on our MH and it took few months but we love it now, it sounds like everyone had some problems at first.
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:23 PM   #39
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We bought a brand new FR Wildwood 29 QBDS. It has 2 AC units. The main unit went out after 2 months. Called the dealership, they had me bring it in...diagnosed and replaced unit the same day. Very lucky from what I've read about other's experiences...this is our 2nd FR and we couldn't be happier with it!
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:41 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by Buffalohunter View Post
Could not find the reverenced recall on line! Tried several ways of entering the search with no luck. Do you have a url?
I couldn't find it either. Hopefully someone will post further info.

Anyone can go to (NHTSA website) and search for recalls for their specific Forest River product. Just search equipment and then your make/model. I couldn't find anything on wheel studs for my specific 5er though.

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