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Old 07-11-2016, 11:07 AM   #1
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Forest River Grey Wolf 27DBS

New here and looking to get into the RV world. Family of four and are considering the Grey Wolf 27DBS. Really like the layout of it, especially the outside door for the bathroom. Problem is, I've been told by Berryland RV that the Grey Wolf is a very low quality RV so now I'm leery of going with it. The sales guy said the floor was very thin and that I should consider other lines. I tried to find some information concerning Grey Wolf construction on the web but not luck. I did call Forest River and only got voice mail. Any ideas on where to find what type of construction these are made up of? Thanks for any guidance you can provide.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:12 AM   #2
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I can't help on comparing. I owned a 26DBH for 3 years, and it was great. I loved it. Everything on it worked as advertised (except the common kitchen faucet), and it had a ton of storage, and seemed sturdy. I did use scissor jacks to help stablize when set up, which helped a lot.

They are the 'stick and tin' type campers..........not the laminated sides (though the front partially is). Some think that is cheaper, and some think it's better.

Depends on what you can afford. I suggest you spend more time researching more types, and put your hands and eyes on some of them.
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It's stick n' tin construction, generally for entry level trailers.

Many features are options on them, that are standard on the aluminum /filon construction trailers.
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My "entry level" trailer is better constructed than my much more expensive Rockwood was... I have no regrets.

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I recently purchased a 2016 Grey Wolf 23DBH this year and it's been great. I know it's not a top of the line travel trailer but seems like it's made well, I'd say middle of the road quality. We looked at many trailers and this one fit our budget and had many of the options that I was looking for in a camper. I don't think you'd be disappointed.
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I can't help on comparing. I owned a 26DBH for 3 years, and it was great. I loved it. Everything on it worked as advertised (except the common kitchen faucet), and it had a ton of storage, and seemed sturdy. I did use scissor jacks to help stablize when set up, which helped a lot.

They are the 'stick and tin' type campers..........not the laminated sides (though the front partially is). Some think that is cheaper, and some think it's better.

Depends on what you can afford. I suggest you spend more time researching more types, and put your hands and eyes on some of them.
just curious what you mean by "common kitchen faucet"?
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:24 PM   #7
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Sorry. I meant it is common for ALL RV's to have a fault with the kitchen faucet, and ours had to be replaced in that unit.......which was the only problem that we had.

Even our brand new 'spensive one, the kitchen faucet is leaking.
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I have an EVO 2850 (similar to the Grey Wolf), they are considered "entry level" but there is nothing wrong with it. I love my EVO! I would buy it again. It is important to do a solid/exhaustive PDI when buying, this will alleviate a lot of problems down the road. So far I have had no major issue in the year and a half I have owned it.
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I would describe low end as having plastic plumbing fixtures, sinks, faucets and toilet. Non ducted air and metal sides get riding on 13-14" tires with 3,500 lb axles.
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I would describe low end as having plastic plumbing fixtures, sinks, faucets and toilet. Non ducted air and metal sides get riding on 13-14" tires with 3,500 lb axles.
Weird...my Grey Wolf has ducted air...and most TT's have the plastic accoutrements you're referring to. When you get into the 25k price range, you will see 15" tires, but with GW, you're talking about under a 20k TT. The axles and tires are more than adequate to carry what is loaded on it.

Where I've noticed cutbacks are:
No light switches
Construction of aluminum on the outside and where it attaches to the floor (Fiberglass IS an option and I would strongly consider you look at it)
My unit doesn't have a tub surround, but I think that's changed in 2017.
Fabrics on trim is THIN.
Blinds are thin and don't block the light.

There are many of the same Lippert components in the Grey Wolf that you'll find in the units you'll pay thousands more for. There are also many cheaper units than the Grey Wolf (IE Shasta Oasis) that are BARELY cheaper, and have A LOT less options on them AND they look cheap.

That's not to say that if you spend 5K more you won't see differences, but the question you have to ask yourself is are they going to matter worth 5K?
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