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Old 04-08-2016, 12:05 AM   #21
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We had a V-Cross Vibe made by Forest River, and had problem after problem with it. My wife hated it. We was reluctant to buy another Forest River, but we was on a lot looking at Jayco's and out of curiosity, stepped into the Rockwood that we now have and instantly loved it. After spending a couple of days researching the Rockwoods and finding mostly positive reviews, we decided to get it. We've not had a single issue and we love it. Both Forest River, but night and day difference between the two, problems wise.
Movike- I notice you're from Lebanon. We bought our Rockwood at Quality RV in Linn Creek, MO. Is that where you bought yours? No problems with ours so far...and we love ours.

Hey you guys- don't be afraid to name the dealers you bought from and whether their service is good or bad!
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Old 04-08-2016, 05:47 AM   #22
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We did buy from Quality RV. we love ours too. Planning for our first outing of the year in a couple of weeks. Taking it to Yellowstone and Montana in July. Are you from Lebanon too?
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:16 AM   #23
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Stephen what dealer did you use? I have not had good luck or heard good comments with local dealers in York/ Hanover PA area.
We bought from Bens Rv Center on Route 30 in York.
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:35 AM   #24
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We bought from Bens Rv Center on Route 30 in York.

Hmm. Good to know.
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:36 AM   #25
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Hmm. When I looked up reviews on that one was not great maybe they have got better. Good to know.
We had a great experience the whole time. We honestly cannot say anything bad. Even the PDI was very extensive and lasted well over an hour.
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:39 AM   #26
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I agree I think the dealer's service dept. has a lot to do with things. However I don't believe all manufacturers are the same. My friend purchased a new Prowler and it was one problem after another. He was so upset after spending on a new 5er. BUT, the dealer worked hard and eventually made everything right. The awning was even designed wrong and he couldn't even open the door with the awning out. They found out that all of that model had a bad design and had to be redesigned. I've owned four Jaycos and one Crossroads with no problems and a year ago I purchased my first used 5er. Although I've had to repair a few leaks when I bought it; it was the result of not winterizing correctly. I really feel bad for anyone that buys a new or used unit and has problems.
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:42 AM   #27
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We had a great experience the whole time. We honestly cannot say anything bad. Even the PDI was very extensive and lasted well over an hour.

Maybe I'll check them out if I need major warranty
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:08 PM   #28
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Might go look at a Puma 295BHSS at the local dealer this weekend but with temps in the 20s, we may wait until next weekends forecast of 60s! I think for the money and our budget we are going to take our chances with the Puma. Just hope it's not another Coachman-like nightmare!
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:32 PM   #29
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I had a check in hand, did the PDI on the camper, it was $23K for a APEX 279RLSS, so I really did not expect Airstream quality. But, it fits our needs and as long as it does not leak right out of the gate. It will leak one day, ALL rv's leak. You must maintain them! But, with check in hand, I dropped the shop guy a $50 as he was adjusting WD hitch. Ask him was I getting a good camper? He said yes, APEX was a good one. He told me if we were looking at getting a couple of other brands they sell he would have let me know not to do the deal. He is the one that gets the calls, and has to service these things. Also, yes, you can get a bad one in any brand. Guy has a bad day or the crew is pissed for what ever reason, they can mess some things up. I believe that Coachmen has come around over past couple of years and doing a good job now. But, @ $23K, again, this is not a $80K Airstream, and we are OK with that. Good luck!
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:21 AM   #30
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I purchased a Flagstaff TT by Forest River, took possession of it on December 26th. On January 20th we took it on a 4000 mile trip from Denver to San Diego and back and many different off highway routes in between. I was worried about not having taken it on a few short trips like I normally do to test things out. Not one issue with the rig. I am so pleased with the way it performed from top to bottom, front to back and sided to side. When doing an extensive PDI the service guy told me that they are seeing less warranty issues on the lower and mid cost units from Forest River over the past few months as he believes it was due to a new real tough quality control process at the factory. He said that since the profits from the factory can't absorb the cost of warranty work that the lower end units have been arriving with very few issues. He did say that was not the case on the higher end units. Not sure how much of this is true but it does make sense when you look at the number.
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