View Poll Results: How happy are you with your FR Purchase?
Best (RV, TT, Pup) I have ever owned 69 30.26%
Have had a few problems, but still would not switch 124 54.39%
Wish I would have bought something else 26 11.40%
Never would own one again 9 3.95%
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #21
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Had our R-Pod for two years without a single problem. We have had our Freedom Express for 3 months now and have had it out 3 times; so far (knock on wood) nothing but love!
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #22
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2012 vlite, nothing but problems, already replaced the roof, gel coat scratched while in for warranty, patch job on gel coat and roof. Tire failure after 2200 miles took two weeks and a hissy fit to get an unheard of Chinapop put on, now there's a mix match of tires and load ranges, tire pressures etc. I could go on. Just a huge mess overall, unlikely I'll ever buy another FR product.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:40 PM   #23
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2012 vlite, nothing but problems, already replaced the roof, gel coat scratched while in for warranty, patch job on gel coat and roof. Tire failure after 2200 miles took two weeks and a hissy fit to get an unheard of Chinapop put on, now there's a mix match of tires and load ranges, tire pressures etc. I could go on. Just a huge mess overall, unlikely I'll ever buy another FR product.
So, are you selling? What brand will you buy that doesn't have problems?
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:55 PM   #24
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Ya from the reading on other forums all campers will have some problems. Some major some minor. And some poor people get stuck with what could be a lemon. But you will only ever hear about problem people have rarely ever how great they are. I have heard of problems with brands some worse than others. It sucks but I guess it's just luck of the draw when you buy.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:09 PM   #25
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That is true that luck plays a part. Some times we just get a bad break.

I've learned that three things help to minimize or prevent many problems (new or used):
  • An extraordinarily thorough inspection of the trailer (aka PDI).
  • A really conscientious local dealer.
  • Constant maintenance bordering on a sort of hyper vigilance.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:11 PM   #26
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We have a 2008 V-Lite, what a piece of junk, will never own one again and will never own FR again.l
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:29 PM   #27
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So, are you selling? What brand will you buy that doesn't have problems?
Prob won't get rid of it for a while but do plan to move up to a fiver some day. I'm not sure there are any without problems but surely some company can do better than this.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:20 PM   #28
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i was 99% dead set against a toy hauler. that's why i tandem towed my quads behind my previous 5th wheel trailer. tandem towing didn't bother me and i actually enjoyed it. it gave me some versatility for the ATV world we play in. i didn't care for the cheap cheesy fold up in the wall pseudo futon couches the THs had. a patio hauler by kit mfg was as close as i had come to buying one because of the vapor wall and walk in door. BUT WHOA!!!!i found a 2011 FR Puma Unleashed TH with no futons, sliding glass door for the vapor wall and head room to beat the band. not to mention 5 beds, a nice kitchen, roomy bedrooms, and a garage big enough for all of my quads! my mind was changed and i bought it and quit tandem towing.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:37 PM   #29
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2011 Grey Wolf, I'm thinking of having it re-painted yellow, cause It's just a lemon, and I normally make lemonaid out of lemons, but this one is just too far gone for me. Forest River is towing it back to the factory to go through the entire coach. I just hope they can fix all the problems. Frame is off, major electrical problems, roof problems, A/C problems, Heat problems...It's a shame cause it's a nice coach and I really like it..But I never get to use it cause it lives in the service dept.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #30
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We have a 2008 V-Lite, what a piece of junk, will never own one again and will never own FR again.l
I was curious what problems you had that would turn you off so bad, so I checked your posts. I didn't see much there. Have you had a lot of problems you didn't post about?
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