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 08-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #61
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Been happy with our 2013 Grey Wolf 28BH. A few minor issues that the dealer resolved, and one "medium" issue when we parked at a campground. Break away controller shorted out and melted, but luckily we were parked. FR customer service reps were very friendly and prompt and had someone local out the next morning to repair. Had to pay for parts and labor though. Something FR said we get reimbursed for, but turns out not. Overall, have been very happy.

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:43 PM   #62
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To add insult to injury with my Apex, the right brake light failed this weekend. Turned on my "redneck christmas lights" to find it wasn't on. Slapped the cover and it started working. The next morning I pulled the lens off, popped the bulb out and a spring and 2 pieces of plastic came flying out. Off to the nearest local RV store for a new assembly. Hoping I'll be reimbursed for this unnecessary expense.

Yes, many of the issues I've had can be placed in the Minor category but in the 7 months I've owned this rig, it's spent at least 2 months of that time sitting at the dealer waiting for parts and service. The only reason I had it for this weekends trip was I got tired of waiting for parts (new entry door and window, both warped from the factory) to arrive before I can use it.

Now due to the door being so hard to latch, requires us to slam the door, the trim pieces surrounding the door are falling off. You can watch the side wall deflect when the door is latching because the door and frame are bad. I'm wondering how long it's going to be before the sides start delaminating and I have to leave it for even longer. I'm ready to dump this camper for something better built and of better quality.

I was even told by the dealer I bought my replacement parts from this weekend, that he wouldn't take my trailer as a trade in for another trailer.


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Old 09-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #63
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This our 1st go around with any RV. We bought a used georgetown motor home by RF. We know that they be some little things that would need repaired or replace so we made a deal that the dealer would fix the item we had on our list and we would buy the mh. Happy with the MH but will never walk thru the doors of that dealer again. Nothing but lie's and delays. The service manger and I got in a yelling match(almost came to blows)after he insulted my wife and I. I am normally calm type but these people are the most none professional i have ever ran upon.What really bug me was that they did all this under the pretext of the good Lord.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #64
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So far, very good and happy with our purchase. We researched around regarding the pop-up's and then decided on the 208 MAC model that fit our layout option the best. Dealer was great, did a very nice walkthru during delivery, and has responded to all questions asked with a very helpful attitude. The camper product itself we are very pleased with and haven't had any issues so far besides one blown fuse, which was replaced and all wiring checked by the dealer. I'd definitely look to purchase another FR product in the future.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:58 PM   #65
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We are very happy with our 2010 829FKSS. We have taken it thru the Canadian Maritime provences, around the great lakes, North Carolina and scores of shorter trips with very few problems. We have toured the Flagstaff/Rockwood Classic plant twice and were very impressed both times. We have some friends who own a Sunnybrook Titan and they are actually considering FR after seeing them built. Our FR is far and away better than our last unit, a 2006 Holiday Rambler Savoy.. We would definitely buy another Flagstaff.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:13 PM   #66
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Bought a 2011 Leprechaun (new) in May 2012, have had a couple of small issues, biggest one being the power step quit working, drove 350 miles for warranty work, they had to order a new control module, got it 3 weeks later installed myself, still didn't work, called the dealer who responded that yeah they sent the old one back and said its good. Motor home is great (so far) and a new shop opened only 100 miles away.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:04 PM   #67
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My wife and I bought our 2006cherrokee 30f brand new in 06we have used it well over 350 notes and have loved it every nite out the floor plan is exactly what we were looking for .we went to a large camping show last winter and looked at dozens of new rigs and we didn't find a single new rig that we would even trade even up for the fit and finish of our camper was very acceptable the only issue that we had was a couple of bent window blinds which the dealer fixed before delivery and after delivery we found that the cable to the antenna was not hooked up the dealer fixed it and its been great ever since we even like the concert one audio system and surruond sound hooked it up to my sat receiver this year and found that sirrus/XML off the dish sounds great inside and outside on the outdoors speakers I have done a few modifications that improved the unit a great deal such as fausets,stool,love seat instead of studio couch but we love our camper
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:08 PM   #68
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We bought our 2013 Sierra 365SAQ in June and while we have had a few minor problems, and one I would consider closer to serious problem, it has been a good trailer. This is our second new trailer and I've come to terms with the "fixing" required on a new unit - even though it still drives me crazy. I must say after 20+ nights in it since picking it up we are very happy.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:34 PM   #69
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We sold a Skyline Malibu that we loved to buy our new Surveyor. People said we were crazy to put more money in a new trailer. We could not be happier with our purchase and don't regret spending the additional money to get it. So far, any dealings we have had with FR have been very positive!
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #70
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i think the day after a weekend camping trip where something goes wrong (engineering wise) should be called "slap an engineer day".

any engineer volunteers?

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