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Old 08-21-2015, 05:08 PM   #11
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I think also with a lot of new owners that have never owned a RV before do not understand that RVs are not houses and are not built to the same standards. They just do not know what to expect. Also some do not understand their operation so they are all crap.......... not me I did not break it......

I do not like this lets bash it........

Are there some issues Yes are they as bad as we are lead to believe I doubt it.

I have owned a 1973, 1988, 2006 and 2013 they were all built basically the same but with many improvements over the years.


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Old 08-21-2015, 07:02 PM   #12
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I have owned four FR products, a Sierra travel travel, a wildcat Sterling and two Cedar Creeks. The Wildcat Sterling was a piece of crap and I got no help from Wildcat, that camper should have never left the factory. It was a beautiful camper outside, to me it looked better than a Cedar Creek, it was built just like I wanted but it just had to much wrong with it. The two Cedar Creeks have been great, very few problems. I have called the factory once or twice and for the most part have been looked after


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Old 08-21-2015, 07:43 PM   #13
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We purchased a 2011 Puma 295kbh this spring and we have ONE BIG PROBLEM........we can't get enough of the dam thing. Over the past 10 years I have pulled thousands of trailers as that's what I do for a living. I pull pretty much all brands and have had very few issues but when I do it is usually poor workmanship by Lippert. And they pretty much make the frames and undercarriages for all brands.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:07 PM   #14
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Going on a factory tour while production is in progress will show you why you may own a less than good trailer, building as fast as they do is just a problem waiting to happen piece work is not conducive to quality in any field and really comes out in RV production.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:15 PM   #15
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Seems as though there are brands under the Forest River umbrella that have far more problems than others. I've never counted, but there are quite a few different manufacturers & obviously they are of different quality. Even so, the blame still falls on FR.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:37 PM   #16
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If this thread goes the way of complaints, may the moderators delete it. It was never my intention to open another line of venting.
I understand the issues that have been spoken to on other threads. My intention was to see if other members thought that currently a lot of above normal negative product commenting was going on. It appeared to be so to me.

This was meant to be a yes or no kind of thing. True or not true, just wanted to communicate without throwing stones.

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Old 08-21-2015, 09:53 PM   #17
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I think it is a cycle... Someone read another post and needs to make their own and so on and so on.... With the camping "season" winding down for the weekenders I am also guessing a few more people are getting their TT now as well which means more potential unhappy folks.
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One thing to remember....fast as you can is normal. I cannot think of many industries that does not apply. Henry Ford started this in the U.S. a long time ago....
You ever watch modern marvels or how it's made? Factory production is what it says. With that being said, the are SUPPOSED to have QC. Not slop.


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Old 08-21-2015, 10:19 PM   #19
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FR complaints

Really? Do some think this is a social experiment on why people express their opinion? Get a shorter horse and read the consensus. We are a forum and not a pool of agreement. Some gain insight by the posts and then see if their rig has the same problem. I have learned much here, but do not analize the posters or their motives.
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Really? Do some think this is a social experiment on why people express their opinion? Get a shorter horse and read the consensus. We are a forum and not a pool of agreement. Some gain insight by the posts and then see if their rig has the same problem. I have learned much here, but do not analize the posters or their motives.
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