Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-21-2015, 02:17 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Wobbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Southern, IL
Posts: 2,613
Is it my imagination or just a cycle?

I have never seen so many complaints with FR products as I have these past two weeks. Is it a cycle or have I been blind since January?
__________________

__________________
Wobbles is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 02:21 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
PolarisGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Clovis, CA.
Posts: 162
Yeah it's been pretty crazy for sure. Even my new 2016 Stealth has a few issues but not enough for me to go off about it on the forum. We are all here because we are proud FR owners....well most of us anyways. Granted, yes there are owners with some serious issues. Even owners I've made friends with here on the forums that have other Stealths and are having some very serious issues. I just simply usually fix what I can and move on.
__________________

__________________
RV: 2016 Stealth WA2916 Toy Hauler
TV: 2005 F250 PSD
2012 Polaris Sportsman 850XP
2014 Brute Force 300 (daughters)
2016 Days Camped: 22
Check Us Out On YOUTUBE!!
PolarisGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 02:22 PM   #3
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 4,828
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.
__________________

Pat, Jen & Heather... Oh yeah and our trained attack trailer cat, Cinnamon-EOW 11/22/2017
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 02:23 PM   #4
2012 Solera
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 986
Severe heat wave during peak camping season? 100 degree + temps would stress air cons, refrigerators, tires at a minimum.
__________________
JLeising
2012 Solera "S"
Calif SF Bay Area
JLeising is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 02:26 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: West Jordan, UT
Posts: 829
My thoughts are... RV sales are up this year over previous years. A lot of new owners out there, now that people have had time to use their units over the summer they are finding the problems. I think PDIs are getting worse and new buyers do not know or understand the business and they don't realize the power of a solid PDI until it is too late. I am sure there are other reasons but I am with you, I too notice a lot more posts about problems, it does seem there are only a few brands that are posting heavily. Stealth being a big one lately. I havent seen one bad post on an EVO yet.
__________________
2018 XLR Nitro 36T15
2015 GMC 3500 6.6/Allison

Nights Camped (2017- 16) (2016-13) (2015-13)
SuicideSaints is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 04:43 PM   #6
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,800
Quote:
Originally Posted by doc73 View Post
I think it is a cycle... Someone read another post and needs to make their own and so on and so on....
Agreed. I think the other side of the coin is that some threads get started in an effort to disprove someone else:

Thread 1: FR is crap
- someone replies that they think that people are generally happy

Thread 2: Let's prove that most people are unhappy

Thread 3: My brand of FR is crap

Thread 4: These threads are stupid, let's talk about how great they are

And it goes nuts.

The problem is that these threads are often times divide the membership and cause ill feelings among groups of people. You have the "FR cheerleaders", the "Debbie downers", and "oh, he's a troll" labels that get applied.

I would honestly believe that this was the middle of winter and folks had the camping blues. I'm surprised to see this level of angst in prime camping season.
__________________
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 04:52 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
DocsDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 225
Love my FR. No issues, no complaints.
__________________
2016 Forest River Sunseeker 3100SS
DocsDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 05:00 PM   #8
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 4,322
I've owned 3 FR products and have been pretty pleased with them all. I've also owned a couple of other brands and have no complaints about them either.

It's a cycle, and some of it is like ependydad said it's some back and forth trying to outdo each other.
__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 05:05 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Wobbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Southern, IL
Posts: 2,613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wobbles View Post
I have never seen so many complaints with FR products as I have these past two weeks. Is it a cycle or have I been blind since January?
I started this thread to get an answer for my observation, from cooler heads. What I am taking away from the posts so far, is that it is perhaps a seasonal thing, with some exceptions.

If this thread goes the way of complaints, may the moderators delete it. It was never my intention to open another line of venting.

ependydad, have you made it out of the hotel yet?
__________________
Bob & Michelle
2016 Ford F-250 Lariat 4x4
2017 Flagstaff Super Lite 526RLWS
Wobbles is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 05:07 PM   #10
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,800
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wobbles View Post
ependydad, have you made it out of the hotel yet?
Nope. Work schedule, selling tires, and craziness has us here until tomorrow.

We're supposed to head to St. Louis sometime. We can't decide when we want to go.
__________________

__________________
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 PM.