Originally Posted by Beth Hoover
. . . I have a 2011 Rockwood Ultralite but thinking of buying a new Forest River product again (we want a rear living room suite RV) . . . can anyone tell me the best quality RV that Forest River offers ?
I'll echo what Dave said. Find the floor-plan that fits best - and exploer who has it or ones close to it!
We had a 'brand-X' bunk-house with the kids, but after the last one left, we move to a rear living floorplan. We thought that'd fit just the 2 of us better! and it did!
Best I found at the time was the Rockwood 8314SS (Sig Ultra-Lite).. and it worked great for our needs as most trips were 2 weeks or less. This year we were planning on a longer run (8+ weeks).. and I asked if there were any 'friction points' with the 8314. I didn't expect much response as we'd hit the RV shows every year and hadn't found ANYTHING we liked better or with enough improvements to warrant the move.
I was wrong!
We found the Flagstaff 832 IKBS at this spring's RV show and with the additional slides, it allowed a lot more living room space! a kitchen plan she liked better, the bedroom slide AND that huge wardrobe in it!! I also like the technical advances since the 07.. all LED lights, improved control panel, winterization system, power awnings, power stabilizers, etc.
NOW it made sense to make the leap and we ordered one with just the bells & whistles we wanted.
We even went and did a tour while they were doing a run of them. Interestingly enough, both the Rockwood & Flagstaff units with that floorplan went down the same line. Only difference was the decals!
As with anything new and assembled with sub-components, not all of them will always be up to par. We had some of that and I'd expect similar in anything NEW with wheels! How they handled it carried some weight as well and being told to 'visit the dealer on this issue' while 500 miles from home wasn't a good direction - but with some dialog, we did come to some common ground where I'd procure the part locally, install it and send the failed component back. and get reimbursed for the parts.
Didn't mean to ramble here.. but just wanted to throw in my $00.02 worth (a pre-tax figure btw!)..
14 Flagstaff 832IKBS/Platinum
pulled by 07 GMC 2500HD/Duramax CC 4x4 with a ranch hand bumper, hadley air, piaa fogs, topper w/rack and a bed-slide!
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