View Poll Results: How satisfied are you with your Forest River RV?
Hate it 3 1.76%
Somewhat hate it 9 5.29%
It's OK 29 17.06%
It's Great! 100 58.82%
Best RV I've ever owned 29 17.06%
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:05 AM   #11
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I have so much love for our camper that I can't stand the times between camping. I bought it off of a guy on Craig's List and had a few small issues tweaked in the first few weeks. Looking forward to a couple of days down at Bahia Honda later in September. This is our first trailer. If I could change anything, the slide would be a king instead of a queen and we'd both be able to hop into bed without wrestling to climb over the other. They changed the orientation on the newer models.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:27 PM   #12
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I would say that I am numb to the industry. lol, I just expect it to be crappy out of the box. Our last two fivers have both had their share of problems small to big. I don't mind fixing that stuff though.

I have never returned a trailer to a dealer before. Even if I had one under warranty I don't think I would take it back to a dealer.

I would have to say that even though it could be nitpicked to death our current trailer has been a great unit. It has been reliable and has the features that work for us right now.

Likely won't get another till our house is paid off here in a few more years. Then it will be time to look for some property somewhere far away from here lol.

This one gets an It's great vote in the poll.

Next time we will likely try a Carriage product.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:15 PM   #13
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We just returned today from a 6020km trip with our 2011 V-Lite 30WRLS and it was a super trip. Only 2 issues, the roads in Northern Ontario were so bad the dining room table actually broke free of the floor (it is only held down with 4 small screws though), during that round of things one of the easy chairs was thrown hard enough to bend the metal bracket that holds the surround on the rear side window as well. And there is an issue with shore power that when the Tv is on and the air conditioning comes on the TV shuts off then turns back on so I suspect some loose connections. Other than those 2 things and a couple minor things I picked up prior to the trip it has been a very good product so I would give it a solid 9. It tows like an absolute dream now that I have the Blue Ox hitch dialed in.. Semis don't ever disrupt it any more.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:27 PM   #14
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Overall we are very satisfied with our Flagstaff. Although we probably have not put as many miles on it as many of those on the forum, We have had very few problems. We certainly have not had the issues of those currently picking up their new TT. The only thing I had to have the dealer fix was gasketing on the slide when we picked it up. Only problems have been the kitchen sink faucet areator broke (currently held on with a hose clamp) and a constant cycling fan in the AC/DC converter. Other minor problems include screws backing out and little things like that. We looked at a lot of TTs before deciding on FR and I think we made a good decision (knock on wood).
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:15 PM   #15
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I guess I would rate my TT currently (Zero) Who hear would want to take a buy a TT have it for 17 months then be told the walls delaminating are your fault and the repair bill will be 8K (yes 8 thousand dollars) now if that seems like something you feel is alright then so be it. I find it unacceptable. Even if repaired an not looking good for that, I will not buy another FR. Yes I know but let me take your TT and degrade it 8K and at sell or trade in and I bet every one of you would be hollering. Be truthful if nothing else maybe FR forums should push for better manufacturing specs and QA with longer warranties than my daughters 60 dollar bike I bought at walmart.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:45 PM   #16
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Be truthful if nothing else maybe FR forums should push for better manufacturing specs and QA with longer warranties than my daughters 60 dollar bike I bought at walmart.
I can understand your frustration, I'm sure everyone here can but are you saying that those of us that do like our rigs and have had few problems with them aren't being "truthful"?

We would all love to see better quality but we have ourselves to blame as a collective buying group by telling the RV industry that we want lighter trailers so we can pull a 33' 5er with a Toyota truck and 6 slide 40' motorhomes on gas chassis' and expect it all at a price that is ridiculously low.

We could all have the type of construction and quality we seek in our RVs problem is we can't afford them. Names like Prevost, Newell, Marathon, Country Coach all come to mind as excellent rigs with excellent customer service. I for one cant afford them.

Yes we love our rig. It is the best motorhome we have ever owned going back to our first in 1976. And that is being truthful.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:29 PM   #17
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Compared to many on the forum, I have had very few problems with my Rockwood 8313ss. Oh yeah, I had to have the walls, siding, and roof replaced, but that's no big deal! Just kidding. Truly, we have done nothing but enjoy the rig. Every time we camp, my wife says "I love my camper" and that's all I need to hear.

If the outsiding light on the front of the unit would work, I would have zero problems at the present time. Not bad!
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:43 PM   #18
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I guess I would rate my TT currently (Zero) Who hear would want to take a buy a TT have it for 17 months then be told the walls delaminating are your fault and the repair bill will be 8K (yes 8 thousand dollars) now if that seems like something you feel is alright then so be it. I find it unacceptable. Even if repaired an not looking good for that, I will not buy another FR. Yes I know but let me take your TT and degrade it 8K and at sell or trade in and I bet every one of you would be hollering. Be truthful if nothing else maybe FR forums should push for better manufacturing specs and QA with longer warranties than my daughters 60 dollar bike I bought at walmart.

Selecting parts of a statement only makes people look foolish. The truthful part is that as you see above if this happened to your TT..... etc. Leave the sound bites to the political groups. I will admit my punctuation needs work. Back to the TT. You can only discover the seals leaking after the fact not before unless there is visual damage or openings.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:50 PM   #19
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You can only discover the seals leaking after the fact not before unless there is visual damage or openings.
That's true.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:11 PM   #20
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We just picked up our new 2011 Flagstaff 8528CKSS, and spent a few nights camping while bringing it home. We are absolutely thrilled with the camper, absolutely zero problems. Everything works just fine, no water leaks, nothing!. The tech who showed us how everything works said it was one of the cleanest campers he had ever seen, apparently the guy who delivered it from the factory was very careful with it, and he had nothing, I repeat, nothing to fix.
The fit and finish is as good as much more expensive units, the couch is comfortable, and the leather lazy-boys are awesome.
We simply couldn't be happier with our purchace.
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