View Poll Results: How satisfied are you with your Forest River RV?
Hate it 3 1.76%
Somewhat hate it 9 5.29%
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Best RV I've ever owned 29 17.06%
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:32 AM   #41
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I have found in my many years of running businesses that if the business is making money the way it is working, then it will continue its practices. If there is a way to make more money quality will be immediately sacrificed. If the customer is satisfied now, let's see how far we can lower quality/service to make more bucks before we start losing money. Sad, but true.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:41 AM   #42
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Very good point, pondlady.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:48 AM   #43
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Did anyone read the posts and classified the answers to see what the correlation is between "it is great" and high end RV's is ? When I have time I will read the answers and and see if there is any link. Of course not everyone who voted necessarily posted .....I am Just curious. Of course people only bother to post if they have a problem.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:56 PM   #44
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On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being great, I'd give our Flagstaff by FR 5er a 7. We bought it in Sept of 06 and have used it quite a bit, Right off the bat, The water pump went out,had it changed and then the new one broke. then the Oven, The landing gear assembly started coming undone, bolts falling off gear sticking. The exterior front cap came apart from the sides, Two complete sets of Carlisle tires had to be replaced due to blow outs. Finally replaced them with a better quality tire. The converter blew out and had to be replaced. Kitchen drawers slides broke. TV stopped working, had that fixed. The exterior vent for the stove broke and fell off. The screen door latch broke in half as well as the screen door handle. The roof vents (2) rotted away and were replaced. The trailer it'self is nice, I like the layout and easy to tow. We had a Prowler by Fleetwood for 15 years before this Flagstaff and had next to no problems. The only thing that went out was the water heater and a set or two of brakes. That was it. I guess we got spoiled. We're heading out in a couple of week for a month long trip to the Southwest and keeping our fingers crossed that nothing else happens... wish us luck...
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:39 AM   #45
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Did anyone read the posts and classified the answers to see what the correlation is between "it is great" and high end RV's is ? When I have time I will read the answers and and see if there is any link. Of course not everyone who voted necessarily posted .....I am Just curious. Of course people only bother to post if they have a problem.
You make a good point. Of all the RV forums I have been on I seem to see more displeasure from the TT and 5er owners than the motorhome owners, however I venture to guess that TTs and 5ers outsell motorized RVs 3 to 1 also. I would be interested to know just what the repair rate is for trailers VS motorhomes.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:33 PM   #46
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MY furnace has never been quite right, that's ok, we heat with electric to save propane. Minor nit-picky stuff. If a huge rock fell on the 5th wheel, I'd order another just like it from the same dealer.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:11 PM   #47
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I also would give our Cardinal a 8. We had a 40' pusher before, A REAL NICE RIG. Yes I miss it, but for the money our Cardinal is great. In fact based on value of money I give our Cardinal a 10.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:10 PM   #48
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Two weeks and 1K miles on my new 2011 Rockwood 8280WS 5er (one month tour of east coast). No major defects found. Everything worked right out of the dealer. Only gripe is the horrible "upgrade" mattress FR supplied. Purchased a 2in 3lb per sq ft memory foam mattress topper which fixed that.. Once I get home (in about another two weeks) I will post pictures. Great, good looking unit that pulls great with 07 Tundra (air bags, bilstein shocks, top-of-the-line Michelin "E" ten ply tires). It looks like I made a great choice at this point. I'll keep my fingers crossed. More to follow.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:07 AM   #49
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You make a good point. Of all the RV forums I have been on I seem to see more displeasure from the TT and 5er owners than the motorhome owners, however I venture to guess that TTs and 5ers outsell motorized RVs 3 to 1 also. I would be interested to know just what the repair rate is for trailers VS motorhomes.
Really?

I figured it would be the other way round due to the complexity of motorized units vs TT/5ver types, which aren't much more than nicely appointed boxes on wheels.

Perhaps since only the better dealers sell the better motorhomes the customer is better taken care of. Seems anybody with a gravel lot can sell TT/5vers.

But as I say, the issues with our 5ver have all been minor and with over the phone tech support from the dealer I have been able to handle most all of them myself.
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Trust me Radio, you certainly do not get better service from a "motorhome" dealer. They are all pretty much the same. Good service after the sale on RVs seems to be the exception not the norm. I only assume due to the amount of complaining I have seen over the years on many forums that the trailers get more complaints. For many makes they are built in completely different facilities with different management and many times far removed from the motorhome divisions where they need to be close to the chassis maker. For instance a good friend here at work just ordered a new Sierra 5er which is built near Salem Oregon.

Again, I would really be intrested to know what the actual numbers would say but we have no way of knowing.
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