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 08-28-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Satisfaction with your RV

Overall, how satisfied are you with your Forest River RV? I'm not talking about the dealer or your experience with buying or service, just, how do you like your rig?
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:49 PM   #2
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I'd say, on a scale of 1 to 10, about an 8. I believe that I got a lot of coach for the money and hopefully it will give us many years of trouble free service.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:42 PM   #3
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I'd give mine an 8 as well mostly due to all of the items needing attention to be corrected. First a missing counter extension they forgot to install and it taking from November 2006 until April 2007 before they ever got the color right. Fog light that fell off, poorly grounded headlights resulting in no headlights and the numerous things I fixed myself. The quality check issue has been beat to death but until the RV Industry as a whole takes it seriously I dread ever thinking about buying another unit. I hate the thought of starting over the process of fixing what I paid to have installed and built properly.
We love the layout of the coach and it rides ok. It's not a limo ride but it's not bad, poor road conditions really make for a rough banging ride.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:46 PM   #4
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Other than the FM reception issue (that has been fixed), no major issues. A few little things that by the sound of folks here are run of the mill stuff. I will have had it a year the end of Sept'.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:02 PM   #5
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On a 1 to 10, ten being great. I give the floor plan a 10 and I give the quality a 1. I have a 2011 2902SS.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:17 PM   #6
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We have a 08 Berkshire. The floorplan, diesel engine & Freightliner chassis was what sold us on this unit. We have had many problems to resolve with the coach, but overall I would buy this unit again.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:36 PM   #7
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For our new 2011 Wildcat 25RL fifth wheel, I'd give it a 6, so far. Clock has been replaced twice because neither worked; water spurted from faucets in the shower; water spurted from the outside water hook-up; side section of wood on the dinette broke after sitting in the seat only a couple of times; horizontal wood supports (attached to the table bench seat) for the table to rest on (to make an additional bed) are mounted too low so the "bed" is lower in the middle than the ends; those same horizontal wood supports are rough cut at the end - splintery wood and no stain applied; couch is not comfortable and there is not a strip support in the middle of the sitting part of the couch, so it slumps in the middle; carpet at one side of the slideout bunches up when the slideout is open; the wood used on the step (into the bedroom area) is thin and we wonder if it's going to snap in two from our weight; the shower "wall" (which is more like a sheet of something made from plastic) had no caulking at the top between it and the wall of the RV (we're tall so here was definite potential for water to get between the plastic and the RV wall - we had the dealer caulk it; the towel rack, toilet paper holder, soap dish were not mounted - we found them in a drawer! We're thrilled that at least the toilet flushes and the AC works - so far......
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:05 PM   #8
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the towel rack, toilet paper holder, soap dish were not mounted - we found them in a drawer!
The towel rack & TP holder weren't installed on mine either. I don't think I had to install the soap dish.

This issue could go either way. Their locations may be a customer preference, so FR leaves it up to the customer to install them. Now if they had thrown a major component (that most customers couldn't install) in a drawer, that would be a different story.
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:28 PM   #9
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On 10-03-09 DW and I bought a 2010 Wildwood 26BHXL. Even allowing for a couple of very small items (only one screw in the end piece of the jack knife couch -came loose when slightly tall teen stretched in his sleep, and some possible storage aeas blcked) it is still the best rig we have ever owned. Sweet.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:42 AM   #10
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the towel rack, toilet paper holder, soap dish were not mounted - we found them in a drawer!......
This trailer and the trailer I had before were the same way. I believe they leave it up to the customer to decide where they would like to mount them.

This Rockwood trailer on a scale of 1-10, I give it a 1. Reasons, sidewalls replacement and three other unrelated leaks, plus all the other ongoing minor problems that after awhile seem to grow.
We've had it 19 months. 5 months in winter storage and 13 weeks in the shop on 6 different occasions. Each time the shop manager said to bring it in because of parts needed and/or the type of repair needed. That averages 10 months of actual usage, shop repairs less than 2 months apart for an average of over 2 weeks each time.

The Salem I had before, about an 8. In the shop only 3 times, but one was due to hail damage. Only one major issue the whole time I owned it, slideout gear.
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