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Old 03-18-2019, 05:44 AM   #1
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So many Negative Comments? Any Good?

I read here daily and there are so many negative reviews and comments is there anyone that even likes there camper ?? How is FR still in business?? Wait I do understand the are problems and people need to vent... I would just like to see a little balance ... if you like your FR camper maybe you could leave a brief comment .... as I sit here waiting to pick mine up in 4 days ...
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:52 AM   #2
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Human nature. People will always vent about the negatives and you'll rarely hear about the positives. When people are happy about their RV's....they don't vent about being happy.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:52 AM   #3
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I read here daily and there are so many negative reviews and comments is there anyone that even likes there camper ?? How is FR still in business?? Wait I do understand the are problems and people need to vent... I would just like to see a little balance ... if you like your FR camper maybe you could leave a brief comment .... as I sit here waiting to pick mine up in 4 days ...


Very satisfied, I've had new trucks that were far more of a pain in the rear.

Do a thorough pdi (walk through inspection of your camper) at the dealership. We had a couple minor things that needed attention. One I took care of myself the other I let the dealer fix and it has been flawless since.

Good luck with the new camper.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:55 AM   #4
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I think a lot of people say how much they like there FR product. Most problems are not FR they are vendor problems. Also you really can't judge your opinion on someone venting. I don't know of how many trailers or RVs that FR sells a year, but this forum is very small compared to real ownership. I could guess hundreds of thousands a year. I know I have bought 5 FR products, if they were that bad I don't think I would keep buying them, but then I don't know...
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:25 AM   #5
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In all of my years, I have never known of a more appreciated and respected brand than Forest River. I am not speaking of just my opinion, but also of others I have met and spoken with over the years — on forums and while camping. Of course there have been people who didn’t have a good experience, and there always will be. There are also some people who exaggerate and lie, but, for me, it is easy to discern, for the most part, what is real and what is not. When people are frustrated, they tend to vent, which leads to exaggerations and lies. You need to work out the real story in these cases.

This forum is great for people looking for help when they are having problems with their Forest River product, so you will see many posts regarding “problems”, but there is almost always a solution, and in most cases, what was first perceived as a big problem is taken care of with an easy solution — usually taken care of by the person with the problem with help from people here, and sometimes by Forest River or a dealer or service company when it’s something more than the person with the problem can handle.

It is my experience that Forest River tends to go above and beyond (before and after the sale) what is normally expected to make sure their product is better than the others.

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Old 03-18-2019, 06:28 AM   #6
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Here is some reading.....

Does anyone actually like their RV?
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:29 AM   #7
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We had an FR product for 11 years and outside of plain ordinary maintenance we had Zero troubles. All appliances work well without any problems. It is very helpful to be handy with some mechanical knowledge and keep up with maintenance. If you aren't mechanically inclined then find a shop or someone you can trust.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:30 AM   #8
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There is always gonna be some issues with anything you buy. Some people have bigger problems than others. From what i have learned, you need to be somewhat handy and willing to fix the problems that arise. Luckily i have had to major issues. I have a nail that poked threw on the ceiling in the dining area. Contacted forest river, they said the nearest repair place is 3 hrs away 4 tolls. You know that nail doesnt bother me and its painted white lol.
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Oh, and let me add that I found more information on this forum that helped me with ownership and maintenance. This forum probably saved me $$ over those 11 years. I still refer to this forum for all the great ideas and solutions.
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I guess some look at their RV like a boat. The two best days in the life of a boat are the day you buy it and the day you sell it. I am on my 3rd FR trailer (2 travel trailers and now a 5th wheel) and have owned at least a dozen total. The FR are by far at the top of the list and my next trailer will probably be another FR product.
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