View Poll Results: WOULD YOU CHOOSE FOREST RIVER PRODUCTS AGAIN/ARE YOU HAPPY WITH QUALITY?
YES, CHOOSE FOREST RIVER AGAIN 411 81.71%
NO, NOT CHOOSE AGAIN 33 6.56%
NO EXTREMELY DISATISFIED, 29 5.77%
YES BUT NEEDED TO PUSH FOR MANY REPAIRS 30 5.96%
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:23 PM   #161
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I'm second guessing this now.
Been having alot of issues over 2 years.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:02 PM   #162
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Don't know. Looking to upgrade this off season. Going to check out in detail FR's upscale models and some lightly used DRV's. Not looking for all the bells and whistles. Just looking for quality, frame, suspension , exterior , roof , furniture, appliances, utilities, etc. The salesman said that the one I have now is not for full timing. After one year of ownership he wasn't kidding. It's been good to us but I couldn't imagine it lasting if we lived in it. I'm getting out of it what I paid for it.
I need a full time rig to have a part time rig that will last over the years. If I can't find a good FR product then we will try and find a lightly used DRV.


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Old 10-06-2014, 07:17 PM   #163
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I bought mine based on the floor plan, it had little to do with Forest River. However, they have the most models and widest variety of floor plans, so chances are... yes, I would. I'm pretty sure to stay competitive, they don't overpay their work force. Therefore you will always have some units better made than others, like cars. In my opinion, fixing a travel trailer is easier than fixing a car you have to use every day. May be different for those quarter million dollar coaches.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:38 PM   #164
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I would not buy another primetime! I might look at other forestriver products but after the problems we had with our tracer my wife will not look at another trailers or do any more camping!
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:51 PM   #165
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Not unless they improve quality control

We purchased a new 2015 328 Georgetown triple slide in July 2014. It has been in the shop three times since then with lists of problems. Each time I carry it back to Camping World Fayetteville, NC. I have to drive over 200 miles and gas isn't cheap. The inspector who put his stamp saying Ok to ship should be fired. I have to admit that they have fixed most of the problems but now the invertor has quit working. I don't think I would recommend any Georgetown Class A to anyone. We went from an Outback 298RE to the Georgetown and I wish I had it back.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:58 PM   #166
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I do believe the voting is skewed. The full timers should be allowed two votes!
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:21 PM   #167
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We currently own a wildcat 24RG that we bought in April of this year. We live in Iowa and keep the Wildcat in Seattle where we spend 2-3 months a year. Do we like our Wildcat---Oh YEAH! So much so, we'll be buying a second one, a 28RKX next Spring to keep down South where we winter for 3-5 months each year to get out of "sunny Iowa" during those not so nice months!
That's the very best recommendation I can give, not only would I buy a second Forest River product, I definitely WILL very soon!!!
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:11 AM   #168
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I have never purchased a FR product. I joined the forum b/c I have a 2007 Coachman toy hauler. Having read quite a bit on this forum I would be leary of purchasing anything from FR.

They definatley have quality issues. Now I also noticed quit a bit of these issue stem from Lippert products which seem to be the largest company supplying the RV industry. However, it is still FRs responsibility to control their suppliers which they seem to have problems with.

I am sure that other manufactures use the same suppliers and may also have some of the issues but if they do a better job of incoming inspection and sort out the issues and also controlling the suppliers then they would have a better product and less warranty issues.

I do not have any data to compare but you can bet your sweet bippie that I would investigate the KPIs before making a purchase and perform a thorough inspection before signing anything.

I would like to see what KPIs FR tracks and what the KPIs are. I would also like to see this from the other manufactures. That will tell the real story. A breakdown of warranty claims also. That will tell you what problems to look for and what supplier has the most issues.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:25 AM   #169
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I have never purchased a FR product. I joined the forum b/c I have a 2007 Coachman toy hauler. Having read quite a bit on this forum I would be leary of purchasing anything from FR...I would like to see what KPIs FR tracks and what the KPIs are...
You better hope you don't grow tired of your present trailer because you will encounter the exact same problems with all other manufacturers, even the $1,000,000 Prevosts have problems.

Don't know what a KPI is, so can't comment.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:32 AM   #170
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I have never purchased a FR product. I joined the forum b/c I have a 2007 Coachman toy hauler. Having read quite a bit on this forum I would be leary of purchasing anything from FR.

They definatley have quality issues. Now I also noticed quit a bit of these issue stem from Lippert products which seem to be the largest company supplying the RV industry. However, it is still FRs responsibility to control their suppliers which they seem to have problems with.

I am sure that other manufactures use the same suppliers and may also have some of the issues but if they do a better job of incoming inspection and sort out the issues and also controlling the suppliers then they would have a better product and less warranty issues.

I do not have any data to compare but you can bet your sweet bippie that I would investigate the KPIs before making a purchase and perform a thorough inspection before signing anything.

I would like to see what KPIs FR tracks and what the KPIs are. I would also like to see this from the other manufactures. That will tell the real story. A breakdown of warranty claims also. That will tell you what problems to look for and what supplier has the most issues.
What year did FR buy coachman?

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