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 04-16-2015, 09:57 PM   #251
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In 2010, we bought a 2002 Georgetown Class A from the original owners. Based on our 4 years with it, I would not buy FR again.

We have no experience with other makes, so maybe our issues are typical. I had to do some rework of the overhead cabinets in the dinette after a water ingestion problem cause by a rotted-out topper. As an engineer, I was not happy with the slap-dash way it was built.

The cabinets were about a 12' long assembly attached to the roof of the living room slide. I was amazed to find that the attachment to the ceiling of the slide was by wood-screws into the Lauan plywood skin of the ceiling insulation. There were no attachments to structure, despite there being two square steel tubes running the length of the slide-out's ceiling, embedded in the insulation. My replacement cabinets were anchored to those tubes!

I also go the impression that the electrical wiring installation at the factory was very loosely controlled. I had some electrical issues and found no correlation between wire colors and function in the house wiring. It looked like the installers had used whatever came to hand on the shop floor.

We're out of the RV lifestyle now (too old, not enough funds), and have only had that one (fairly) recent model Class A from FR (our previous was an '85 of dubious parentage). but I'd be very reluctant to consider another FR product. I don't know if the issues I came across are typical of other manufacturers. After almost 30 years in the aerospace industry, maybe I expect too much quality control in other vehicle industries.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:35 AM   #252
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:33 AM   #253
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After almost 30 years in the aerospace industry, maybe I expect too much quality control in other vehicle industries.
It can be a curse. With 33 years in aerospace manufacturing, I feel exactly the same way. Yes, it's not a big deal to drag a shopvac out to vacuum all the sawdust, screws, clamps, nuts left behind but it speaks volumes about pride in workmanship and quality control.

That being said, we love the layout of our 28RKX and there hasn't been anything so far that I couldn't "fix" to my standards.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:36 PM   #254
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There don't seam to be anything wrong with my CC 38FL but the dealer is another matter.FR will work with you .dealer don't want to .give you a song and dance.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:54 PM   #255
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There don't seam to be anything wrong with my CC 38FL but the dealer is another matter.FR will work with you .dealer don't want to .give you a song and dance.
Yes, Yes, yes! Would buy again but not from my dealer.

That should have been another choice in the survey for this thread. Would you buy Forest River but only from another dealer. The starter of this thread missed it.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:25 PM   #256
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There don't seam to be anything wrong with my CC 38FL but the dealer is another matter.FR will work with you .dealer don't want to .give you a song and dance.
Hi from another Delaware member and Cedar Creek owner, what dealer maybe I can help with another option.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:05 PM   #257
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We have an Aviator Wright Flyer 2013 and wouldn't take twice as much for it as we paid. Did we have problems up front? Sure we did, like you will with any and all RVs, but FR fixed the two main problems and I fixed the petty things.
We are total solar now and our only problem is getting out of Dodge long enough to use it. A great unit! Would I buy another FR product, you bet I would. I've owned 4 other brands, so I have some experience to judge from.


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Old 04-20-2015, 07:18 PM   #258
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:35 PM   #259
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Would we buy another Forest River product? In a heartbeat!! We've had a Cedar Creek, a Georgetown, and now a Forester. Quality issues (no matter what brand) are the norm for the most part, so get used to it. Yes, it's disturbing, but it's as good as it gets. Considering the enormous amount of activity on this forum, people are watching and listening, and FR certainly can't be blind.
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Had ours for one year, minor repairs but have noticed a few things that I think are going to be problems, maybe big problems. First off, I was inspecting the roof, and the roof is loose, the plywood is loose at the seams and the rubber is not secure, causing bubbles in it. Second, I think the frame flex is more than "normal" to me, the gap in the trim at the front is about 1/8" when unhooked vs hooked up to the truck. I have built many trailers and custom equipment and know that flex is good and is needed, but it has to be in the correct location. Third I just found out that one slide is wearing on the bottom side. I love the 5er and have done many mods to make it our "own" but I would definately look at other construction designs if I was to buy another one, but we really fell in love with a Sanibel, I guess it's the luck of the draw. I have read many horror stories and some people just got a "good" one.
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