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 08-16-2013, 09:00 PM   #71
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I would buy another Forest River, but not a hybrid.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:04 PM   #72
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After seeing what happened at the Goshen rally, I wouldn't buy any other brand. They fixed everything at no charge and the technicians were very happy to do it. Even the supervisors were top notch and very friendly and extremely helpful. Never witnessed anything like it in my 73 yrs.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:32 PM   #73
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After seeing what happened at the Goshen rally, I wouldn't buy any other brand. They fixed everything at no charge and the technicians were very happy to do it. Even the supervisors were top notch and very friendly and extremely helpful. Never witnessed anything like it in my 73 yrs.
Yer not that old!............. fer a "coot".
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:50 PM   #74
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Yes, I would buy another one. Next time I'll know to not buy one that is stripped down. Live and learn.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:17 PM   #75
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Agree with Oldcoot after going to Goshen last two years and dealing with other brands lack of service and standing by their products I will NEVER buy anything but forest river. Unfortunately Pete was unable to make it this year but after hearing him talk last year and personally talking to him at last years rally you can tell forest river costumer service is AWESOME and it starts at the TOP!!!!!
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:42 PM   #76
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Our experience has been OK, but not brilliant. It was 8 years old when we bought it from the original owners.

We had one major water leak resulting from two independent failures. The first was a totally rotted out slide topper on the living room slide and the second was a rolled-over top seal on the slide. The water damage was confined to the cabinets over the dinette and sofa-bed, but the mold smell was too much, so I built replacements.

What I found when I took the original cabinets down is the reason for my lack of enthusiasm for the product. The workmanship was horrible, but the basic design was even worse. The cabinets are 12 feet long, and the primary way of attachment was with wood-screws into the 1/8" Lauan skin over the ceiling insulation. All but two of them were no longer attached, as they'd gone rusty and eaten away the plywood. We're lucky the cabinets hadn't fallen down on us.

To my way of thinking, this indicates a lack of design integrity and not a "one-off" lemon.

We're at an age when we're thinking that maybe our RV-ing days are about through - maybe two or three more seasons, so we're unlikely to sell this one until then and certainly won't be buying a replacement.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:21 PM   #77
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Agree with ole coot-------------------

I am on my second Forest River Product, I now have a 2011 Rockwood Fifth wheel, and minor issues will happen with anything you pull down the road.
This year was my second FACTORY SPONSORED INTERNATIONAL FOREST RIVER RALLY. There is not another RV manufacture that does what Forest River does, Throw a big party that last a week and fix anything and everything free while you are having fun!!!!!!

To be honest, there are many brands of RVs on the market of all types & value, but for service, Forest River Can not be beat in my opinion.

My best friends and I am speaking of ALL, own Forest River Products. Forest River is the second largest manufacture of RV products, Just a great big RV
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:51 AM   #78
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Glad to hear your experience with FR has been so pleasant, Daisy. Our Class A is old enough that the factory doesn't care much any more. Fixes are my own responsibility and those of a very good local (well, 30 miles away) independent repair and maintenance company.

To anyone in Skagit, Snohomish or Whatcom Counties of Washington, I'd give JR RV Repair in Sedro-Woolley an A+++ for reasonable rates and superb knowledge/skill.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:28 AM   #79
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Glad to hear your experience with FR has been so pleasant, Daisy. Our Class A is old enough that the factory doesn't care much any more. Fixes are my own responsibility and those of a very good local (well, 30 miles away) independent repair and maintenance company.

To anyone in Skagit, Snohomish or Whatcom Counties of Washington, I'd give JR RV Repair in Sedro-Woolley an A+++ for reasonable rates and superb knowledge/skill.
I bet had you showed up at the rally they would have fixed anything they could have.

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Old 08-18-2013, 02:00 AM   #80
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Can I change my vote?
As so many have said, FR is a huge company, and the brands are independent of the others (except the "twins").
FR customer service is unrivaled, as many have found.
I would consider buying another FR product, but not exclusively FR.
As the owner of a 2007 ######### and a 2012 Coachmen, I was shocked at the difference in build quality, which is NOT unique to FR products alone.
Customer service took care of me, but I wish I could have given them a chance to be hands-on with my trailer. From everyone's stories, it sounds like I would have been very satisfied.
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