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Old 06-05-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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is XLR Thunderbolt a good choice?

We are looking at a new (used) private unit, 2014 XLR Thunderbolt 300x12 that has never been used. He got it as replacement for insurance. We have looked at Voltage, Cyclone and Road Warrior as well. We really liked the Voltage. This XLR is loaded. It has the Lightning Pkg and the Extreme weather pkg except no rear patio and I can get it for $45,000 cnd and no taxes. Just wondering if there is some feed back from owners or people with experience if I am making a good choice. The microwave and oven are small, but there are only 2 of us. Any feedback on comparison of quality in units and brands is appreciated.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:43 AM   #2
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Is the warranty transferrable?
IIRC, ALL Forest River makers' warranties are NOT.
Get it in writing if they say it is.
Caveat Emptor...
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:16 AM   #3
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Hi Maddie! We have the 2012 XLR thunderbolt 30x12 and love it!!! That also sounds like a great price!
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:38 PM   #4
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I have the xlr 300x14. The only difference is mine has a 14 ft garage and a third axle. We love ours. The only thing I wish it had was more seating in the living area.
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I agree Jeff, about the seating.....but the garage has the pass through couch, so it's like having another living area! We use it all the time!
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:51 AM   #6
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Thumbs up took the plunge

we bought it, looking forward to taking it out for a shake down soon, thanks for the feedback
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:10 PM   #7
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we bought it, looking forward to taking it out for a shake down soon, thanks for the feedback

Congrats Maddy!!!! Looking forward to pics too!!
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #8
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I have a 41 ft 2011 XLR. I ran it in a ditch turning into my drive way at home and them turned too sharp in a campground and clipped a 4 X 4 sign post. My first trip out I almost took the front off a Montana in a campground until my wife screamed "STOP." Other than those three little incidents we love it. Forest River advertises it will sleep 10, but we have found it will only sleep 2. 😜 Make wide turns and have a spotter in the campground to help you watch. We love Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach, SC, but the roads are so narrow and people parks their vehicles in such a way that it makes maneuvering a big rig difficult. A spotter is essential in situations like this.


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Old 07-26-2014, 03:27 PM   #9
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is XLR Thunderbolt a good choice?

Warranties are just about worthless. Our first trip out the arm rest on the garage recliner fell off and neither Forest River nor Lippert would honor the warranty. I read horror stories in Trailer Life about super expensive problems with rigs that are still under warranty and the manufacturer denies coverage. Forest River only offers a one year warranty which indicates little faith in their product according to my way of thinking. Even some of the top motor coaches only offer a one year warranty. I havn't had any experience with the Good Sam coverage.


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Old 07-26-2014, 03:56 PM   #10
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We own a 2012 386x12 and love it. Have had some problems and Forest River has stood behind their product. Welcome to the family.

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