View Poll Results: Given all the system failures, am I being unreasonable to expect a refund?
Yes, you're just whining. 11 44.00%
No, this is obviously a lemon and Forest River should have stepped forward months ago. 12 48.00%
Most stuff is generally fixed; you should be content with the screw job you got. 2 8.00%
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:09 PM   #21
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Sounds like you should sell the trailer and buy a different brand. Bad mouthing FR constantly is not going to help you any.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #22
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Well said lbrjet. Sell it, trade it just get out from under it. Btw, substantial body damage would def hit your deductible. Your comprehensive portion of your policy pays those claims. I doubt any insurance company would buy you tires.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:07 AM   #23
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Well figured out that the 'double insulated' floor is covering much of the area the generator needs for expelling the heat. This is why it overheats, regardless of the outside temp.

Also, there are wires melted by the exhaust pipe, shorting out and ruining the batteries.

Additionally, there is a water leak in that vicinity and the brakes stick (probably worn out already and cooking the bearings).

I can't imagine a greater PIECE OF GARBAGE than a Forest River ! ! !

The may very well be a lawyer getting involved very soon.
My thoughts exactly!

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Old 07-23-2013, 10:09 AM   #24
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Well... screwed by the tire manufacturer now. Since Forest River refused to cover their "bumper to bumper" warranty regarding the tires (or the bearings for that matter), I got sent to the mfg. They said they'd replace the one tire I have now with the blown threads, but would have to send it in and wait weeks for a replacement. The other tires with cracks and the one that exploded are my problem... along with the body damage caused by the blowout.

Greenball Corp manufactures the garbage branded as "Towmaster" and "Transmaster".

I have plans this weekend, so it looks like I have to buy new tires and pay for the body damage myself. I don't want to file an insurance claim and raise my rates.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:31 PM   #25
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Well, I bought new tires (out of pocket again). They said the ones on the trailer were all separating and would go at any time. That was in July.

Since then I've been in contact with the Better Business Bureau and a lawyer... and finally Robby, a "service/parts manager" for Forest River. It's taken months, literally, to get something from them other than pointing fingers and 'not my problem' type answers.

Today he calls and tells me his 'general manager' (like working with a used car dealership) is ok with covering the tires and body damage caused by the blowout. He has NO comprehension how un-imaginably infuriated I am now.

They are the the poster-children for Warren Buffet's mega corporation 'don't give a crap about the customer' attitude (Forest River is a Berkshire-Hathaway company).

Not only the insulting call, but I have to replace parts to keep the rain out because they used garbage materials. Thank you for ruining YET ANOTHER WEEKEND.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:15 PM   #26
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Mine didnt make it home form the dealer ship before I lost a wheel bearing and brake assembly

Dealer stepped up and got me out for the labor day weekend, FR wanted to make me wait
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:29 PM   #27
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Well figured out that the 'double insulated' floor is covering much of the area the generator needs for expelling the heat. This is why it overheats, regardless of the outside temp.

Also, there are wires melted by the exhaust pipe, shorting out and ruining the batteries.

Additionally, there is a water leak in that vicinity and the brakes stick (probably worn out already and cooking the bearings).

I can't imagine a greater PIECE OF GARBAGE than a Forest River ! ! !

The may very well be a lawyer getting involved very soon.
I know people love to talk lawyer but lets be realistic, if you can find a lawyer to take your lemon case, you will lose the ability to use your RV while FR and your lawyer fight it out, all the while you will continue to make payments on it. the problems you have can and will be fixed, as far a lemon most states require 3 attempts to fix the same problem and usually its only for motorized units. Fed laws may help but not sure. As far a piece of garbage I can think of a few that would be ahead of FR on that list
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:23 PM   #28
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Still waiting...

FR made a extreme low-ball offer. Reimbursement for the replacement of all tires that I paid out of pocket and 2 months payments is the agreement.

Had to involve the BBB. That seemed to keep things rolling anyway. It's been 3 months waiting on the tire reimbursement.

I've given up on the original dealer. I have to get another shop to fix some things the last one couldn't... or do it myself (electric short, brakes, ...). They, however, are having trouble getting a parts quote from FR. Seems the request has to be hand written and faxed to FR... again.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #29
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I am going to go with a different brand as soon as I have the money for part of the difference. RV trailers dont seem to hold there value all that well.....for trade in I got a best offer of right at 20,000
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:15 AM   #30
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FR made a extreme low-ball offer. Reimbursement for the replacement of all tires that I paid out of pocket and 2 months payments is the agreement.

Had to involve the BBB. That seemed to keep things rolling anyway. It's been 3 months waiting on the tire reimbursement.

I've given up on the original dealer. I have to get another shop to fix some things the last one couldn't... or do it myself (electric short, brakes, ...). They, however, are having trouble getting a parts quote from FR. Seems the request has to be hand written and faxed to FR... again.
Did the new shop or dealer get your problems fixed for you yet, what a run around you been through. Lionhead Also wanted me to send the blown tire to them that I had. It is a stupid request and I had to pay for that if I did it to get the same garbage back, So I just eat it and bought new tires
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