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Old 05-31-2015, 12:16 PM   #11
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You have to remember one thing about forums. That thing is happy people are out enjoying their travel trailer and the unhappy ones are on here posting. Due to this it leads one to believe that there are many more unhappy ones then happy ones. The truth is usually the opposite.

The best thing you can do is research the dealer to make sure they are ok in the form of customer service then do a thorough PDI. This is where problems are often caught and corrected. PDI PDI PDI I can't say it enough. Just know you will most likely have some sort of problem down the road. That's just the nature of the game! Owning a TT is great.

What was the reason you didn't get one if you don't mind me asking? Still scared, bad dealer, or just waiting?
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:28 PM   #12
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I could post that I have had my trailer for 5 years, traveled 17,000 miles and have spent about 750 nights in it and it has never been back to the dealer for anything, but it wouldn't make for entertaining reading. Nothing has broke, nada.

It is overwhelming at first. If you choose to buy in the future best of luck to you.


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Old 05-31-2015, 02:10 PM   #13
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I'd echo what coolzzy just posted. No need to back off from fearů Just find a better dealer. Financing - unless your credit is suspect - takes no longer than a couple of hours if your dealer is tech savvy. I used to sell RVs so am well aware of the quality of construction issues. Still, you are buying a house on wheels, and then subjecting it to hurricane winds every time you travel. Things will go wrong. FR does indeed offer a second year warranty for a mere $150. But you have about 30 days I think to send in the paperwork from time of delivery. So be quick!! Nothing like being on the road, freedom and in the middle of nature. The memories - both good and bad (which one day you will laugh at) are well worth it. If you need a good reliable trustworthy dealer, with aggressive pricing, let me know.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:20 PM   #14
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we had a 2-014 Avenger 27rlss and loved it and loved the service from Forrest River. we traded it this year for a Forest River SUrveyor 5th wheel and love it as wehll. Forest River is great to work with so far, and our dealer os ok, but we always talk to Forest river on any issues we have. (currently have issue with oven which requires replacing the oven. our dealer told us they would call and get the oven in only to find out that they didn't so we are stll waiting. (found out they didn't by calling forest River) I sent FR the serial number nad the model number and all the emails from our dealer and now they are on top of it, had to order the oven from the manufacturer so waiting for it to arrive at the dealership) I highly recommend always being in contact with the manufacturer of the rv. We have never ordered one, never put a deposit down , and I never would. we look for what we want that is available on the lots and buy from that. just like I would never order a car and pay a deposit on it. If I give them any money up front they better have the unit there for me to pull off the lot. just the way I am. If I was to order one I would do it thru the manufacture, go to their shop and get it from them and buy the extended warranty. then check with your auto insurance as to what they will over and use that
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:36 AM   #15
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I'd echo what coolzzy just posted. No need to back off from fearů Just find a better dealer. Financing - unless your credit is suspect - takes no longer than a couple of hours if your dealer is tech savvy. I used to sell RVs so am well aware of the quality of construction issues. Still, you are buying a house on wheels, and then subjecting it to hurricane winds every time you travel. Things will go wrong. FR does indeed offer a second year warranty for a mere $150. But you have about 30 days I think to send in the paperwork from time of delivery. So be quick!! Nothing like being on the road, freedom and in the middle of nature. The memories - both good and bad (which one day you will laugh at) are well worth it. If you need a good reliable trustworthy dealer, with aggressive pricing, let me know.
I don't think FR offers the 2nd year warranty on the Crusader brand (Prime Time). I wish they did, I would have bought it for $150.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:47 PM   #16
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I hope I didn't play any part in your decision. That wasn't my intention.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:14 PM   #17
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The 2nd year warranty is not available on prime time trailers, and for me the difference between a 3 year warranty and a 5 was like 200 bucks, so I left with the 5 year. If my trailer did not have a slide out and inaccessible enclosed underbelly, I would have passed on the extended warranty altogether. But those two things are not easily or inexpensively worked on. Don't forget most people will only own a trailer for 3 to 4 years before upgrading or going a different path. Extended warranties are transferable to the new owner which could be a big selling point for resale in the future. I'm only gonna own mine for 4 before I'll need to downsize when the kids lose interest.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:57 AM   #18
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Relax and enjoy

My wife and I bought an Avenger 27 RLS two months ago and could not be happier. We love the leather furniture and the layout of the trailer. We have been camping twice already with no issues at all. As another reader said - people that have had problems are more likely to post than those that have had no issues.
As far as your dealer - we were approved in 20 minutes - had exact interest rate (in the 4 something range) and exact amount of monthly payment. We were putting $5k down and have excellent credit so that may have helped.
Just to let you know dealers will really come down on rv prices. The so called MSRP of our unit was $32k or more. I offered 20,500 out the door (all taxes and other fees included) plus a weight distribution hitch included. Iwound up setteling on $21 out the door with everything including the hitch package.
If your dealer doesn't treat you right just look for another Prime Time dealer. Look on line and you can even make offers on line for the model you want.
Once you deal goes through - go on youtube and learn everything about RVing. Just do some searchs for things like towing tips, tips on things you will need etc and you will really learn.
On your first trip you will learn that everyone at the rv park is more than willing to help you learn anything and everything. I didn't even get mine parked before a neighbor came over and helped me park just right and set everything up.
To sum it up - don't worry - you will love the PT avenger. I highly recommend it.
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:29 PM   #19
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Sorry to hear you have decided to back out for now. We bought a 2014 Avenger 27BBS new and have loved it. We did have some MINOR warranty issues that had to be fixed and it took forever, but we love it.We had a pop-up prior and some of our best vacations (we do still go on non-camping vacations) have been the camping ones. As for the dealers, they are hit and miss. We had a great salesman and finance guy when we bought ours and walked out the door with approval the same day we looked. Buying a TT was one of the best decisions we ever made. I personally have a addiction to modifications (as do many on here I believe). I strongly suggest you reconsider.
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:48 PM   #20
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thetanu539, I am seeking counciling now for TTMA(travel trailer modification addiction) Our Avenger ATI 27BBS has taken on a whole new appearance. From an electric fireplace to Ground Control remote leveling system. My wife says that I am enjoying the things I do to the trailer more than I do the basic use of it. Enjoy it, we have loved ours for the year that we have had it.
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