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Old 04-23-2015, 10:26 AM   #21
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WOW I don't mean to hijack but my neighbor bought a 2014 cc 38ck last year and paid $55,000 !
Explorer package and thermopane windows.

Lol did you buy a spare?



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Our 2015 5er (36 DBK5) was $52K..$90 does seem like he should have got 2! Or maybe there is $40K in upgrades on his? I dunno..
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:53 AM   #22
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Ok I guess you guys have never priced out a Cedar Creek in Canada before.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:54 AM   #23
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Ok I guess you guys have never priced out a Cedar Creek in Canada before.
Not when I can get them almost half price here evidently. lol

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According to Google, 79k USD = 86416.94 Can $
Plus tax I imagine, more than 90k.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:02 AM   #25
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According to Google, 79k USD = 86416.94 Can $
Plus tax I imagine, more than 90k.
There we go $90,000
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:24 AM   #26
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have to agree with you. I've never seen a Forest River $90,000.00 5th wheeler before. Any pictures..
Apparently the Forest River Cardinal (which I've honestly never heard of) is regularly priced over $90K.

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Old 04-23-2015, 01:59 PM   #27
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Apparently the Forest River Cardinal (which I've honestly never heard of) is regularly priced over $90K.

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The Cardinal is the "Top of The Line" Forest River 5er. They are BEASTs as well - 100" wide and 40+' long

We saw the new 3825FL at a recent RV show and yeah they ARE nice - MSRP $120K fully loaded & full body paint (about as much as a Trilogy)

Still, using the 35% rule, a loaded Cardinal should be able to be purchased for right at $80K ($98K CDN)

Similarly, a fully loaded Cedar Creek--which is considered to be the #2 "Luxury" FR 5er (right behind Cardinal) goes for @ $72K at the RV Supercenters ($88K CDN).
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:00 PM   #28
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Is it just us or does it seem that quality has taken a back seat to quantity with the newer RV units. Our Creek (build date 4/28/12) has been (knock on wood) issue free for the most part, however, we do see a lot of issues on various forums with the late '13, 14 & 15 units. Most problems run from simple to complex in repair scope. Anytime a repair is warrantied, we the owners are forced to suffer the loss of access to our RVs while repairs are completed. I think this is a topic that should be addressed with Forest River at the FROG rally in August. I would be interested to see,hear from other members on this.

We don't know that this is our last RV (due to age issues) or not, but we will certainly be taking a good hard look at quality & warranty work histories for any manufacturer we consider before spending the kind of bucks needed to get a new RV. We are thankful that Forest River has such dedicated warranty sections, especially the group at Cedar Creek.


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I agree, quality has taken a back seat. I purchased a Crusader last July and have had the unit in for 4 or 5 warranty issues from bad slide motors to faulty leaking toilets. Will take it back for leaky grey tank valve.

My previous 2007 Sundance had no issues what so ever.

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I agree, quality has taken a back seat. I purchased a Crusader last July and have had the unit in for 4 or 5 warranty issues from bad slide motors to faulty leaking toilets. Will take it back for leaky grey tank valve.

My previous 2007 Sundance had no issues what so ever.

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I have beat this drum before and I'll beat it again PDI PDI PDI PDI!

Also Dealer WILLINGNESS to spend a lengthy PDI with you. When we bought our 5er from Dandy RV (Now consumed by Camping World ) They told us their PDI would take 6 hours (it took almost 7!) AND they offered us a free night in the KOA next door (which they owned) as a 'shake down' campout.

We also found out Dandy does (did) a PDI of their own BEFORE the customer PDI. Result: Zero findings on our PDI. Shake down campout resulted in me breaking a sewer cap (which Dandy replaced free of charge).

Ever since then (2 years now) 1 A/C unit went out last July-warranty replacement (and no fault of FR), FR Techs replaced/upgraded our Dometic Refer fan at Goshen (again not a FR quality issue), Replaced steps at Goshen (Self-inflicted--I bent them on the trip to Goshen). And, that's it.

For all the people out there that complain of Sawdust in the water lines, blocked sewer lines, lights that don't work - folks this is all PDI issues. You really DO need to go over your new RV with a fine tooth comb.

For the folks who have cabinetry fall apart after 2 months or water line leaks, I feel for you - that IS on FR!

For these problems, this is why it is CRITICAL to have a GREAT relationship with your local dealer (even if you bought from a Supercenter). The best tip I have been told on how to do this (only works if you have several FR dealers in your area) is develop a relationship with the dealer that does NOT sell your FR Make/Model. They still get reimbursed for Warranty work after all
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