Well have completed our first major trip. 6 days and 1115 miles with our 2016 22QB Freelander.
The good news is that fuel economy with the 6.0L is good and improving. Dash readout is showing 10.8 and fill up at the pump confirm at 10.9. Ride comfort from the Chevy chassis is good and somehow wind noise is much improved.
Other than the aforementioned Velcro snafu
some additional stupid quality issues such as dash power outlets not working, none of the basement locks working with the keys provided by Coachmen and window shades not staying open or being off level by 10° to 15° ( see upper left in picture above. That is the best that can be done when trying to close the shade in the front overhang) we are basically pleased. Am waiting for dealer ( General RV) to advise when we can get warranty service. Been a week so far and they appear not to have a clue as to when they can fix any of these poor quality / workmanship issues despite having charged us over $1,000 to "prep" the RV before we took delivery.
Do have to wonder how Forest River evaluates new or changed design features. All the upper cabinets over the bed and in the slide over the dinette open up. This means you need one hand to hold the lid up and then have to unload items one by one with your other hand while you look for the can of soup you want. You can't use two hands as the lid will slam closed on your head or your hands causing slight injury.
When I was working in real world, I was involved is real vehicle development and did two cross country "prototype drives" This allowed various features to be evaluated before the vehicle went into production. Some items that were discovered were significant like tire ride & handling or shock firmness and others were less important but could still be bothersome like cup holder placement that prevented tuning the radio if the holder was being used.
Clearly Forest River simply decided to have the cabinet lids open up but never bothered to have anyone do a single overnight living in the vehicle.
IMO this supports my contention that RV companies are not manufacturers and probably have no real engineers with automotive development background on staff but are not much better than a bunch of guys that get together in an empty garage and decided they can assemble RVs using stuff they find at various suppliers or can import at low cost from China.