Originally Posted by Lamar
I've been lurking here for a few months now researching all the great info. Thanks to all who have posted. Its been very useful. We just got our first RV a week ago, a Grey Wolf 25RL Limited Edition. We had it out for a shake down cruise this weekend and I thought I would return the favor and share some notes for anyone looking at these. Only two problems were found during our first trip: 1. USB charging ports at the entry door don't work. 2. The cabinet door over the dinette came apart at the frame joints, a litte wood glue fixed it. I will try to fix the USB ports this week. I am going to notify the dealer and Forest River of the QC issues but it's not worth the hassle of hauling it in if I can fix it. From the posts I've read I gather these QC issues are not unusual but they are still annoying.
Other than the issues above we are very happy with it so far. The only thing we really wish was different in the floor plan would be for it to have sliding doors for the bathroon instead of hinged. The open doors get in the way some times. Love the light from the skylights but it can be a bit bright and hot midday. I cut some foam board inserts for both. I had a tinted bathroom fan cover installed at purchase. The mattress is vey hard so we bought some foam mattress padding and that made it much better. The storage area under the bed is difficult to access especially with the added weight of the mattress padding so I made a prop to hold it open. That's it for my weeks worth of RV'ing experience review.
Welcome to the forums! Sorry to hear about the issues. A good PDI from the dealership could had found both issues and fixed them prior to your walkthrough & delivery. This is keeping in mind about the cabinet issue not being visible prior to leaving the factory.
You are not alone about the bed being hard. Its really common to add memory foam mattress pad or even exchange the mattress out. Even with a 4" memory foam mattress pad I could still feel the plywood underneath. My unit came with a futon mattress that was swamped out right away for a real mattress. I gave the futon mattress to my sister to use as dog pad for her large dog.
Making a prop to hold up the lid to access under the bed storage is a great idea. Some members have installed lifts and some day. Others have cut & added a door or drawers to their under bed storage for easy access.
Glad to hear you are enjoying your unit. Camping makes for great memories.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...
2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West