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Old 02-21-2014, 08:02 PM   #131
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:48 PM   #132
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This is a classic example of why you should buy a used rig about 4 or 5 years old. The original owner will have suffered though all this crap, finally got it fixed, but is so fed up of all the hassle that he just wants out.

We bought a used Georgetown from the original owner who had developed medical issues that kept him close to his medical support team. His wife was in tears when we drove the rig away. We have had zero problems, except those self inflicted ones (not exercising the generator because I was laid up after cardiac surgery).

Unfortunately, we're finding the cost of ownership and user-ship far outweigh our ability to fund them. It's highly probable that our GT will be on the market by early May.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:12 AM   #133
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I went the used route first and had nothing but problems with the older camper. I had A/C issues, circuit board in furnace burned up and had to be replaced. Then came the water issues from it not sitting under a covered garage. The local dealer and repair shop said the rubber roofs may last 8 years tops sitting out in the elements and being backed in the sun.

This is why I choose to order a new 2014. Hopefully I won't have these same issues. I feel terrible for the OP but again for every bad one like this I would bet there are 20 that haven't had issues. The problem you get on these forums is the happy campers don't chime in with positive comments.

I hope you guys get this worked out. Mine hasn't even started down the assembly line yet.

I would jump p and down until they gave me a new unit. At some point I think an Attorney may be appropriate. However, forest river is a Berkshire Hathaway company so your attorneys will be met head on with their corporate legal council.

Either way you look at it this is a bad spot to be in.
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Bought our first Forest River a year ago this March. A small simple 2306. Had a few minor issues which I fixed my self. Then a tree limb went through the roof and we quickly discovered our dealer, Out of Doors Mart, was horrible. They lied, ripped us and the insurance company off and covered up with more lies and incredibly crappy work. They even broke things that were fine like bending down the over door so it won't completely close now.

There is an RV show today In Greensboro and from our problems with the dealer and reading all of the horror stories about Forest River products, we WON'T be looking at Forest River at the show.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:17 AM   #135
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This is a classic example of why you should buy a used rig about 4 or 5 years old.
I dont buy this statement, our 5er is the 3rd brand new unit we owned since 2006 the first 2 campers had not 1 thing wrong with them, one was a travellodge, the other coachman both were in the teen range on price, and this unit is in the 40`s and full of issues
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:12 PM   #136
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Bought our first Forest River a year ago this March. A small simple 2306. Had a few minor issues which I fixed my self. Then a tree limb went through the roof and we quickly discovered our dealer, Out of Doors Mart, was horrible. They lied, ripped us and the insurance company off and covered up with more lies and incredibly crappy work. They even broke things that were fine like bending down the over door so it won't completely close now.

There is an RV show today In Greensboro and from our problems with the dealer and reading all of the horror stories about Forest River products, we WON'T be looking at Forest River at the show.
Quality , workmanship or lack of it is almost industry wide. Can happen to any of them. From what I hear Airstream has the best quality. But they cost 3 to 4 times more. Looked at a 28 ft tt at the chicago show.$90,000 But then again theres not much eye candy bells or whistles with them. Hmm now that I think of it I had 3 starcrafts (77,89&98)popups no probs.

Sure hope they take care of OP!!!
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Had a typo in my previous post and now too late to edit. So will fix it here. "bending down the over door". meant OVEN door.
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Had a typo in my previous post and now too late to edit. So will fix it here. "bending down the over door". meant OVEN door.
This is funny because when I read your post I read it as OVEN and not OVER. I had to go back and look at that post before I could believe you had a typo.
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It LOOKS like we have a favorable outcome in the works. Not a done deal yet, but hopeful!
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It LOOKS like we have a favorable outcome in the works. Not a done deal yet, but hopeful!
Fingers crossed
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