Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2016, 02:28 PM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alabama
Posts: 87
If you are going to build it build it right and quit complaining about competition and high cost. There is no excuse for poor workmanship or quality. If a company builds a coach at a fair price with quality the buyer will know, but the coaches build today are cheap and poorly constructed
__________________

__________________
Dogpound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 02:28 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Evereddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pfafftown NC
Posts: 2,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by bgarbo View Post
I agree. But when I hear of plastic bushings being used in the suspension that are only good for 1000 miles that makes me sick. A few dollars more and the average guy isnt sitting on the side of the road with his family wondering what went wrong. I'm all about saving money, but brakes, suspension, etc... are safety issues that shouldn't be skimped on.
Then there's the incredibly poor tires they put on them.
__________________

__________________
Evereddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 02:52 PM   #23
RailwayRog
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 71
Ok since we are on this subject, who in the industry is know for quality motor home construction excluding the big diesel pushers? (in case I want to buy another one and it won't be a FR product)
Coach House seems to have a nice product in the B and B+ sizes.
__________________
RailwayRog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 02:55 PM   #24
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alabama
Posts: 87
Well I have to say they do chose good chassis and most of the time good tires. To me its the saw dust in the water tank, that's just, I Don't Care!!!!!!!!!!!! They cut holes in the floor for the heater vents and they are not straight or holes cut for the electric junction boxes are crooked...............
__________________
Dogpound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 03:02 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
lgray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 778
Quote:
Originally Posted by RailwayRog View Post
Ok since we are on this subject, who in the industry is know for quality motor home construction excluding the big diesel pushers? (in case I want to buy another one and it won't be a FR product)
Coach House seems to have a nice product in the B and B+ sizes.

Have a 2014 Winnebago Aspect 30J, night and day on quality and build. Never been to dealer for problems. Their factory support, can't be beat, everything you need is on-line or by phone.

Still have a FR fiver, love it on the surface, just not built well.
__________________
lgray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 03:14 PM   #26
Member
 
RETCHIEF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: O'Fallon, IL
Posts: 93
A friend of mine said "We get what we accept". If you put up with defects in a camper, accept an overdone steak, or pay for any service not done well, things will always stay the same. A minor scrape, a loose hinge, and the like aren't a big deal. When cabinets are crooked or broken and doors don't close correctly, that's another story. I find the dealers give extreme wait times for repairs to have some customers give up and go home.
__________________
Stu and Debbie
USAF CMSgt (RET)
2014 FR Super lite 27
2015 Ram Big Horn
RETCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 03:40 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
hammer55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: central valley, california
Posts: 455
X 100 %

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dogpound View Post
There is no excuse for poor quality
__________________
Mark & Annie
2014 COACHMEN PURSUIT 27 KB
Modesto, Central California
hammer55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 04:20 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 240
And I could excuse some things. But what I can't excuse is the service after the build. It shouldn't have to be that hard to get problems resolved. But on here I constantly hear stories of people who bought an RV, only to have the dealer give static about getting it fixed.
IT ought to be as easy as...
"I bought this coach. You warranteed it. Now fix it."

That should bring a response like...
"Yes sir/ma'am, we will get it right away, and while you are waiting, we will loan you another comparable unit in case you want to go camping while you wait."

Such an attitude would go a long way to alleviate the issues we are having. In addition, it would mark such a dealer as an honest person to deal with, and bring in even more business for him. Heck, it might make a new sale on the "loaner" coach!

People aren't stupid, they just vote with their feet. You never know who left, and that's why you constantly have to look for new customers. You drive away the old ones!
__________________
MOODMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 04:25 PM   #29
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,080
Quote:
Originally Posted by MOODMAN View Post
And I could excuse some things. But what I can't excuse is the service after the build. It shouldn't have to be that hard to get problems resolved. But on here I constantly hear stories of people who bought an RV, only to have the dealer give static about getting it fixed.
IT ought to be as easy as...
"I bought this coach. You warranteed it. Now fix it."

That should bring a response like...
"Yes sir/ma'am, we will get it right away, and while you are waiting, we will loan you another comparable unit in case you want to go camping while you wait."

Such an attitude would go a long way to alleviate the issues we are having. In addition, it would mark such a dealer as an honest person to deal with, and bring in even more business for him. Heck, it might make a new sale on the "loaner" coach!

People aren't stupid, they just vote with their feet. You never know who left, and that's why you constantly have to look for new customers. You drive away the old ones!
The only problem with that is the dealers make their money on the sales, not the service.
__________________
Iwritecode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 04:29 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 539
There was a stripped screw on the cover over the cab battery, so I was unable to get to my battery on a brand new Solera.
__________________

__________________
mtnlvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
forest river, quality

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 PM.