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Old 06-06-2016, 11:08 AM   #21
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I bought a Solera 2013 and had my fair share of issues, but less then I expected and far less then I had with my previous Jayco. And the best thing was customer service - no complaint whatsoever.
I just ordered a Forester 2401W 2 days go - proves that I am a satisfied customer!
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:18 AM   #22
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I am seeing a more and more of them on the road in the southwest.
They look very well made.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:26 PM   #23
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Should be industry standard

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My wife and I toured the Triple E plant a few weeks ago. We were really impressed. It is not an assembly line culture. Each motorhome was being methodically worked on by a team, much like working on it yourself at home. Everything was spotlessly clean. Everyone was happy at their work. I had to chuckle. Before entering a motorhome, we would knock and ask permission of those working inside it.

I was impressed with the atmosphere in the plant, the culture. I was impressed with the organization, the cleanliness, the pride in workmanship. The fit and finish of all the work is absolutely exceptional.

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This sounds very much like the Big Three vs. Japan early on. The Japanese refused to accept mediocre and SPC became the holy grail for them. It forced the Big Three to change and adapt as many of us (myself included) bought Japanese cars and never looked back.

I'm thinking I may have found my next motorhome. I need to tour Triple E and FR both and see how they compare. I think I already know...
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:36 PM   #24
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That would be a fair assessment if the Japanese cars cost $130k and the US cars $80k.
Triple E/Leisure Travel only builds about 500 a year. They also run almost double the price.

I was at the Pomona show with a guy who was comparing Forester MBS and Leisure Travel. Forester was on sale for $89k unpainted. Leisure was $130k or $140. He pointed out a lot of nice features on the Leisure...but in the end could not find $40k worth of upgrades. Ended up buying the Lesiure. Normally, not even close to the same buyer.
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:02 PM   #25
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That would be a fair assessment if the Japanese cars cost $130k and the US cars $80k.
Triple E/Leisure Travel only builds about 500 a year. They also run almost double the price.

I was at the Pomona show with a guy who was comparing Forester MBS and Leisure Travel. Forester was on sale for $89k unpainted. Leisure was $130k or $140. He pointed out a lot of nice features on the Leisure...but in the end could not find $40k worth of upgrades. Ended up buying the Lesiure. Normally, not even close to the same buyer.
First "R" I saw was at Pomona. (circa 2013?)
I was totally impressed. I would have pulled the trigger had I been ready at the time.
Show price was 75k- unpainted.
Couldn't even figure out how you can make it, sell it and profit anything at that price.
Then I saw my 2251- still can't figure out how you profit on those.

Luv mine for the 50k $$$.

I just saw a new Dodge Diesel dually Laramie for 70k sticker- and you can't live in it- at least not comfortably.
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Lol. They don't. They use the 2250 as a loss leader. Makes a nice trade I. When people want to move up in size.
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:13 PM   #27
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That would be a fair assessment if the Japanese cars cost $130k and the US cars $80k.
Triple E/Leisure Travel only builds about 500 a year. They also run almost double the price.

I was at the Pomona show with a guy who was comparing Forester MBS and Leisure Travel. Forester was on sale for $89k unpainted. Leisure was $130k or $140. He pointed out a lot of nice features on the Leisure...but in the end could not find $40k worth of upgrades. Ended up buying the Lesiure. Normally, not even close to the same buyer.
Well, it's a little different here in Canada. Canadian dealers list the Forest River MBS for $120,000 to $140,000. Leisure Travel are being sold for $140,000 to $150,000.

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Old 06-06-2016, 08:21 PM   #28
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No brainer to me

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Well, it's a little different here in Canada. Canadian dealers list the Forest River MBS for $120,000 to $140,000. Leisure Travel are being sold for $140,000 to $150,000.

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Too bad they aren't a Class C - I would order one today and sell the MBS. I would gladly pay the extra for the quality.

Oh, never mind - I guess they do. Anyone interested in a low mileage Forester MBS?
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:07 PM   #29
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They are beuatiful

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I had to post this. These are built two blocks away from my school.
I see them everyday, and they are beautiful.
Built like a tank, and amazing quality.

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Went to Sarasota today to look at a Leisure Travel Unity (and Serenity). They are beautifully put together. Already planning a trip to Winkler, MB to see how they are made. Yes, they are more expensive and clearly in a different class than the FR product. Even the caulking looks like it was done with care (unlike the caulking on the MBS that looks like a 6 year old did it).

My spouse chastised me for not knowing about Leisure Travel and having purchased the FR MBS instead. Looking for a slightly used one, but probably will order one (10 month lead time) instead. Gives me time to sell the Forester.
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Triple e is alive!

If you go to winkler, stop by " triangle oasis" all you can eat, Mennonite buffet... Mmmmm.


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