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Old 06-18-2018, 09:06 AM   #1
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Good news for a change!

We took our TT out for it's first trip to Farewell Bend CG near Crater Lake NP over Fathers Day weekend and...everything worked! Nothing broke, nothing fell off, and nothing leaked (we had some very heavy thunder storms with hail Sat night). The furnace got hot, the fridge got cold, the water flowed, the hot water heater heated, and the toilet flushed. The lights turned on and off, the awning went out and back in, and the electric tongue jack and stabilizers even went up and down.

As great as this forum is, it can really give you a sense of doom reading all of the trouble people have. The whole time it was raining, I kept walking around checking the roof vents, skylight, walls, and windows just knowing I would find a leak. So, I just wanted to let everyone know that there are some decently built rigs out there, and we were lucky enough to get one.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:10 AM   #2
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Thats awesome !!! I have a Wildwood thats been treating us really well . We try to treat it just as well so we have a happy harmonious life together .
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:28 AM   #3
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We picked up our River Stone Legacy just before the FROG Rally in Goshen 2 years ago, well it poured a day or two and I did the same thing looking for leaks. My wife was saying there better not be and although I had to agree I replied what better place to find a leak but at the factory sponsored rally. Glad all went well for your weekend
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:37 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing. It's the nature of the beast for forums to attract negative comments plus the myriad of 'how do i fix this questions'. Our new Grey Wolf has been fine so far. Enjoy the camping.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:52 PM   #5
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I've had my roo for 4 years. The only problem I've had is the LED lights died. $50 to replace. I am quite happy.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:25 PM   #6
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More good news!

Our Wildcat Sterling has been giving us basically problem free service for over 3 years now.

Have I had a few maintenance items, YES, of course.

Have I had any real Problems, NO.

I credit the lack of problems to a good Preventative Maintenance Schedule.......That and paying attention to condition issues as well.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:37 PM   #7
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Good to hear a "Happy Camper" post. We're on our fourth FR camper, and no major problems yet. Fixed a few problems on my own, easier than dragging it back to the dealer.
We should have a dedicated "I love FR day" once a month on this forum. Just sayin.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:43 PM   #8
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I bought my 2014 V-Cross last summer and other than the toilet not holding water it has been trouble free. It turns out that there was a recall on the Dometic 300 toilet so I got a new one for free. Have I done any work to it? Yes I have but it has been mods and upgrades to make it my own and preventative maintenance. Not all newer RV's are poorly made junk.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:26 PM   #9
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Good to hear a "Happy Camper" post. We're on our fourth FR camper, and no major problems yet. Fixed a few problems on my own, easier than dragging it back to the dealer.
We should have a dedicated "I love FR day" once a month on this forum. Just sayin.
Come to think of it, this is our fourth FR as well (two pop-ups, a Grey Wolf, and our current TT), and nary a problem with any of them.

I agree with the “I Love FR Day!” More positive posts are needed.
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:25 PM   #10
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MSgt Rick ... First thank you for your service and thank you for that post!

I also read this forum and wondered if anyone ever has good experiences with their FR's. We bought a Cedar Creek 36CKTS 2 years ago and other than the simple things that I fix, I was thinking that maybe I got the only good one ever built.

I actually love to work on stuff so I'm always looking for something to tinker with when we camp but I never seem to find much so I go fishing.

It's good to see all of these comments ... lets keep up the positives.
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Good to hear a "Happy Camper" post. We're on our fourth FR camper, and no major problems yet. Fixed a few problems on my own, easier than dragging it back to the dealer.

We should have a dedicated "I love FR day" once a month on this forum. Just sayin.


I happy camper here!
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:33 PM   #12
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Have had our 2019 Hemisphere 272RL out 1 time as well. Not a problem to report!! Cant wait for the weekend after the 4th for our next trip. Thanks Forest River for a fine product
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:54 PM   #13
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While I don't own a Salem, I have a Coachmen, it's great to see so many "Happy Campers" out there. This is nice to see, especially after the thread in the C'men sub-forum, that all C'men products were dog poop.....
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:40 PM   #14
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Thank you!

I'm glad that I posted my good experience, it has been refreshing reading all of the positivity! My faith in RV-dom has been bumped up a notch
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:15 PM   #15
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Our 2015 29RKSS has been relatively trouble free. The A/C was replaced not long after we got it, and the brakes have been replaced, but other than that it's mostly been stuff that I wanted to do.

We're very happy with our unit. I do still walk in and around it every once in a while to make sure the sky isn't falling.
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:17 PM   #16
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Ok...Enough with the "Happy Camper" stuff.....

How was the campground?


Do you have pictures?

Any suggestions for the trip?

I would love to drive down from the Evergreen state and visit.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:59 PM   #17
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Ok...Enough with the "Happy Camper" stuff.....



How was the campground?




Do you have pictures?



Any suggestions for the trip?



I would love to drive down from the Evergreen state and visit.


Farewell Bend campground is one of our favorites. There are quite a few spots along the Rogue River, just make sure to reserve in advance as they go fast. No hookups, but they have water spigots and flush toilets. They also have a playground for the kiddos.

The CG is right next to the Rogue Gorge, which is very cool, and Becky’s Cafe is just on the other side of that where you can get good pie and food. Just up the road the other way is the road to Crater Lake. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-24-2018, 01:02 PM   #18
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Good news is always welcome. Thanks for sharing. I too just had a nofault weekend. Love it when a plan comes together.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:33 PM   #19
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We just returned from a roadtrip, 20 days rental of a 2017 202RDXL from a private party through RVShare. The real roadtrip was 15 days, with the rest being preparation, positioning, and unloading to return. We covered 2300miles (720 in the positioning phase) and stayed in six full-service campgrounds in New Mexico and so.Arizona. Temps were cooler than average in NM and right on the historical average (unbearable) in AZ!

The only things that can be said to have "gone wrong" were the propane and/or smoke alarm went off three times, but reset itself with a bit of fresh air. And the fridge failed to work at the last site (one night) because of operator failure: we thought leveling was not a factor in RV (ammonia) fridges! Learned something there, and fortunately we had ice and a cooler for the spoilables.

This trailer has my dream floorplan and seemed well-towable by our SUV (Lexus GX460). Still working on my DH to buy one!
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:18 PM   #20
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Good news for a change!

We’ve had our 171RBXL for a year now. After we got the double step to replace the single, it has been a total joy!
Well, the mattress is long overdue for replacement, but that seems to be the norm, and happens on Tuesday!
No real troubles at all!
Happy Campers here!
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