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Old 08-08-2016, 12:18 PM   #21
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Just got off the phone with the sales manager of the dealership.

He said that the 195BH is only produced twice a year because its more of a "niche" model so he can order one but it could be months before I get it (i'm fine with that, don't really have much time to camp the rest of this year anyways because of a promotion thats coming up at work)

He suggested that I call around and ask some other dealers if they have any now that I could just pull off the lot since he sold his last one 6 weeks ago, and if I can't find any available now that he will put one on order and probably have it ready for me in the spring.
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:30 PM   #22
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It's interesting what dealers will say. We had one tell us a similar story. He was a salesman we liked, and was closer to us than the Camping World where we purchased. He said FR required the dealer to take 3 of each model they ordered, and they were afraid they couldn't move that small a model.

When we bought ours (mid April, last year), That dealer had at least 8 available, and we saw 3 others pull out while we were there.

It's not a big camper, but we love the layout. Perfect for a first RV, or for a small family.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:03 PM   #23
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We love our 195bh. Had it for 2 years now and gotten plenty of use. Haven't had any major issues. Ours has the side AC and we live in the humid south. It does a pretty good job of keeping it cool. I only wish it had a thermostat because there are many nights it gets too cold and we get out of bed to turn AC down.
The single propane tank last us a long time. I've been meaning to add a second just to have a spare but there hasn't really been a need and I don't want to add the weight unless necessary. We use propane for furnace, stove, and hot water heater.
We are a family of 4 (two young kids) and it's perfect size for us. We camp to be outside and don't spend much time inside, so we don't need a large trailer. We actually prefer the smaller size trailers so we can get into a lot more camp spots easier then most.
I also tow with just the friction sway bar and it does just fine on a Nissan Titan.




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Old 08-12-2016, 10:12 AM   #24
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Interesting,

I talked to another dealer today and asked for his quote. He got back to me after looking it up and told me the 195BH is now discontinued and he can't even order one. Said something about Forest River merging the 195BH into a new product. Said he would contact me when he finds out more.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:28 PM   #25
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Wow I'm surprised to hear that it's such a popular model.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:17 PM   #26
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I emailed Forest River and asked them what was going on. This was their response:

We are revamping the the unit and releasing it as the 196BH around October. We are grateful for your interest in our product and hope you enjoy our updates. Thank you!

Jon Sare
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:40 PM   #27
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I'll be curious to see the changes they make.
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