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.