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Old 08-08-2010, 03:07 PM   #11
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We have a 2007 forest river flagstaff 5er 8528gtss. Bought it brand new. Yes, we've had problems with it but fully realize that it's the nature of the beast. As Ladywendolyn stated we're talking about a moving house here and things get rattled around alot. Some of the problems we've had are: The front body cap came apart from the side walls, two water pumps had to be replaced. The oven went out and had to be replaced. I went through 2 sets of Carlisle tires (OEM) blow outs before changing them to higher grade tires. The converter stopped working and had to be replaced. These and various and sundry items have malfunctioned since buying our RV new in 07. I still like the product and really have no regrets. We've been RVing since 1990 when we bought our first trailer a Fleetwood Prowler. I guess I was spoiled because for 17 years of using our Prowler, the only thing that went wrong was a water heater that had to be replaced and of course the normal wear and tear stuff, tires, brakes etc. Our Flagstaff is a Ultra-lite rig and with it comes a few things that in my opinion are up to par with the non-lite weight units. But as I said, I'm happy with it and just have to keep and eye out for things going wrong. We bought the extended warrantee so that has helped a lot. Happy RVing everyone..
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:14 PM   #12
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I think some of the problems are factories are trying to cut cost plus using light weight materials and quality suffers. My old camper was 22yrs old and was in great shape when I sold it. I can tell a difference in the quality of the old vs new camper. I m not sure this new camper will last 22yrs..
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:09 AM   #13
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Just curious how much they wanted to replace the seals? Did the leak occur in the first year?
Have you tried a different Forest River dealer? The dealer I bought mine from was dragging their feet on a repair so I contacted a different dealer who said they would have no problem performing warranty repairs on a unit not bought from them and could have it fixed in a couple days. I called my dealer and told them to have it ready to pick up so I could bring it to the other dealer and they magically found time to get it repaired right away! Maybe another dealer in your area would be more willing to work with you.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:59 PM   #14
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"I think some of the problems are factories are trying to cut cost plus using light weight materials and quality suffers. My old camper was 22yrs old and was in great shape when I sold it. I can tell a difference in the quality of the old vs new camper. I m not sure this new camper will last 22yrs.."

If we paid as much (adjusted for inflation) for our campers today as we did 22 years ago, it would be of equal quality. People just don't want to pay the price, me included.
Considering what I paid for our new 5th, I am more than happy.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:26 AM   #15
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A lot of folks don't realize that Forest River does not make most of the products used in the construction of their campers- YES, they ultimately make the choices on who's stuff to use in their construction, but it's really not them to blame for a bad water heater, or water pumps, ovens or tires. All of these were made by separate manufacturers, and carry their own product warranties, as well. I personally love my camper, and Forest River is buying out many other brands that are going bankrupt, to save their butts. Randy
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:57 PM   #16
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Thumbs up Update from Adf1350

As I promised Forest River, I would give credit when credit is due. After my last complaints in August 2010, Forest River finally researched and found my claim in 2006 and said that they "unjustly denied" my claim. They shipped my trailer to their mfg. plant in IN and almost completely rebuilt it - it needed it. I commend them for coming through and making the situation right, as a good company will do. I will now recommend them - even though it took 4 years. I feel whole again. They even domed the roof, which I thought was a flaw in their roofs - that they are flat.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:46 AM   #17
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As I promised Forest River, I would give credit when credit is due. After my last complaints in August 2010, Forest River finally researched and found my claim in 2006 and said that they "unjustly denied" my claim. They shipped my trailer to their mfg. plant in IN and almost completely rebuilt it - it needed it. I commend them for coming through and making the situation right, as a good company will do. I will now recommend them - even though it took 4 years. I feel whole again. They even domed the roof, which I thought was a flaw in their roofs - that they are flat.
That's good to hear. Sometimes it's an individual not the company as a whole that drops the ball for some reason or another. Thanks for posting that FR made good on your issues.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:28 PM   #18
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Maybe they are learning if they dont take care of there customers.....they arent going to have repeat customers...........good for you and FR for making it right ! Note: R+ to you for reposting that all turned out positive !!
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Sabre Breaks

Anyone have problems with there brakes? I have a 2010 Sabre 31RETS and brakes went out on first long trip. Come to find out FR changed design an now is replacing both axles.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:12 PM   #20
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As I promised Forest River, I would give credit when credit is due. After my last complaints in August 2010, Forest River finally researched and found my claim in 2006 and said that they "unjustly denied" my claim. They shipped my trailer to their mfg. plant in IN and almost completely rebuilt it - it needed it. I commend them for coming through and making the situation right, as a good company will do. I will now recommend them - even though it took 4 years. I feel whole again. They even domed the roof, which I thought was a flaw in their roofs - that they are flat.
Good deal,glad it turned out for you! Youroo!!
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