Yeah, while it may be true you can "get service at any Forest River facility", if you didn't buy it from THEM you go to the back of the line.
Unlike motor vehicles, FR has NO control over expediency or even enforcement of service/warranty work thru their dealers. Every dealer puts *their* purchased units first. I've read that some dealers *may* get you in quicker if you didn't buy from them but are stranded during travel.
Look for (if you can find one) a "Route 66" certified dealer. Ours is a Route 66 dealer (Bayou Outdoor Super Center) and I simply can NOT say enough good things about them. We purchased 90 miles from home and don't regret it one minute. May have gotten our units (we've owned two inside a year) cheaper, but cheaper isn't always better when it comes to these beasts.
FTR, that Route 66 certification isn't awarded lightly. They must EARN that certification and their staff must undergo extensive training to achieve it. They are closely monitored and can lose that certification if they fail to keep up the required standards.
If age is a state of mind, and I've lost my mind, I'm AGELESS, right?
Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around:
Flagstaff 5er 2014 8528 IKWS
, Platinum Package, Regency Interior "Buffy"
F250 Super Duty 2013
Tuxedo Black "Biff"
Days camped 2014