Wow - based on your experience it does sound like you simnply have a Lemon. Did you know that there are RV Lemon laws? See this link:
Lemon Law RV | Lemon Law America®
Before I would take the financial hit, I would consider going direct to Forest River - and, at this point, I would think that repair is completely out of the question. It is time to get a replacement unit.
Some folks don't like to deal with the hassle - frankly neither do I but the principle of the damn thing is what motivates me. Case in point: I had problems back in 2006 with a factory ordered Surveyor 303. After 8 months ownership -- 6 1/2 which were spent in the shop!!My fun meter was pegged.
Screw the RV dealer, I went to an attorney, told him my story, gave him all my documentation and coorspondence and told him what I wanted (a new replacement unit not a repaired curent unit.)
Well, these claims attorneys work on percentages and will not usually touch your case unless they think there is a chance you have a winning case (ergo they will make money to boot).
He took my case with a rather wolfish grin on his face.
It only took 1 registered letter exchange before I got a call from the General Manager. I politely, but icly told him he needed to contact my Attorney and not me at this point. He tried to wheel and deal and I hung up on him and called my attorney and told him about the phone call. That was another nail in the RV dealer's coffin.
Bottom Line: I got a new (and by that time a 2007) unit with every upgraded option available, 3 years of free service and winterization/summer set up service (never used it, never set foot in the dealership again) and a _VERY_ nice fat check for "missed vacations, lost time, and
." I was out of pocket $175 for the initial consult with the Attorney (recouped in the check IMO
YMMV, and it may just be me and my SOB attitude but DO NOT let the Ba$t**DS take you for a ride--it's YOUR hard earned money my friend!