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Old 08-20-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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I just don't get Forest River

After weeks of chasing electrical problems in my 2011 Rockwood 2902ss (bad crimps, missing wire nuts, stuff not hooked up) I decided to look under at the junction box. The box is not weather proof and they used the wrong size wire nuts (too small) and the wire nuts were starting to corrode around the wires. So I got weatherproof wire nuts, trimmed and stripped the wires for a clean connection. All better now.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:09 PM   #2
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More Forest River mysteries

After driving in heavy rain I kept finding water on the bathroom floor. I looked around everywhere and could not find where the water was coming from. Then I happened to look at the exterior shower door, they installed it sideways so when driving in the rain the water blows in on the hinge side and finds it way inside through the hole where the plumbing feeds from the inside. What the hell were they thinking? there is plenty of room to install the exterior shower the CORRECT WAY!!!
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:15 PM   #3
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Even more poor planning from Forest River

Why would they think that putting a light fixture that is NOT water and dirt proof would be adequate on the front of the trailer. This light switch is corroded after 4 months and no longer operates. Good thinking Forest River. I am sure glad Forest River does not make planes.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:16 PM   #4
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The concertone was NOT hooked up
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:32 AM   #6
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Welcome to the world of RV manufacturing. Innovation is non-existant. Pride in craftsmanship is non-existant. So many manufacturers exist (although fewer now) that one company trying to build it right could not price their product competitively. I promise Forest River is not the only one building their units in the manner in which your's is. I am self-employed, among other ventures, I sell utility, cargo and industrial trailers. In 1995 I decided to sell fifth wheel and TT toy hauler RVs. It was a new thing at the time. I could not believe the stuff I had to fix as a dealer on brand new units. We sold for two major players in the RV industry with both having the same unacceptable build quality. After 3 years I decided to stop selling RVs for this very reason. Sadly, buyers of new RVs should have carpentry, electrical, plumbing and mechanical skills to make ownership less painful..! With eyes wide open, I purchased a new 2008 G'town 350TS one year ago this month. Have been straightening out issues on it for a year now! I don't mind a bit, because I knew I would have to, problems are guaranteed..! When a friend or family member starts talking about an RV purchase, do them a favor and tell them how it is. They can purchase and have many years of enjoyment with their RV, but, go in with eyes open and expecting issues. ALL brands are included...!
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:38 PM   #7
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Maybe its time for a class action lawsuit
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:48 PM   #8
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add Thor to the mox
our damon had tons of stuff left over......
spent a few weeks fixing them all

our cedar creek was the same way and we had it custom built. but still arrived full of junk and wires not crimped or connected,

its a pity we just have to accept it.......
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Sadly, buyers of new RVs should have carpentry, electrical, plumbing and mechanical skills to make ownership less painful..! With eyes wide open, I purchased a new 2008 G'town 350TS one year ago this month. Have been straightening out issues on it for a year now! I don't mind a bit, because I knew I would have to, problems are guaranteed..! When a friend or family member starts talking about an RV purchase, do them a favor and tell them how it is. They can purchase and have many years of enjoyment with their RV, but, go in with eyes open and expecting issues. ALL brands are included...!
Very Well said.
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