View Poll Results: POLL: How many people actually have mechanical issues with their Rockwoods
I bought a newer (2012+) Rockwood and had significant warranty work 18 15.00%
I bought a newer (2012+) Rockwood and had issues but nothing I couldn't fix myself 29 24.17%
I bought a newer (2012+) Rockwood and have had no significant issues at all 58 48.33%
I bought an older model (2012 or older) Rockwood and had significant warranty work 3 2.50%
I bought an older model (2012 or older) Rockwood and had issues but nothing I couldn't fix myself 7 5.83%
I bought an older model (2012 or older) Rockwood and have had no significant issues at all 9 7.50%
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:42 AM   #31
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Nothing we couldn't tweak or fix. Too much hassle to have to haul it to the dealer for every little annoyance. That being said... our floor is failing abd ut us going back to the factory next month for a new one.
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:47 AM   #32
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Just minor stuff. Water tank. Nearly fell out, ac wired wrong. scare lights failed. Heater ignition failed. Stapled drawer bottoms fell out. Frig door fell off etc .. fixed myself. Bad vent. Got it solid after 2 years.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:02 AM   #33
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Looking at the results from 2012 and newer it sure looks like about 33% or so of new Rockwoods have issues. Many on this forum will say thats an acceptable percentage and then offer up a hundred excuses why. The components are not made by Forest River, its a house going down the road, the buyer is unreasonable, the expectations are too high..............yada yada yada............

IMO 33% having had issues is way too high of a number, and I don't believe the percentage is that low. I'd bet a lot of people who don't even own a Rockwood took a long sip of the kool aid and clicked choice #3 because they can not bring themselves to admit Forest River has a few minor problems with QC.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:02 AM   #34
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Just minor stuff. Water tank. Nearly fell out, ac wired wrong. scare lights failed. Heater ignition failed. Stapled drawer bottoms fell out. Frig door fell off etc .. fixed myself. Bad vent. Got it solid after 2 years.
Too Tall....how was your AC wired wrong?
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:23 PM   #35
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New 2014 Rockwood Ultralite 2703WS

Had to replace 2 slide actuators and the electric tongue jack.

A support for lower flashing on the right front side came loose and the wind from towing caused the panel to pull loose requiring replacement of the panel.

The hole on the right hand side for manually extending the kitchen slide was installed about 4" too far back which made it impossible to use manual extension tool.

All of the above covered by warranty. Glad I opted for the one year warranty extension.

I use the EZ lube hub feature and paid $600 to replace brakes due grease leakage at the seal. I was very careful to follow the directions for use very carefully but got leakage anyway. It's much cheaper to DIY or have the dealer do it.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:29 PM   #36
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Too Tall....how was your AC wired wrong?
Sorry for the late reply, ha. They had a couple of wires in the ceiling unit crossed. Don't remember the details but when I put the unit on low cool, only the compressor would run. When I called the dealer, he told me, well there's so little difference between low and hi fan, I wouldn't worry about it. I ended up pulling the thermostat and ohm ing the wire as the colors from the thermostat were not the same going into the ceiling which complicated things. But i got it. Have since install a time delay on the low fan size.
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:06 AM   #37
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I had some minor issues that I fixed myself pretty easily:


- Crooked Cabinet Doors
- Slide out of alignment
- A-Frame jack buttons were both torn


I also has some MAJOR problems with the front cap. They apparently "forgot" to put the bolsters behind the front cap to keep it from sagging. I was getting strange dents in the front cap and apon inspection the Forest River rep discovered the bolsters missing. They had remove the entire front cap, install the bolsters and reinstall the cap. The Forest River warranty guys were AWESOME. Man did they go out of their way to get things worked and fixed. The dealer I bought my trailer front, their service dept left some things to be desired but that's fine, they got it done.


Over all I'm still really happy with our trailer. We have had it since February and used it more in the past 7 months than we had used our old 5th wheel in the past 3 years.
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:02 PM   #38
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The Forest River warranty guys were AWESOME. Man did they go out of their way to get things worked and fixed.


This is actually really encouraging. I've yet to hear about the forest river warranty department ever giving anyone a hard time or fighting them over necessary repair requests.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:25 PM   #39
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We had a number of issues with our 2906ws after the first trip. Nothing terribly serious, and the dealer could fix them all easily -- except when the fridge decided to start smoking while they were doing the final check before giving it back to us. Had to send it back to Dometic and install a whole new fridge.

Sure glad that happened at the dealer...
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:26 AM   #40
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I just got our 2013 2604WS back from the dealer yesterday. The front cap was replaced for the second time (under warranty) for fiberglass delamination. I hope third time is the charm. Our frameless windows are failing. The glass is separating from the attaching bars and the black trim is blistering and flaking off on several windows. We love the floorplan and have no desire to sell the trailer, but it would be nice to have fewer issues that will eventually impact resale opportunities..
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