Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-24-2013, 10:40 AM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by bill flick View Post
Rgdds Just take your time and remember you have a trailer back there and it will push you. so be careful and have a safe summer
I will Thanks have fun camping !!!!
__________________

__________________
sam2581 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 10:05 PM   #22
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Slidell,LA.
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by bill flick View Post
Rgdds Just take your time and remember you have a trailer back there and it will push you. so be careful and have a safe summer
Thanks Bill on the advice. I will be very careful and will be very conscious of the trailer. You have a safe fun summer of camping also.
__________________

__________________
rgdds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 10:18 PM   #23
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgdds View Post
Thanks Bill on the advice. I will be very careful and will be very conscious of the trailer. You have a safe fun summer of camping also.
Rgdds I know u said u just bout your 25rr how was pricing in your area they are all over the place were iv been talking to. Not sure of I should buy a striped down model or get one loaded, any suggestions? Thanks
__________________
sam2581 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 10:44 PM   #24
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Slidell,LA.
Posts: 36
Sam sent you a private message on pricing. Ronnie
__________________
rgdds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 212
Quality:

Well, it's a cost effective camper. I have to be honest with myself though, I'm in the cost effective price bracket income wise. So I won't be buying a $90k camper to pull with my $50k truck. Every time I look closer though I become more convinced drunk midgets put this thing together. It's kinda to the point where I'm afraid to look. Every aspect of cheap (commonly known as "cost effective") comes to mind very often.

* I recently pulled the Converter out to understand the wiring before I put in my solar stuff. What I found was enough wood shaving and dust to get me a nice campfire going (a couple dust pan fulls). They also cut holes in a rather carefree way and left the "hacked" out pieces lying on the floor behind the converter.

* Underneath the trailer I found that in a couple of places the metal trim got further away from the wood and there were bunches of staples just stuck through metal and not touching wood. Doesn't look like there was any effort to fix it. Just left it as is.

* The little piece of trim above the wheel well (left side) pulled lose bringing it home. Upon inspection I could tell the trim had just barley covered the metal on the side. I'm talking maybe a 1/16 of an inch. The gap kept growing as it set in the sun. Spiders took up residence, some water got in. Fixed by a dealer by tacking it in place. They said it would be fixed right but when I spoke with the owner's son he had told me Forest River told them to just patch it.

* The first night after buying it the sound quality went to crap. Evidently my Fleedwood Mac Rumor MP3's were too much for it. The sounds was like it was clipping and muffled. Just yesterday I pulled the speaker thinking it had went bad and I was going to replace it. Only to find chopped up pieces of foam, foam rubber, vinyl, and all kinds of left over crap from other manufacturing processes. The loose stuff was all over the top of the speaker and down in the speaker. I also had an avalanche of this stuff hit me in the face when I pulled the speaker out. Yay. After I shook it out the sound was fine again. Going to put a "fiber fill" sheet in to keep the crap out.

* Yesterday was sunny and I was in the back of the camper with the lights off and noticed a pinpoint of light at both top corners of the ramp. Yes daylight and yes the ramp was closed and locked. I pushed with two fingers (not hard) and a 1/4" gap opened up and daylight poured in. My concern is that the normal eddies and buffeting of the wind going down the road will do the same thing, while it's raining.

* Brakes started locking up on me on the pull home from the dealer. Admittedly it was hilly. But then again, I'm sure people don't want to just camp on flat land and my truck brakes suffered no ill affect. The brake controller was installed and set by the dealer. If you can imagine coming to a stop light and the camper pulling hard on your vehicle followed by its tires locking up. I've since replaced the break controller with the best one I could find (Tekonsha 90195 P3 Electronic Brake Control). It does better now but it's not right.

The list goes on believe it or not. But I'm at work and should probably get some work done. I think some of the things I've encountered others have also but are unaware. As said, it's a cost effective camper.

Now for the irony. I like my camper. It fit the bill for everything I needed. It's light enough to be towed by my 5.4L F150 super crew. The interior layout was very open (something I was looking for) and felt more like living space than other toy haulers I looked at. I don't plan on sticking a huge bike in it. At most I will put a dual purpose (on/off road) type of bike in it to be hauled.
__________________
apollumi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:14 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 212
Just thought I'd sum the above up. I like my camper but in the back of my brain I'm trying suppress the fear that I'm actually pulling a big cardboard box down the road. A cardboard box that might just fold up if it gets wet. This of course is my humble opinion.

I've found some videos online of forest river campers being built. It explained a lot to me. Young unskilled labor going as fast as they can.

Here, watch your roof being made. It's the same roof of the 25RR. I can vouch from taking the speaker out and seeing the roof strut by it.


__________________
apollumi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 05:31 PM   #27
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by apollumi View Post
Just thought I'd sum the above up. I like my camper but in the back of my brain I'm trying suppress the fear that I'm actually pulling a big cardboard box down the road. A cardboard box that might just fold up if it gets wet. This of course is my humble opinion.

I've found some videos online of forest river campers being built. It explained a lot to me. Young unskilled labor going as fast as they can.

Here, watch your roof being made. It's the same roof of the 25RR. I can vouch from taking the speaker out and seeing the roof strut by it.

Thanks for your opinion I have a lot to think over. They are matching the price, I'm thinking of having them build me one with every option that I wanted and the price is still about the same. Wish me luck Thanks
__________________
sam2581 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 06:16 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 212
I have never been indoctrinated into the camper world until the purchase of the 25RR. It was an eye opening experience. You get what you pay for I suppose.
__________________
apollumi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 11:10 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: In my PJ's
Posts: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by sam2581 View Post
Do you think I should cocider buying one? What problem ate you having ? Thanks
No problems at all really. We are doing some mods (Pimp My 25RR thread) and you can see where things were done "cheaply" That being said IMHO all trailers are made as cheaply as possible and might as well get the best deal and "fix" what you don't like. If you asked me right now would I buy another; I'd have to say yes. Buy it enjoy it and mod it if you need it to suit you better
__________________
Night_Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 11:25 PM   #30
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Slidell,LA.
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Night_Wolf View Post
No problems at all really. We are doing some mods (Pimp My 25RR thread) and you can see where things were done "cheaply" That being said IMHO all trailers are made as cheaply as possible and might as well get the best deal and "fix" what you don't like. If you asked me right now would I buy another; I'd have to say yes. Buy it enjoy it and mod it if you need it to suit you better
Couldn't agree more.
__________________

__________________
rgdds is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 AM.