Originally Posted by Marine3038
I would recommend buying local if possible- even if you pay a little extra. Much easier to get service work done to it (and trust me - you will).
Dealerships will tell you forest river can be serviced anywhere (they pretty much can) -- but expect longer waiting times if you didn't buy from the place doing the work (that was our experience anyway).
i tried 3 local Roo dealers who were thousands more that Roo dealers in the Midwest. they REFUSED to even come within $2000 of those prices.
so, i called the the Roo warranty rep who found local dealers willing to do the warranty work.
so we bought from a Chicago dealer and drove 4000 miles RT, to pick up the Roo we wanted.
NEVER had any issues getting the warranty work done, except i had to be at the back of the line.
i just dropped it off, during the winter time and picked it up in the spring. i got 3-4 months free storage.
i agree that you should try to go through a local dealer but that didn't work for our 3 California Roo dealers.
even after travel costs, we still saved $4500 buying from a Midwest dealer.
so, it depends on where you live and who you can deal with.
on the West Coast, dealers basically dare you to go to Midwest dealers to save money. they feel that most aren't willing to do that and they charge inflated prices.
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
'07 Roo 23SS pushing an '07 Chevy Avalanche
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC