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Old 09-10-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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Riverstone

We are looking at new campers and the Riverstone has my interest.I looked at one at Tampa show but was not able to talk to anyone and accurate info and reviews seam hard to find.No local dealers and info on Forrest River web site is slim and seams to be out dated,dealers advertising 3 models but web site shows 2 with limited specs as an example.I have been told they will be at Hershey and will be able to talk to rep.I was hoping to find info from current owners and their experiences.Also concerned with lack of info on web it could become an orphan if not popular.Others I am looking at are DRV and Augusta. Can anyone direct me reviews or have personal experience they would be willing to share.
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:38 AM   #2
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We are proud new owners of a River Stone Legacy 38 MB ask us some questions and will see what I can help you with. I will be at the Hershey show staying at the Thousand Trails campground. Also hear that Keystone RV is now a River Stone dealer but do not have any units there and will be the representing dealer at the show.
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:43 AM   #3
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It's a brand new line for FR, so there's not much info out there
Just came out a few months ago.
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My neighbor has one...it's nice. I don't know much about it other than he has a retractable gray/black hose, tankless hot water, EMS, auto level, and individual water shut off for every faucet from the outside compartment. All little gadgets that I'd love to have, lol.
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:49 PM   #5
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We also will be at Hershey show.I had received an e-mail from FR about Keystone apparently they will have their first units at show.The press release from last sept said they would have 8 floorplans only see 2 on line but see 3 in dealer web sites. My questions are more construction ,weights ,sat & solar cable prep.Is Legacy another model for the Riverstone?
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:49 PM   #6
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My impression is that essentially the Riverstone is an overhauled Dynamax Trilogy. The floor plans and amenities down to exact measurements in many cases are identical. This is just my observation. Almost immediately after the Trilogy was removed from the Dynamax lineup (for obvious core focus and streamlining reasons), the Riverstone showed up looking just like a Trilogy with a different cap on the front and more Asian/Modern decor along with a few more appropriate upgrades that one would expect in an upscale unit (such as power retractable electric tether, higher end energy systems and I believe 3 AC units instead of 2.

It's a nice looking unit and if the Trilogy is any indication, a well built unit. We've had out issues with our Trilogy but overall are extremely happy with it. The quality and bang for buck was unparalleled in my opinion so when Forest River had Dynamax cancel it I was really saddened. It's good to see that it appears revitalized with a more modern makeover as the new Riverstone.


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Old 09-11-2016, 06:11 AM   #7
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River Stone now has 2 lines, the Legacy is I guess considered their top line and the River Stone ( also nice) is a step down with lesser grade components. Legacy offers full body paint, Good Year H rated tires, disc brakes, Lazy Boy residential furniture, Bose sound system and some different interior things to differ the two lines. River Stone line had Walker tires, NO disc brakes, regular rv furniture, no full body paint only painted caps and a different sound system, I believe I heard that at Hershey there will be 3 units,2 of the River Stone and one Legacy but that was back in August so it might have changed by now.
Different floor plans will be offered in both lines but they were not planning on offering the same floor plan in each line to kind of separate them from each other. I did see 2 new floor plans being worked on while we were at the factory but have not been released yet for production. Hope to see you at the show.
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Appears to be designed to compete with DRV and as a replacement of the Trilogy in the higher-end fifth wheel market. I would be looking for two options that I don’t think are available from the Riverstone factory, one piece fiberglass roof and Mor/Ryde Suspension.The suspension being probably the most important. Many of the Trilogy owners who travel a lot, made the upgrade. DRV does offer both, however, they were recently acquired by Thor, and so quality will likely begin to decline.
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Tried to get the MorRyde IS when we ordered but to no luck, will think about upgrading to it in the future. Trilogy was on our sights to upgrade from our Cedar Creek but could not move on it before they stopped building them so was glad when FR started this line and was following them from the start. It is a very nice unit but as with all time will tell.
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Thanks for responses.The Mor Ryde IS for me is necessary I have on my current SOB and really would not want to without it.I have no problem having it installed after.The one issue with IS it adds about 350# per axle so weights of trailer are important. It is under slung weight but still need to pay attention.The only weights I have seen were on a dealers site and listed 1200# as carrying capacity not much! Thanks again
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