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Old 01-12-2015, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hi, my husband and I are just dipping our toes into the RV pond. We are looking at our first travel trailer and, as it happens, all of the top possibilities are Forest River manufactured. Which forum would be the best to ask for advice on our choice? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:30 PM   #2
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You'll find no better forum, Forest River or otherwise, in which to ask your question(s.) The folks on here are super helpful and have been (by far) the best resource for figuring out my RV and fixing it when necessary.

So, to your question: have you picked out a floor plan you like, or are you sort of randomly looking at units on dealers' lots where you live? What do you want your RV to be able to do? Driveable or towable? If towable, what's your tow vehicle (known as your TV here.) There's lots of questions you can answer just by asking them here and Internet shopping before you even go near a dealer's lot. So, fire away!
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:55 PM   #3
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Welcome! We too are looking for a travel trailer (TT). We have narrowed it down to a few models and are hoping to really be able to compare units at the Tampa RV show this coming weekend. We are also hoping that a lot of vendors will be there with accessories. We are really trying to think through how we function/live and what needs take priority. Each unit floor plan is a little different and we need to decide if storage and big bath trump rear living space and privacy.
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:05 PM   #4
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Welcome from a fellow Marylander

There are a ton of good people here and everyone is very helpful. Just ask any question you have and you will be amazed how many answers you get and how soon.
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We have a 2004 Ford Expedition with a towing package and are looking at a new 2014 surveyor SC201RBS at 15,600, and a used 2013 Rockwood Mini lite 2109S for which they are asking 14,900. One more choice is a more stripped down 2015 Wildwood s lite FS195BH for 11000. Although I like the Mini, my feeling is it would be far better to buy the Surveyor or the Wildwood with a warranty. Both are good for two people who are just buying to try out the RV experience and then hopefully, buy up. We were just hoping for something less expensive in the used market, but I'm beginning to wonder if used would really be much more of a bargain than new, especially if we have to get into repairs or extended warranties. Your input would be appreciated.
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Welcome to the forum from Southern Maryland!

The Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA is having an RV show this weekend, January 16-18. The Timonium RV Show is February 13-15 and 20-22. There should be plenty of Forest River RV's at both shows.
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Hi, my husband and I are just dipping our toes into the RV pond. We are looking at our first travel trailer and, as it happens, all of the top possibilities are Forest River manufactured. Which forum would be the best to ask for advice on our choice? Thanks in advance.
Welcome!
I recommend you post in the General TT/5th Wheel Discussion section, since you're asking about multiple TT's.
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Timonium show coming up next month. We go every year, just to drool all over the new stuff
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Welcome and ditto on the RV show in Timonium next month. Many of the MD dealers are there and it is inside. Lots of units to look at. We go every year for something to do in February as well as too see what is new.
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Thanks for the advice. Been to a few RV shows and done some reading. We're ready to buy but looking for people who've used these models. If we don't buy by February, we'll see you in Timonium.
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