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Old 09-18-2016, 06:19 PM   #1
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Me and DW are looking to purchase our first motorhome and are heavily leaning towards a FR 2800/1 GTS model. Just got back from Hersey RV Show and really liked the Forest River products but they didn't have a GTS model to look at. Expecting one "soon" but Philly is a bit far to go for a look. Appreciate any advice on getting a good deal. Best internet price so far was $77K in Ohio someplace, which wasn't bad for a MSRP $109K. Is it worth looking way outside of your neighborhood for a good price? I mean a thousand or two probably wouldn't take me away from the local dealer. So far looking at he FR forum, and others, I haven't seen a lot of complaints for FR homes, just the normal stuff. I'm pretty handy with my toolkit so I think I'll be OK with our choice??? Rest assured I'll be browsing the site in depth before we put in our order!

Thanks for any input!

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Old 09-18-2016, 06:29 PM   #2
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We looked at that one, and decided on a new 2015 FR3 28DS for around $74,000 and we love it.

And if you indeed have DYI skills don't get extended warranty, just log in here!

I had a slide out motor failure before the first trip and Forest River went out of their way to remedy!

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Old 09-18-2016, 07:43 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Lots of knowledgeable folks here to help you outLater RJd
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:18 PM   #4
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Have you checked Dylans in Sewell NJ? Cross the Walt Whitman, take NJ-55 south, get off at exit for Delsea Dr/ NJ-47. Take NJ-47 south. The dealership will be on your right at the 1st light.

Dylans gets good & bad reviews for price/service but I got a good deal on my 2011 Berk & have had little or no problems with service other than sometimes waiting for an appointment. They've since opened up a new service center & haven't had a problem getting an appointment since.

I think Stoltzfus also carries FR products. They're on US-322 west in Glen Mills, PA.

I'm pretty handy with my hand also so I don't have to take the coach in very often.

Whatever & wherever you purchase from, you'll be pleased with your FR product.

Good luck & keep us apprised of your search.
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