Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-30-2016, 10:49 PM   #201
Usually Confused Member
 
emm-dee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by smitty31093 View Post
I have a 2016 Vengeance 320A and have been fairly satisfied with it. I had to have all the floor trim around the kitchen base cabinets replaced due to it splitting and the vinyl coming off. There was a water leak from a gasket on the top of the kitchen slide from the factory and the water settled around the base cabinet. Once that was fixed anything else was minor stuff. This is our second Vengeance and we, like most of you, have found the antenna to be weak. I found that the cable at most campgrounds will not work if the power booster is turned on inside the camper. Also, I connect the cable to the top cable connection outside. Once connected I have to do a channel search on all my TV's. We usually get a good number of channels depending on the provider.
The television stuff you mention is routine on just about every trailer regardless of brand or model. But, if your Vengeance is like most of the others with the round TV antenna you'll just have to live with it or get a newer model. It really is a piece of junk.
__________________

__________________
At some point during every day you suddenly realize nothing else productive is going to happen the rest of that day. For me, it usually occurs around 9 am.

Vengeance 25V (the Harley needed a home)
emm-dee is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2016, 08:55 AM   #202
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Alvin, Texas
Posts: 22
Smitty, where is your cable power booster, I have looked high and low and cant find it anywhere. What does it look like. Please add a pic if possible.
__________________

__________________

MRH 2008
Alvin, Texas
2015 Forest River Vengeance 398V
2016 Ford SD F-350 PStroke DRW King Ranch FX4
2015 Ranger Polaris Crew Diesel
mrh2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2016, 09:11 AM   #203
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 341
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrh2008 View Post
Smitty, where is your cable power booster, I have looked high and low and cant find it anywhere. What does it look like. Please add a pic if possible.
On ours, its on the cable connection plate for the TV in the bedroom. Little black button on the black cover. A little hard to see but when you turn it on, the little green light comes on.

Its highly likely on one of your cable connections on the wall or ceiling.
__________________
2015 F350 6.7L Lariat CC LB
2016 Vengeance Touring Edition 40D12

Former Forest River Campers:
2004 Puma 30FQSS
2010 Sabre 31QBDS
2014 Work & Play 30WRS
KFX450RXC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2016, 06:41 PM   #204
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 14
Electra Glide. I did get all 6 arms and I purchased them from Amazon. Best price I found, and free shipping.
__________________
Mastertech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 11:56 AM   #205
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 501
I think next weekend will be my last trip out for this season. It's been a good run but the temps are dropping and I am busy Halloween weekend.
__________________
2016 Vengeance 320A
2015 Chevy 2500HD LT 6.6L 4x4 ccsb Z71 trim
2012 HD Electra Glide
Andersen Ultimate Aluminum fifth wheel hitch V2
Nights camped 2015-didn't count
Nights camped 2016-43...so far
Electra glide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 01:37 PM   #206
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 341
That is a bummer. But I understand.

We're going to Ocean Lakes next Friday for the weekend. I'm going to try to get away with not winterizing mine before we head to Disneyworld mid-December. We'll see.
__________________
2015 F350 6.7L Lariat CC LB
2016 Vengeance Touring Edition 40D12

Former Forest River Campers:
2004 Puma 30FQSS
2010 Sabre 31QBDS
2014 Work & Play 30WRS
KFX450RXC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 11:55 AM   #207
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by emm-dee View Post
The television stuff you mention is routine on just about every trailer regardless of brand or model. But, if your Vengeance is like most of the others with the round TV antenna you'll just have to live with it or get a newer model. It really is a piece of junk.
It is a piece of junk& I tried to get Forest River to upgrade mine to something that actually works& their answer was no & that's what we offer on the Vengeance line.

Also I wanted to say for the guys having trouble getting cable make sure that your booster is OFF. That's only for the air antenna.
__________________
Brian
04 Chevy 2500 Duramax / EFI Live Tuned
2016 Forrest River Vengeance 320a.
LB TN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2016, 12:55 PM   #208
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 3
Thumbs down

We purchased our 377v in April of 2016 for a motocross trip to Georgia. The first trip was a disaster! Shower leaked inside and outside, kitchen sink drain leaked, nice gust of wind ripped the rear large screen, the A/C quit working, the LED strips above the sink came off. You name it, it happened!

Now, after 4 or 5 warranty trips (2.5 hours to the dealer each way), I have to make another trip. After this weekend of camping, I heard a loud screach when letting out the slides. I went outside and looked and the glides (or whatever they are) on the bottom edge of the slide is bent half way up the side of the slide and has also ripped the rubber gasket around the slide. I then looked at the other slide, it has started to bend and rip the gasket as well.

Since I assume these units were built in Indiana, and I live in Michigan, the weather is similar. When the builders put up all of the trim, they must have done it with ZERO humidity. Once the humidity built up in the summer, all of the cheap trim and moulding started to expand. Now, I have TONS of ripples in the trim (looks great on a $65K RV!)

TV problems? with the crappy cable management behind the TV, one of the kids pulled the TV out to swing it around, and pulled the cable right out of the back of the TV. another crappy design.

Now there are a few other rants, but these are my fault for not looking when purchasing the unit: how do you get on the rear bunk? there is no ladder. how do you get on the roof to clean the slides when staying in the State Parks? there is no ladder on the side or rear. What's the deal with this? My buddy purchased the Wolf Pack the same time as us, and spent $25K less, but he gets an outside ladder!

Icing on the cake....our kids race motocross, so we purchased this unit for that in mind. Our camping is usually every weekend at a race track in the middle of a field (no power, etc). We purchased the 377v with the generator. Looking on Onan's website, it said the unit would consume about 1/2 gallon/hour on full load. This was acceptable since we would be camping for only 48 hours per weekend. The 377v comes with a 30 gallon fuel tank. with this, I should get 60 hours +/- a few on a full tank. Since it was hard to tell how much fuel was in it when we purchase it, I couldn't confirm the size. Once we got it home and camped the first weekend (we had power that weekend), I ran the generator and fuel tank until it was empty. Taking it to the gas station to fill it, I expected 30 or so gallons. The pump stopped at 20 gallons. I confirmed that the fuel gauge on the RV said empty and full. I spoke to the RV dealer, they confirmed with Forest River that the unit should have 30 gallons. After my 5 trips to the dealer for warranty work, it still only hold 20 gallons. They keep telling me they are waiting to hear back from Forest River.

Needless to say, I doubt I will purchase another Forest River product.

Hoping someone from FR is watching and contacts me.

Sorry about the long rant. Oh yeah, the third axle brakes were never hooked up (I was crawling under the unit one day and saw wires hanging down). Dealer has since fixed these.

Thanks-
Jason
__________________
emtJason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2016, 12:37 PM   #209
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 501
Quote:
Originally Posted by emtJason View Post
We purchased our 377v in April of 2016 for a motocross trip to Georgia. The first trip was a disaster! Shower leaked inside and outside, kitchen sink drain leaked, nice gust of wind ripped the rear large screen, the A/C quit working, the LED strips above the sink came off. You name it, it happened!

Now, after 4 or 5 warranty trips (2.5 hours to the dealer each way), I have to make another trip. After this weekend of camping, I heard a loud screach when letting out the slides. I went outside and looked and the glides (or whatever they are) on the bottom edge of the slide is bent half way up the side of the slide and has also ripped the rubber gasket around the slide. I then looked at the other slide, it has started to bend and rip the gasket as well.

Since I assume these units were built in Indiana, and I live in Michigan, the weather is similar. When the builders put up all of the trim, they must have done it with ZERO humidity. Once the humidity built up in the summer, all of the cheap trim and moulding started to expand. Now, I have TONS of ripples in the trim (looks great on a $65K RV!)

TV problems? with the crappy cable management behind the TV, one of the kids pulled the TV out to swing it around, and pulled the cable right out of the back of the TV. another crappy design.

Now there are a few other rants, but these are my fault for not looking when purchasing the unit: how do you get on the rear bunk? there is no ladder. how do you get on the roof to clean the slides when staying in the State Parks? there is no ladder on the side or rear. What's the deal with this? My buddy purchased the Wolf Pack the same time as us, and spent $25K less, but he gets an outside ladder!

Icing on the cake....our kids race motocross, so we purchased this unit for that in mind. Our camping is usually every weekend at a race track in the middle of a field (no power, etc). We purchased the 377v with the generator. Looking on Onan's website, it said the unit would consume about 1/2 gallon/hour on full load. This was acceptable since we would be camping for only 48 hours per weekend. The 377v comes with a 30 gallon fuel tank. with this, I should get 60 hours +/- a few on a full tank. Since it was hard to tell how much fuel was in it when we purchase it, I couldn't confirm the size. Once we got it home and camped the first weekend (we had power that weekend), I ran the generator and fuel tank until it was empty. Taking it to the gas station to fill it, I expected 30 or so gallons. The pump stopped at 20 gallons. I confirmed that the fuel gauge on the RV said empty and full. I spoke to the RV dealer, they confirmed with Forest River that the unit should have 30 gallons. After my 5 trips to the dealer for warranty work, it still only hold 20 gallons. They keep telling me they are waiting to hear back from Forest River.

Needless to say, I doubt I will purchase another Forest River product.

Hoping someone from FR is watching and contacts me.

Sorry about the long rant. Oh yeah, the third axle brakes were never hooked up (I was crawling under the unit one day and saw wires hanging down). Dealer has since fixed these.

Thanks-
Jason
That is some serious bad luck! Maybe it's a lemon? My unit has been nearly perfect and I have owned it for a year now. A few minor things and one possible major that was fixed by the dealer and/or me.
__________________
2016 Vengeance 320A
2015 Chevy 2500HD LT 6.6L 4x4 ccsb Z71 trim
2012 HD Electra Glide
Andersen Ultimate Aluminum fifth wheel hitch V2
Nights camped 2015-didn't count
Nights camped 2016-43...so far
Electra glide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2016, 12:48 PM   #210
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 3
I really do love the floor plan! Don't get me wrong. We upgraded from a Jayco 32' bunkhouse. Zero problems with the Jayco.

I'm sure Forest River will make it right. I'm hoping to get a meeting with the dealership (Haylett RV) and a Forest River rep to get everything taken care of. My only concern is what will break AFTER the warranty expires?

Thanks-
Jason
__________________

__________________
emtJason 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.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21 PM.