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Old 06-11-2015, 05:57 AM   #141
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We are now in our fourth summer with our Rockwood Windjammer (3008W), which is our first travel trailer. We have had very few issues, all of which were either handled easily by me (with my limited skill set) or promptly by our dealer. We admittedly don't travel the miles that many do (I think we have towed it a total of only about 7,000 miles to date), but we are very happy with our TT. We like it even more than the day we took delivery, and would buy Forest River again.

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Nights camped: 2012 (29); 2013 (26); 2014 (40); 2015 (43); 2016 (35)
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:21 AM   #142
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A few minor problems with our Berkshire, but I would by FR again.

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Old 06-11-2015, 01:29 PM   #143
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satisfied owner

We have a 2012 345ret 5'er.that we ordered new.We are very satisfied and have had a few issues but always taken care of by dealer.As someone else stated having a Good dealer is very important.Will be purchasing another new one in next couple of years,just to update.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:31 PM   #144
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Happy as can be - we are on our 2nd FR RV and will be buying our "Retirement" RV (A Cardinal) in a few months.

Frankly, we would not own any other brand.
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:25 AM   #145
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Price = Quality

I searched for many, many years before I finally took the plunge and bought a new TT. I ended up with a Wildwood 185RH xLite. I bought it because of the layout, number of cabinets and the fact I could park it in my driveway which eliminated the cost of storage. It was obvious from the beginning that the quality of my TT is poor. One unit on the lot had the siding place on so poorly there were visible gaps in it where water could and had seeped in. The faux laminate on the cabinets started peeling off and the framing on the bed that surrounds the mattress, fell off. But further inspection found that all systems were in good shape, the air works, and since I have few mechanical parts (ie: slides) whatever breaks is easily fixed.

If you want top of the line quality, then you have to pay for it and the price becomes so high that you might as well buy a condo. If you are looking to enjoy the great outdoors, make memories with your family and have a good night's sleep, then a TT is the way to go, regardless of the quality!

I love my Wildwood!
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:33 PM   #146
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We just picked up a 2015 Flagstaff 831BHDS and are very pleased with it. It's our 4th TT, and the other 3 have all been Jaycos, which have a pretty good reputation for quality. We've only spent 8 nights in it thus far. These were on two trips - one was about 500 miles round trip and the other about 130, but enough to consider the TT "shake down" over and haven't had any issues. Overall I'd rate the quality of this unit as "very good".

The only things I will ask the dealer to correct as of now are a slight adjustment to the outside kitchen door and the kitchen table is a PITA to lower, but seems to be breaking in and getting easier. Not sure if all FR dealers do this, but ours asked us to bring it back after 90 days where they will give it a thorough review \ inspection and also correct anything we observed that needs addressed.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:47 PM   #147
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We have had our Georgetown XL378 for just about a year and a half, and have had very minor problems with it. On the other brands that we had we always had problems, I think the dealer had our last 5th Wheel more then we did. Yes we are very happy
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:51 PM   #148
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happy fr owner

Just purchased a new salem Hemisphere 286rl, few minor problems, but love it, purchased from Jeff Couch rv, in Hamilton Ohio, sales rep Ray Crain ordered it and quoted price, price was just what he said would be, no hidden charges, Mike did pdi which , took about 3 hours, and he knew his stuff, and was very nice and helpful, would buy from them again.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:16 PM   #149
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We have the Salem Hemisphere 346 QBUD - love it. Had it two years and drove north coast south and continued going to west coast and back to east coast. No probs at all. Had a Rockwood before this and no probs with that either.

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Old 06-23-2015, 05:09 PM   #150
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Have a 2015 Salem 27RKSS. We have spent 22 nights in so far with 1 issue. The front stabilizer motor stoped working. Nothing but a lose connection that was fixed by me. Love our Salem.


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