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Old 02-10-2016, 11:17 AM   #281
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We purchased our Flagstaff/FR on 1/15/16. The Roof Assist went out the first day after we got it home. We took our trip then came home took it to a local FR dealership they had it for 7 days. They had to order the parts and do a minor repair on an outside light. We are very pleased with the response time FR and the dealer.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:28 AM   #282
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We have a 38 FL and no problems with the unit .if there was it was due to dealer not knowing how things work .plain on buying another CC
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:46 PM   #283
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We be good no issues and really like our camper. Later RJD
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:13 PM   #284
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Angry Wildcat problems.

On my second Wildcat fifth wheel. . The first was bought used. Was an extra clean unit and had few problems (developed some outside panel joint separation and decal pealing). The second I bought new in 2009 and have numerous problems. Have only pulled short distances and have probably towed less than 5000 miles. The trailer has always been babied and kept in covered storsge when not in use. Have gone thru 2 sets of tires (with two blowouts causing trailer damage). I suspect axles are misaligned). On fourth power converter and now disconnect battery after each use so I won't use converter/charger except for camping. Just trying to prolong converter life as long as possible. Gas detector lasted maybe 1 year. Had to replaced propane switchover valve. Awning wont stay aligned. Bath faucet had to be replaced. No more FR products for me. Oh yes,
Waste valve for the galley tank would never fully close due to tank outlet placement in relation to the valve and extra long (8' ) valve cable. Had to add an extra twist on valve to the end of the master valve and replace the galley valve with a short stem type. I now have to reach around behind a tire to dump the galley tank. Also hydraulic cylinder underneath the bed failed in less than 5 uses. Etc. Etc.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:14 PM   #285
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On our forth Forest River camper. I must admit, we've had great success with FR RVs. The Puma in 2004 was great for four years and thousands of miles. The Sabre later on was wonderful but we only had it a year because we wanted to get a toy hauler. Then we bought a Heartland Cyclone.....

After the Cyclone, we bought a Work & Play 30WRS. Great camper and tough as nails. I retired from ATV racing this year so we sold the W&P and bought our present toy hauler, the Vengeance 40D12. Took one trip so far and all the gadgets and gizmos worked perfectly. I hope it does great because so far, we LOVE it.

Back to the Heartland Cyclone. Two years of miserable failures, one after another. Dealing with Heartland was a nightmare as well. I'll sleep in a tent before I buy another Heartland camper. Funny but several of the dealers we talked with looking for our next hauler advised us not to get one of their Cyclones or Road Warriors. They said they'd been having big quality issues lately.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:38 PM   #286
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Love my 2011 Coachman Freedom Express 295RLDS. Minor issues with fit and finish, all repaired as normal. Great trailer but outgrowing floor plan.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:49 PM   #287
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After a year and 12000 miles towing, the check valve on my Sureflow water pump failed. Nothing urgnt, a simple work around, a minor inconvenience and we continued our month long trip until I got home. Yesterday I went to the Forest River website and filled out an email to the Customer Support rep indicated by my VIN number. That was late yesterday. This morning I received an email from Forest River's Dan Dobecki

Good morning Mr. Smith

I will be having a water pump sent to you. I will not need the old pump returned.

Thank you

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Now that's good service! Yes I like my Wildcat!
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:45 PM   #288
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After a year and 12000 miles towing, the check valve on my Sureflow water pump failed. Nothing urgnt, a simple work around, a minor inconvenience and we continued our month long trip until I got home. Yesterday I went to the Forest River website and filled out an email to the Customer Support rep indicated by my VIN number. That was late yesterday. This morning I received an email from Forest River's Dan Dobecki

Good morning Mr. Smith

I will be having a water pump sent to you. I will not need the old pump returned.

Thank you

Dan Dobecki
Towable Warranty Manager

Now that's good service! Yes I like my Wildcat!
FOLLOWUP: It's been 1 week since my email to Customer Service. UPS showed up this afternoon with a carefully packed, brand new Shurflow water pump. No charge and freight paid by FR. That is what I call great Warranty Service. Thank you Dan Dobecki.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:53 PM   #289
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We got our 16 salem hemisphere 302 FK last july a cpl minor issues easily fixed by our local dealer. Having a good dealer with a good shop helps. So far we are very satisfied. This forum can be very helpful too, many knowledgeable ppl eager to help.
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I have been on two short(1000 mile round trip) adventures with my 2016 Rockwood 5ver and have only had a couple of minor problems. The last one was the wiring harness run UNDER the furnace so it shorted out the refrigerator just I was about to pull away from the curb and head to Indiana. I have a great dealer (Johnston RV Country) and they had me bring right out, diagnosed the problem and fixed it and I was back on the road in 30 minutes. Other than that, the RV has been great and handles wonderfully on the highway.

My experience with RV's is that they all have issues, some worse than others, and you just have to do the normal preventative maintenance as you would on anything mechanical. That's half the fun anyways!
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