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Old 02-24-2015, 08:24 PM   #21
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We have been satisfied with out Flagstaff. Yes, a few issues handled by FR or myself.....but, we still like and enjoy it!

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Old 02-24-2015, 08:26 PM   #22
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We have a Rockwood 2318g Pop up and love it. We had a few minor issues but all were either fixed by dealer(CW in Hanover pa) or I fixed it myself. Very happy Rockwood campers! Good luck with the new unit.

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Old 02-24-2015, 08:33 PM   #23
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Forest River’s quality is commensurate with their products price points.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:37 PM   #24
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We've been very happy with our Sabre. Couple small things like a broken cord on the hallway day/night shades and a stripped galley faucet handle were our only problems so far. Our dealer ordered replacement parts and I did the simple repairs myself.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:03 PM   #25
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OP, keep in mind our society has evolved such that people are quick to point out the bad quickly and loudly, but rarely shout out the good experiences! I rarely admit this, but I have a minor in sociology... Further, many new-to-campers don't have a very good barometer as to what to expect at each price point especially when comparing items crafted to save weight versus more familiar residential standards.

I consider myself a happy Forest River owner, and I am also a repeat owner having owned now three campers made by Forest River including having owned a 2008 Shamrock 21ss, sister line to the Roo, until late last season. DW and I bought a new Forest River - a 2015 Wildwood Heritage Glen Lite end of last season, and there's definitely increased quality as you step up in FR lines just like stepping up from a Chevy to a Caddy but both still a GM.

Do I have gripes? Of course I do, but I am a guy who was brought up in construction, worked construction and trained and worked as a mechanic to put myself through a decade of school to earn my engineering degrees. So, yup, I could do it better but I also know it would cost a heck of a lot more to build! Further, this is not just Forest River but every camper maker out there. I'd like to see the entire industry have better focus on developing uniform quality control standards and practices. Further, the way dealers work, which is NOT AT ALL like the automotive industry, is a broken element of the business that, if you look at many complaints, are a huge source of owner frustration.

I think the perspective you should adopt is that YOU feel in love with a camper that fits you at this point and purchased it. You WILL enjoy that camper! You SHOULD expect to have some issues with your camper over its life. You WILL have the resources of THIS forum and others like it to educate yourself to not only sort out those issues but to proactively identify them. You WILL make lasting memories that far exceed the bad experiences that happen from time to time provided you do use the resources available to you.

Happy camping and many wonderful adventures to you!
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:59 PM   #26
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FRF has an membership of 69,209. I wish it was 100% but many of us are happy FR owners.

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Old 02-24-2015, 10:10 PM   #27
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I have purchased 4 FR products over the years. My last purchase I had to go through the "1st year blues." My TT had to be returned to the factory, but overall my dealer and FR(providing transport) took care of me.

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Old 02-24-2015, 10:40 PM   #28
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When I bought my Aviator, I expected no more problems with it than I had with my trucks, cars, boats or anything else that I paid big bucks for when they were brand new. Big surprise! I also expected product support equal to the other products I paid big bucks for. Big surprise!
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:59 PM   #29
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Im on my second FR and second Palomino and we love(d) both of them!
Just went to a boat and rv show and we couldn't find anything that we liked better, for what we need than our Sabre 36qbok! Thank God, since we haven't even had it a year yet!

We've had a couple problems that are getting fixed, but everything has issues from time to time. While very frustrating at first, sometimes they aren't as big a deal in the grand scheme of things.
But I'm young, (compared to most on here) and this is probably far from my last camper, so im not gonna sweat it too much....I've got too much else to do!
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:32 PM   #30
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Geotex1 sums it up perfectly.


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