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Old 04-27-2016, 02:44 PM   #291
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I have had my Catalina 333RETS for about 1 year. I have used it for ~ 120 days during that period. The only issue I have had was one of the electric fireplaces stopped working. (It has 2 fireplaces.) It was replaced under warranty. My wife and I found it is a comfortable trailer for extended periods.
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:04 PM   #292
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I'm not trying to upset or anger anyone, just voicing my opinion/experience with my 2014 Shasta revere. Hopefully it help others with their choice. Mine was a complete POS from day one. The battery box cover flew off 1 mile from the dealer on the day we picked it up, and the problems continued till the day I got rid of it. I won't list all the problems, I don't have that much time. But I will tell a quick story. When we were doing the walk around on our new TT (different brand) the dealer asked why I was trading in such a new Shasta Revere. While I tried to think of a line of BS, he asked me how it towed. Before I could answer he said all their drivers that go to Indiana to pick them up fight over who has to bring them to the dealer because they tow so terribly, to the point of being dangerous. That was a nice little tip from an inside guy. sorry, but I think Shasta, and forest river, are complete 100% junk.
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Old 04-29-2016, 02:26 PM   #293
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My 2016 27VRL came with tires rated too low for the TT. Sent FR mountains of figures and information and proof that this is the case. They sent back something they had Lionshead type up two days ago, and are standing by that.

$800 down the tube for me to purchase the correct tires (5) and have them installed. That is if my rims will handle the PSI, can't get response from FR what brand rims I have so i can find out their limits.

I'm sure they won't cover trailer damage when i cross-country next month and they blow, so I have no choice but to replace at my dime.
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Old 04-29-2016, 02:34 PM   #294
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:51 PM   #295
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My door is damaged from a break-in... and Forest River's Surveyor/R-Pod Parts group has been very helpful... Lois is good! My door was ordered about 10 days ago, and they told me it would be at least 2 weeks before they got it. It would then have to be boxed and shipped. But they've proven to be on the ball and it shipped yesterday... Now if it's the right door and graphics... I'll be pretty happy with at least that part of Forest River!
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:53 AM   #296
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My 2016 27VRL came with tires rated too low for the TT. Sent FR mountains of figures and information and proof that this is the case. They sent back something they had Lionshead type up two days ago, and are standing by that.

$800 down the tube for me to purchase the correct tires (5) and have them installed. That is if my rims will handle the PSI, can't get response from FR what brand rims I have so i can find out their limits.

I'm sure they won't cover trailer damage when i cross-country next month and they blow, so I have no choice but to replace at my dime.
If you got Trail Express "c" rated change them now to "d" rated I'll attach pictures of the rims they use and PSI of the rims. Also the rim should be stamped on the inside but the tire has to be removed to read it. may be this will help. If they are Alum alloy, or they could be I think they are called Sumac rims Rockwood and Flagstaff use the same rims.
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My 2016 27VRL came with tires rated too low for the TT. Sent FR mountains of figures and information and proof that this is the case. They sent back something they had Lionshead type up two days ago, and are standing by that.

$800 down the tube for me to purchase the correct tires (5) and have them installed. That is if my rims will handle the PSI, can't get response from FR what brand rims I have so i can find out their limits.

I'm sure they won't cover trailer damage when i cross-country next month and they blow, so I have no choice but to replace at my dime.
You are lucky that you have the 15" size that can be upgraded. My trailer came with 14" wheels and there is no real way to up grade. I wish I could change the wheel size but I don't think that's an option for me.

No problems so far I just drive slow and keep my cargo weight managed.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:31 AM   #298
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I'm on my 3rd FR product in 8 years.
2008 Roo 23SS from March 2008 until Sept 2013 - No problems
2014 Flagstaff 27BESS from Sept 2013 until April 2016 - No problems
2017 Sunseeker 3010DS at present. Only problems are not of FR fault- probably more handling by others (scuffed trim piece and scratch in decal, as well as TV which goes on and off by itself).

As with everything, there's going to be some products that are great, some are terrible. Everyone has an opinion and opinions vary. What I might feel is a big issue, others look at it as no big deal.

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Old 04-30-2016, 08:30 AM   #299
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You are lucky that you have the 15" size that can be upgraded. My trailer came with 14" wheels and there is no real way to up grade. I wish I could change the wheel size but I don't think that's an option for me.

No problems so far I just drive slow and keep my cargo weight managed.
In all my discussion with FR, they only changed the tire/wheel size, nothing else not axle spacing or anything else. Apparently someone discovered the overweight issue (but won't admit it) and changed over to 15" before March 2015. Mine was made after, and was supposed to come with 15" but stubborn FR won't admit their mistake.
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I'm on my 3rd FR product in 8 years.
2008 Roo 23SS from March 2008 until Sept 2013 - No problems
2014 Flagstaff 27BESS from Sept 2013 until April 2016 - No problems
2017 Sunseeker 3010DS at present. Only problems are not of FR fault- probably more handling by others (scuffed trim piece and scratch in decal, as well as TV which goes on and off by itself).

As with everything, there's going to be some products that are great, some are terrible. Everyone has an opinion and opinions vary. What I might feel is a big issue, others look at it as no big deal.

I also have a cracked table and an inoperable power stabilizer jack. I'm willing to fix that on my own even though I'm in warranty cause I see overloaded tires as a bigger safety issue. Pick my battles ya know?
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