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Old 02-24-2015, 05:31 PM   #1
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Any Happy Forest River Owners Out there?

Hey, I just purchased a new Roo which I will pick up in several weeks. If you read the thread below titled Quality, it would seem that Forest River puts out nothing but POS. It is rather disconcerting reading this as a new TT buyer. I'm hoping that my unit is decent quality with minimal issues, not perfect but just decent. From what I have read on here, that may be asking a lot. Can't help but wonder if I should have bought that other make and model.

I would really appreciate hearing from some of you that have been relatively pleased with your units. I hope there are some of you out there.

Guess I'm wondering if my dream vacations could turn into nightmares based on some of the experiences shared.

Thanks much.

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Old 02-24-2015, 05:39 PM   #2
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what "quality" thread below? I am a new HTT owner too. Don't have the unit yet, but I am looking forward to camping. All things said, I think everyone's expectations will be different, thus creating some ill feelings about how "good" the quality will be in any unit. It is a camper, after all.....


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Old 02-24-2015, 05:40 PM   #3
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We have a 2015 Salem Hemisphere 336rlt and love it. I often wondered what the percentage of total units sold were actually pos. My guess is a pretty small%. The vast majority of people on here are seeking help here for issues they have, and not bashing FR. I have learned a tremendous amount of help here just by lurking around the forum. Go for it.
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:55 PM   #4
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People naturally complain more than they praise, there are quality issues that would be relatively easy to correct but alas the parent group must be unwilling to allow this. That being said my Surveyor has been good.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:06 PM   #5
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Initial quality on ours has been just fine and we love it. Good luck with yours!
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:09 PM   #6
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Yes. My only complaint on my 2 fr 5ers is the trail express tires. They'll be a deal breaker should I ever by another.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:15 PM   #7
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I am on my 4th trailer...all Forest River , a Palomino Hybrid , and 3 Rockwoods .
Had a few bugs, but very satisfied overall.
I have an excellent local dealer, wich makes a huge difference.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:22 PM   #8
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The quality of a Palomino 5er is good now that I fixed the slide issues myself and the heating duct work and the kinked gas line from the generator that took awhile to find. No other major problems and the over all quality is good. The stereo speakers are a pos but that's easily fixable. Just test everything on it out good before you sign papers, I didn't so I fixed the issues mine had but I'm also able to fix them but it is upsetting to have to after spending $60k. I like FR products and I like getting to camp unhooking and hitting the auto level button. LOL
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:28 PM   #9
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Any Happy Forest River Owners Out there?

I'm here. 4 1/2 year old trailer, 16,700 miles traveled and over 600 nights camping and no problems. Have another 100 night trip planned for this summer.

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Old 02-24-2015, 06:30 PM   #10
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We have a Rockwood highwall 276 (PUP), and we love it. Yes, there've been a few minor problems, but they've all been fixable/fixed. Our dealer's service tends to be a bit slow (perhaps because they no longer sell FRs), but otherwise is fine; we also have A Guy who has taken care of our campers since we had a VW bus. :-) There are several reasons we're planning to trade our PUP for a TT (also FR), but none of them are about the quality. Just remember that people who are frustrated are more likely to vent than people who are happy.

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