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Old 08-13-2015, 01:09 PM   #11
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"In 1996, Forest River founder Peter Liegl had a vision. He foresaw an RV company dedicated to helping people experience the joy of the outdoors by building better recreational products. Today that vision is a reality.

Continually growing, Forest River operates multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the midwest and west coast.Our large production capacity enables us to fill our customers' orders promptly without cutting corners or rushing through production procedures. This ensures that each Forest River product is conscientiously built and undergoes thorough, detailed inspection before it's shipped to the customer."[/QUOTE]

What a joke this is. Another owner here with a list of issues on a new unit. Another 4 days and it will be 2 months at the dealer, and still waiting for warranty work. The summer is coming to an end and we only had 2 nights use so far. Not a happy camper.
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Old 09-10-2015, 04:41 PM   #12
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Peter was all set to retire at a time when things werenít going all the well. He essentially had already named a successor who later sued him. About that time, Buffet stepped and bought the company, infusing it with cash, allowing them not only to stick around during the recession, but also acquire other struggling companies. The money was great for Peter so he put off his retirement plans to ride the gravy train.

You sir have a jaded and very much a slanderous comment here. If you just wish to be a troll you should go somewhere else to do it. Comments like this have absolutely no place on this forum and I find it and you very offensive. You seem to inject ever post with negative remarks. Why not try to be positive and helpful? It's so much better to help fix an issue with good advice and share your knowledge than to trash FR and its management. I will say I have met Peter and he is a outstanding individual with a passion for the business.
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You've met the man and you could tell all that about him instantly? It's unfortunate that some on these threads have had such terrible service from their units. They've paid their money and spent their time and effort trying to enjoy their time off. If these folks have had serious problems, vacations ruined, and so forth, should they not vent their frustrations? Perhaps there's a reason that some are jaded. If you've not had to suffer through these problems, then you are fortunate, indeed. If the statements quoted are true, then there is no slander involved.


As I see it, if this gentleman has a beef with FR that has taken his money in exchange for what should be a good, working product, but is none of that, he has every right to vent. I nor anyone else has the right to tell him otherwise. As for me, I have never felt I got a good value for the money I paid for my unit. It's solid, now, but I made it that way. I fixed the problems. I replaced the cheap parts that broke at their first use. During the warranty period, I spent about 50% as much time fixing this trailer as I camped in it.


Perhaps his passion for the business is equal to the amount of money he's made from it.
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You sir have a jaded and very much a slanderous comment here. If you just wish to be a troll you should go somewhere else to do it. Comments like this have absolutely no place on this forum and I find it and you very offensive. You seem to inject ever post with negative remarks. Why not try to be positive and helpful? It's so much better to help fix an issue with good advice and share your knowledge than to trash FR and its management. I will say I have met Peter and he is a outstanding individual with a passion for the business.
I've read Igray's post and fail to see where he slandered anyone. Care to elaborate?
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I never said that venting wasn't welcome. I only say that this is the same people on every thread that have nothing positive to say. It's all complaining all the time. The complainers start to take on other people's issues like it was their own. I have had more than my fair Share of issues and I did vent. I also was looking for answers and the great folks on this forum helped me to work through the issues. That is a positive way to fix things.
Complaining is one thing but personal attacks are another and should not be tolerated. I for one will not ignore it anymore.
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I never said that venting wasn't welcome. I only say that this is the same people on every thread that have nothing positive to say. It's all complaining all the time. The complainers start to take on other people's issues like it was their own. I have had more than my fair Share of issues and I did vent. I also was looking for answers and the great folks on this forum helped me to work through the issues. That is a positive way to fix things.
Complaining is one thing but personal attacks are another and should not be tolerated. I for one will not ignore it anymore.
Who is being attacked?
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Do a Google search on Peter Liegl. You will find a plethora of legal and ethical issues that more than lend themselves to his character. It all starts at the top.

This is a personal attack and most likely slander. Slander or not it has no place on the forum.
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"The money was great for Peter so he put off his retirement plans to ride the gravy train." Is this the "slanderous" comment you accuse Igray of making? That he put off retirement to make a lot of money? If so, you need to look up the meaning of the word slander.
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This is a personal attack and most likely slander. Slander or not it has no place on the forum.
In your opinion... that is... However, had I found this information beforehand, I might have made a different, and better, purchasing decision. With that, I'll say it definitely HAS a place on this forum. As with most forums, I believe the personal attack rules apply to prevent personal attacks aimed at actual forum members. Statements about non-members are usually allowed, so long as they are true.
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Wow, I seem to have created an issue. My information all came from public documents and industry periodicals. Google him and you will see. No slander or personal attacks, just fact.



I would suggest the real focus return to the original topic of the thread, “Forest River Vision”. The information available as well as the numerous threads, suggests the vision is maximize profit at all costs.
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