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Old 03-03-2016, 12:35 PM   #21
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1. Yes ... 1st FR product
2. Other 3 were brand new same brand SOB. Issues of all 3 added together were
way ... way fewer than current CC.
3. I only used it last summer as it was at the dealer from Halloween 2015 till
mid January 2016 (resulting from my own investigation, the excesive time period
was ... some dealer's fault ... some FR's fault for repeatedly not shipping the right
pieces) ... I'm going to use it this spring/summer before I answer the repeat buy
with FR question.
DOC73 ... you have to admit I've had some disappointment here. Glad your ownerships were more pleasant.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:40 PM   #22
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:45 PM   #23
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1. Yes ... 1st FR product
2. Other 3 were brand new same brand SOB. Issues of all 3 added together were
way ... way fewer than current CC.
3. I only used it last summer as it was at the dealer from Halloween 2015 till
mid January 2016 (resulting from my own investigation, the excesive time period
was ... some dealer's fault ... some FR's fault for repeatedly not shipping the right
pieces) ... I'm going to use it this spring/summer before I answer the repeat buy
with FR question.
DOC73 ... you have to admit I've had some disappointment here. Glad your ownerships were more pleasant.
Sorry I missed my name at the bottom of your post..

Yes you have, I am not agueing that. Just posting my experience. Unfortunately when people have a bad experience this is a great place to be to get help and find how to correct it. But once it is beyond that "help" this place stinks because it is made up of FR fans.. LOL. Kinda like truck forums no one ever says anything bad or else...

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Old 03-03-2016, 12:51 PM   #24
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Agree....well said
You're right - RV's are built by humans. But humans,at least half way intelligent ones, should learn from their past mistakes and correct them going forward.

Forest River hasn't.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:58 PM   #25
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It's funny the few things you mention are not made by forest river, just installed by them.


2015 Columbus 320RS
2008 2500HD Duramax
2015 nights camped "34"
So that makes them "suppliers" as referenced in the sixth paragraph of the letter.

And many complains about quality refer to supplier furnished parts/components. Suppliers are an extension of FR.
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:07 PM   #26
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But you can't fault fr because someone sold them a defective product


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Old 03-03-2016, 01:17 PM   #27
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There is an old saying that goes, "The reward for good work is no punishment."

In this case, the reward for continuous product improvement is "more customers." Really now, if FR was so terrible, don't you think "the word" would have gone out?

Not to say a "Made on a Monday" camper does not make it out the door occasionally, but there are FAR more happy FR campers out there than not.

Success in your chosen profession is not an accident. It takes hard work, dedication, and, a drive for perfection. FR is NOT perfect, but it is a company that strives to be from my limited experience with them.
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:17 PM   #28
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1. Yes ... 1st FR product
2. Other 3 were brand new same brand SOB. Issues of all 3 added together were
way ... way fewer than current CC.
3. I only used it last summer as it was at the dealer from Halloween 2015 till
mid January 2016 (resulting from my own investigation, the excesive time period
was ... some dealer's fault ... some FR's fault for repeatedly not shipping the right
pieces) ... I'm going to use it this spring/summer before I answer the repeat buy
with FR question.
DOC73 ... you have to admit I've had some disappointment here. Glad your ownerships were more pleasant.
Thanks for the info!

We "may" replace our Coachmen in a couple of years when we retire and hopefully spend more time camping than wishing! We've had really great luck with it so far. So I keep my options open and keep researching all brands, FR & SOBs for when we decide to make a change!
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:17 PM   #29
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But you can't fault fr because someone sold them a defective product


2015 Columbus 320RS
2008 2500HD Duramax
2015 nights camped "34"
Why can't you? Would you keep buying a product that continually failed to perform to the standard it is advertised to do? I doubt it.

After all these years that FR has continued to buy supplier furnished products and get complains about them (tires,refrigerators,etc), wouldn't you think FR would get the idea that some products are just junk and look elsewhere in an effort to offer a superior product?
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:35 PM   #30
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Why can't you? Would you keep buying a product that continually failed to perform to the standard it is advertised to do? I doubt it.



After all these years that FR has continued to buy supplier furnished products and get complains about them (tires,refrigerators,etc), wouldn't you think FR would get the idea that some products are just junk and look elsewhere in an effort to offer a superior product?

Like anyone else suppliers unknowingly send out defective items .
Fr unknowingly installs them and so on and so forth.

It's not like fr knew they put a bad fantastic fan in the guys camper.
It probably worked for fr and the dealer then took a crap.
Thing of it is fr is more then willingly to replace within the warranty period, is that not fair?
I've had and still do have fantastic fans for 10 plus years and yet to have a bad one.
Some people just like to bitch and complain about everything.



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