233 S - on order
I introduced myself on the welcome mat page, but we have ordered a 233S after we had major accident last summer with a Feather Lite 27 R. I went and kicked the tires on this trailer and found the fit and finish to be fairly nice, especially compared to our first camper, a Coleman popup and in some ways better than our R Vision TT.
I have read several threads where the front bunk closure seems to leak. I have read also condensation isssues with bunks. Our popup never had this problem, but we experience this when we tent camp either in our family tents or backpack tents. The Roo will be kept under cover alongside our boat when not in use.
I have also read some experiences folks had with Forest River on their customer service, some good and some not so good. I am a bit nervous now that I have read these issues on this forum.
So, what is the skinny on this? Does Forest River take care of their customers when issues arrise? I can deal with imperfections and so forth as long as the company backs their workmenship, see Grady White Boats. Those folks provide outstanding service long after the sale and stand behind their warranty and their build like no other manufacturer car, boat, camper I have experienced.
I think I did make on strategic mistake. I am buying this from an RV dealer in Florida and it is being shipped to my home here in western NC. I find it disconcerning how steadfast local dealers are when it comes to not servicing campers not bought at their shops. The nearest dealers are over 2 to 3 hours away as it is for us. The Florida dealer offered the camper at a great price over $1,500 off the nearest dealer in Atlanta and since it is being shipped to my front door, I figured it is worth saving that $1,500. Did I make a strategic mistake by not buying it in Atlanta?
We will take care of the trailer and baby it. I hope to have it for many years to come. I just want a manufacturer/dealer to be there when we need it. Thanks for your input.
Bob, Tonya and the kids
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