So, it's been a minute.
We've moved to California. No more Northern MN winters.
As for how things turned out: We managed to get the rig unstuck from 3 feet of snow and ice and had a transporter pick the unit up and bring it back to Goshen so Forest River could try again.
And they failed, well i guess they didn't fail because that would assume they even tried. they just didn't give a s**t, and didn't bother to try to actually fix anything. The LCI leveling system still doesnt work. The Microwave still doesn't work. the roof still leaks (your little "condensation theory" doesn't work in northern california...that and we did have 2 de-humidifiers running 24/7, but when you don't care to ask, you'll never find out the truth). The insulation under the rig had to be removed and re mounted as the factory didn't even reinstall all the screws holding the panels in place, because why bother? just a warranty repair. I could go on, but you get the point.
What we got back was worse than what we had when we left it with the transporter. If you read this forum you'll see I'm not alone.
Overall my experience with forest river is hovering around DONT BUY ONE OF THESE. Well if you intend to use it anyway. If you camp one or two days a year the rig is fine, but if you intend to actually use the rig? forget it.
Dometic never did get back to us, they make a s****y product, plain and simple. They dont care about you, they've sold their s**t to forest river who also makes a s**t product, and they sell that to you. full of flash but lacking substance. Like my father in law says, "looks good from afar, but is far from good."
Dont buy these. don't keep the ones you have. Granted you'll have to burn it to get rid of it as they're worthless once you unlock the door, but when you can rid yourself of them do so. If you considering buying one, dont. you're better off saving your money and staying in hotels on vacation.
You may see me as a bitter owner of a lemon rig, but the truth is I'm not. I live in this thing, and wish every day we'd kept our Itasca Sunova 35J. MUCH BETTER, but then again it's made by Winnebago. They care about quality, they care about their customers, they just simply care.
Forest river? They don't care. But guess what forest river? guess what's coming BACK to the factory for another try, for round what three? four?
Your paying for these repairs forest river, warranty is a b**ch when you dont care, ain't it...