With you being new to FR, if you want to give FR a chance to fix things the first thing I would do is call FR and complain to them about the dealership that represents there product,....Like you just said "I Would Not Recommend a Forst River Product To Any one" Well this is how reputation get started, by word of mouth just because a dealer didn't follow though dosen't mean that the product is bad.
As mention before ALL rv manufactures have their problems there is no such thing as a perfect camper. What it comes down to is how much can you tolerate this is what I have come up with for the past 12 years of camping, only owning just differant makers of campers, Fleet Wood and Forst River.
Right now I am so happy that a tree fell on my camper and totaled it, because I have had nothing but problems with it the day the warrenty ran out, I only lost $3,000 from what I paid for it 6 years ago.
As I read this forum and others I see the problems people are having, I can relate to most of them and the funny thing is that the only thing that has chanced is the price and nothing else, the quality is the same. As we go to the Rv Shows and pondering over pulling money out of my pocket to buy or to keep it where it is I just walk away and think about it over and over and ask myself, do I want to deal with the same old problems according to what all of you are posting.
The small stuff is nothing to deal with I expect that and over time things need repair just from use.
Then there members that have not had some of the major problem that come early and are happy campers, and I would like to say I wish them well, I wish I was one of them.
The only thing I can say is give Forst River a Chance and go diectly to them and see what they are going to do for you.........Good luck and happy camping.