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Old 08-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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If you think forest river is the only one with problems.

Took this from another forum.
If you think forest river is so bad then looking elsewhere has the same problems.

joined this forum to find out if others have experienced the problems we have.
I recently quit my job of 10 years to come on the road with my husband, who is a pipeliner & works away from home. Basically we were tired of being without each other. We had a small bumper pull which got smaller when I moved in. We decided to trade & got approved for a 2013 heartland big country fifth wheel on August 8. We moved in about a week later.
Much to our dismay things keep going wrong. Before we moved in the dealer had to replace the living room AC & the fridge wasn't working. The AC they put in was a dud & they had to put a second one in. They fixed the refrigerator & it works fine. Problem #2: AC in br sound like a 18 wheeler is coming through & it already has a damper on it. #3 shower didn't work. They ordered another AC (still waiting on it) & fixed the shower. # 4 missing blind rear window (ordered, still waiting) #5 two of the TVs had to be replaced, done. #6 the left cabinet door on the entertainment center fell off, they repaired it. #7 shower handles kept falling off & the door would not completely close. Come to find out the frame of the shower wasn't set in flush which created the problem. They put silicone on the handles & got the door to close but left screws sticking out of the top of the frame (eyesore) & the handles are holding if you're gentle with them. #8 when my husband tried to flush the black water tank through the access port water began to drip out of the floor. They fixed it today. #9 there are 4 glass fronted cabinets above the recliners. When I opened one yesterday it dislodged from the hinge. They will attempt to fix this too. #10 already had a light go out. Fixed today.
That's all SO FAR! Our concern is that when we actually pull it away (we are in the dealers rv park behind the dealership) & make a trip to our next park, is it going to hold up or will we have a whole new set of problems? The dealership has been good at doing everything they can to fix all this. Since we moved in we found out the trailer was made feb 2012 but is listed as 2013 and it is new. When we signed papers there was mention of lemon law but this wasn't explained.
Advice would be appreciated. It's too late for getting out of the deal, and all these problems didn't happen til we moved in, except for the missing blind. I still love the model
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