Originally Posted by s1njin
I noticed the genny on the rig had 17 hours on it. Maybe they were keeping things moving / healthy.
I can ask about the batteries but I may have missed that boat. At least they are cheap.
X3 on 2 new batteries! I don't think they were keeping things moving/healthy, lol.
A couple of issues that may be of interest from our 3051S experience were installed items not related to Forest River quality but needed addressing anyway.
A few Foresters built during late 2017 had defective generator genies (the controller box that pairs with the MyRV tablet system). I read about the issue on this forum and the give-away was the meter showing 17 hours. Sure enough when I checked my meter on the tablet it showed 17 hours and was stuck there. I called Lippert directly and the sent me a new controller (genie) and the swap was easy.
Second issue that we and others had was with the 18 ft. awning unraveling at the rear attachment on the coach. Forest River covered the fabric replacement under warranty along with a push button under-cabinet LED unit that failed.
The only actual Forest River quality issue we had was the ceiling track for the wooden sliding door between the kitchen and bath area detached from the ceiling. Forest River fixed that and replaced a defective bedroom shade at the annual factory rally in Goshen IN last August.
Front-end alignment is important and will be covered by Forest River if done within 90 days of purchase. They required an invoice along with a copy of the before/after settings from the shops computer.
Our Dometic AC has worked flawlessly but could not beat the summer sun in the South so we had the rear and side windows tinted and it helped. The 3 large skylights are like radiant heaters and I'll be putting a reflective coating on them before summer.
The 4 door Dometic refrigerator is nice but I don't like the door latch system. One handle broke and Forest River sent me a whole new set of 4.
It keeps up okay temperature-wise but I plan on adding 2 fans to the chimney to help the outside air flow across the coils.
Any other issues have been minor and 13 months into ownership and almost that much usage we would recommend and buy again.
Good luck with your purchase!