We have a 2009 GT ourselves so can't tell you much about the older ones except to say that any other RV in the same year and price range, no matter the manufacturer will all have the same type of construction. All RV manufacturers get the accessories and appliances from the same companies so they are all on a pretty equal footing.
From the research I did when looking at Forest River I found that most owners were very satisfied with their rigs and seemed to have the same minor issues that owners of other rigs have had. Do some research some time on Fleetwood and see what you find. It will downright terrify you. That said our '94 Fleetwood Flair served us well for several years before we bought our Georgetown.
What it comes down to is no matter the make of RV, be sure it has been taken care of. To many owners neglect to care for their rigs, winterize them incorrectly or abuse them and then gripe when things fail.
Good luck with your purchase no matter which RV you decide to buy.