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Old 10-09-2020, 11:33 AM   #81
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As you will learn these trailers are made as light as possible so more people can pull one. The hardest thing to do to a trailer is pull it over our not too smooth roads . They require considerable maintenance after a year or two. My advice to anyone is that you need to be able to do something with your hands other than write a check! Otherwise you may find yourself very frustrated.
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Old 10-09-2020, 11:48 AM   #82
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No problems

We have had 5 forest river RV and never had a problem.
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Old 10-09-2020, 11:50 AM   #83
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Hi. I am only asking this question because I hate wasting hard earned money. I have been reading some really bad reviews about Forest River, and their lack of quality and customers service/warranty. Would you purchase another Forest River product, or would you look elsewhere? I am just looking for honest opinions. They have the floorplans that I love, but I am not looking for something that is going to give me constant issues. Thank you
I can only rate my 2016 Forest River Super Lite 29í bumper pull. Was great! Recently bought Forest River Classic 832BHKS bumper pull. Much better bunkhouse. Has amazing self leveling jacks-well worth it. Not as much storage space as the 2016 but so much more storage on the inside. If you are close to Mesquite TX see Brandon at Explore USA. HE IS THE BEST! There service dept is great. Yes I will stick with Forest River!
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Old 10-09-2020, 12:16 PM   #84
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Iíve owned only one trailer so far in my life. I chose a Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite for many reasons. They use quality products to build their trailer but build quality is sorely lacking. Just watch the factory video. As others phave mentioned this is common among manufacturers. I have contacted Forest River many times unfortunately about issues. In my opinion they are first rate and try very hard to correct issues. Dealers are much less accommodating for the most part. If you arenít handy owning a trailer and relying on others can get very expensive. You will always have issues with a trailer. The worst build car on the planet is built better than any trailer. My trailer has cost me thousands in expeensives even while under warranty. Warranties donít cover many things.

I love the layout of my trailer and the amenities included. I do affectionally refer to my trailer as a garbage can on wheels. I would consider buying another but would certainly consider others such as the Grand Design. I have never not had a great time with this trailer.
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Old 10-09-2020, 01:10 PM   #85
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We bought a Cherokee 274RK this summer and LOVE it! Very few minor issues: trim piece at foot of bed was coming off. Stuff like that. We've only been on 3 4-day trips but 2,500 miles, crappy CR tires still good. Buy yourself a glue gun...minor fixes solved.
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Old 10-09-2020, 02:13 PM   #86
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People who have a bad experience are far more likely to write a review than people who have a good experience.

Check out some of the threads here that start off complaining about Forest River. Invariably, many more folks with positive comments respond.

Will your RV have problems? Yep. That is the nature of a very lightweight house on wheels being dragged about the countryside. If facing challenges is a major concern, then a hobby other than camping would be a better use of oneís time.
I have had a Georgetown G5 for almost 2 years with no real problems. Upgraded the steering /suspension with a package from TrailMaster. really improved performance. Only issue I had was the ac/dc converter trips out if the 120 volt breaker goes. Finally figured how to reset it.
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Old 10-09-2020, 02:31 PM   #87
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Until the RV industry is held accountable and quality becomes a word in the builders vocabulary we will all continue to camp and eat the displeasure. Can you imagine what would happen to the auto industry if they worked this way.
Yes, I can imagine because it did happen to the Auto Industry, back in the 70's. American auto manufacturers put out lousy products and would have kept doing it, if the Japanese auto manufacturers hadn't came in with better vehicles. I can remember that it was very rare to have any American made vehicle make it to 100,000 miles. Now it's double that because of foreign competition.
Unfortunately that scenario won't happen to the RV Industry.
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Old 10-09-2020, 03:22 PM   #88
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Hi. I am only asking this question because I hate wasting hard earned money. I have been reading some really bad reviews about Forest River, and their lack of quality and customers service/warranty. Would you purchase another Forest River product, or would you look elsewhere? I am just looking for honest opinions. They have the floorplans that I love, but I am not looking for something that is going to give me constant issues. Thank you
We switched from Forest River to a Solitude by Grand Design. We have had more problems with our GD then we ever had with FR.

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Old 10-09-2020, 03:33 PM   #89
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Very pleased

We currently have a Surveyor 272FLS ( our second Surveyor) We love it and have been very happy with the quality and support.
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Old 10-09-2020, 06:26 PM   #90
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Hi. I am only asking this question because I hate wasting hard earned money. I have been reading some really bad reviews about Forest River, and their lack of quality and customers service/warranty. Would you purchase another Forest River product, or would you look elsewhere? I am just looking for honest opinions. They have the floorplans that I love, but I am not looking for something that is going to give me constant issues. Thank you
I have a 2019 Forest River sunseeker motorhome. Initially I had all sorts of issues. I have a built-in solar system the Arctic pack for the water tanks etc. All my other motorhomes were winnebago's.
When I purchased this sunseeker the dealer didn't have time to go through it and make sure everything was right.
I will have to say Forest River covered everything under warranty with no questions and I believe this is a very well-built motorhome from Forest River. Naturally I have the Ford chassis and that's the big plus.
I would say if you're going to purchase an RV you make it contingent on the dealer going through it with a fine tooth comb making sure everything works the way it's supposed to including your outside storage locks. Make where you put the water in with a hose will accept the water. My big line from my water filler was down too low at the back and high about a foot in and it would not take water. just every issue you can think of no matter who the manufacturer is make a contingent you will buy this if everything is gone through and they will show you how everything works.
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:10 AM   #91
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I agree just depends on how well u care for it
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Old 10-10-2020, 03:42 PM   #92
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I recently purchased a 2021 Forest River Grey Wolf 22RR and when I complained about the fridge not working after 1 month, the entry door falling apart and 1 of the outside speakers not working and asked for a replacement unit, the dealer told me that if they did that I would end up in the same boat as I am in right now. He said they're all the same, not matter the manufacturer. VERY SAD!!!
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Old 10-10-2020, 04:19 PM   #93
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I recently purchased a 2021 Forest River Grey Wolf 22RR and when I complained about the fridge not working after 1 month, the entry door falling apart and 1 of the outside speakers not working and asked for a replacement unit, the dealer told me that if they did that I would end up in the same boat as I am in right now. He said they're all the same, not matter the manufacturer. VERY SAD!!!
Just to clarify, by ďreplacement unitĒ, did you mean a replacement for one of the failing items, or a replacement for the whole RV?
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Old 10-10-2020, 04:37 PM   #94
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I mean new trailer. They're replacing door, fridge & speakers.
I also have a bow in bedroom wall causing the wall covering to separate
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Old 10-10-2020, 10:25 PM   #95
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Done on the cheap

FR becomes a very affordable product because so many things are done cheaply and sometimes shoddily. This ranges from drawer glides, bench seat storage areas, kitchen faucet, etc. BUT, taken as a challenge and hobby, it can all be fixed by the owner. As opposed to a friend who bought a $400,000 Tiffin and it is in the shop more often than not. They have great service and warranty, but have broken down much more frequently than the FR. And when the induction stove top doesn't work, forget about repairing it! I would buy another FR but spend some time early in upgrading it.
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Old 10-11-2020, 04:57 AM   #96
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Interesting Bob Harley, I guess it doesn't matter how much you spend................... Thanks
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Old 10-11-2020, 05:27 AM   #97
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Interesting Bob Harley, I guess it doesn't matter how much you spend................... Thanks
Nope.
Even million dollar plus Marathons have lots of issues.
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Old 10-11-2020, 05:39 AM   #98
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Could you expand on the upgrades. Thanks
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Could you expand on the upgrades. Thanks
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