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Old 03-18-2019, 09:20 AM   #21
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happy with FR

Our family currently have 3 Forest River products.

2-Cedar Creek 5th wheels and 1-Cherokee travel trailer.

Previously had a Cardinal 5th wheel also.

We have been and are still happy with our Forest River products.

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Old 03-18-2019, 10:03 AM   #22
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You probably won't have too many issues with your Rockwood Ultra lite. In my opinion they are one of the better built units. I had a sister unit (Flagstaff) and during the first year the only problems were a screw that got left under one of the slideouts and caused a slight scrape on the floor and a broken closet latch.

By the way, be sure to join FROG (Forest River Owners Group) and maybe attend some of the rallies. It has not been posted yet but Sept. 26-29th will be the 5th annual Florida Frog Fest at Williston Crossings in Williston Fl. Hope you can join us. Registration usually starts mid to late May and there will be posts when you can pre-register which is just a form provided to the campground to make scheduling easier.
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:10 AM   #23
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I would say I'm satisfied with my Unit . sure there were some things that could have should have been done better . but what wasn't i redid my self over all though i'm very happy with it and just finishing up my 4 th year of full time from Montana in the summer to Florida in the winter . Many issues people have is caused by lack of knowledge . Not to say i haven't seen some really bad stuff the manufactures did, but overall not bad
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:49 AM   #24
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We are very happy with our Forest River/Rockwood. I would like to add that this forum has been very instrumental in my peace of mind when it comes to dealing with the unexpected. I am not what you would call "mechanically inclined" so the way the users of this forum try their best to resolve problems or to give us options is somewhat comforting.

On the other hand....... this forum has also cost me some serious money over the past 3 years of RV'ing. The cost to me was in form of must have and NEEDED upgrades to our RV or TV!!! New tires, TMPS, propane fire pit, upgraded thermostat, insulated vents, etc etc etc! I love it!

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Old 03-18-2019, 12:07 PM   #25
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Negative Comments

I agree that many people will only post the negative things. I have a few but I am also very happy with my Forest River product.

On a new purchase during the PDI take an iPad or camera and film everything that is said. This will give you a good record of how things work. I have had my latest rv f for 3 years and I still pull up a video from time to time.
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:10 PM   #26
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We like our little camper. Some small warranty work initially but nothing serious. This will be our first full season and it will get a good test as we have 61 days of camping scheduled from Maine, New Hampshire, Cape Cod, and the Adirondacks. Time will tell - but so far it has exceeded our expectations.
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:42 PM   #27
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Good story

We love our coachman clipper have not had any problems with our trailer
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:46 PM   #28
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Being a member of 7 different RV forums, I can tell you many join because of problems while those without problems, rarely post.
Personally I've had 2 FR trailers that had issues but were fixed under warranty.
By the way, there have a number of current threads started by happy FR owners. Not sure how you missed them
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:58 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by SUNCAT37 View Post
We like our little camper. Some small warranty work initially but nothing serious. This will be our first full season and it will get a good test as we have 61 days of camping scheduled from Maine, New Hampshire, Cape Cod, and the Adirondacks. Time will tell - but so far it has exceeded our expectations.

I have a 2018 Salem Lite 201BHXL. I love it with the exception of no windows. I ordered this through Amazon and installed it in the door. Took a couple of hours and looks great

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Old 03-18-2019, 01:00 PM   #30
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We love our 2014 Surveyor Pilot SV34RLTS. Furnace problem first year fixed by dealer, AC replaced second year both at no vost to us. No other problems. I did put in a Dometic 310 Toilet with real china bowl and slow close seat
Which we love!. Lost an awning once in a rain storm fixed by insurance co.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:01 PM   #31
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Perfectly happy

2018 FR3 30DS. Few minor issues covered quickly and to our satisfaction under warranty. This is our first FR product, but our 5th RV. This replaced a 2016 Thor ACE 27.2 that was an absolute rolling piece of junk.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:09 PM   #32
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We are on our 3rd Rockwood trailer (see my signature) so you can say we've been pretty happy with our FR trailers. Problems with the first 2 were very minor except for the delamination on the Roo's bunk doors. Rockwood agreed to send me replacement bed door cores for free even though I was the second owner and the Roo was 3 years old.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:11 PM   #33
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I love my Cardinal 3250! Sure Iíve had a few issues but nothing that isnít easily fixable.Iíd like to see some better QC and workmanship but it works fine and we tow it and also stay in it in Williams for months at a time.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:24 PM   #34
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I've put 4000+ miles on mine and 30+ nights camping and we love our camper.

Problems -

Locked up stabilizer motor (not FR - Lippert)

Observation camera failure (not FR - Furrion)

Axles need to replaced from recall (not FR - Dexter)

All replaced under warranty!

No issues with the "Rockwood" part (Forest River)

RV's are full of parts from other manufacturers. These can and will fail.
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2019 Rockwood 2608BS (Sold)
2005 Rockwood 2516G (Sold)
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:29 PM   #35
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I'm a happy camper. Since we bought our 8311WS we had no "problems" at all...
little sink leaks or something loose here and there but noting serious(thanks be to God). The biggest problem was the control panel and the problem was the Bluetooth was not working but everything else was.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:32 PM   #36
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We ordered our Flagstaff Classic Super Lite 8528IKWS fifth wheel by Forest River after 18 months of comparison shopping. We began decades ago by backpacking leading to tent camping, pop-up, Trailmanor trailer, Western RV Alpenlite Fifth Wheel, before settling on this long manufactured floor plan of our 2014 Flagstaff 8528IKWS. We love it. The usual little things-check them, keep things tight, everything rattles in your home pulled at 60 mph across our current highways. Anything any bigger has always been taken care of by the factory support team (Get in line for the August International Rally in Goshen; you'll be glad you did!) And as our dealer said, "Before I let you take possession of this, you have to tell me where you're going; because no one should just park their rig and let it sit at home." So go enjoy yours Welcome!
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:37 PM   #37
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i've been a member of various forums pertaining to various interests, automotive, woodworking, and others. By and large the discussions relate to things that are "wrong", modifications, and new purchases. The reason so much is talked about what is wrong is because people know there is large pool of knowledge about a specific thing from people who are the most likely to have dealt with a certain issue, and importantly, are willing to share that knowledge and help out. It's the best place to find others who have a common interest and common experience with the one you are dealing with. It's not that it's a brand bashing party or anything, it's just a shared experience.
Travel Trailer: 2004 Flagstaff 25LB
New Tow Vehicle: 2017 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost, supercrew short bed FX4 Lariat
Old Tow Vehicle: 2009 Silverado 2500HD 4x4 Ext. Cab Short Bed
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2018:22nights / 2019:31Nights / 2020:18Nights
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:46 PM   #38
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I am totally happy with this FR product. I purchased it barely used. It was manufactured on 5-15-2017 , the original owner purchased it in 2018 early. I purchased it in early November 2018. So far I have found nothing wrong with the 5er, but we only had a chance to use it one weekend before winterizing. I've been going through it cleaning what little needed to be done, not much. The wife and I are very happy we purchased it. About the only thing that needs to be done is , our very own personal touches. Hanging some type of pictures and adding some artificial plants . Actually I'm sitting in it now just looking at it, really it needs nothing. We are learning as we go, there's a lot to remember, because it has so much more than our previous TT.
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:09 PM   #39
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I read here daily and there are so many negative reviews and comments is there anyone that even likes there camper ?? How is FR still in business?? Wait I do understand the are problems and people need to vent... I would just like to see a little balance ... if you like your FR camper maybe you could leave a brief comment .... as I sit here waiting to pick mine up in 4 days ...
Ok. We have an early production 2017 T250 Sandstorm Toy hauler. I say early production, because we been owning it nearly 3 years. We love it. Hey, it's a cheaply built, high speed production built box. You get what you pay for and the beast has had a share of issues, but coming up on 14,000 miles toeing it and on balance, NO PROBLEM.

If your going to own one of these you better know how to fix stuff. If not you will spend your life waiting WEEKS OR MONTHS for dealers to NOT FIX STUFF RIGHT. THEN YOU WILL be PART OF THE NEGATIVE that you see on here.

On balance, I've been fixing lots of stuff, but many brands have a lot shoddy er workmanship, and still it's all fun. We love ours. And hey, even our friends with the $300,000 Tiffin have problems. Those are just fancier and more complicated to fix.

Be brave, read here and watch youtube to learn more. Then go forth and have fun.
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:19 PM   #40
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This is a small house on wheels. It gets pounded by our deteriorated highway system. It sits all winter in freezing temperatures while in storage. All the appliances are computer controlled ,so they are also subject to road conditions. They take constant care and repairs. If you don't mind doing a little work and preventative maintenance. You're going to be sitting at a dealership bitching about having to wait for repairs. I have a rockwood 5er and love the heck out of it. Had to repair furnace once . took ac unit apart to clean fins and drain. Installed a genny on back bumper. Put vinyl blinds throughout the home ,and a million other little things.
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