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View Poll Results: WOULD YOU CHOOSE FOREST RIVER PRODUCTS AGAIN/ARE YOU HAPPY WITH QUALITY?
YES, CHOOSE FOREST RIVER AGAIN 415 81.69%
NO, NOT CHOOSE AGAIN 34 6.69%
NO EXTREMELY DISATISFIED, 29 5.71%
YES BUT NEEDED TO PUSH FOR MANY REPAIRS 30 5.91%
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:41 PM   #141
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8 months into our unit and about 4K miles I would buy another FR product. My first encounter with the dealer closest to us told me I wouldn't be seeing them again. FR took care of me with what I needed and I made the repaires myself. Haven't decided about the small dent in the nose but it looks like a DIY with the right material. The only complaint I have would be the tires I'm about to replace. No tire trouble yet, just want to avoid it.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:51 PM   #142
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3rd FR Product. If we ever upgrade it would be the only RV we would consider
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:56 PM   #143
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This being our 2nd Flagstaff and considering our ages, the present 5er is the "Caboose" of our campers unless something catastrophic happens to this one in the next couple of years. So yes, if circumstances warrant it, we would definitely buy another Flagstaff.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:14 PM   #144
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Three years of no major problems. I lived in mine for 7 weeks when I changed jobs, and still can't complain. Our Surveyor seems to be a popular model, since they discontinued the Select series, but still make our floor plan in the Sport series. I can't complain.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:18 PM   #145
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I would buy another Forest River motorhome without a doubt. This Georgetown has won me over.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:35 PM   #146
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We would definitely buy another Forest River. Now after attending the rally we can't imagine buying from any other company. We've also been lucky to have good dealer with a great service department


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Old 08-21-2014, 07:59 PM   #147
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Yes I would. I have owned 2002 Sierra toy hauler and just purchased a 2015 Evo 2460. Every brand has teething issues when purchased new. If you want to avoid initial start up headaches, then buy a used unit.

If you want to spend extra $ then look into Winnebago. You pay more for the same product, but their rep is rock solid.

Life is too short for bitterness, so I recommend buying something you like, or think you will be happy with at least.


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Old 08-21-2014, 08:08 PM   #148
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If you want to spend extra $ then look into Winnebago. You pay more for the same product, but their rep is rock solid.

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So for the price of a Grand Tour ($400+K) I could buy a Tiffin Allegro Bus?

I have been to the Allegro Factory and I think I would choose them over Winnie - just MHO.

Then Again I would choose a Charleston over a Allegro and put the extra $200K in a mutual fund for the Diesel to run the damn thing

(this is an attempt at humor folks - please feel free to buy the MH brand that works for you but...to paraphrase "The Most Interesting man In the World"
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:42 PM   #149
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we have had our 30f Cherokee for years now and still love it thanks forest rive we have had only 1 warrenty fix done on it for as long as we have had it the cable from the wall hook up inside was not hooked up to the anttena we have it on a perminant campsite the service tech came to us from 45 miles away and fixed it thanks again
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:12 AM   #150
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I would buy anything that F/R builds. They fixed things for me that were my fault. can' ask for more than that. Talk to others abouut their warranties.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:48 AM   #151
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Yes I would buy another Forest River, we have only had our for almost 6 months and we love it. We have had other brands and compared to the problems we had with the others Forest River is by far a much better manufacturer, the only problems we have had is the microwave and the table had to be replaced that's it (paint touch up don't count).
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:41 AM   #152
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It would depend on whether or not the layout was what we were looking for and how great a deal it is. I would also need to see that there has been a significant change when it comes to quality control. Otherwise most likely NO, the main reason would be when I had a problem with the electric in my coach they couldn't tell me where the junction boxes were. They had no idea where to tell me to look. Instead of information, I got, "It Might Be Here". We could have had a disasterous situation with an electric short in the same area where the fill tube for the gas tank is. Quality control appeared non-existant when we made our purchase. The number of items on my punchout list was over 35 items. From an oval mirror tilted toward 11 o'clock to the raw cut wood on the medicine cabinet. It was obvious that no one walked my coach before it left the building. I saw it as soon as I walked in. To me when a company doesn't survey it's customer about whether or not they are satisfied shows they are only numbers driven. How do you find out where your problems are when you don't ask. I repaired or replaced the majority of items myself. When I look back at the number of changes for warranty contacts I have more than 12 names and numbers in less than 8 years. Hopefully they will improve for their future customers but I don't see me being one.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:01 PM   #153
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I have a 205 minilite that I have had the normal small problems that are due to lack of QC but still am ver satisfied with it .The only question is why in the world does it need 2 doors, wast if space. I had a 40 ft. Motor home 1 door , and a 35 ft fithwheel 1 door????


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Old 10-06-2014, 12:41 PM   #154
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If Allstate Insurance will finally accept the paperwork and total our poor '07 Surveyor, YES we will be buying another Forest river product. Sadly it wont be another Surveyor because the local dealer closed 4 years ago. But we are looking at a new Coachmen.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:50 PM   #155
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After the punch list of issues, all pretty small but numerous, the incompetence of the only local dealer and the recent failure of my fresh tank framework (My fault, but a poor design overall) I think I'll pass on FR next time around.

I do love my camper, and I don't quite regret my purchase yet, but can't see me coming back for more.

Edit to add- I also have a problem with FR customer service, as in there's no easy way to contact them. I tried to contact them regarding the issues I've had getting warranty work done and the fact that I took it in July 23rd and to this day ordered parts STILL aren't in. I'm stuck working with my dealer which does nothing but roadblock me.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:15 PM   #156
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I'll start right off by saying that I didn't read the first 150 posts in this thread, so please forgive me if I'm repeating somebody.

In our case, I can definitely see sticking with the FR brands. When we first started out I was looking for any brand in a layout/weight and price where I wanted to be. Our dealer, who carries more than just FR, finally came through with our Flagstaff. It had everything we wanted (at that time), was light enough for my 1/2 ton and most importantly, was priced where we could afford it. Still, that's not what set them apart. It's just how we ended up with a FR.

What really sold it for me though was going to the Frog Rally in Goshen last August. Seeing the way FR stood behind their products, and what lengths they were willing to take to make sure everyone was happy is what I liked. That's why I'd stick with an FR brand next time.

It's not because they built the best units. I'd say they're on par with everyone else in that regard. It's not because they have the best floor plans. Again, they're on par with everyone else. I like my dealer, but he does more than just FR, so it's not because of that. Nope, it's solely because the rally showed me what kind of customer service FR has.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:29 PM   #157
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Old 10-06-2014, 03:10 PM   #158
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Have had three FR products & was pleased with all of them. Would absolutely buy FR again. Haven't seen anything that compares quality wise except maybe a 3 million dollar Prevost.
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:28 PM   #160
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YES!!!! I would.
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