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Old 07-21-2017, 10:47 AM   #1
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Hello.... I am considering purchasing a 2016 Forest River Cherokee Limited 304R (35ft length) Travel Trailer and wanted to know if anyone has any comments about them or strong opinions as to whether I should do it.... This is our first RV and not sure how it handles on the road and what are the issues that it has..... I cannot find much about the quality of these trailers and the owner has mentioned that the Black Tank Flush system has failed which surprised me since it's only a 2016. Any feedback regarding these trailers would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:31 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Can't help on the tt question but sounds like a big tt to handle hope you got the right tv to handle it. Later RJD
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:48 AM   #3
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That's a loaded question.... If you look around this and other RV related sites you can find oodles of threads about quality (or lack thereof...) of RVs in general. The general vibe is that most manufacturers suffer from increasingly shoddy quality in the last say 10 years. If you're the handyman type you can fix many things yourself, if you have to rely on a repair facility it will take weeks or months out of your camping season. You might want to wonder why the current owner is selling it after a year.

As mentioned above, starting with a 35ft 11000lbs trailer is a steep learning curve and requires a sizeable tow vehicle (3/4 ton truck at least).
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:01 PM   #4
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starting with a 35ft 11000lbs trailer is a steep learning curve and requires a sizeable tow vehicle (3/4 ton truck at least
what he said...

nothing is more apparent on this forum... many who are just starting off have an inadequate tow vehicle for the size of the trailer that they are towing, usually not enough PAYLOAD CAPACITY...
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ready to sell after 3 months ownership

have a 2018 that cannot be sealed to keep out rodents out due to a 14" X 13" hole cutout under shower from factory.
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Aluminum siding? Made that mistake once and never again since we get the occasional hail storm here.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:19 PM   #7
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Aluminum siding? Made that mistake once and never again since we get the occasional hail storm here.
Cons on both sides of that field. Dents on aluminium or delamination on fiberglass...six of one, half a dozen of the other.
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Hello.... I am considering purchasing a 2016 Forest River Cherokee Limited 304R (35ft length) Travel Trailer and wanted to know if anyone has any comments about them or strong opinions as to whether I should do it.... This is our first RV and not sure how it handles on the road and what are the issues that it has..... I cannot find much about the quality of these trailers and the owner has mentioned that the Black Tank Flush system has failed which surprised me since it's only a 2016. Any feedback regarding these trailers would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Got a 2018 Cherokee Patriot Limited Edition 304BS. The "R" is quite the trailer. What vehicle will be pulling it ? I'm pulling with a 2014 GMC 2500HD diesel. Mine tows really well...I'm hooked up with the Blue Ox Swaypro 1500/15000. A 2016 may have the kinks worked out it...or at least the big ones. Mine's at the dealer now, getting electrical problem fixed.
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35ft is a lot of trailer for your first one. Maybe consider renting a travel trailer for a couple of days first and see what you think before buying.
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