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Voted Most Helpful Review 2018 Forest River Flagstaff Classic Super Lite 832IKBS

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Love this travel trailer! Did alot of research before purchasing this unit. Visisted several dealerships throughout Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and more, as well as an RV show. This was by far the best floorplan we found, and the best price for all available options. Very easy to tow, great bathroom and shower and porcelin toilet, skylights, 2 TVs, 2 AC units, and so much more. We fell in love with the kitchen island! Great area to cook in, cut up vegetables and meats, prepare drinks for friends, put the crockpot on, and serving cheese and crackers and anything! Just a great camper!
- Elvin, Georgia

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Voted Most Helpful Review 2018 Forest River Cedar Creek Hathaway 38FBD

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We have owned all types of RVs over the last 40 years... maybe 12 total and this Cedar Creek is the best.. its construction is one of the strongest made... I have a friend that has a similar unit and was driving down the interstate highway and he had a heart attack...went off the road and rolled the unit over... when recovered and hauled to the wrecker yard, the slides would still open and close and the unit was bent up but still intact... it did not come apart. And as Paul Harvey said, now for the rest of the story... The owner's wife was taking a nap in the trailer's bedroom when the rollover took place and she walked out with a dislocated index finger! (of course. riding in a moving trailer is a no no.)
Needless to say, he purchased another Cedar Creek!
- Richard Munday, Florida

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May 15, 2018 2019 Forest River Rockwood Ultra-Lite 8298WS

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The floor plan is extremely thought out with this model. The dinette with the bench and high top chairs is great. The kitchen has ample space and the living room with the two couches and theater seating is perfect when hosting company. The bathroom is spacious, the bedroom is nice and big as well. I like how the bed is offset to allow more space in the closet and the cabinets and night stands are great. The bedroom doesn't feel cramped as it doesn't have closets by the bed which gives it the open feeling it has.

Storage in this unit is impressive as well. As long as you use totes, stay organized, and be intentional with your things you should be fine. There is a nice sized storage space where the booth is that is only accessible outside. I found this to be the perfect spot for most of my grilling supplies. I haven't used the grill that came with the camper, rather, I have a Weber Q and I've attached it right to the propane attachment on the side of the trailer. Propane in bulk is cheaper and it's convenience having the hookup on the side of the rig. The shelf for outside is made of a good durable recyclable plastic and sets up quick. I've used it more than I thought I would.

We upgraded to the 4 point leveling system which is great and we got the residential fridge which we love. We lost some pantry space, however, it's just my wife and I so we aren't losing out.

The Reese Revolution hitch is great. We have a short box F-150 that we use to pull. We have the 5.5 foot box and found out we had to use the B&W Companion 5th Wheel hitch. In 2018 Forest River redesigned the nose and it extended it just enough where the Reese hitch and Revolution kingpin didn't give enough clearance.

Towing the camper was great. I had no problems, the truck did well and it pulled down the freeway and highway fine. I had the observation camera installed and it was a great add on!

Overall I have found this camper to be a great purchase. This is the first RV I've ever owned and finding this setup has been a dream come true.

I will add Oak Lake RV & Campground in Moose Lake MN has been amazing. They partnered with me to find a solution to the hitch situation and have been wonderful to work with. When in doubt call Oak Lake RV and ask for Bill, they won't let you down!
- Luke, Minnesota

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Jun 11, 2018 2019 Forest River Sierra 381RBOK

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First off the phoneline for the HQ "front desk" goes NOWHERE if you don't know an extension number. The dealer that sold it to us never followed through with repairs on several things that were wrong! The dealer also was supposed to give us a cover for the front end and we got this huge wooden piece of crap! We paid extra for the "weather proofing" and Scotchguarding and it was NEVER put on! Drawers don't work. Panels coming apart. Poor workmanship in hallway. Poor design in hallway. They were supposed to follow through on several things and did NOTHING! Would I ever buy one again? NO!
- Dan DeVorkin, Washington

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Apr 27, 2018 2018 Forest River Heritage Glen WBT309BOK

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This RV has been a pain every step of the way. After I received delivery I found out that there was no owners manual, just a partial mix of associated booklets. There was only 1 battery on board and I had to return to the dealership to get the second 12v battery. The refrigerator freezer door was loose and I had to buy the correct wrench to fix it so it would close properly. The Xantrex Freedom X 1200 Invertor does not work so the brand new camper that I've had for a month will have to go back to the dealership for repair. The good news it that all systems work when connected to shore power. I had to purchase the LP hose for the grill as it was not supplied. There are 3 unmarked water valves. I have no idea which one is for city water, water tank fill up, or holding tank clean out. The 2 outside rear cable jacks are not marked for which is cable and satellite. After all these problems I found the final inspection tag was not signed. Long story short, this camper was in no way ready to be sold by the manufacturer to a dealer, much less to a consumer in my opinion. An unsigned final inspection sticker speaks volumes.
- Gregory, Georgia

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Apr 29, 2018 2018 Forest River Evo T2460

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This RV is super light weight when pulling with a Dodge 2500. Easy to park, super spacious inside with one slider (kitchen dinette). Wall to wall viewing window in the back for superior lake views. Full width storage access in front of trailer (under bedroom)
- Glenn Esther, Iowa

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Aug 28, 2017 2018 Forest River Cedar Creek Champagne 38EL

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Am very sorry to spend almost $100,000 and get such a poor product. Screws come out every trip. Awning covers don't work well. Quality control is nothing for Forest River. I have had it 2 weeks and camped 4 nights and would love to have money back. My ratings are 0..
- Hartzel Black, Texas

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May 19, 2018 2018 Forest River Cedar Creek Champagne 38EL

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Been back to Shady Pines several times for warranty work.. hot water, screws falling out, paint on cab doesn't match, slide covers replaced,
Forest River customer services says they will call back in so many hours..forget that. Took 2 weeks to talk to them about all my problems. Folks, when we pay about $100,000 for this we should expect service from company... my dealer is great but they need to get away from Forest River mtg products..
- Hartzel Black, Texas

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Sep 27, 2017 2018 Forest River Sierra 378FB

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Have only used it once for a week, started by noticing the slide damaged the cheep flooring, then noticed how poor the quality was of the paper covered woodwork. if you aren't careful it's very easy to scratch off the paper and expose the wood. Also noticed how low the shower area is, almost have to bend over to take a shower and I'm just a hair under 6' tall. Like the layout and ease of use of the automatic leveling system. This RV is definitely not a high quality unit, the support from the factory when you are a new customer is terrible, you get an answering machine and never a return call.
- James J Pellicciotti, Arizona

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Apr 12, 2018 2018 Forest River Sandpiper 378FB

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IN UNIT 5 DAYS DOOR LOCK CAME OUT WITH THE KEY. SAME DAY..GREY WATER HOLDING TANK FELL OUT FROM THE UNDERBELLY. FOREST RIVER CORPORATE IS A JOKE. WE ARE OUT 2,000 FOR HOTEL BILLS AND THEY COULD GIVE A CRAP. THIS IS A BRAND NEW UNIT!!! AS SOON AS WE CAN...THIS TIN CAN IS GONE...DO NOT BUY FOREST RIVER PRODUCTS...THEIR REVIEWS ARE HORRIBLE AND CUST SERV IS EVEN WORSE.
- TINA MATEJEK, Texas

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Mar 23, 2018 2018 Forest River Georgetown XL 377TS

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We traded our 28ft Class B+ and bought this coach last summer to eventually retire into. The Good: it drives well, tows our Jeep Rubicon well, and is stable and quiet on the road for a front-engine gasser. The interior is spacious, quiet and comfortable. We take our two big dogs and two cats with us-plenty of room for all. The exterior looks great and has tons of storage-some being pass-through. Love the auto-leveling jacks and the driver's side door ( best for an emergency but still functional if you prefer regular use-similar to climbing up a ladder, with a porthole step and a flip-step. The Bad: We've only taken one trip-the coach has spent MONTHS in the selling Dealer's shop. The tile slat flooring is pulling apart, the tile is no longer made (for a 2018??!!) so they have to replace the entire floor. The first time we fired up the AC/Furnace, foam insulation, sawdust and wood chips blew out everywhere from every vent. The windshield washer hose came off the first time we used it-can't reach up inside the grill to reattach it. The wood paneling had a number of flaws and scratches that are being repaired or replaced. The coach has already been served a recall notice because the roof may leak. The Ugly: the Ford S35 chassis doesn't have the greatest brakes, especially going down steep grades with a towed vehicle. You must pump the brakes as you work your way down hill, but quickly so they don't overheat. There is no viable aftermarket upgrade for these brakes that I've been able to find. On it's maiden trip the front wheel seals leaked grease all over the front rims-the Ford Fleet dealer said this was "normal". Sorry, I've been a mechanic for decades, and leaking grease seals isn't normal. This will be an excellent coach once they get the warranty and recall work done. Disappointed that a brand new coach has had so many issues.
- Gary Parker, Utah

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Jun 12, 2018 2018 Forest River Sabre 36BHQ

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A lot of NO craftsmanship has been used to build this unit. Very poor quality build. Everything falling apart due to no reenforcement where needed to support couches, refrigerator, doors etc(items are screwed into thin walled paneling with not back support). I would not recommend to purchase this RV. If you want this floor plan, shop around and pay more for quality. I have owned this RV for 2 1/2 months. It has been in the shop for 1 1/2 months due to very slow warranty support. Getting ready to bring it back again for a list of more items.
- Recent purchaser of 36BHQ, Arizona

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Mar 09, 2018 2018 Forest River Sabre 36BHQ

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We purchased this camper about a month ago for my husband who travels for work. He is 700 miles from home, so we purchased brand new, to make sure he had a nice home away from home, with minimal issues. Since day one we have had nothing but issues. When he went to pick the camper up the bar that holds the bedroom closet door had come out of the wall. The way they slide freely, doesn't stand up to the movement of the camper. The doors look great, but this is definitely a design flaw. Other than that, which was fixed before taking it off the lot, we didn't see any immediate problems, until reaching the campsite the next day where we found these issues:
-The plumbing underneath wasn't properly hooked up. Had my husband not noticed this when he went to hook up the hoses, it would not have been pretty.
-The auto leveling system is terrible. We tried several times, it said the camper was level, however, it was clearly not. Even in manual mode (which requires the use of two jacks at a time) we could not make the camper level. After calling the dealership, they informed us they have so many issues with the auto-level, they actually have an on site person who only works on these systems.
-The thermostat on the wall in the kitchen was not mounted properly, so the slide out for the kitchen table rubbed against the front of it. This caused the touch screen feature not to work, and we had to remove the cover in order to get the furnace turned on.
-The mattress they put on the built in bed frame was about four inches to big, both length and width wise. Thankfully we had another on hand to replace it with.
-The mid bunk slide out didn't slide all the way out, which meant it didn't seal correctly. We assumed this simply needed adjusted, but when we got it back in the shop, they said the whole wall was coming apart, causing it not to seal. We are awaiting word from the manufacturer on how this is going to be fixed...
-When we took the first shower, it flooded the bathroom floor. They didn't seal the door up correctly so it was leaking. We purchase a tube of silicone and tried to seal it from the outside, but it didn't work. We couldn't get to the spot that needed sealed without taking it apart.
-Nothing in the camper is straight. Things like the curtains and backsplash above the stove are noticeably crooked. (I did not get out a level and pick things apart)
-Refrigerator works, but there is a beep to it we cannot figure out. Everything 30 seconds it beeps. Fortunately we eventually tuned it out, but it's obnoxious enough that people were on the phone with notice it.
-The LED strips along the ceiling give a nice ambiance, however, it looks like they weren't stuck down good. When you stand in the bedroom and look down, you can see where parts of the LED strip are sticking up a couple inches.
-The cupholder light in the couch stopped working the second day. Obviously not a deal breaker, but makes me worry the heat and such are next.
-The screws used to install strips on the edge of the stairs going from the bedroom to kitchen area were way too big and stuck up too high. The first time I went through barefoot, I cut my toe open pretty good. This was an easy fix, as we made a trip to the hardware store and swapped them out, but it was still an inconvenience (and quite painful).

I recognize many of these things are minor. I would not have given a bad review if it had simply been bad screws and a couple crooked fixtures. But the lack of attention to detail that went into putting this camper together is appalling. I realize it isn't a top of the line camper, but when you spend the money for something brand new, you expect things to work. It has been in the shop for the past week, and anticipate it will be there for a while, as they are waiting on the manufacturer to get back with them on approval and advice for warranty repairs.

Bottom line, I would never recommend anyone waste their money on a Sabre.
- Hollie, Missouri

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Apr 12, 2018 2018 Forest River Heritage Glen 368RLBHK

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I bought mine January 30, 2018. I have had nothing but problems. The furnace has quit twice, pinched wires, duct work coming off. Crooked windows, exhaust fan in kitchen quit.mantle is loose, fireplace glass comes off every time I move, bed frame is coming apart, closet rod fell off. Get used to begging, because it's almost impossible to get warranty work done. It's April and I have yet found anyone to do the work, and calling forest river is a joke. Will never buy anything forest river again.
- Greg Gartside , Missouri

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May 04, 2018 2018 Forest River Sandpiper 367DSOK

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Piece of junk! Should have researched reviews prior to purchasing from Forest River. Read and Learn People! Don't make the same mistake I did!!!! Dealer was also no help after they sell you one of these pieces of crap
- Pat Devoid, Florida

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Jun 04, 2018 2018 Forest River Sandpiper HT 3350BH

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This is not my first travel trailer, it will however be my last from this manufacture. We bought this travel trailer so that we could see some of the country with our children before they went to college. The quality that went into the production of this trailer is best suited for that of a Third World country. Every week the toilet has to be plunged and power washed because the unit is not adequately equipped for people using this toilet. We have only had this unit for one year and have already invested and additional $6000 into the upkeep of this unit. The lights went out in the first seven months, The plumbing had a leak in it that caused a great deal of damage. While I am certain that I will buy another travel trailer, I will absolutely avoid this manufacture. I advise anyone who reads this post to do the same, avoid this manufacture at all costs.
- Byron Young, Texas

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Sep 20, 2017 2018 Forest River Wildcat 327RE

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We thought we bought the camper of our dreams but it has had one thing wrong after another . Cable not hooked up DVD player not hooked up flooring not right kitchen table to close to the windows so shade cannot be raised . Those are minor problems but the air conditioner is a nightmare ,the vent is right over the end of the couch and is so loud you cannot talk or watch tv and you would need a winter coat on to sit on the couch .We were told by the repair service that the reason it keeps coming on and off is because that vent has to stay open . The air conditioner in the bedroom never worked and had to be replaced right from our first trip . All that money and it is unbearable to use I notice that old reviews are positive but now they are very bad .
- Patricia Usher , Massachusetts

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Jun 11, 2018 2018 Forest River Vibe 323QBS

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Just took delivery... Wow! To say that the quality is poor is an understatement. The overall workmanship is pathetic. I would be ashamed to put my name on anything this poor! I'm looking forward to all the problems that come from a manufacturer with no apparent standards!
- John Ayotte, Colorado

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Mar 01, 2018 2018 Forest River Sunseeker 3170DSF

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So disappointed with this RV. We have owed it for 2 months and it has been in the shop over half of the time. Both slides messed up and rubber seal along bottom was not even there. Wind noise from living room door when driving down road. We got to go on one trip and like to of froze from all the wind coming in. We have had to cancel 2 trips due to still still in shop and went to pick it up and after checking it out still problems with one of the slides so no trip for this weekend. Hate making payments on something we can’t even enjoy. I can not believe Forest River has let there quality be so bad. When I call Forest River it was like it’s your problem now.
- Dorothy Soles, Texas

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Dec 29, 2017 2018 Forest River Sunseeker 3170DS

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Best parts of this RV...
Bunkbeds - kids love them
Back window - largest you will find, great views while camping
Storage - all the way through exterior storage
Value - get a lot for the money with Sunseekers
Shower - nice high ceiling shower for an RV with sunlight
- Luke, Pennsylvania

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Jan 14, 2018 2018 Forest River Flagstaff V-Lite 30WTBSK

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i wish every rv was a v front more stable when towing and semis going by and the suprise opps wind gist is cut down 50 percent
also torsion axles are more stable you can feel the difference
65 more cubic feet inside this seems brainless
ive owned many but if you go on the road get this
- tom sehlhorst, Florida

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May 18, 2018 2018 Forest River Flagstaff V-Lite 30WFKSS

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Ordered this V lite last Fall and was very excited.Placed it on a leased lot in Port Clinton Ohio. Stayed four nightes in it last month and found many holes in it.Mice had envaded it and are still trapping them. A very big problem is a major opening behind the tub.shower area Can see the opening but cannot get to it. Fearful of larger animals getting in. Forest River cannot imagine such a thing. They only want pictures and take it from there. The bathroom doors are sliders and you can easily see in area. I wonder if anyone else has ever had this problem.
- Jack Hudnall, West Virginia

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Aug 21, 2017 2018 Forest River FR3 30DS

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Great looking coach. Fit and trim issues through out. Shower and kitchen sink leaks, cigarette lighters burnt out fuses,flooring rippled, poor quality shower,and toilet. Rear overhang causes bumper,hitch, and seven pin bracket to impact any driveway causing damage.Bent 7 pin bracket, bent , 7 pin housing cracked, hitch and bumper scratched , radio difficult to work, back up camera useless because the screen is to low. 4000 rpm on any type of grade and the engine is deafening. Nice flooring and cabinets, good speakers and televisions , fridge, micro, and stove a breeze to use. sway like an overloaded pirate ship, drifts like a drunken sailor. Burn marks on the oil dipstick at 6600 miles. Manifold heat? Good turning radius, and visibility out of the front wind shield. King size bed great, sofabed terrible. Dinette poorly designed and cushions are hard to keep in place. Two AC's are great is you can find a 50 amp hookup. Good capacity grey,black, and fresh. Easy hookups, and plenty of storage. Overall a C plus.
- Dutch, California

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Apr 28, 2018 2018 Forest River FR3 30DS

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We purchased this first new RV in Jan and as of April 28 the RV has been at the dealer for warranty repairs for 58 days and counting. The core problem is poor manufacturing quality and the repair process is arduous because of the documentation that the dealer has to provide Forest River for repair authorization. We have used it a total of 4 days to date.
PROS - Design and floorplan is the best we have seen for the price, King bed, residential refrigerator, 2 AC units, windows/shades, 8 seatbelts, interior and exterior storage, interior seating, privacy pocket door.
CONS - Substandard manufacturing quality, AC units improperly installed, water pump failure, entrance steps failed to consistently retract, 50% of exterior storage compartment would not lock, Refrigerator motherboard had to be replaced, Ford chassis AC did not produce cold air, freon low, wooden BR sink facia detached, Bathroom/bedroom door misaligned. And this was a new unit. VERY POOR QUALITY EXECUTION. OTHER THOUGHTS - This RV is not designed to exceed 65MPH. It's a truck not a car you must learn to operate differently, visibility is excellent. Radio/Camera screen is too low. Side cameras not helpful. We hope our experience improves TBD
- Barry & Charlotte, North Carolina

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Apr 16, 2018 2018 Forest River Cedar Creek Silverback 29RE

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We traded in a 2017 40 ft Cardinal for this 29RE simply for the floor plan with NO island. The room is huge!We made an extra leaf for the table & now have up to 8 folks to eat & play cards at night. Everyone loves our camper. We ordered a heat pump on the A.C. & dual pane windows. A Must for a snowbird camper. No moisture on widows & very toastie! However, quality issues. The first day we pulled out of the dealers lot & got set up for night we noticed we had a flat tire. After a month of camping our underbellie was bulging...bottom nearly fell off! Drain from kitchen sink to gray tank never connected! We had to drill holes to let the pressure off & water to drain. All the insulation was soaked. All had to be repaired. Will never know if insulation was really replaced. The half complete Leppert leveling pad out side keeps showing errors meaning you have to keep lowering big mor-ride steps to re enter & reset system. EVERY time, many times.Silver back tries to cut costs by not putting cubbord doors on half the bathroom. Try hauling ...stuff falls out! We had to order doors thru dealer from FR & install them. Jensen TV worked great until new cable co. Now all if us with Silverbacks in our camp can no longer change channels with remote. Tried a universal remote & won't program either. Thankful we purchased from a small lot in Myrtle Beach who has very kindly fixed everything except tv & Level Up Pad issues through warranty.
- Kathryn Allen, North Carolina

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Dec 30, 2017 2018 Forest River Cedar Creek Silverback 29RE

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Love the layout, and open feeling which makes it feel much larger than it is. Nice colors and styling.

Quality control seems to have been severely lacking during the manufacture of my unit. Major problems started nearly immediately.

The drain line behind the kitchen sink was either never connected or connected only loosely at the factory, resulting in a flood of the dead space under the bathroom and down into the underbelly immediately upon moving in.

The water heater works only intermittently (DSI fault), the converter failed after 2 months, one slide-out tilts out at an awkward angle even after adjustment by the dealership, the backsplash behind the stove melted during the very first use of the stove (it is plastic, made to look like marble), the speakers on the TV are blown or the worst quality ever, the piston which should hold up the bed doesn't, the shower floor isn't sloped correctly so water collects in one corner instead of draining, the toilet flush pedal has a slow leak which drips onto the floor, and the auto leveling system frequently shows unexplained errors.

I am still happy with the choice of unit and floor plan, and did expect some repairs as all new units usually require, but have been just blown away by the quantity of issues in such a short time. I have owned the unit for just three months. Two calls and voicemails to Forest River went completely ignored, and one email to them got me a generic response stating that my concerns would be noted.
- jessica, California

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Apr 17, 2018 2018 Forest River XLR Nitro 28KW

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RV looks good but the workmenship and quality inspections are not. found three 1/2 inch bolts rear lower corner with one nut on floor 2 loose, found 3 bolts rear bed one on floor other about to drop-the 2 recliners had 5 screws out on bottom track-rear camera was supposed to be wired to markers was wired to side cabnets on all the time-componet wires for TV were behind TV causing TV to be on an angle and crimping wires- rear ramp had 3/8 air gap at top and bottom to let in air,rain,and bugs i guess. had no water,found pump behind kitchen draw had the valve shut off, AC cycles on and off every 15 secconds (havent got to that yet) only had it a week, still fixing things
- robert humeston, Florida

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Apr 17, 2018 2018 Forest River XLR Nitro 28KW

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RV looks good but the workmenship and quality inspections are not. found three 1/2 inch bolts rear lower corner with one nut on floor 2 loose, found 3 bolts rear bed one on floor other about to drop-the 2 recliners had 5 screws out on bottom track-rear camera was supposed to be wired to markers was wired to side cabnets on all the time-componet wires for TV were behind TV causing TV to be on an angle and crimping wires- rear ramp had 3/8 air gap at top and bottom to let in air,rain,and bugs i guess. had no water,found pump behind kitchen draw had the valve shut off, AC cycles on and off every 15 secconds (havent got to that yet) side window strip came off when i opened it .only had it a week, still fixing things
- robert humeston, Florida

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Nov 13, 2017 2018 Forest River Wildwood 28DBUD

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Reading other reviews, I sure hope that quality is not going to be a continuing issue. This is our second day in our brand new RV. So far, we have had two quality control issues and one questionable issue. First my husband discovered water leaking out from underneath the trailer. When he removed the facing from the cabinet under the bathroom sink he discovered the incoming water supply line had not been tightened. Today we discovered that one of the kitchen drawers we have been having a hard time opening and closing is broken. The wood inside the drawer is split and the track has completely separated from the frame. Probably because it is particleboard. And what is with the Wallpaper? around the bathtub/shower? Is that really waterproof? It looks just like the wallpaper throughout the rest of the camper. So now we are thinking we need to buy & install a plastic surround kit to protect the walls. from getting wet. Not impressed with some of the quality of the work in this camper. But time will tell if it's going to be durable and defect free- we are only on day 2.
- Donna, Texas

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May 19, 2018 2018 Forest River Impression 28BHS

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BEWARE HOW FOREST RIVER TREATS CUSTOMERS!!!!
Once you sign they are done helping the customer.
Purchased a new 5th wheel this season and had a few issues. Now it sits in the dealership lot for over 2 weeks.
Contacted service at Forest River and they said the parts on back order when it comes in we will ship it and thats it.
A common part on all RV'S is on back order hmmm how is it they keep popping out new RV'S daily.
If the parts are on back order ??? Of course the dealership I used is just as at fault as Forest River for not following up and requesting the parts sooner. They had the trailer now two weeks and only requested the parts 8 days ago.
But then again they are so crooked in this business you never know the truth.
I have been reading a lot about how generally Forest River denies warranty work to prolong the repairs.
So it is very possible they denied the original request and finally after 8 days in the dealership they approved it after of course me complaining about the issue.
All I can say is look some where else when purchasing especially a new RV. Do your research. My recommendation is to stay away from Forest River !!!
These big companies need a reality check!!!
We are the consumer paying there salary helping to keep the company going. So why are you treating US this way ?
BEWARE LOOK AROUND AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE BUYING ANY FOREST RIVER PRODUCTS !!!!!
- Sam, Michigan

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Nov 05, 2017 2018 Forest River Sunseeker 2860DS

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I am so disappointed- purchased our 2018 RV from
Wilkens in Churchville 4 weeks ago--
got caught this past week in wind and rain storm--two windows leaked where furniture and floor was dripping wet! and today the Refridge isn't working!!! what a disaster--
How can this be with a brand new 2018!!
- Kathy Rogers- healion, New York

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May 31, 2018 2018 Forest River Salem 27REI

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after first camping trip the kitchen island had a big water leak in the corner of the island air condioner would not cool down at all kitchen drawer was put on crooked door would seal shut when the weather would get warm after second trip toilet leaked trim around tires falling off trim above chairs falling down trim behind couch falling off shelf in kitchen cabinet fell down already have a parking light out
- michael seymour, Indiana

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May 25, 2017 2018 Forest River Heritage Glen 272RL

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Overall a great floor plan for what we wanted. We had a bunk house previously. Fireplace is a nice addition, build quality so far seems to be OK. Need to add support rods for the outside kitchen door, it is large and depending on your height / lot may be too tall. I have not had to have any manufacturer support as of now. I am pleased with my purchase so far. It feels heavier than the advertised weight of 7400 lbs. but may be because we have a lot of items.
- Bill Baughman, Kentucky

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Nov 13, 2017 2018 Forest River Surveyor 264RKS

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TERRIBLE MANUFACTURING and no quality control. Handle pools crooked, table bench chair broke at pick-up, just so much that is cheaply done... and I thought I was upgrading. Camped in 20 degree weather.... supposed to have heated floors... NOT. COLD floors and only cold air blowing from vents farthest from heater. I'm stuck with this trailer but I would get rid if it in a heart beat. Not much good calling Forest River... last product of theirs I will buy....
- Greg, Maryland

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May 27, 2018 2018 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 263BHXL

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After downsizing from a 5th wheel to a travel trailer, I can say this trailer has no storage space! The kitchen cabinet should have 2 more doors put on for access to wasted space under the sink. The side compartment doors are very short height wise. You can't get a laundry basket in. The front walk through door doesn't fit well, and the wood work inside doesn't fit well, many sharp edges! The awning support arms, outside, are very low, I have already hit my head twice. I know I should be looking up More! Overall I liked my 15 year old 5th wheel better.
- Sheldon Hamilton , Wisconsin

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Aug 07, 2017 2018 Forest River Wildwood 231RK

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Only had for month first night camping with it rained it leaked. Radio no reception daughter has wildwood sitting beside ours could get lots channels. Took back to dealer which sits beside radio tower gets local channel. Says nothing they can do get twenty miles away. No reception. I mean really have had lights changed slide sill changed lot little things only used one day wouldn't recommend to any one.
- Tim Wagner, Arkansas

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Aug 03, 2017 2018 Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite 2109S

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After countless hours of research my wife and I decided to purchase a Rockwood model# 2109S. We chose this coach due to it's reputation, high end features,and solid construction. All this being said we don't want to get caught up with the new and only time will tell. I would consider upgrading the cheap plastic toilet to porcelain. I would also recommend to Forest River to deepen the slide to accommodate their tri-fold sofa/queen bed for extra functional sleeping space. Beautiful coach overall we purchased a two burner stove that mounts on the outside for us enthusiast that like to cook outdoors. Gas Grill is a bonus.Freshwater, black,and grey, tank levels seem just right for 4-6 day camping trips for two. We discovered Forest River no longer offers extended warranties for around $150.00. Happy Camping!
- Ken & Gail Ingalls, Arkansas

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May 09, 2018 2018 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 201BHXL

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I purchased this unit 3 weeks ago. I have found so far that when it was manufactured the cabinet above the sink on the outer side had multiple Staples running in a line through the covering of the wood. I have also found that the shower walls are falling off and only held by rivets. The double-sided sticky tape they use to hold it in place along with the silicone sealant isn't enough. The sticky tape is not sticking to the main wall. This means that it is not water tight and will distroy the bathroom. Unfortunately when I have tried to contact Forest River customer service I have received 0 respons.I have left multiple messages and emails and have never been contacted back. However I did finally get in contact with the parts department who offered to make me a new side for the cabinet and send it to me to install myself. I do appreciate the effort he was making but I am not able to install the cabinet siding and connect it to the shelving on the inside. Due to this I am very disappointed in the quality and customer service of Forest River.
- Greg Talbert, Washington

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Oct 20, 2017 2018 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 191RDXL

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Purchased brand new 2018 Forest River Salem. Its hard to review the quality of these trailers, because the quality of the materials and equipment is fine. My issue is with the workmanship. Ducted Air did not cool, after investigation someone misaligned some sealing and the cool air was blowing right into the return. Water pump started cycling a lot, and opening it up found that a lot of black plastic shavings from when they mounted the water tank were clogging the prefilter, and also blocking one of the check valves on the pump. Overall love the price and quality, but if your not mechanically inclined, purchase one that someone has already gone through.
- Nate Smith, Arizona

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Apr 17, 2018 2018 Forest River Wolf Pup 17RP

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Poor workmanship, no customer service, furnace quit day one, roof leaks first week, and they don’t care. The Forest River receptionist told me “no one will return my calls because I am a consumer, and they don’t deal with consumers, only dealers” My dealer isn’t getting returned calls either, and suggested that I “hook it up and drive to Indiana, and then try to speak to them in person”
- Frank, Ohio

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Jan 29, 2018 2018 Forest River Wildwood 171RBXL

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Do not buy anything from these people. They will not stand behind it even under warranty. I have been trying to get a window fixed for nine months. No one will talk to you about it. They rarely answer the phone.
- Jeff, Georgia

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Jul 17, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem TOWABL

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Purchased 5/20/17, drove home, opened to find full of water, contacted Horizon RV, told to use warranty, Horizon RV attempted to fix 2x, still leaked, took to local dealer, tried to fix, still leaks,Forest River offered to buy family jackets, Forest River won't buy back or exchange faulty unit, unit in shop for 5th time, still leaks, no answers. Nice to buy 2017 camper, continue paying insurance and loan, but can't use.
- Courtney Gugin, Georgia

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Apr 03, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite T241BHXL

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My son has been a welder fabricator for 30 years!! After inspecting the frame there are missing welds, improper welds and that is very dangerous!! The towel bars and the hinges for the cabinet doors are falling off!! The low voltage alarm detector was being set off for no reason when the battery was fine! Not impressed at all in the quality!
- Sandra E. Kellem, Arizona

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Jul 28, 2017 2017 Forest River Stealth SA3320G

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My wife and I love this Toy-hauler. Easy hook up and tow. The rear deck w/ ramp door playpen is an incredible way to keep the kids and pets safe and close. All the extra amenities installed on this unit makes it where we could legitimately camp off grid for 10 to 15 days easy. I am 6'-1" and can stand in the shower with a few inches to spare.
- Kevin Fitler, Nevada

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Oct 21, 2016 2017 Forest River R-Pod RP-180

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This trailer provides great livability with its floor plan and slide out! With its lightweight makes it easy to tow and maneuver and is definitely an eye catcher that gets lots of interest at the campgrounds. Forest River quality can be seen and felt throughout the trailer both in and out! Overall a great trailer with lots of room and amenities that lawmakers camping both easy and enjoyable.
- Jeff, South Carolina

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Jun 13, 2017 2017 Forest River R-Pod RP-179

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Pros: Cute, good design, easily towed.
Cons: Cheapest quality, flimsiest materials, crudest workmanship imaginable!! Silicone caulk looks as if it were applied with a spatula by someone who was interested only in getting the work done as quickly as possible. Smudgy handprints everywhere. Perhaps I just got a lemon, but parts were broken, pieces missing, and poor alignment of everything.
There was evidence of water leakage around the windows which might explain the slathering of silicone all over the exterior in a futile effort to fix the problem. I do not know if it is standard practice for R-Pod dealerships, but when I called to request replacement (warranty) parts, I was required to hand over the defective part before it would be replaced. The most frustrating part was that only the individual who sold it to me at the dealership could order parts or make a correction. It will take two to three weeks to be delivered to the dealership.
- James, Washington

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May 07, 2017 2017 Forest River R-Pod RP-178

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After much research, we decided to purchase a 2017 Rpod 179 from a dealer in Mesquite, Texas. Although the dealer is approximately 300 miles from our home in San Antonio, we felt confident that the combined quality of the traler and the assurance that we "could take it to any Forrest River dealer for service"', we would be safe. (There is no Rpod dealer within a 100 miles of where we live). The first time we had a problem with the electric tongue lift not working, we found that "any Forrest River dealer" for repairs was true. In fact, even with with Forrest River's help, we were left with called Ngo numerous dealers only to say no and offer no assistance. Fortunately, I did find an area Forrest River dealer has worked very hard to help us. They were the only dealer of 6 which I called that was willing to help us. Although they are not an RPod dealer, they have done much to help us.
There has been a series of issues with the RPod which have greatly undermined my confidence in my camper. So far, our 6 month old camper has had considerable problems . Beginning with a defective tongue lift, we found ourselves with a heather that was so loud, we stopped using it and plugged in a stand alone. (Reported to be a piece of packing plastic inside the unit). We have experienced a water leak which flooded the rear storage compartment.(Break at the city water inlet). An A/C unit with a part missing that makes too much noise to use until the part comes in. (2 weeks in the shop so far). Blue caulk scattered on numerous portions of the black framing. Decals beginning peel in some places. This unit sold for $22 k before discount. The most a dealer will allow on trade is $9k. We are trapped in a camper that we have no faith in manufactured by a company we have no faith in and sold by a dealer we have no faith in. If I had a do over, I would have purchased something from a local dealer and it would not have been a Forrest River product.
- Randy Pollock, Texas

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Jul 10, 2017 2017 Forest River R-Pod RP-178

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We bought our rpod new from Bretz in Missoula, MT. The rpods are cute looking travel trailers from the outside, but the inside is very cheaply put together. We have camped in it only twice and have had to fix the bed and the seating area. And we are very small people. The seating area was only put together with 3 staples on the top end so easily came apart once being used. There is goo on the bathroom wall that we are working to try to get off and everytime we pull it there ends up with lots of wood shavings on the floor that obviously whomever tried to put it together didn't clean up. The water under the sink leaked initially but hopefully that is fixed. There is one outside storage area door that is very hard to open and then get closed. I do like the lay out of the rpod and the towability is good. With all the campers to choose from out there I would not buy an rpod again or recommend buying one to any of my friends or family. Look around. There will be campers out there that are built well on the inside and the outside. The rpod is not one of them.
- Marlys, Montana

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Aug 05, 2017 2017 Forest River R-Pod RP-177

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I was traveling around 55 on interstate 5 in the trucking lane just outside of Roseburg, Or. I had been driving for over 100 miles with no problem when all of a sudden the trailer fishtailed, threw my Subaru backward and against the guard rail. The rPod tipped over totaling my car. I don't think they are safe.
- Kathleen Coffey, Oregon

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Oct 10, 2017 2017 Forest River Flagstaff High Wall HW27SC

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I thought we bought the Audi or the Mercedes of the pop-up trailers. At the Portland RV show, it looked awesome. Outside with the black awning, inside with the big fridge, the comfortable dinette, a lot of things to like. The door had to be replaced the first day.After six months (ten nights and 4000 miles), it's a big disappointment. Everything now looks flimsy, half of the inside screws are gone, lost two drawer knobs, one of the wheel bunk bed is loose, the outside fridge grill disappeared between Denver and SLC...I didn't know FR plants were located in China, so now it's not a surprise anymore. Oh wait a second. They actually are build in Indiana. I thought "made in America" means tough workers, quality assurance in every unit built. Sorry, not mine. The inside of a 2005 Coleman Niagara HW is still looking better than our 2017 FR.
- Pierre Burthey, Oregon

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Nov 20, 2017 2017 Forest River Rockwood High Wall HW277

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We love the open 360 degree views through large windows. It tows easily, even in high winds. It is quick to set up and you can easily avoid an incoming storm. The trailer is very well built with all the comforts of much larger trailers, having a number of extra amenities. My wife and I love the fact that the heater warms the trailer up in minutes. Other features we appreciate are the outside kitchen and barbecue, heated mattresses, "LOTS" of counter top space (more than many larger trailers), comfortable slide-out dinette, much higher ceiling than regular hard side trailers, 3-burner stove with oven, roof-top AC, and its' 19 foot length fits in our garage.
- David Menne, Arizona

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Jan 17, 2018 2017 Forest River Forest River F381fL

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The Columbus has quality and engineering issues would advise to pass on this Rv. Auto level did not work,leaking slides,over hangs axels to far, long tail swing,cable ports did not work,rows back heavy
- Kevin Lee, Oregon

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Jun 22, 2017 2017 Forest River Rockwood A122

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We picked this up new last year, Loving it with some problems. Initially, it was missing parts so we had the dealer install a missing screen and one rivet holding the top frame together, it also has a broken latch that holds the top down. So far, we have 2 trips and less than 1000 miles on it. Today i did an inspection and found many, many screws loose, some were ready to fall out, both latches that hold the top down were loose! This RV is falling apart after 1 year with little use... If you like to work on your RV or enjoy dealer visits then buy a Forest River Rockwood A122.
- Robert McLeod, Arizona

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Jul 18, 2017 2017 Forest River Rockwood 8329SS

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Don't expect any service from Forrest River dealers unless it's the one you purchased it from. We travel around country as camp hosts call dealers and it's a least a 2 week wait and then get part 3 wk
- Richard Iribarne, California

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Sep 09, 2016 2017 Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8327SS

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Love the LED lighting throughout, the outside mini fridge, outdoor shower, sofa is super comfortable. Overall feels really homey. Outside mini fridge won't go below 45 degrees. I replaced it with my own and it keeps my drinks cold. Other than the mini fridge issue my floor had a hole the size of my thumb in the kitchen. Dealership fixed it and looks great. The stab jacks work well my last RV stab jacks wouldnt stabelize but these seem to work well Fridge inside the trailer is huge compared to most. The sound system inside and out sounds good for an RV especially compared to others i have seen. One thing i wish it had was on the outside there is a Coax TV Connection for the antenna i think they need to have a connection for the DVD Player and have a spot to hang the TV on the outside. Plenty of storage inside probably twice as much as my old 28' trailer had. The outside storage looks small but it holds a lot more as well. I was amazed with how much i could stuff in there and still have room.
- Jeremy Newman, Missouri

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Apr 18, 2018 2017 Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8326BHS

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My current 2017 Rockwood is my first brand new one and I am not at all pleased with the standard of quality or design I was a customed too. I am very sad with this Rockwood. I have camped 2 times and I have returned it for service and repairs each time. My 2011 Rockwood Ultra Lite I traded in was far superior than what I have purchased.
- Tammy Willoughby, Tennessee

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Sep 24, 2017 2017 Forest River Flagstaff 831RLSS

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After careful research, we bought a new Forest River Flagstaff. We love the floor plan but on our first trip, the fridge went out. We contacted the dealer and they could not help. The local dealer in Hot Springs said that since they did not sell it to us, they cannot help us. When we arrived home, took it to a local dealer and it has been there almost six weeks. Factory sent the wrong part, too bad. Monthly costs continue without the camper. Wish we had bought a different brand. Forest River customer service is horrible. Look elsewhere.
- Randy Farmer, Texas

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Jul 05, 2017 2017 Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8301

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We bought this RV in Dec 2016. Took it out for the maiden voyage on Memorial day and a lot of things went wrong. The fridge panels fell off during the trip, globe from light fell off broke, many screws have been found and on the following trips we have taken, blinds have broken, the trim molding is coming off, we recv'd a panel control recall even before camping season started and then was told after driving it an hour back to the dealer that it would take 6 weeks for parts to arrive. The glass over the stove top lost a hinge pin, mini fridge in outdoor kitchen is not attached properly and has now scratched the counter top. Couch is not screwed down and moves.There are many little things that keep happening and has not set right in the fact we spent so much money on something and there are many things that keep breaking on it.
- Katrina Caswell, New Mexico

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Jun 08, 2018 2017 Forest River Vengeance 420V12

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We have enjoyed our toy hauler. Have not had any major issues. I do wish the bathroom was as little larger. The one issue we did have was the frig would move when we traveled so we installed a strap around it which solved that problem.
- Sabrina Hayes, Georgia

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Aug 03, 2017 2017 Forest River Sandpiper Destination 401FLX

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The Sandpiper is the ultimate "Open concept" RV floorplan. It offers opposing slide outs in main living area that creates more floor space for relaxing. It also offers ample pantry space, washer/dryer in master bedroom and great island sink in Kitchen. The "atrium" window layout on the door side offers a great view of the beauty around you.

Sandpiper Destination is designed to be comfortable for even the longest stay at your favorite destination. And they are quite easy to move. Or if you like set up your Sandpiper on a more permanent camping site. Ours is our "Lake Cabin". With residential features like a walk-in shower with seat and walk around king bed, the Sandpiper provides you a new home on the road or destination long term RV site.
You will get years of carefree comfort in this lightly used Sandpiper Destination.
- DwightNestrick, Kentucky

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May 25, 2017 2017 Forest River Cardinal 3950TZ

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Bedroom floor is loose. Bathroom floor has a soft spot in middle. Fit and finish is 3rd class at best. Temp gauge is located above Tv And gets false readings from heat from Tv. Rugs in the whole rig Had to be all redone, they all ravelled up like a wave of water. Lots of water leaks . Cargo doors would not latch ,most were out of alinement. Had a few roof leaks that had to fix. Still a work in progress.
- John, California

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Feb 01, 2018 2017 Forest River Sierra 393RL

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Bought new to live in full time ceiling fan in bedroom noisy , one a/c had to be repaired lights only half worked . Very poor quality workmanship January 2018 vent fan in bath quit more lights went out replaced myself , no support from factory warranty had threaten with lawsuit to get fixed first time .
- Paul , North Carolina

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Apr 22, 2017 2017 Forest River Cedar Creek 38FL

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Structuraly we have not major problems. Except for one slide out that the dealer worked on and it seems to be working at this point.

Lamps have come loose from the ceiling fell our kitchen table and scratched the woodwork! Kitchen table top was replaced and wood work was repaired. Pantry door, and laundry door had to be replaced do to damage.

Every time something goes wrong I feel you have to fight with Forest River. They need to stand behind their product
- Judy, Washington

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Sep 19, 2017 2017 Forest River Cedar Creek Hathaway 38FBD

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We purchased our 5th wheel the end of February 2017 We have been trying to get the deficiencies fixed since it was finally delivered in May 2017 and have hit nothing but road blocks. We believe they are dragging their feet until the warranty is over.
- Frank & Margaret Escolopio, Colorado

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Jan 05, 2018 2017 Forest River Cedar Creek Hathaway 38FB2

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Design/Feature Flaws:
-The SEA, three-piece, glass sliding door is a terrible design. It is awkward to use, impossible to clean and the track design incubates mold. I believe a shower curtain would be a great improvement.
-The standard plastic, Dometic brand, toilet seats that come with the unit, are very flimsy and cheap. We had to replace them with solid wooden toilet seats, two days after moving into our camper.
-The Dometic electric awning has not worked without manual assistance since we brought it home. It also does not properly cover the entrance, allowing rain to assault you as you enter/leave the camper.
-The Dirt Devil central vacuum may sound like a great convenience, but I assure you it is not worth the hassle of using. The hose only reaches the extremities of the unit when constant force is being exerted upon it, and it scrapes and scratches everything you must fight and drag it past... I have resorted to using my residential vacuum, it is easier to haul it into the unit from the underpass every time I need to vacuum, rather than fight the hose.
-All of the LED dome lighting has had to be replaced/serviced. Some of them were overheating, some didn't work, some flickered on and off, some flashed like a strobe light.
-The Lazy Boy, theater seating recliner, had a bent frame. The more we used it the worse it got. Since the dealer decided they wanted to try and repair it, instead of replace it, we just got rid of it and replaced it ourselves.
-The Whirlpool, convection microwave, works when it feels like it. Sometimes the light comes on when the door opens, sometimes it doesn't. If you see the light, it might heat your food.
-The Splendide clothes dryer, stopped heating, four months into use.
-In freezing temperatures, the unit is impossible the keep warm. The electric space heater in the living room can barely keep the chill out and the central heating unit does nothing to keep the frigid air from pouring in around the slides and cabinets.
-In extremely hot temperatures, the not-so-quiet, whispering air conditioners cannot keep up. The poor insulation of this unit ensures that any attempt to keep it cool during 90+ degree temperatures, is a farce.

I have attempted to focus on the flaws I feel are inherent to the design and features each of these units possesses, and left out many issues we have had with our unit in particular. Since every unit has it's issues, or so I am told by the people who sold us this nightmare.

Overall, this unit is: manufactured with cheap materials by people with no work ethic, it is sold by liars, and the warranty work you will need is orchestrated and executed by morons, who do not seem to comprehend that they are in 'customer service' for a living!
- Martha Johnson, Mississippi

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Oct 20, 2017 2017 Forest River Cedar Creek Champagne 38EL

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Brand new, warranty work needed, hydraulic lift failure among various other issues. Screws on outside all falling out, large blind in back of unit fell down, button to switch TV to Cable is hidden behind TV where it is very difficult to reach, etc. in shop 76 days. All summer. Very little communication! Poor service and Forest River Warrenty Department LIES about what they “will do” for you. Very Expensive Junk!
- CBooth, Ohio

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Oct 29, 2016 2017 Forest River Cardinal 3875FB

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We love our Cardinal 3875FB. It's been just what we wanted with only one problem after 5 months living in it. And that was 2 loose wires in the powertransfer box caused it to heat up and burn out, We were taken care of by Forest River. As soon as we called. Love it!
- Terry Gildersleeve , Washington

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Oct 20, 2017 2017 Forest River Columbus 381

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Went to plug tv cable into unit with no signal inside. Investigated and found no real inside connections. Did the rewire myself For the fear if somebody could do this in a factory I most certainly did not want somebody attempting to repair at a dealership. AC did not work in the back took it in had dealership look at it they claim that it was not plugged in square light does not work dead short automatic leveling system is backwards will not level correctly because it does not know word is left side is right side right side is left side quality of inside is marginal I do not recommend forest river .
- Kevin Lee, Oregon

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Oct 23, 2017 2017 Forest River Georgetown 378XL

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This is a beautiful motorhome. But it is not for ladies under 5 foot 9 inches. You can't reach things in the cabinets. We had to get a stool to climb up . Not enough kitchen cabinets. Door to bathroom and bedroom hit each other. If you are trying to do your hair your arms hit the shower door.
There is no way to turn on the fan in the bath room. To high up. Needs switch on the wall.
I can't reach to get food out of the microwave . Stool required.. shelf in it is to high. Burn your hands trying to get food out. Not much room to get around the bed.
The clothes closet rod is so high you can't your hangers off or on '. My husband had to build a rod lower so I could hang my clothes. It has been a night mare. No drawers in bath room for makeup . Curling irons. Have to put things in boxs and put them on the shelf under the sink. Women need to design motorhome.. would not buy again.
- John Windgate, Mississippi

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Aug 15, 2017 2017 Forest River Georgetown XL 378TS

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I have a 2017 378. Great coach. Only slight problem is that the bathroom door has frosted glass so when you open the door to block the hallway you can see your sillouett from the living room. Door should be sold.
- Robert kress, Florida

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May 09, 2017 2017 Forest River Blue Ridge 3780LF

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My buddy and I both bought the blue ridge 3780lf and have had issues from the first camping trip. Water leaking from a.c. into room. Ladder inside and the roof ladder both broke. Hydrolics don't work most times.bed has sagged from no support from the first trip. Had to have pantry door replace because the drawers inside wouldn't lock and chipped the door up bad. Water leaked into camper when tried to flush tanks out. And both a.c. are short cycling .Slide out seals are ripping and warranty is a joke to get repaired timely had to wait 4 months with no camper and still didn't fix everything . never will I buy from them again !
- Joseph, Maryland

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Apr 27, 2017 2017 Forest River Georgetown XL 377XL

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Not enough draws inside moterhome, Bathroom, terrible layout. Had to take bedroom door off. Had to get stool so I could rreach inside kitchen cabinets. Have to get on hands and knees to get anything out of the bottom kitchen cabinets.
Needs pocket doors . Not a good plan . Very small bed room. Can barrely get around bed.
Hard to get food out of microwave. Rack to high up. Burn your hands trying to get food out.. have to be 6 feet tall to get food out.
very pretty rv. Rides good.
- Eugenia Rigby, Alabama

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Jun 03, 2017 2017 Forest River Sierra 377FLIK

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Love this floor plan and quality of this unit! Very well made with attention to details. Loads of storage! Only downside is they use to much Brown in the decor. I have seen lots of negative reviews for Forest River but I have to disagree!
- Sawyer, Florida

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Feb 02, 2017 2017 Forest River Sierra 376BHOK

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I purchased my 2017 Forest River Fifth Wheel Trailer from a dealer. I want to explain it was brand new but one would think that either Forest River or dealer would of had an inspector go over the camper from head to toe checking for quality and operation before delivering the camper to its new owner. Wrong...the camper was delivered to me with 3 doors that would not latch shut, an outside kitchen that would not lock and numerous other things wrong. We are extremely disappointed and will never buy one again from the dealer or the manufacturer. Once you pay for a new camper from dealer you are forgotten and no longer important. And forget trying to get the service department on the phone. Our experience has been terrible. I could give more details but not enough text space on here.
- Don T Luton, South Carolina

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Nov 29, 2017 2017 Forest River Sierra 376BHOK

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Please believe all the bad reviews. We didn't and are now stuck with a $50000 trailer that is delaminating, slide outs Hydraulics landing gear don't work, floors that don't level on slide outs, floors that crack, doors that don't shut properly, and shower vents that don't line up, refrigerator that rubs molding, window shades that are not slow rise, and more than 200 characters can list. Most disheartening is forest river people won't call you back only e-mail after months of daily attempts. If you choose not to heed warnings (like myself) saying "people are just nasty" them welcome to my world. They"ll fix it but we'll have a brand new special ordered rebuilt camper. Oh yeah the shower trap was not even hooked up. Not a first time buyer this is my 3rd 5th wheel and 4th camper over all. So help my God
- Charlie, Pennsylvania

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Aug 22, 2017 2017 Forest River Cedar Creek 36CKTS

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It has been a nightmare since day one and we have had it only three months. Three major mechanical failures in the first month -- hot water heater, slides and inverter. Slides have still not been repaired despite numerous attempts by our dealer. Kitchen faucet, bed spread, decals and pantry door were ordered from Cedar Creek the day we took delivery. Still don't have them almost three months later. Cedar Creek will either not answer my phone calls or will not respond to voice messages. Even when you are assured by a manager, he will take care of your problems and call you back the next day still haven't heard from him in over a week. Lousy product and even less professional customer service. Buyer beware!!
- Joseph Beacham, Florida

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Apr 23, 2017 2017 Forest River Cedar Creek Hathaway 36CKTS

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Love this RV but my age(86) and health requires me to sell it.
Tows really well, friend following me said no swaying when
passing large trucks. Has rear view camera so easy to back into
camping spots.
- Carl, Oregon

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Sep 01, 2017 2017 Forest River Cedar Creek Hathaway 36CK2

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To start this is our third Cedar Creek. Previous 2 were used and except for normal maintenance issues from hauling a lot, good RV's overall. We ordered a new one this time. When we received were told not to put much on each shelf in the pantry because screws were small and came out and the sofa tends to slide forward and get hung up on roll outs. Asked if the stacked washer dryer were attached and assured they were, they looked a bit askew. Got the unit home and here is what I found. I decided my best course of action was to fix issues myself. I looked at the pantry issue and the paneling to which the drawer slides are attached is only 1/8" thick. Two screws for each drawer slide and back ones seem to have a backer board glued on to accept screws, except it did not go down far enough to reach the bottom shelf. Front screws were just into panel and stripped out. Cabinet is not constant dimension front to back which makes drawer slides bind. Drawers are lucky to support themselves. I called manufacture to see what was behind the panel to see if I could safely drill in there to use drywall mollies. Never got a call. E mailed, same result. I ended up using plastic anchors which cover the screw and put in the normal three screws per slide. Seems to work. If not, will buy one of those video inspection camera with wand and look in there and decide if I can do something else. I shimmed slides to be right width as needed. On the sofa I made two wood blocks 1.5" thick with half round holes to fit legs and screwed them to floor to stop sofa from sliding. Washer dryer was not in fact attached to anything. Free to float around. I put wood screwed to the floor on four sides to keep it in place. Attached the dryer on the stack to the clothes pole. That should work. Dumb deal not to have them secured. In a sudden stop they were free to crash forward. There is no pan under washer in case of spill like my last unit had. I took my Onan generator out of old rv and installed in this one. Remote stop start button factory installed is at the very bottom of the compartment below the controls station. Have to get on your knees to use it. I have been checking out everything and came across an issue with the range hood exhaust. Exhaust unit is located above the microwave and installed first. Turned it on and all kinds of air was blowing down behind microwave and onto range. Got to looking and factory did not install any duct between the hood discharge point and the outside vent connection. Range hood hot air/moisture laden air/grease laden etc. was free to blow out between hood and wall and to some extent into the wall. I will tear this apart and fix it because I have no confidence the factory will do anything. I have to assume this is how they build all rv's so lots with same issue. I detailed the issues in correspondence with the factory, except for the hood issue which I just discovered, no responses. I am extremely disappointed. Makes me nervous about what else is poorly thought out and or lack of quality control. If I had my money back I would do more research into other high end brands. For what we paid I expected better.
- Bill Valentine, Kansas

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Sep 02, 2016 2017 Forest River Heritage Glen 368RLBHK

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Special ordered this 5th wheel, in hopes it would be everything I wanted. Well can't say that is the case, first they won't gen prep, second it states they all come with EZ Lube axles, well that is not true, next two of the four slide outs were out of adjustment, next several cabinet doors would not close or stay closed, refrigerator/freezer door would not seal, had heavy 12vdc draw when parked ( wire shorted ) and all of these things should have been addressed during pre delivery, but none were, had to return trailer for selling dealer to look at axles ( 800 miles round trip ) just to have them look at the pictures I sent, I was there maybe 30 minutes. On the return trip burned up a axle bearing. Over all after a week of working on it and spending money to repair it I do think it will be a nice unit, although I will have to replace both axles, and took a week to install a 6.5 kW generator. After 30 days of work it is ready for its outing ( 8000 mile round trip out west from Florida)
- Dennis Davenport, Florida

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Jan 18, 2018 2017 Forest River Georgetown 364TS

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Had great experience with my unit, drives down the road very nice. Aluminum rims, 3 slide outs and dual heat and cooling zones. It had all the bell and whistles at a affordable price. Love the 2 bathrooms!
- Joe , Michigan

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May 07, 2016 2017 Forest River Sierra 357TRIP

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We ordered a brand new Sierra select 357trip from a dealer here locally we special ordered this trailer to have all the options we wanted included. We received the trailer on or around April 22nd 2016 we were so excited to have our dream trailer actually wondering if we had bought too nice of a fifth wheel. We took delivery of the trailer and all was great towed the trailer to our home and shower family and friends. The trailer then sat on the side of our home for around a week, but the trailer was to long for our rv pad and so to accommodate our trailer we decided to move it next door to my inlaws rv pad. We hooked the trailer back up to the same truck we towed the trailer home with towed it around the block as to get it facing the correct direction to back it onto the rv pad. We started to back the trailer up with the help of my father in law when he noticed smoke coming from the front of the trailer he stopped me right away to check the source. As I approached the pin box on the trailer I noticed smoke coming from inside the box and found wiring to be burning and starting to ignite we then at that point lifted the front baggage door to check the battery at this point we were instantly emerssed in a cloud of dense smoke this is the point we found the inside of the baggage compartment to be on fire as well. Instantly wanting to put the flame out I went to grab the fire extinguisher out of the trailer, and when I depressed the plunger the extinguisher would not work. I then started for the hose and my father in law continued to mess with the extinguisher eventually getting it to work enough to put out the flame. At this point we entered the inside of the trailer to find the entire interior full of smoke as well. I put the slide out and entered the upper bedroom to find major amounts of smoke Determined through my inspection there was no fire inside the trailer just dense smoke. At this point as the situation became less high alert and we both realized the smoke detectors in the trailer never went off during all of this. This discovery is one of the most disturbing parts cause if my wife and our two small children would have been asleep in the trailer we may have never got out alive. At this point I called the dealer and they assured me that everything was going to be ok and that forest river stands behind the quality of their product. The next morning the trailer was taken back to the dealer to get instructions from forest river on what to do to remedy the situation. At this point in my complaint I would like to remind that this $40000 + fifth wheel was maybe 2-3 weeks old and never even been slept in. Forest river then instructed the dealer to replace all the burnt wiring and have smoke treatment if needed. Not do whatever is needed to get this brand new trailer to brand new condition or if unable to accomplish that offer a replacement or compensation for the loss. I then called scott in the warranty dept at forest river and was told by him that they would be unable to do anything more then they were going to, and there was no way to replace or make right. I then recived a number for a Curtis and called and left 4 messages with no return call of any kind. I fully expect a replacement trailer so that I can have the brand new trailer I paid $43000 for and not some fire damaged smoke filled trailer that we don't feel safe using.
- Tyler Teeples , Utah

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Jun 14, 2017 2017 Forest River Heritage Glen 337BAR

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We purchased our 2017 Forest River in Greenwood Indiana. We wish we would have read reviews on both the product and dealership prior to purchase. The lay out is fantastic but the quality of workmanship of this unit is terrible. Ive reported this to the manufacturer whos reply was, contact your dealer for issues such as this. We take great pride in our quality and workmanship. There isn't time or space to list all the things I've fixed myself. Drawer slides don't work because they are misaligned and missing screws everywhere. Ive gone through approximately two boxes of screws fixing everything from drawers to blinds, you name it. Why didn't we take it back to the dealer you ask? We tried that but they don't care about quality of workmanship either not to mention it's impossible to get anyone to return your calls when messages are left. In short, I'm certain there has to be much better quality products available and I'm certain there are dealers out there that want and appreciate your business. We are full-time RVers and now feel like we are on an island with this unit that we have nearly $40,000.00 invested in.My recommendation is, stay away from Forest River, you can do much better.
- Steve Glidden, Indiana

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Mar 02, 2018 2017 Forest River Georgetown 335DS

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This is our first RV and we love it! We have had basically no problems or warranty issues. The décor and finishes are quality. The layout is very efficient and the storage is more than adequate and well appointed. Features include many items that you would usually only find in larger, more high end RVs. This RV is top quality and well built. We expected problems since we bought a new unit and were told horror stories about repairs, but not so for us. We were very comfortable in the living quarters and sleeping quarters. I would highly recommend this RV.
- Sheila Waldner, Florida

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Aug 20, 2016 2017 Forest River FR3 32DS

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Horrible,in the first 10 weeks of a brand new coach...
AC leaks in coach, fresh water tank leaks, rubber roof is coming off and is torn. Oven does not work, gen does not work, AC does not work right, numerous electrical issues, don't buy this Rv, company is horrible to work with as is the dealer, I am hiring a lawyer. This is our 4th Rv, should have bought another Winnebago.
- Marq prince, California

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Jun 20, 2017 2017 Forest River FR3 32DS

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Brand new. 1140 miles. Before leaving the show room , had to use the battery boost to start. Thought it was because someone left the lights on. 10 miles down the road and experience a loss of power. This went on for most of my trip home from the dealer, climbing the mountains of Colorado.Ended up on the side of the road calling roadside assistance. I did make it home. Had to replace the battery and reprogram the engine control module. seems better now.
- Chris Menzies, Colorado

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Sep 03, 2016 2017 Forest River Cardinal 3250RL

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We have had a lot of problems. Broken table,counter tops that are scratched & don't fit right. Hydraulic jacks that don't work right after several service visits. Some parts used aren`t new. We bought the trailer because it had a great floor plan & looked like it was in great condition. The problems we are having are based on poor work from the service department.
- Terry bray, California

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Jun 01, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildcat Ultra Lite 323MK

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Whoever put this trailer together needs to look for a new job. Have several problems:
1. The cable connection from the point on the outside of the trailer to the point inside where the TV connects is either mis-wired or just missing.
2. The black water drain valve doesn't close properly.
3. The refridgerater freezes things in the crisper drawer.
4. The laminate under the cabinet at the rear is falling down after only 200 miles.
5. At the conclusion of the very first shower my wife opened the sliding door to step out and the sliding panel shattered into a million little pieces in the shower andon the floor.

If anyone asks me for advice on purchaing a Forrest River RV my advice will be to run.

Difficult to rate warranty because this was my first trip in the brand new Trailer. We'll see.
- Don Sinclair, Georgia

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May 15, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildwood 31KQBTS

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We purchased our TT and picked up in Ohio, did a complete 4 1/2 hour walk through, minor tweeks needed fixing, added upgrades in mattresses, couches and added anti-sway hitch plus vent covers and upgraded satellite. They did a great first time slide out lube for us, took,care of all requests before we took ownership. Have had one and half years almost. 10 trips out, nothing has fallen apart, leaked or had troubles with. We check slides every 3 months as recommended, lube slides and under belly gears and baby power the rubber, we have added the durabond tape to roof seals after first year as recommended, all seals still great. We take care of small troubles before becomes an,issue as is needed with any home or auto you purchase. Air conditioner excellent, furnace used through snow storms and excellent, all water plumbing and wiring has been fantastic. Everything slides smoothly and no flooring issues or siding issues as we stay on top of any slight troubles quickly. We do complete flush of water tanks every 4 months and even,fresh water tank also as told to do. Keep a running log of upkeep and stay on top of it in a timely manner. I think your walk through is utmost important, have things fixed then or if sever problems, don't sign. get another unit all together. Once its yours TAKE CARE OF IT RESPONSIBLY. I WOULD RECOMMEND THE WILDWOOD AND HAVE.
- Carroll V Hayes, Colorado

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Jun 21, 2017 2017 Forest River Heritage Glen 312QBUD

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Very poor workmanship!! We drove 7hrs to pick this unit up.during our 1st walkthrough found 3 issues to be fix of course sales didn't care. Service tech help out on the needed fixes before we even hook up to truck.drove 400 miles home. Now lights don't work. Screws fell out Everywhere. Outside & inside.recptical fell out of wall. Pos cable laying on sharp edge of metal.all money we saved probly be put into repairs. Would not recommend this camper to anyone very poor craftsmen ship!!!!!
- William Ruble, West Virginia

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Jul 13, 2017 2017 Forest River Georgetown 30X3

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We bought this RV because my wife loved the large kitchen layout in the smaller RV. Switching from a Jayco which had overall quality this has been a huge disappointment. A lot of minor issues that clearly show lack of QC in the factory, but the big issue is a water leak. Sealant was peeling on the roof (less than 3 months old). The ride is horrendous. Feel like a ping pong ball between the trucks on the road and every little bump goes right up my spine. Forest River is now taking it back to the manufacturing facility to see if they can fix the leak since it has been addressed at the dealer 3 times now. Dealer stated "all of their FR are leaking". While I applaud FR for responding and taking it back to repair, I am not likely to purchase again due to lack of QC in the manufacturing process. Why don't these manufacturers personally test their own products???
- Ronald Hicks, New Jersey

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Oct 26, 2016 2017 Forest River Flagstaff V-Lite 30WTBSK

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A waste of money. Bought it. 5 weeks ago 3 1/2 weeks of that it is sitting at dealer to have a microwave replace that apparently they cannot get. So what happens if something else goes wrong. Sit there for a another 4 weeks for parts that are not available. This is unacceptable. Where is the quality and customer service there is none. Very disappointed. Calling factory in morning to see about a buy back. Will purchase a different brand. This has been a very bad experience for my wife and I.
- Francis r. Spinks, Texas

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Jun 27, 2017 2017 Forest River XLR Hyper Lite 30HDS

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I would like to start by saying that the floor plan, the amount of storage space and two slides are great for a toy hauler. Also the unit is very light for towing. Now for the problems, which are way too many for a new camper. The couch slide gets jammed sideways going in or out. While we were at the Grand Canyon, AZ and Boulder City, NV the temps were 107 to 117. The AC breaker kept tripping all day so we had to pack up the dog and drive around in the truck all day. The frig did not cool like it should but I think that was because it was so hot in the camper. The front door is hard to open and close and pops open going down the road even though I double look it. I had to put a bungie cord on it. We had a lot of trim work fall off of the walls because of poor stapling. There were numerous interior finish issues. Now the power is out to one of the couch recliners which controls the light, massage and heat. I would not buy another one of these campers.
- Charlie Pratt, North Carolina

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Jun 23, 2017 2017 Forest River FR3 30DS

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Numerous electrical issues. Microwave,cab lights,privacy shade, radio speakers. One plumbing issue where I could not get the gray water tank to drain no matter how many times I opened up and closed the valve ended up using a leaf blower to blow into the drain pipe
We have nicknamed it the wallowing pig for the way it drives
- Ed Nyc, Texas

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Jun 23, 2017 2017 Forest River FR3 30DS

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Numerous electrical issues. Microwave,cab lights,privacy shade, radio speakers. One plumbing issue where I could not get the gray water tank to drain no matter how many times I opened up and closed the valve ended up using a leaf blower to blow into the drain pipe
We have nicknamed it the wallowing pig for the way it drives
- Ed Nyc, Texas

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Jan 01, 2017 2017 Forest River FR3 30DS

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We are first time buyers and have had a great experience so far. Everything has worked as advertised.
Purchase - Received amazing support from Bankston Motorhomes who bent over backwards for us and answered all of our questions prior to the purchase. Believe we received a fair price. They are all heavily discounted which I guess is supposed to make you feel like you got a great deal. We understand it is an entry level model and have read all of the horror stories but we have been pleasantly surprised.
Drivability - Installed a steering stabilizer before taking delivery after reading all of the reviews. I probably could have installed it myself after watching Safe T Plus's You Tube video. There are adjustments to be made after it is installed so keep that in mind otherwise you will have tracking issues. Without ever driving an RV before we loaded up our RAV4 on the car dolly and drove it home. We had no issues and I was surprised at how easy it was to maneuver. The engine was relatively quiet and only got loud when going up the mountain to get to the house. You will not be autocrossing this beast, but overall it handles well.
Livability - We like the floor plan although we wanted the bunks, but decided against it because the RV that had them only had one air conditioner and we live in the deep south. We sacrificed that for the fact that we wanted 2 air conditioners, a 5500 Onan Generator and 2 refrigerators. Our only complaint for the living space is storage and cup holders which in the big scheme of things is not a big deal. I can fix the cup holders with after market stuff. As far as storage....can you really ever have enough? The storage underneath the RV seems to be more than adequate.
Maiden Voyage - We took the FR3 to an RV park a few miles down the road and just decided to figure it out as best we could knowing if we forgot anything we were only 10 minutes from the house. I will have to say the park manager gave me a funny look when I told him I will need to fill up my grey and black water tanks......realizing 10 minutes later that when you hook up city water that those tanks fill up themselves through use... newby probs :). The pull out sofa bed was deemed not comfortable by our 13 year old so more than likely we will purchase a memory foam mattress which should work. The king bed slept great and the overhead bed was deemed satisfactory by the 10 year old. The furnace worked as advertised but it did smoke for about 30 minutes due to the oil on the components. After the smoke cleared the RV stayed comfortable that night with outside temperatures dropping to around 30 degrees. Upon a quick search of Google I discovered that the smoke was common with new furnances.
So far we really love our FR3 and wanted to post a positive review so folks will know that things can go right as well. Stay safe!!
- Jody Hicks, Alabama

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Sep 18, 2017 2017 Forest River Vibe 308BHS

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From our first trip we have had nothing but problem. sliding doors fall off multiple water leaks under cabinet,range hood fan went out,back door jammed shut,dealer jacked door opening and now issue with outdoor kitchen door,drawers fall out in transit,sofa drawer rubbing hole in kitchen cabinets, finish trim not cut right and some never installed, black tank flush wouldn't work on first trip due to line being pinched in the frame ,toilet installed in wrong direction causing hose to be short and hose trim all jacked up,dining table unlevel,all night shades were not installed correctly and won't close all the way, refrigerator lock would not keep door locked and kept opening in transit causing some big messes, yinyl floor buckled up in kitchen, seat back in dining has rubbed the wall paper off from not being secure, discoloration in spots of ceiling. Not a happy camper and talked with another unhappy camper this weekend that has same vibe and same issues plus some. Don't dare buy a Forest River product.....
- Joe Woolley, Alabama

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May 16, 2018 2017 Forest River Forester 3011DS Ford

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With the full body paint in the factory Mocha paint scheme, this is one of the most beautiful Class C’s on the road. With the floor plan including two comfortable recliners and two slides, it is also one of the most enjoyable and livable designs.
This “C” drives like a dream and will cruise at the speed limit all day long. The drainage system is unique in that it is all internal to the body, with no part of the plumbing hanging down beneath the coach. Hotel quality mattress, residential quality cabinetry and no carpeting you will enjoy every minute staying in this gorgeous coach.
- G. Winkey, Washington

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May 16, 2018 2017 Forest River Forester 3011DS Ford

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We have enjoyed this RV. It is so comfortable, easy to drive, and spacious. The 4 door fridge sure is handy.
The bed has the most comfortable bed, the shower is spacious. We love it!
Due to surgery, we can’t travel like we used to. We’ll even throw in the extended warranty that we bought for 5000.00.
Everywhere we go people love the paint job. After each trip we sanitize the coach, and make it spotless—-even the wheels.
It’s spacious, comfortable and a woman’s dream!
- Cheryle, Washington

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Jun 12, 2017 2017 Forest River Forester 3011DS

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So disappointed. A beautiful RV but obviously NO QC. They just drove it off the assembly line and hoped it was all good. Picked it up in May of 2016 from dealer in Wheat Ridge Co. AC did not work right, ice-maker was broken plus there was a leak, stereo did not work right, solar hook-up did not work, oven was broken, water pump broke and the list goes on. It has been a disaster. How disappointing to pay this kind of money and have so much wrong with it. It continues to sit in the RV repair place - another summer passing us by and tons of money for registration, storage and mortgage being thrown out the window. I liken this to the stock crash that took almost all of our retirement money. We do have a person at Forest River that we are working with and things are getting done - but ever so slowly. It would be a whole lot easier and more professional to head off these issues with a good Quality Check program. Plus, it was difficult to find a garage that would take our RV. Had it back at the service center that we bought it from but they were useless. The RV is now with All Stars RV - the only place that had the capacity to help. It is really gut wrenching and all we can do is wait. Stay clear of Forest River.
- Karin Fischer, Colorado

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Dec 23, 2016 2017 Forest River Sunseeker 3010DS Ford

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I have had very little road time with this RV but I really do like everything about it------except the wind noise from the passenger side door and the RV entrance door is so loud I can't image ever having guest ride in the living area. Very disappointed in the poor quality of a brand new vehicle. I would take it back but the dealer is at a distance that would require me to take off work
- Randy Roberts, Texas

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Feb 13, 2017 2017 Forest River Rockwood Windjammer 3008W

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BUYER BEWARE! In July 2016 I purchased a new 2017 Rockwood Windjammer 3008W. I bought this model because the floor plan is amazing. However the good ends there. Four days after purchase I took it out on a two week road trip. I'll preface this by saying all travel was on smooth paved roads. On day two the fridge and freezer quit working. Everything spoiled. When I got to my first destination the bedroom door had fallen off the slide hinges. One of the closet door lock clasps had also broken. One of the wall window dressings had also fallen off. And on day ten the motorized front landing tongue failed to fully extend. Also noted that even when all four stabilizer legs are down trailer still rocks when walking around. The dining table extend leaf also failed to fully extend, so was unusable. The underbelly around the drain pipes was also improperly cut. The cheap tape job had already come apart. Upon return I took back to dealership for warranty repairs. Five weeks later I finally got it back. I was told they were waiting on the manufacturer ok to do repairs. Completely unacceptable timeline for warranty repairs. It's now late summer and I've only had my trailer out once. I took it out again and when I got to my destination the bedroom door had again fallen off. The toilet flush valve had also cracked, and a ripple had formed in the linoleum through the whole trailer. I knew the repairs would not get done in a timely manner, so I waited to take it back in for warranty repairs until after I had finished my preplanned trips. I took it to the dealer for repairs in early November 2016. It is now February 2017 and I still don't have my trailer back. Again the dealer says they can't do repairs until they get authorization from the manufacturer. This is by far the worst customer service by a manufacturer I've ever experienced. They just do not care.
- Ryan, Nevada

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Aug 23, 2017 2017 Forest River Rockwood Windjammer 3001W

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Three times out in our RV and it is falling apart, literally. So many things "broken" I don't know where to start. Slideouts leaked, sink in kitchen leaked. Light over couch did not work. One screw in some cabinet doors that had holes for two. Cover on undercarriage falling off! Linen closet staples did not hold the wall, coming off. Rear steps bent badly and rear fender never touched the ground?? Shoddy workmanship and no QUALITY CONTROL. Loved the layout, but would never recommend this company. We had a Keystone for ten years and none of these issues!!
- Roberta , Texas

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Jan 29, 2017 2017 Forest River Rockwood Windjammer 3001W

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Layout and storage TERRIFIC. Love the king size bed. After that it is all down hill.

Warranty work not being taken care of in a timely manner.

The undercarriage is so weak, that if one person walks aroud the entire unit shakes.

The AC is so LOUD you cannot watch TV or have a conversation.

These have been issues with this unit for years and they have done NOTHING. Sorry we did not research better.
- Roberta Macler, Texas

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Aug 22, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem Hemisphere 3001

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Loved the layout.
Poor workmanship. Slide outs leaked, sink leaked, some lights did not work. As we used it more, things started falling apart! Under carriage covers falling off. Cabinets stapled together pulling apart. Screws missing from hinges. Rear steps getting bent as easily hit ground before rear fender! First warranty work took 3 months!! Loved the layout, workmanship really poor. Not our first RV but the worst built one! Warranty office very helpful, but dealer not so much.
- Roberta Macler, Texas

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Aug 26, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildwood Heritage Glen Hyper-Lyte 29rlshl

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We loved the floor plan after looking at many others so we decided to buy this. Ever since the purchase it's been down hill. After getting it home, I found a patch on my roof. The dealership said it was done at factory, contacted factory they said no way was that our patch it's the wrong color. Why would my brand new fifth wheel have a patch? Nobody knows how it got there. First camping trip, had to rewire the rear jacks. The wire crimps fell off during the drive. Second trip, pulled through rain. Got to the campsite and the floor was soaked due to no seal above the wheel well in slide unit. Third trip, every bug finds a way into the trailer. I'll update if all was covered by warranty after it is fixed as I'm building a list of things that have gone wrong/been broken or missing.
- Not so happy camper, Michigan

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Jul 03, 2017 2017 Forest River Sabre 29RE

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When taking our new trailer home, things started falling apart, unit needed serious repairs, still needing more repairs after first use. So disappointed in this trailer. If it's the top of the line...
- Kay Norberg, Oregon

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Jul 02, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem Hemisphere 29Ik

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I have owned my unit since feb 22 2017 I have had it 1.5 weeks at home and the rest of the time it has sit at service centers getting leaking basement doors worked on and trying to get a entrance door repaired, because both were very poor workmanship in mfg. and u also get to have techs adjust stuff several times and then you get to beg customer service to get the warranty dept to lie to you and make you jump through hoops like a trained animal I wish I hadn't bought this unit
- Don, Missouri

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Sep 12, 2016 2017 Forest River XLR Hyper Lite 29HFS

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Problems, problems, problems!!! Pocket doors broke twice so far in transit. Dump hose bracket broke in transit. We lost our hose and ruined bracket due to dragging on pavement. Many minor issues that we had to return our RV for warranty repairs causing usage unavailability. I think we purchased a poorly built and/or designed vehicle. This is our first RV and are very frustrated and disappointed with our choice.
- Jan Ellison, Pennsylvania

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Apr 25, 2018 2017 Forest River XLR Nitro 29DK5

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Bought it, brought it home, first rain storm had water leak in the roof, it's at the dealer now 3 weeks not in the shop yet!. Haven't got to use it. The initial walkthrough was poor, the literature that come with the unit is not good, none of it gives instruction on how to work things. When the slide is in you can't get to the toilet. I bought it at an RV show the saleman didn't tell me it was last year's model, dummy me didn't think to ask, if I ever get to use the thing maybe I'll be happy, but right now I am not.
- Dean Gill, Oregon

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Jan 30, 2018 2017 Forest River Wildcat Maxx 295RSX

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Worst company to stand behind their product.
Not only was things wrong like door from storage to garbage can we're put in crooked and both bedroom and kitchen cents weren't even glued in all away around.
We were traveling though a town and decided to "upgrade" only to find we would be stuck there for over 2 months with a front door we couldn't lock, put on incorrectly.
Warranty Becky ended our warranty because I said in a way it is our house at time as we had no where else to stay.
So she voided it..
Husband called other day and said this is Bob Hiatt can I speak to Becky same number same voice but was told never heard of a Becky.
How mature and what kind of company would have a employee that high up acting a child.
Terrible service for spending 40,000
and can't even get warranty done cause of things that happened before first payment.
- LrAnne Hiatt, Oregon

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Jun 27, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildcat 28RBX

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Purchased this 5th Wheel the end of April 2017. Took it back to dealer May11, 2017. Water Heater would not heat over 85 degrees, Fender lost a screw and punctured the tire, decal and trim was damaged by dealership and reported at walk thru, Sound system not working, bedroom door knob was damaged and one of the tanks was leaking even though all where closed. According to the dealer, Forest River will not send them the parts that they need in a timely manner for warranty and of a new rig that I purchase on April the 29, it is still in the dealership shop and it is not June 27, 2017. I would not purchase a Forrest River product due to this type of situation. More importantly, I would never purchase any unit from this dealer.
- Cathy Johnson, Texas

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Oct 31, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildcat Maxx 28RBX

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We purchased a brand new Wildcat Maxx because of the quality and the headroom. Biggest mistake. We took it on its first hour at very excited about it. Our first issue was with the trailer brakes they quit working because of faulty wiring. Then the water pump was faulty and flooded the trailer. The shower door assembly came apart and was unusable. There was a propane leak and the ladder on the back was broke and the front door broke. Lift shocks under the bed storage came unhinged. I was shocked at the amount of safety features that were carelessly assembled. Warranty and customer service is USELESS to say the least we were blown off several times. I guess this is what you get for spending $50,000. Thanks Forest River for sticking us with a piece of junk! You should be ashamed of yourself for pawning these trailers on the American people.
- James Barton, California

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Apr 09, 2018 2017 Forest River FR3 28DS

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4 weeks and 1200 miles. Absolutely love it! Got a unbelievable price so I am a happy camper. Did the steering stabilizer,sway bars and the Sumo Springs upgrade after 600 miles.This upgrade made a night and day difference. I can drive on the interstate @ 65 or 70 with one hand.This is my third RV. Second with slides.Don't put the slides out unless you have engaged the levelers and never move the RV with the slides out.Follow this and your slide will not give you any problems. Love the layout! I have excess glue on some interior panels but the dealer is going to take care of that. Drove it through the mountains and was pleased at the pulling power. Would I buy another one? Defiantly Yes!
- Mike Horton, Alabama

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Jun 09, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildwood 28CKDS

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Built cheap brand new and stuff falling apart called the manufacturer and the would not call me back i wouldn't recommend buying one not worth the money. Cabinets are not closing right cupboard under couch will not latch right come open going down the road
- Henry trout, Michigan

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Jun 09, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildwood 28CKDS

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Built cheap brand new and stuff falling apart called the manufacturer and the would not call me back i wouldn't recommend buying one not worth the money. Cabinets are not closing right cupboard under couch will not latch right come open going down the road
- Henry trout, Michigan

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Jun 10, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem 28CKDS

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Bought brand new 6/1, initial set up fuse blew cost 300 out of pocket to just set up. Water heater worked for 1 day, salem said deal with no hot water until after 7/4. Knob to raise and lower atena fell out of ceiling. Bluetooth on stereo will not connect. All salem says is we can not help you. We are on a month long vacation and this camper is falling apart. Week 2 starts today will add more I'm sure....
- James Howland,

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Sep 06, 2017 2017 Forest River Sunseeker 2860DS Ford

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We purchased our new Sunseeker in Feb. 2017. From the date of purchase until now, we have had nothing but problems! These problems include: refrigerator and a/c not cooling, "Bigfoot" jack system not working (twice to the dealership for this problem alone),camera system stopped working (we don't know why),window blind fell down for no reason, a stress crack formed in the windshield (again for no reason) and we had to get our windshield replaced. In addition, we are having problems with our airbags, suspension, and we need to have a steering stabilizer installed to keep the coach from drifting all over the road. In addition, we keep finding bits of cut wire fragments,molding pieces,and screws all over the floor.So, I am waiting for the day when a cupboard falls onto my head, or something like this. I am in the process of getting the coach classified as a "lemon" because we have not been able to use it at all this summer because of all of these repairs. Forest River has done NOTHING for us in terms of compensation for loss of usage etc. I will never buy another Forest River product again!
- Cathy , Pennsylvania

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Jan 08, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem Hemisphere 282RK

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So far this travel trailer is very comfortable for my wife, tea cup Yorkie and myself ! The fireplace is a must. Travel trailers have come a long way. The style inside and outside fits us, very stylish! Quality seems to be top notch but is still new
- Paul broussard, Texas

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Jun 05, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 282QBXL

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We have had our RV for about 4 months and it has been in the shop more times than we have actually used it. The quality of the workmanship is surprisingly horrible. The sliding door to the bedroom fell off, the water faucets are switched (hot and cold), the faucet knobs turn the wrong way, the refrigerator door in the outside kitchen was on the wrong side, and there is no ladder to get to the upper bunk bed on one side (seriously?!). We even called the manufacturer on the bunk bed access issue as the local dealer had no idea what was going on. They said they had this complaint before - no resolution. We have a step ladder in there now for our grandkids to get to the upper bunk. The toilet gets clogged with even the most minor solid waste. Yes, we have had to auger it out and manually unclog it many times. I wish I had done my homework before I bought this disaster.
On the good side, the layout is what we needed as the bunk house is perfect for our three grandkids. We saw the bunk house and were sold on it. Not worth it considering everything else we have had to go through with this RV.
- Diane Venrick, Arizona

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Mar 29, 2017 2017 Forest River Sunseeker 2800QS

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We are extremely disappointed with this RV. The problems we've encounted are too numerous to list.

The overall workmanship and quality control are poor. We will never buy another Forest River RV ever again.

My husband refers to it a a POS. I think he is being far too polite.
- Thomas and Ireleen Hart, Arkansas

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Mar 29, 2017 2017 Forest River Sunseeker 2800QS

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We are extremely disappointed in the overall quality of our 2017 Forest River SunSeeker 2800QS GTS. Quality Control dropped the ball.
The problems we encountered are to numerous to list in detail. We have only taken this RV out twice and it has been in for repairs at least 6 times.
My husband refers it as a POS. Personally I think he is being far too polite.
To make a long story short, we would NEVER recommend Forest River products.
- Thomas Hart, Arkansas

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Jun 06, 2017 2017 Forest River Sunseeker 2800QS

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The RV leaks and the door is bowed plus numerous other issues Its been seven months and still no authorization on fixing the door or cameras.I would not purchase another RV from these people.Take my advise and save a lot of pain and purchase from Tiffin or Winnebago
- David Ritchie, North Carolina

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Nov 15, 2017 2017 Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 27RR

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Let me begin by saying u get what ya pay for , sometimes . As far as the camper we like it but the workmanship sucks , leaky water lines , no cotter key on one of the wheel brgs. , unit was anything but clean when we got it and allredy had 2 blow-outs fist year , in my opinion they put too small of tire on it , 14" load range c , but they won,t admit it or correct it , if I had it to do over I,d pass on this one . poor customer service and product,hope this helps someone .
- Tim Blair, Kentucky

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Dec 03, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildwood 27RKSS

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Would never advise anyone to buy any Forest River product. If you have a problem with your trailer you can expect anywhere from 1 to 4 months for parts. We had a 1998 Wilderness and it was built 100 time better. Was having problems with the Bump out, lights on the bottom of trailer, handles falling off drawer, and main door hard to open and close. called forest river and was sent an email on how to set up trailer, use and care etc. No on wants to accept responsibility. Was told by dealer this is an entry level R.V. well why the he-- isn't this painted on the side.
- William Leach, Georgia

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Jul 26, 2016 2017 Forest River Salem 27RKSS

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Well I\'m not going to say I dislike it, I love the floor plan it has excellent space ergonomics are pretty good for the most part.
However the standard of quality and craftsmanship ..... Well now that leaves something to be desired.
I understand that this isn\'t a house but for what I paid for this unit I expected some quality. First of all let me start by telling you this is a brand new 2017 Salem 27RKSS we have used it 3 times. It does not tow well, this is not my towing ability I have been pulling trailers of all shapes and sizes for 30 years.
By far this is the worst RV I have ever pulled. I have seen forums that other people are having the same issue and I have seen one other being pulled and he himself was having the same problem. Every time a car or truck would pass you it made the coach swerve all over the road. Mind you I don\'t tow mine over 60 miles per hour.
The other issues I have are quality issues, my seam tape falling off the bathroom wall not to mention they never ever ran it all the way to the ceiling. My draperies falling off the wall from towing it down the highway, and they are hung crooked. I have sawdust and dirt smeared down in the caulking in my shower, the hook for the bedroom door has been knocked off twice because of poor location of mounting. I would move it except I want my warranty to cover it and don\'t misunderstand I\'m not saying they won\'t or have denied any claims but as I said we have only used it 3 times. There was staples I had to pound in on the booth so it wouldn\'t rip the fabric on the cushions , our chairs had scratches in them the table top had a big scratch and the one they replaced it with is warped, the blinds won\'t stay up not to mention when you try to push them up they don\'t fold right so they\'re all wrinkled and creased now.
I\'m sure I have missed a few things but you get the picture.
Would I recommend this camper to anyone? Not even a stranger.
- Mike, Michigan

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Jun 18, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem 27RKSS

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I bought this trailer late January of 2017, and the dealership I went to was absolutely fantastic; however, the quality of this trailer is crap! First, the hotter it gets out, the worse the door works. It always has to be modified. Second, all the check valves in the plumbing are no good. Third, the axils aren't straight, so it goes crooked. We have problems with the blinds. AND on our recent trip, the siding on the outside came apart from the seams. We tried to pop it back in but the siding was just sooo fragile. Overall, this trailer is a big hunk of crap! I expected a lot better quality for being brand new. We would've been a lot better off buying a used trailer from the 90s, and expecting things to be broke and just fixing them. Instead, we spent a bunch of money on a new one and still have to fix a bunch of stuff. Never again will we go with a new Salem!
- Chelsea, Arizona

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Nov 25, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem LE 27RKSS

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Bought the Salem new. Took it on a trip to the UP of Michigan. One of the stabilizer jacks would not retract. The trailer dealer did not supply a manual tool to retract the stabilizer jack. I had to travel miles to make a temporary tool to retract the stabilizer. Audio/dvd/cd player did not work correctly. Door would not close and the curtains would not retract properly. And no spare tire. I drove it three hundred miles to the selling dealer for repair. We left it there for about two months. They called and said it was all set. Arrived to the dealer to pick it up. Was not ready. Dead battery, curtains not looked at, broken curtain tie backs not repaired and the stabilizer was not repaired. Its like they never even looked at it.
Dealer indicated that they did not put tool to retrieve in the trailer any more. It cost me $28 to buy one from another dealer.

- Dave, Michigan

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Apr 09, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem 27REIS

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We have stayed in our Salem a total of two nights and are finding the workmanship of the rig extremely poor. The bottoms of the drawers and shelves are very thin. I don't expect them to hold up very well over time. A drawer in the kitchen is not closing properly. This wasn't the case during our walk through.I expect it isn't square. A nail must be poking through somewhere on the drivers side slide. It left a tear in the paper-thin vinyl floor-which was also poorly installed. There are two bubbles in it along the same slide. We have also noticed random staples sticking out of corners-the installer obviously wasn't going at the corners squarely. just hoping these cosmetic issues aren't an indicator of problems we are going to see in the future with high do.lar items like the seals and slide mechanisms. I am not rating the warranty and support yet because we haven't had the opportunity to contact the dealer about fixing these issues (just got home and it's Sunday!)
- Kim H, Nebraska

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Sep 26, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildwood Heritage Glen Hyper-Lyte 26RLHL

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I purchased this new from dealer in Windsor CT.
It was delivered to my seasonal campsite by dealer. The trailer craftsmanship is extremely poor. When I first entered the trailer after delivery, note that the slider between the bedroom and bathroom was dragging on the floor. The slide was not properly secured to the ceiling. The shower stall was not properly installed. Every time I showered, water leaked out form under the door frame onto the floor. Repeated caulking and waterproof tape did not fix the problem.
The toilet paper holder is located in such a place that every time one walks by the toilet into the living area, they hit the holder. The holder screws pulled right out of the wall. There was no secure backing, just drywall to hold it. the front door lock mechanism was defective. The biggest issue for me was that every time the AC was turned on, water drained into the ceiling and found its way down the framing for the door between the bathroom and living area.
I had a repairman up to the campground twice to look for the problem and to fix the shower. No avail. Dealer was finally was told to come get trailer and determine the problems. They claimed the AC was not properly bolted to trailer and they had to remove it, reseal it and bolt it back to roof. They also claimed to have dried out the water in the ceiling. No way to know. The shower stall also had to be removed and reinstalled. Neither Forest River or dealer would entertain replace the trailer.
I have to live with fact that there is or maybe hidden water damage leading to mold and mildew in the future.
- David, Massachusetts

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Jul 11, 2016 2017 Forest River Vibe 268RKS

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Purchased new off dealer lot, took out next day. Found drawers poorly constructed. Both kitchen drawers have no stops, both opened spilling everything. Drawer below sofa again no stops and tore glider and bent. Tried to use kitchen outlet and no power to rear of coach.Found wire broken off rear of GFI in bathroom.
When salesman did walk through with us discovered grey tanks need drained in two different locations. Requiring moving rig get to other tank. Drain valve on holding fresh water tank requires you climb on your knees to reach valve.
All said I do like the trailer, just was not thought thru for convenience of elderly users.
Have not taken in for warranty work as of today. Scheduled in a few days.
- James Welty, Iowa

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May 09, 2017 2017 Forest River Heritage Glen 266RLBS

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Purchased new 2017 in April, beautiful layout but quality lacked, outdoor kitchen would not secure to travel (lacking locking bracket),drawer above outdoor sink fell from tracks, it measured 44"wide but the wall it attached too measured 44 1/4" in front and 45" in the back. Screen door would not secure, gap is 1/4" off. Window Screen was not installed correctly (bowed). Dealer is fixing these items under warranty but I believe that Forest River should take a good look at there quality control because I believe it lacks.
- Robert Roll, New York

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May 07, 2017 2017 Forest River Surveyor 265RLDS

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Wow is all I can say. Have had this trailer ONE week. Am just packing things into it and everything we touch BREAKS! Absolutely piece of crap! Sat in a chair, it snapped and broke, the drawer under the dinette is broken and will not open, the front panel of that drawer pulled right off in my hands. Used the furnace for about 2 hours while packing things into it and cleaning, furnace now not working, I believe a blown fuse. REALLY??? This redefines cheap and piece of crap... I can't wait to see what breaks when I actually try to USE this trailer.... Waiting on selling dealership to call me back. I took this home 5 days ago...
- Bridgett , California

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May 07, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildwood 263BHXL

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we had all the right hitches installed distribution and sway bar with a truck rated for more than the camper we bought, we could not make it but a few miles down the road and only to 55 mph the camper woukd fish tail so bad that it would take over the truck with trips back to dealer needless to say the camper has still not made it home
- Mitchell, Arkansas

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Jul 13, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 263BHXL

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I have had about six different trailers and/or fifth wheels over the last 15 or so years and this one is by far the worst. I have had the trailer for about 4 months and the best thing about it was the price. But, perhaps the saying is true, "you get what you pay for." For me, I like the floor plan and that also was my reason for buying this particular trailer. The problems I have had so far may be relatively minor, but only because I can fix them myself. Right off the hot water pipe going to the galley sink leaked. At 75 and large it was quite a chore for me to squeeze into the cabinet under the sink to tighten the fitting. Plus you need the right tool for this job as any old wrench will not fit. While fixing this leak I discovered that the ductwork for the furnace that went through this area was torn in half. I needed to replace the ductwork and reattach it to the vent. Inside there are numerous thin trim pieces. Three of these pieces began falling off and I needed to reglue and tack them back in place. Where the drain from the galley area goes through a hole in the floor the hole around the drain was not sealed properly allowing any small vermin to easily get in. Also in looking under the sink I could see that about five screws into wood strips had split the wood. Nothing I could do about that except wait until it starts to fall apart and then do the repairs. The most aggravating thing about this trailer is that it is very flimsy. So much so that when you put the stabilizers down it causes the entire trailer to twist so it is impossible to shut the exterior door. There are a few bumps in the vinyl floor where they must have installed the flooring over something that was left on the floor. The Suburban water heater works fine but I had expected it to be the type that would switch from gas to electric when plugged in. That is what I am used to and like but this trailer is straight gas. The good is that for me, as a single person who entertains his two grandchildren once in a while, the trailer is comfortable. Except it was necessary for me to get a new mattress. In my opinion the quality of the trailer is just fair and the quality control of the company just stinks.
- Donald Glazer, New York

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Aug 08, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildcat Maxx 262RGX

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Love the look, the colors and how it tows. We hate the lack of quality from shelves falling down in kitchen to the super cheap 10,000 mile no brand name tires they put on the rig. Our shower walls came off. Sawdust falls and piles on the night stands and behind the tv. You can see daylight thru slide glides when closed up. (Hence we got a mouse traveling the slide guide)Daylight shows thru cracks in door frame also. Windows do not open properly. Stove wouldn't light. Stair panels fell off. Holding tank has pressure issues. Most complaints not covered under "warranty" and dealer we purchased from charges $140 an hour shop rate. $43,000 should have been $13,000 based on lack of quality & workmanship. Dealer installed vent guards blew off. All this within 4 trips. No children involved. Forest River should be sending customers surveys. They do not however. Dealer doesn't care to hear complaints geared towards Forest River quality.
- J Young, Washington

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Jun 30, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 261BHXL

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Overall the floorplan is great. It easily fits that family. The quality is not very good. There are items mounted crooked, the water pump was not hooked up (in fact I had to unscrew it from the floor and move it so the hose would reach), the underbelly has already ripped and needs replaced, the hydraulic to reposition the canopy will not hold, the LED lights under the camper do not work. I have only owned the camper from a little more than 3 months and took 3 different camping trips.
I have call the dealer several times and get little or no response. They gave me the wrong keys, it took 4 phone call and 3 week until I received the correct keys. I called them about the pump and they never called me back. Overall while the camper has nice features, the layout is similar to other manufacturers, I would suggest to buy a different brand.
- Andrew Agosti, Pennsylvania

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Sep 28, 2017 2017 Forest River Rockwood Ultra V 2618VS

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I purchased a trailer this spring, have used it only four times, and we have had a number of problems with the trailer so far.
1) All 4 of the kitchen drawer slides, the screws have pulled out. They were not over loaded. One drawer, which only had dish towels, was the first drawer to fail, the bottom drawer.
2) Some of the velcro button screws on the dinette cushions have pulled out.
3) The water line in the bathroom was not tight and leaked.
4) On our first trip we run out of propane after we were told the tanks were full.
5) The door between the bedroom and bathroom would not latch.
6) The door molding between the living space and the bedroom was not tacked down.
7) The staples on the paneling on the bedroom wall fell out.
8) The water heater propane controller was dead on arrival.
9) The shower head would not turn off. We got a replacement from the dealer and it still leaked. We went to the third party, and purchased a shower head that worked.
10) There was no washer on one end of the shower hose so it leaked.
11) The stove glass cover came apart while traveling.
12) The outside door latch screw fell out.
13 The brake control wires were just hanging between the two brakes and had to be tied up.
14) The furnace air flow is so low the furnace ran all night and didn't ever reach a temperature of 65.

The dealer knew about the water heater control board but was not proactive; we had to contact them and waited for a replacement. I had a cabinet shop remake the four drawers to the proper size the original drawers were undersized by about a 1/8 of an inch. I have continued to fix the other issues myself as they developed.

We like the layout but the quality is very poor.
- Barry Hall, Utah

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Jul 24, 2017 2017 Forest River Wildwood 25RKS

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nice looking and comfortable but design is horrible. If You are going to cover this buy a lot of Styrofoam edges under camper are sharp rounded nose makes it impossible to fit correctly allowing billowing. would suggest leaving a little extra at rear and crossing front straps. Had forest river trailers before but on this one, had damage and it take between two and three months to get parts, partial problem with dealer but most F.R..
- William Leach, Georgia

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Feb 01, 2018 2017 Forest River FR3 25DS

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Purchased new and paid for prep.haha. Drove from IL to southern FL. and will drive no farther till sway bar stabilizers and steering assist added. Have never came so close to losing control of a vehicle and have driven tractor/trailer wideloads forty years.Microwave kicks out after 1 minute,none of the storage doors would lock without bending out tabs. Can not see radio/ camera during daylight hours. King size bed comfortable,but hard to get into from the end for person by back window. Did I mention how unsafe to drive. Better drive under 65mph for gas mileage more than 5.5mpg. If I could sell I would.
- Ilguy, Illinois

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May 07, 2017 2017 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 254RLXL

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Electrical bare wires. Plumbing problems.drawers fell. Had to fix many problems on a brand new camper. We bought New to not have problems. Unbelievable the issues. Not to mention where we bought it the Service manager was very rude and said he would cancel our warranty. Hell of a place to do business
- Bruce hambleton, South Carolina

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Sep 24, 2017 2017 Forest River Forester 2501TS

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I have owned from tent trailers, trailers,5th wheels and Motor Homes over the past 30years this is by far has the poorest quality and workmanship I have ever seen. There is definitely no quality control process involved. This is not a line workers issue, this builder Cleary has the most unqualified management team in the industry and should be ashamed to collect a pay check.
- dan, California

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Dec 25, 2017 2017 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pack 24PACK14+

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Love the unit, but have one problem with the Fueling of the fuel tank. The intake is lower than the gas tank and will not take gas at a fueling station. Very poor design, I had to run one side of the trailer on a 12in block and remove the neck to fuel.
- Steve, Kentucky

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Feb 20, 2018 2017 Forest River Cherokee 244JRW

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I like the floor plan for my self and my wife. i found the workmanship a bit lacking. the wall panel in the bedroom area kept popping off the wall. I suggested that the panel was perhaps a bit long. The warranty work was to pull the seam tape and re-tack the panel. It popped lose again. then the warranty work was to take off the seam tape, and re-tack the panel again. The replacement tape is wrinkled and I am not happy. The trailer came with some third market batteries. Dealer replaced them with Excide batteries upon my insistence. There was a loose wire in the wiring for the airconditioner unit. had to have it researched and repaired took weeks. the floor in the shower was not supported and it felt like the vacuum-form plastic floor was going to break. had to have a wooden block installed under the floor. The shade retainers were installed into the wall panel without regard as to how they would line up with the bottom of the window shades. about two inches too narrow. The night stand area in the sleeping quarters is so flimsy that the plug outlet came loose the first time I used it. The O-2 sensor is constantly on and drained the batteries flat. When I was charging the batteries, the alarm went off. I now have it on constant charge. The hardware on the screen door was misaligned so that the screen would not stay closed. The medicine cabinet catch was bent in an attempt to make it work even though it was misaligned with the catch on the door. The shower heads inside and outside were badly plugged with what is reportedly anti-freeze residue. All these things were discovered while we were on our first RV campout with friends and their units. They laughed at me for having purchased a pig wearing lipstick. Now I am NHTSA Recall for a wire that may be pinched against the chassis and trailer body. A possible fire hazard. and to have the paneling joint re-taped. Hopefully the abundance of bugs will have been worked out very soon.
I come from a manufacturing background. There seems to have been little or no consideration for Quality Control in the manufacturing of this unit.
- Kurt, Oregon

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Jul 31, 2017 2017 Forest River Forester 2431 GTS

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Bought our RV new and have had it for little over a year and have put about 5000 miles on it. We like the layout and design very much. The Ford chassis and powertrain is very impressive and I have no complaints about it. We have had other rv's (Winnebago and Artic Fox) which we also enjoyed. My biggest complaint is with the build quality and quality control from the factory; compared to my previous Rv's the Forest River is poor. Upon delivery and after taking our new RV home we found many defective items that if Forest River had waked the RV before shipping it should have been very obvious. A leaky shower, missing and damaged trim pieces, latches and drawer guides missing or installed so poorly they would not work, under carriage so poorly sealed that the vinyl flooring in the main living area would flutter and lift when driving at speed due to air infiltration, peeling paint at the exterior seams, damaged blinds, missing LED ceiling lights are just a few of the items we had to have our dealer address shortly after delivery. After a year of using our RV I have had to address several other issues that were defective due strictly to poor workmanship and quality control. Although I think the engineering and design of our Rv is good, the workmanship in assembling it and the lack of quality control have taken away from our overall experience with Forest River.
- Mitch, California

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Sep 02, 2017 2017 Forest River Sonoma 240RKS

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We purchased this Travel Trailer 5/29/2017. As of 9/1/2017 have not yet been able to use it. There were so many things wrong with this new 2017 Sonoma. There was roof damage, the walls inside were warped, slide was not working correctly, dents in the stove door, upon picking this up from the dealer they turned on the water and it flooded the trailer due to a factory error, they tried to blame it on the slide, yeah right. There were many many more items that were not right. This is still at their shop, still not fixed. So looks like out attorney will have a hay day with this company. And the best part it was BRAND NEW....Stay away from these.
- Emma Butler, Washington

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Mar 23, 2017 2017 Forest River Sonoma 240BHS

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We bought this trailer after looking at many different models at many different dealerships. We were patient. We wanted one within our budget and made to last. So far we are very pleased with this trailer. Our maiden voyage was a complete success, and though my son pulled the towel rack off the wall in the bathroom on accident, everything worked smoothly and there were no hiccups. This trailer, for the price, is absolutely the best. It's light enough that my 2006 Ford F150 XLT Triton motor pulls it just fine. Slight inclines and hills don't seem to bog me down, though I have to admit I haven't taken it to the mountains yet. The kitchen counter top was one solid piece (Corian) and NOT laminate. This was a big selling point for us, as it highlights the quality of this RV. The kitchen sink is solid, not cheap plastic, and the toilet is cast porcelain, not cheap plastic. Also, the bunk beds are wide enough (FULL) for a comfortable sleep. Each bunk has it's own light. The awning, the black and grey water tanks worked and flushed perfectly, and the battery quickly recharged when the trailer was plugged in. The stabilizing jacks came down fine and the tongue jack, though slow, lifted and lowered the trailer without a problem. The back door to the bathroom is heaven sent, as my kids didn't need to run in and out of the main door to get to it. Hands down this is a solidly made trailer. The dining seats have drawers you can pull in and out, not storage doors, which makes getting things in and out easy. Look for stuff like that when choosing an RV. The entertainment center also has all the plugs and cable outlets right where the TV hangs, so you don't have to drill holes to get to them. Forest River did an excellent job on all the details of this unit. That is why we chose this trailer.
- C. Losee, California

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Mar 17, 2017 2017 Forest River Rockwood Roo 23IKSS

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We bought this rv last year. We absolutely love this. It is incredibly easy to pull and back up. The amount of space inside amazing. We love the fact that the shower has glass doors and a large linen closet. Great storage space and having the kitchen island provides so much work space. This is like pulling your own studio apartment with you. There are too many great things to mention. We would absolutely recomend this to anyone.
- Steve, Ohio

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May 14, 2018 2017 Forest River Tracer AIR 238AIR

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We have owned 8 different travel trailers and this is without a doubt the worst trailer we have ever owned. We have spent over 600 dollars just to keep it on the road in the short time we have had it. Furnace, water leaks, slide out problems. What a piece of junk.
- Jack Redmond, Michigan

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Nov 06, 2017 2017 Forest River Rockwood Roo 233S

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I wouldn't recommend this camper to my worst enemy! Our last hybrid lasted 10 years. Our brand new 233S has already started falling apart. The boards on the outside of the stove and refrigerator have fallen off, part of the trim around the dining table slideout has fallen off. The seal around 2 of the 3 beds have leaked! We even bought the extra seal and extra warranties!! A plastic seal on the shower has started falling off! I really wish I could return