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Old 05-26-2017, 05:57 PM   #1
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glad I don't own this stickie...

This thread on another rv forum caught my eye...
Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Unbelievable how cheap they can make them.



This is a 2009 5th wheel built by Forest River, supposedly with laminated vacuum-bonded aluminum sidewalls... but on the back end they use wood framing. Yuck!!! Plenty of water damage!
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:22 AM   #2
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So stay away from any Forest River product. Shame on them for sneaking on customer like that...
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Old 05-27-2017, 01:39 PM   #3
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It is not the wood that is the issue. It is how the unit was constructed. Some very fine wood RV's out there. Don't forget the sailing vessels that were used until steel ships were invented.

All RV's need to be maintained. Even my 2013 Casita had a leak, although it was easy to locate and fix.
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Old 05-27-2017, 04:42 PM   #4
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This thread on another rv forum caught my eye...
Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Unbelievable how cheap they can make them.



This is a 2009 5th wheel built by Forest River, supposedly with laminated vacuum-bonded aluminum sidewalls... but on the back end they use wood framing. Yuck!!! Plenty of water damage!
Any company can make a bad unit. I've seen almost every make have leaks, have bad connections, etc. I had a problem with a brand new Jayco 5th wheel where the furnace was under the fridge which was a stupid place for it. They didn't make the duct work long enough so the heat was going under the fridge. Had problems with Coachmen Class A with the floor getting soft. Sister bought a Joey and it leaked because of how it was made on the roof. If you read Motorhome or Trailer Life magazines you'll read about all units having problems no matter how they are made. It's like cars any of them can be a lemon.
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