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Old 05-27-2009, 12:22 AM   #1
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Forest River Lexington motorhome

anyone with a forest river motorhome? how reliable is this mororhome? thanks. walter
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:18 AM   #2
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:07 AM   #3
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Well I have had 2 5th Wheel's made by F.River and now the D.P. I have is made by F.River on a honest comparason I would say all units have some faults My unit has been good as the little things I can fix as in say hot water tank heating rod let go 9years old...replaced tires...same age...Changed out TV set's...still working .but I went LCD...My choice...so I am saying I have had good luck Forest River makes good Motor Homes I bought trailers 1 used 1 new ,Motor Home was used also but low miles 24000 from 1st owner.That may help...Good luck ...Hope You make the right choice.Bushman
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:11 PM   #4
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own 05 georgetown no problems so far, two trips out west and local camping happy so far
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Hi Walter, We have a Lexington and if I take out the issues we have (or haven't) had with the standard stuff in the Lex that Forest River had nothing to do with,like the fridge, water pump, Ford E450 chassis, etc - Our Lex has been about we expected fro the price we paid. Their workmanship is not the highest level, but what we expected and Forest River they fixed every issue we had when ours was new and we have had no major problems since. One major issue with our rubber roof was fixed after the warranty had expired which is partially due to the good relationship we had with our dealer. We really like the floorplan of our 255 and travel with 2 humans, 3 cats, a dog, and a Chevy HHR that follow very closely behind. Hope this helps!!
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:06 AM   #6
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Reliable, but small

I've had my Lexington for two years and have been very satisfied. It is reliable, sturdy construction, handles well. The only drawbacks I'll note: The micro/convection is located low, by rear entrance stairwell. Not at all convenient. Shower enclosure is tiny, I usually use campground facilities. Otherwise, I'd recommend to a single traveller. Am currently thinking to "move up" to a larger unit, but will probably stay with Forest River brand.
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We have the 2008 Georgetown XL and well satisfied with the construction, drivability, and engine. After a couple of trips for the winter in Florida and a trip out west for three months, we have had very little problems. The only major problem was the replacement of one leveling jack in the front. And that may have been a problem coming from the factory as Forest River replaced the other one in front when we picked up the unit. So both may have been defective. Our extended service paid for it. The slides, jacks, heaters, and A/c have all worked well. We went to the factory and watched the construction and was impressed with the work that was being done on the coach from the frame up.
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Good to hear the positive replies, we are looking at a Lexington GTS as we speak. It's a 283TS.
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Looking at a 283ts w/GTS option. Anything else you wish you had gotten from the factory? Levelers, in-motion satellete, etc.
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Looking at a 283ts w/GTS option. Anything else you wish you had gotten from the factory? Levelers, in-motion satellete, etc.
Yes. I do miss hydraulic leveling jacks. It's really the only thing I miss from my class A. I put my own non motion satellite system in, and I'm thinking seriously about adding hydraulic jacks. The weight of them has to be taken into consideration because they subtract from your CCC, but I got rid of 2 old CRT TVs, and replaced them with flat screens, and those old TVs weighed about 50 lbs each, so I think it will help with the weight the jacks add.
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Is it better to have leveling jacks, motion satellite factory installed? What does satellite READY mean? Have seen that on about all class B+/c advertisments.
Noticed on one thread that they have the standard tv antenna AND motion satellite. Is that normal?
Sorry for all the question. New to this and trying to make a life-changing decision on WHICH rv to get. Looking at the Lexington, Concord, & Melbourne. It's just my wife and I. Both retired.
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