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Old 02-23-2011, 05:36 AM   #1
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Forest River Charleston

I have a chance to buy a 2005 low mileage 40' Forest River Charleston, for a very tempting low price. I've never seen a Charleston (just pictures), and need some input as to what quality area this coach would fall into. I've heard and read some very negative comments regarding Forest River Class A's, e.g. Roof problems, windshield problems, poor fit & finish etc.. Just as troubling if not moreso, it appears that the manufacturer is quite unresponsive. I need your comments and advice.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:43 AM   #2
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The comment's you had are what i think i had a Georgetown in 2004 and so many problems you cant beleive it slides, jack plumbing, floor,name it I sold it after 6 months and of corse i loose big money in the transaction
Never any more Forest river for mé
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we like our fr gtown and have received good service from our dealer
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FR is not known for a quality product.
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FR is not known for a quality product.
that can be said about all brands
look on the web pick a brand look for brag posts then complaint posts
complaints always get more traction
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that can be said about all brands
look on the web pick a brand look for brag posts then complaint posts
complaints always get more traction
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That may be, but FR is an entry level builder with very low quality. You could luck out and get a good FR product but why take the chance ?
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Interesting take on Forest River, but I think you may be looking at old stats. We've got a Forest River Berkshire and have had very few problems. Those that have occurred have been dealt with swiftly and to our satisfaction by Forest River. One of my clients just bought a 2007 Charleston and has the same comments. Some of the more recent ratings have Forest River moving up in the customer satisfaction ratings. Ever since Warren Buffet bought the company the quality seems to be going up.
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