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Old 08-13-2014, 09:33 PM   #15
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We have had good luck with Forest River.....ours is a Flagstaff Micro Lite.

I suggest the most important thing is the dealer's service reputation, and the factory customer service/warranty reputation. It takes both the dealer and the factory as a team to make things right should you have a problem.

I would use that criteria to whittle down your choices, after you have found the right floorplan and features.
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I'm pleased with the quality of my Forest River thus far. It's at the dealer for a few knick knacky issues, shower door leak, the flashing at the bottom of one slide had a slight buckle, and a window water leak which is why I took it in before that could cause issue. It's leaking through the glass and the frame, so it's not actually FR's fault.

The dealer so far has been straight with me about the repair time, but a bit disappointing with communication, which is common in the service world I'm afraid. Unfortunately for them I'm going to get it after labor day weekend, ready or not. I've got to get it ready for vacation a few weeks after that.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:22 PM   #17
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We have a Winnebago One. It is top notch. Made in the Sunnybrook plant by former Sunnybrook employees.
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:09 AM   #18
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I have heard a lot of good things about Northwood. We are in the Northern Illinois area and when getting into their web-site and looking for a dealer there is not a one near us. We may have to take a road trip to check them out....
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:02 AM   #19
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I have heard a lot of good things about Northwood. We are in the Northern Illinois area and when getting into their web-site and looking for a dealer there is not a one near us. We may have to take a road trip to check them out....
Check out outdoor rv. They are a spin off of northwoods!

outdoorsrvmfg.com Good web site!
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:28 AM   #20
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Look for a good dealer who sells anything made by Skyline. I very rarely hear complaints about any of their brands, which are:

Aljo
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:27 AM   #21
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Sounds like we have lots of research to do yet. Appreciate all of the feedback we have gotten so far. We spent a few hours at a local RV show yesterday and this dealer was big on Forest River Products so we had a chance to see quite a variety. They were pretty big on the Rockwood line....
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this dealer was big on Forest River Products so we had a chance to see quite a variety. They were pretty big on the Rockwood line....
For sure -- he's going to be really big on what he stocks and makes his best money on. You can't trust a dealer.

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Old 08-17-2014, 11:54 PM   #23
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Northwood (Arctic Fox, Nash) and OutdoorsRV are just a few miles apart in LaGrand Or. You can tour both plants. Check out their websuites and read everything here about them. If you have more questions you can just call the factory. The OutdoorsRV trailers have gone way up in popular demand to the point that used ones are going up in value, well, not quite, but I can dream.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:16 AM   #24
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I have a 2013 Crossroads Z-1 28 foot like new.... The oven has never been used not even to test it. Extremely clean and no smokers in it ever. Comes with 2 32 inch led HD TV's and wall mounts already installed with cabling. Everything is like new... If interested.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:44 PM   #25
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I would also suggest looking at trailers made by Winnebago. We've had ours and we're pleased with it......haven't been able to find any bad reviews.....well,aside from one. Winnebago bought the Sunnybrook factory and is also making Sunnybrook trailers which are twins of the Winnebago trailers.
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We have a Winnebago too

It's brand new and we're about to go on our second trip, but it's been smooth sailing. I'll continue to post as we journey on. The interior on the Winnie towables was much more solid than other brands we saw. We went to several dealers for comparison. We ended up buying one at a show. We got a good deal, but not a great deal. Honestly on a $22k (retail) trailer we did ok. Floorplans are important. We bought the 2101DS because it's just us and 2 puppies and this trailer has double sofas - one is a jackknife bed. We like the double seating better than a banquette.
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I found it interesting when we bought our first Forest River TT that the dealer told us that the labor they used to assemble the TT were Amish folk who would work at the factory in between morning and evening farm duties.

Most of these manufactures are using the same parts from the same suppliers.
So how does the manufacture make their money? Building their units as fast as they can. With the cheepest labor.

I figure you get what you pay for.
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