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Old 06-24-2018, 08:46 AM   #1
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Holiday rambler v forest river Georgetown


New RV purchaser here. Looking at the holiday vacationer 36D 2018 or the Forest River Georgetown 364ts or 36B. Both floorplans have the bunkhouse which is important to us. One has 2 bathrooms. One has the outdoor kitchen. Both features we love.

However, most importantly, we would like to know which is more reliable and the better build? It appears the paint job is much nicer on the rambler.

Our budget is 100k give or take, since we are entry level RV owners. Any help or input would be very valuable!
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:59 AM   #2
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I can't comment on the HR gasser's your looking at as I've never had one. Did have a 2008 Georgetown TSXL 378 gasser and loved it. We bought it used (2 yrs. old 15,000 miles) and had no major problems with it during the 8 years we had it. Mostly little stuff I could fix myself. We wanted to go to a DP though and bought a Holiday Rambler Navigator 36U this spring. It's had some minor issues, once again things I could deal with. The more serious issues were related to components that HR had nothing to do with per se, like the Atwood furnaces, Cummins diesel generator, some of the sound equipment, etc. Thus far we like the coach but the jury is still out on its overall build quality. But for what it's worth, we did like our Georgetowm......
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:22 AM   #3
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Great! Thank you so much for the input. I really love both models
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:14 PM   #4
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I owned a Forest river FR3 Customer Service from Forest River was non existent. It took weeks to get a repair authorized. REV Group has been good to deal with. Just my two cents.
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:28 PM   #5
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I've been researching both and looks like the same models. I can't decide between the 2nd bathroom and the outdoor kitchen on the 2 HR units

Through my research it looks like the HR is a tick higher in quality and overall satisfaction than FR but my "research" really just consists of reading message boards and reviews I can find on the net.

I did own a Salem TT (made by FR) that was a decent unit. It had a few issues but nothing too major. I think the differences are close enough that it will come down to floor plan, price and dealer/availability.
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:51 PM   #6
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I would recommend you also look at a Newmar or Tiffen equivalent.
First do your research online then visit a dealer to view the actual motor homes.
If you can change your search to used, it opens up more possibilites within your budget.
With either new or used be prepared to fix things yourself or run back and forth to the dealer multiple times.
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:43 PM   #7
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I went through the same thing last year. Really wanted a gasser with bunks. I narrowed it down to a 2017 HR Vacationer XE 36D or the Georgetown 364TS. Really liked the idea of a second bath. Looked at both in person and found the 364 was just too cramped. We then looked at the HR Vacationer 36F. It was perfect. Had the second bath and the bedroom slide that created a ton of extra space in the bedroom.

Best purchase ever!
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:56 PM   #8
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Forest River builds junk! Quality control is non existent, and customer service blames all problems on their suppliers, without offering any help!
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We own a 16, FR 364 and have had a great time. There are issues with every rig. We’re now looking at a DP unit. What we have found is we thought it was important to have 2 full baths and we have since realized a bath and a 1/2is better for us. The 2nd shower eats up a ton of valuable storage. We have 2 kids and 2 Corgi’s that travel with us. Enjoy the process because you’ll be happy with your decision.
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