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Many Issues with 2019 R-pod 180 - Event Date: 01 Jan 2019 - 14 Mar 2019

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    Posted: 11 Apr 2019 at 8:57am
I have my repair work done at a private shop that also stores my RV.  They do authorized warranty work for Forest River.  They did most of my warranty work on my RPOD and I did not pay a penny.  For my new Keystone Passport they told me before I bought it they will NOT touch it.  It seems Keystone pays a very low labor rate and they would lose money on it.  I still bought the Keystone because the actual dealer where I bought it from is closer to me than the repair shop.  So while FR may not be the best in the business, they seem pretty good in backing their product and paying independent shops.
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I had numerous items wrong on my 190, but FR paid for everything under warranty....I think after the kinks get worked out, very few problems in the future.  Since I didn't understand the DEALER,  not buying local, Camping World has done all the warranty work for me.
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Originally posted by furpod

Originally posted by Eluv201

Thanks for clearing that up. I hope Forrest River is not like that. I heard they’re the best in the business, they stand the test, and how other makers copy them. All I know is that we’ve had nothing but issues

I am not sure who told you FR was "The best in the business" but it takes mere moments to know that isn't true. However, They are by far not the worst.

And as the R-Pod goes, it is the best available, for it's features and size, at it's price point. But, those are all separate purchase/design/feature points. When you start deciding on which features are most important to YOU, any particular RV may or may not be "right for you".

TT's and RV's all have issues. It's a house, that goes 70mph. All RV's regardless of brand will have some issues, both when new, as delivered, and over time. 99% of the time, if a new owner is unhappy, it's the dealers fault.

"it's better to have a great DEALER, rather than a great CAMPER... ONE can be fixed"

I have worked on, repaired, and modded, a lot of TT's over the years. All of them had issues.

If you want to stay pretty close to the size of an R-pod, but want to see the best constructed, full featured TT, look at an Oliver Legacy Elite or Elite II. BUT.. that's looking at only one part of the decision process. For most people, the price point and often the wait for it to be built, is a show stopper. For us.. well.. we don't dig the sterile interior at all. But they are very very solidly built, by a small factory that hires good people and pays them well.

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