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stitchinsue

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Posted: 09/19/11 03:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a Grey Wolf and like it alot. Coming to this forum I thought we had made a huge mistake, but so far, it's been great. This is our first year with it, we have traveled to Delaware (from central Pa), and the mountains of Pa. We didn't have any trouble at all. We looked at quite a few campers, but chose to buy locally because I just know that if there was a problem with anything we bought, it would be a nightmare getting it back to the dealer.

We really like our floorplan, it works well for us. Everything has worked (we even had to use the furnace).

Here on this board, it seems there are only a couple brands that are talked about. Our first trip out, I saw so many different makes/models/years of campers and 5th wheels. I think it's like a car. It is up to your personal preference. Maybe someday there will be a Consumers Reports for RV's.

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stitchinsue wrote:

Snip... Maybe someday there will be a Consumers Reports for RV's.

There is! [emoticon]
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I personally think there is good and bad in all of them, maybe some more than others. For me I tried to look for who stood behind what they sold and if there was problems who would step up to the plate even if the dealer was not very co-operative. I have had only a few minor issues and both the dealer and Jayco has been great.

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babar445 wrote:

I personally think there is good and bad in all of them, maybe some more than others. For me I tried to look for who stood behind what they sold and if there was problems who would step up to the plate even if the dealer was not very co-operative. I have had only a few minor issues and both the dealer and Jayco has been great.


This is a good statement, it does not seem to be manufacturer specific for the most part. We didn't like the jayco's we looked at on our last buy, so we went with Wildwood, which is a FR product. No problems at all, and it held it's value very well.

Just upgraded to a bigger, nicer trailer from Cruiser RV, and the axles were bad from the factory (Lippert problem, not Cruiser), but warranty took care of it.

The 2 factors on satisfaction I think are:

1) Your local dealer for service and warranty issues
2) Floor plan.

Good luck!


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Toss up. Go with the best dealer, the closer to home, the better. Have fun.


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I have owned both FR and Jayco products. I have a JayFeather Select 29L now. Quality is far better than the Palomino I had a few years ago. It seems to just be finished out better and solid.

I would stick with Jayco.


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My Jayco is 16 years old. Even with the lack of care the previous owner showed it, the trailer is still solid. Never having owned a Forest River product, I cannot make a valid comparison. I only know that my fifth-wheel is still habitable and roadworthy, which cannot be said for many other trailers that are nearly two decades old.


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Thank You all for all your comments there all valid, that being said I would probably go with the Forest River Gray Wolf as the dealer is very close to home and have always went way above and beyond for service in the past with me, the Jayco dealer is quite aways farther and doesn't have a very good reputation. Again Thank You for your comments and suggestions, i am still in the very beginning stages so not sure how soon this will happen.

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I guess that I would add to take anything that any dealer says with a grain of salt. Somehow the truth often becomes a casuality when a sales commission comes into play.

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