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What's up with the quality of the new Work and Play's? We have a 2015 Forest River Work and Play 21UL and looking to upgrade to a slightly larger toy hauler (one with a walk around bed) but the quality seems to have gone downhill. We bought the Work and Play b/c it seemed to have a better build quality but it seems this has changed.

The most glaring evidence is with the roof. The 21UL roof is a one piece aluminum roof but the new Work and Plays seem to have the standard PVC-type material. I can't find much on the rest of the build quality of the new ones compared to the old ones. Does anyone know how the new ones compare?

We're looking at the Forest River XLR Hyper Lite HD toy haulers which supposedly have metal studs instead of the wood studs found in the XLR Boost and other models like the Grey Wolfs.

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I believe your old one was built by W&P before FR bought them out? If so that's all the explanation needed. If not then I'd call W&P and ask them.


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Seagull843 - you might take a look at ATC too.

nayther, I could be wrong, but I thought Work and Play was always a Forest River product. I can't find any info on FR purchasing them.


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We bought our 2016 W&P because many on our gokart racing circuit had them. It was heavy for its size with a fully boxed frame and 3500 lb rated garage door. After FR made the changes, either 2017-18, the quality went down hill.





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Y-Guy wrote:

Seagull843 - you might take a look at ATC too.

nayther, I could be wrong, but I thought Work and Play was always a Forest River product. I can't find any info on FR purchasing them.


could be, just from memory. If they're FR then that explains it, quality has slid exponentially in the last 2-3 years.

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