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4.3 (19 reviews)
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Liveability
4.7
Overall quality
4.4
Floorplan
4.8
Driving/towing
4.5
Factory warranty
3.1

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Rick

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Reviewed on December 17, 2021

RV reviewed 2005 Forest River Wildwood 27BH view listing

5.0
This RV is amazing! The clearance is high enough that I can take it over most rugged terrain without issues. It has a GVWR of 7,500 lbs, and UVW of 4,740 lbs, so I can load it up with nearly 3,000 pounds of equipment. (That 3,000 pounds is about the same trailer weight as some trailers made nowadays!) I've... read more
This RV is amazing! The clearance is high enough that I can take it over most rugged terrain without issues. It has a GVWR of 7,500 lbs, and UVW of 4,740 lbs, so I can load it up with nearly 3,000 pounds of equipment. (That 3,000 pounds is about the same trailer weight as some trailers made nowadays!) I've modernized mine and found that it's construction is better than what you can expect from lighter models, as they made it more substantial. (Real wood cabinets, tub, 2x4 wood for supports, etc.) This thing is built to last.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Yvette Stoor

New Mexico

Reviewed on August 19, 2021

RV reviewed 2005 Forest River Cedar Creek Silverback 31LBHBS view listing

5.0
We are original owners of a 2005. It was perfect to have a separate bunkhouse for our son while he was growing up. We never had a problem with this unit. It served our family very well. Quality was superb, upholstery, appliances all have served us perfectly.... read more
We are original owners of a 2005. It was perfect to have a separate bunkhouse for our son while he was growing up. We never had a problem with this unit. It served our family very well. Quality was superb, upholstery, appliances all have served us perfectly.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Walter

California

Reviewed on January 4, 2021

RV reviewed 2005 Forest River Lexington 235 view listing

4.6
3rd owner, 59k miles. Carper removed, new Vinyl coated plank nicely installed! Had to replace Center control bearing and rebalance drive line. Vibration wore rear seal in transmission. ($1500) Love Chevy 3500 chassis. Easy breezy to drive for my spouse to drive. V8 6 Liter Vortex has plenty of smooth power... read more
3rd owner, 59k miles. Carper removed, new Vinyl coated plank nicely installed! Had to replace Center control bearing and rebalance drive line. Vibration wore rear seal in transmission. ($1500) Love Chevy 3500 chassis. Easy breezy to drive for my spouse to drive. V8 6 Liter Vortex has plenty of smooth power to pull hills. I have a thumping noise over passenger seat head liner when hitting bumps in road. I isolated the wiring harness in cowling, still thumps! Wonder about cowling hitting top of cab? Any suggestions appreciated. Walter
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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3.0
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Giovanni ferrarelli

British Columbia

Reviewed on June 16, 2020

RV reviewed 2005 Forest River Sunseeker LE 2600LE view listing

5.0
I'm interested in this motorhome please contact me via email thank you it looks great I'm sure my family would love it hopefully we will talk soon if available we would purchase or maybe you would have another one similar to this one wouldn't mind a slide aswell... read more
I'm interested in this motorhome please contact me via email thank you it looks great I'm sure my family would love it hopefully we will talk soon if available we would purchase or maybe you would have another one similar to this one wouldn't mind a slide aswell
Livability
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Barbara Bush

Texas

Reviewed on June 12, 2020

RV reviewed 2005 Forest River Sierra 30RLWS view listing

4.8
I have owrd an rv. Love the smsll feel i lived in it for 8 years. Pulled it every where. In Louisiana Texarkana Arkansas. Lufkin. Brougjt my son from the hospital to home. He grew up in it we traveled everywhere in our little. I like being able to just park and setup... read more
I have owrd an rv. Love the smsll feel i lived in it for 8 years. Pulled it every where. In Louisiana Texarkana Arkansas. Lufkin. Brougjt my son from the hospital to home. He grew up in it we traveled everywhere in our little. I like being able to just park and setup
Livability
4.0
Overall quality
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Larry C. Parmiter

North Carolina

Reviewed on October 18, 2019

RV reviewed 2005 Forest River Lexington 255DS view listing

2.6
We bought this unit, 3rd owner, about eight months ago with 56K miles and appeared to be in excellent condition. I had all four brakes done, pads, calipers, turned rotors and fluid flush. We took it on a 1000 mile trip towing a Saturn VUE. Hard to check mileage because after 3/4 tank or so you have to bab... read more
We bought this unit, 3rd owner, about eight months ago with 56K miles and appeared to be in excellent condition. I had all four brakes done, pads, calipers, turned rotors and fluid flush. We took it on a 1000 mile trip towing a Saturn VUE. Hard to check mileage because after 3/4 tank or so you have to baby feed the gas. Performed well, but was not stable feeling. On returning home (after replacing driver window regulator) I had air lift suspension added to rear. 100% improvement, now can control with one finger with bags at 70#. Now front section appears to be separating from body and I don’t know a repair at this point. The concept of this unit is ideal for one or two people. It is dry camp capable for many days with large heated tanks.
Livability
2.0
Overall quality
3.0
Floorplan
4.0
Driving/towing
3.0
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1.0
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Richard Lowder

California

Reviewed on October 13, 2019

RV reviewed 2005 Forest River Georgetown XL 359TS view listing

4.2
Solid motor and transmission. Easy steering with Roadmaster stabilizer. Good floor plan with toilet separated from shower/sink. All new tires make for a safe and stable ride. LOTS of storage inside and out, big bin for golf clubs. Handles mountain grades well, passed trucks on a long steep grade in the Rock... read more
Solid motor and transmission. Easy steering with Roadmaster stabilizer. Good floor plan with toilet separated from shower/sink. All new tires make for a safe and stable ride. LOTS of storage inside and out, big bin for golf clubs. Handles mountain grades well, passed trucks on a long steep grade in the Rockies.
Livability
5.0
Overall quality
4.0
Floorplan
5.0
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4.0
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cjone

Oregon

Reviewed on August 26, 2019

RV reviewed 2005 Forest River Wildcat 27BHWB view listing

3.4
Purchased this trailer used. It already had leaks, but they were repaired. Four years later, leaks all over the place. Delamination, and rot, through many of the walls (except those that had been repaired!). Amazing layout, decent quality parts, but poor assembly. Wouldn't buy a Wildcat again.... read more
Purchased this trailer used. It already had leaks, but they were repaired. Four years later, leaks all over the place. Delamination, and rot, through many of the walls (except those that had been repaired!). Amazing layout, decent quality parts, but poor assembly. Wouldn't buy a Wildcat again.
Livability
5.0
Overall quality
2.0
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5.0
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4.0
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Elaine M Wright

Oregon

Reviewed on January 28, 2019

RV reviewed 2005 Forest River Lexington 283GTS view listing

4.4
Recently we purchased the Lexington and find it an exceptional RV even though we chose an older model, it is exceptional in every way and at age 70 we are very comfortable while we travel and stay for 8 days at a time away from home.... read more
Recently we purchased the Lexington and find it an exceptional RV even though we chose an older model, it is exceptional in every way and at age 70 we are very comfortable while we travel and stay for 8 days at a time away from home.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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3.0
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GARY AUGST

Georgia

Reviewed on January 10, 2019

RV reviewed 2005 Forest River Tsunami 4104QS view listing

4.8
My wife and I purchased this RV in May of 18. We have lived in it full time since then. We are extremely happy with how it drives. space for living, and overall appearance and manageability. We have decided to go to a fifth wheel model that matches what other family members are using. Our vacation to New Engl... read more
My wife and I purchased this RV in May of 18. We have lived in it full time since then. We are extremely happy with how it drives. space for living, and overall appearance and manageability. We have decided to go to a fifth wheel model that matches what other family members are using. Our vacation to New England for 3 weeks was the trip of a life time and this coach made it so easy and enjoyable.
Livability
5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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