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3.3 (29 reviews)
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3.5
Overall quality
2.4
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4.4
Driving/towing
3.8
Factory warranty
2.4

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Jimmy D Farrier

Texas, USA

Reviewed on April 15, 2024

RV reviewed 2023 Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf 22SW-L view listing

1.6
What piece of garbage. Yes, there are thing I like compared to the one I traded in, but discovered this one is cheaply made. The entry wall is not even straight. Oh well. Guess I got the lemon. But, I don't recommend...there are others out there built better with better warranty service.... read more
What piece of garbage. Yes, there are thing I like compared to the one I traded in, but discovered this one is cheaply made. The entry wall is not even straight. Oh well. Guess I got the lemon. But, I don't recommend...there are others out there built better with better warranty service.
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1.0
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1.0
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3.0
Driving/towing
2.0
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Laurent Billaud

Idaho, USA

Reviewed on March 31, 2024

RV reviewed 2022 Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf 26RL-L view listing

4.0
Drove our Alpha wolf thru all 48 states in 2 years and with minimal repairs. Had problem with the electrical fuse box (screws not tight enough) creating a slew of problems. A blown tire is Chicago area…. Really bad freeways. And cables for slides misaligned which is getting fix by insurance. Overall my... read more
Drove our Alpha wolf thru all 48 states in 2 years and with minimal repairs. Had problem with the electrical fuse box (screws not tight enough) creating a slew of problems. A blown tire is Chicago area…. Really bad freeways. And cables for slides misaligned which is getting fix by insurance. Overall my wife and I absolutely love the trailer. I have 1050 watt of solar a Expion lithium battery rated 360 amp ( could use a second one for truly boon docking)we boon docked 45% of our travel. And a Xantrex inverter sw 3012. I towed it with a Ram Laramie 2500 Hemi …. Sorry no diesel for me for many many reasons.
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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Brenda

Reviewed on July 12, 2023

RV reviewed 2019 Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf 26RL-L view listing

2.0
There is not much good aboit this RV. On our way home the side molding started to rip on brand new trailer. After fighting with forest river finally got that repaired. A little over a year while driving home from camping the belly cover came off all the inside dropped dragging on the ground. Sine then eve... read more
There is not much good aboit this RV. On our way home the side molding started to rip on brand new trailer. After fighting with forest river finally got that repaired. A little over a year while driving home from camping the belly cover came off all the inside dropped dragging on the ground. Sine then ever single glass cabinet insert came off. A cabinet hinge just came off. After about two years the rubber molding around the dlides came off The interior fake wood moling all is coming away from the wall. I should have done more research. Stay far away from forest river.
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1.0
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1.0
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4.0
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3.0
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Paul Owen

Florida

Reviewed on March 30, 2022

RV reviewed 2021 Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf 27 RKL view listing

4.6
My wife and I purchased the trailer to live in full time while our new home was being built. We spent 6 months full time living trailer has a rear kitchen which we really like living area in the middle and bathroom and bedroom are up front, unit has plenty of room there is a 50" tv above the fireplace a... read more
My wife and I purchased the trailer to live in full time while our new home was being built. We spent 6 months full time living trailer has a rear kitchen which we really like living area in the middle and bathroom and bedroom are up front, unit has plenty of room there is a 50" tv above the fireplace and a 32" in the bedroom. Also the outdoor kitchen and grill hook up is wonderful for entertaining . Only selling do to health conditions and if I had to purchase another unit I would buy the same.
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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ALAN J LEFEBVRE

Rhode Island

Reviewed on February 10, 2022

RV reviewed 2021 Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf 23RDL view listing

2.6
Purchased this unit in 2020 as a 2021 model. First issue when we picked up the unit the camper was a dirty mess. Screws missing putty on staples looked like someone put it on with a magic marker. The fireplace that we ordered was not there. Dealer did rectify that. Floor was covered in greases and glue. The ... read more
Purchased this unit in 2020 as a 2021 model. First issue when we picked up the unit the camper was a dirty mess. Screws missing putty on staples looked like someone put it on with a magic marker. The fireplace that we ordered was not there. Dealer did rectify that. Floor was covered in greases and glue. The entry door didn't fit in the jam because the jam wasn't installed properly. They had to loosen the mounting and hammer it straight before we could close the door to tow it. The first trip we discovered the shower pan has no support under it very poor-quality control. The usb ports all blew out because of faulty wiring. Forget about that twelve volt refrigerator your better off with a cooler and ice. We know we weren't buying a Rolls Royce but we also weren't expecting a Ugo. I have some of the best towing equipment you can buy 'this is the worst trailer I have ever pulled. My advice don't just walk away run away very fast don't look back. Don't be like us spend a few bucks more and buy something with a lot more quality.
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3.0
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1.0
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5.0
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3.0
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Mike

Pennsylvania

Reviewed on February 5, 2022

RV reviewed 2020 Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf 26DBH-L view listing

4.2
Purchased a 2021 In late 2020. Trailer towes much smother than the Jayco hybrid we previously had. I can concur that build quality is not as sharp as I would I like, but this as a camper made on the cheapest PO's won buy product suppliers. I believe they did a great job producing a well built camper, with... read more
Purchased a 2021 In late 2020. Trailer towes much smother than the Jayco hybrid we previously had. I can concur that build quality is not as sharp as I would I like, but this as a camper made on the cheapest PO's won buy product suppliers. I believe they did a great job producing a well built camper, with the weight it has. Just beware that trim lines are not completely smooth, the roof edge line is off on laminate tongue and groove joints, and there are zero power plugs on the slide. Now, my service side of the camper. I have had the following already go bad in less than a year. Water heater exhausted fumes in the camper. Stated the exhaust seal was not correct. This is a bid deal but addressed. Some bolts that hold the cable drive plates on the slide sheared off. Not sure how they fixed, but done. Small area of the slide didn't have silicone allowing a small water mark under the slides underbelly. And the biggest, when rolling up the awning after a great weekend, the drive motor drive shift snapped in half, allowing the one side to drop on a table and swing bending the main roller and one side arm. I had a friend who owns a Machine shop make the drive pin out of a better metal and back in working order. They did not cover the roller under warranty as they said it still worked.
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4.0
Overall quality
3.0
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5.0
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4.0
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Ray Barnes

Virginia

Reviewed on January 31, 2022

RV reviewed 2020 Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf 26RL-L view listing

3.2
I purchased my camper from a dealer lightly used. I was told it was an all season camper, it is completely not. The sliding bathroom door keeps falling off and breaking things, and after I tow the camper there is always a ton of what looks to be sawdust to be vacuumed up. I did a lot of research before I pur... read more
I purchased my camper from a dealer lightly used. I was told it was an all season camper, it is completely not. The sliding bathroom door keeps falling off and breaking things, and after I tow the camper there is always a ton of what looks to be sawdust to be vacuumed up. I did a lot of research before I purchased and the Forrest River brand seemed like a solid purchase however they have an issue with build quality which I did not find out until after purchasing. If I had to purchase again I would not purchase a Forrest River camper.
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5.0
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5.0
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2.0
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Mike Alonso

Florida

Reviewed on October 1, 2021

RV reviewed 2021 Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf RB-L view listing

4.6
We were pleasantly surprised at the quality, especially after hearing so many horror stories from almost all of the manufacturers these days. Our shakedown trip was an approximately 1200 mile trip from Ohio to South Florida which occurred without a hitch (pardon the pun). The only issue we had so far, was ... read more
We were pleasantly surprised at the quality, especially after hearing so many horror stories from almost all of the manufacturers these days. Our shakedown trip was an approximately 1200 mile trip from Ohio to South Florida which occurred without a hitch (pardon the pun). The only issue we had so far, was that the cover for the awning motor fell off. I called our dealer and let them know that I was willing to install it myself. They requested a photo and within a week I had the part. I am aware that this is not the highest end model FR makes but it suits us well. I was pleasantly surprised. Great floor plan design and easier to tow than expected with a 1/2 ton. I believe most people are not willing to write a review unless its negative, that is probably why my expectations may have been lower. However, it is always a good idea to offer positive reviews as long as it is honest.
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Gordon Speck

Colorado

Reviewed on September 22, 2021

RV reviewed 2021 Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf 22SW-L view listing

3.8
Unit pulls well and looks good. Dealer sent me on the road without the brakes adjusted properly. They said that they would adjust as I went, which was not true. I manually adjusted them after 800 miles to get them to apply properly. Lowest screws on both fender flares pulled right out of the aluminum skirt... read more
Unit pulls well and looks good. Dealer sent me on the road without the brakes adjusted properly. They said that they would adjust as I went, which was not true. I manually adjusted them after 800 miles to get them to apply properly. Lowest screws on both fender flares pulled right out of the aluminum skirt as I travelled on the interstate. Quick fix of putting a small wood block behind the skirt to help hold the screws in. No interior concerns as everything works as it should. Faucets handles turn the opposite of normal, but work just fine. Disappointed with the rear view camera, and have decided to not use it. Factory did leave sawdust and such everywhere under cabinets. A few moments with a shop-vac took care of that, but it would be nice if they delivered a trailer that is nice and clean. 12v fridge works well, a/c and water heater work well, heat and fireplace work well, ice-maker works well, electric jacks work well. The slide-out works well. Will probably add the other 50 watt solar panel to make a total of 100 watts. Even then, I'm not sure 100 watts would help you get through a long weekend. Would like to see the "pantry" glass door on the pantry beside the fridge instead of where you walk in, but that's minor. The pantry by the entry door is more like a "coat closet" in feel than a "pantry". Nice to have that storage, however. I can see the seams in the plywood through the roof membrane, but can see that on other trailers as well. As usual, the mattress is hard, but I have added a topper to give it some comfort. I would like to see a better factory warranty; the one with this trailer is a little short and weak. Over all, I like this trailer and set up.
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4.0
Overall quality
4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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Brad

Alabama

Reviewed on September 9, 2021

RV reviewed 2020 Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf 26RL-L view listing

4.0
Bought new. Had a few problems but 99% was corrected under warranty. Issues: Light fixture in slide had a short that would blow the 12V fuse from time to time. Fixture was replaced. Inconsistent sealant around the outdoor kitchen and door. (Fixed myself) Friction hinges on entry door were too tight causi... read more
Bought new. Had a few problems but 99% was corrected under warranty. Issues: Light fixture in slide had a short that would blow the 12V fuse from time to time. Fixture was replaced. Inconsistent sealant around the outdoor kitchen and door. (Fixed myself) Friction hinges on entry door were too tight causing door frame to separate. Screen door never latched from day one. Door was replaced. Inconsistent sealant around the skirt. Resealed. Dimmable LED outdoor lights in awning arms go out from time to time. Still not working. (More on that in a moment) Pros: Extra large bath Large refrigerator/freezer in outdoor kitchen. We use all the time. Quick connect gas line for grill at outdoor kitchen. Solar panel Fireplace heater in addition to furnace AC ducts are well placed Fully prepped for second AC and rear security/backup camera Outdoor shower Porcelain toilet Large pantry Surround dinette table is huge and makes to a bed longer than a queen. Plenty of storage space which is rare for a camper this size. 99% of chosen components are of good quality compared to others. Best floor plan we have seen for our needs and we looked at probably close to fifty campers at various places. Cons: Jack knife sofa is uncomfortable to sit on and pretty useless to sleep on unless you are a small child. We will be trading this in for a few recliners. Very limited counter space. Adding a folding counter top at the end of the counter which will help. Factory short queen mattress was the worst. Replaced with a foam mattress. Did not include rear ladder for roof access No bedroom TV included but wired for one. Living room tv was a bottom of the line RCA. Terrible picture with no apps. Accordion style shower door works but would rather have a solid glass or composite door. Ceiling droops in a few spots due to staples getting loose. Simple fix with white ribbed brads. Outdoor LED lighting on awning arms going out. Light cannot be replaced by itself. The entire awning would have to be replaced and its the only year they had this design so Forest River chose to not fix anything on the lights. Factory tires are the cheapest thing on the market. Front galley tank is relatively small. Can't find he solar panel controller All in all, we have been very happy.
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Overall quality
3.0
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5.0
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5.0
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