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3.5 (59 reviews)
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3.5
Overall quality
2.9
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4.3
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4.3
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2.5

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RONALD MCGINNIS II

Texas, USA

Reviewed on January 22, 2024

RV reviewed 2019 Forest River Sandpiper 379FLOK view listing

3.8
We purchased our 2019 Sandpiper 379FLOK in August of 2018. At first we loved the floor plan and the hydraulic leveling system. When the dealer tried to show how the hydraulic system worked, it overloaded and threw the breaker. When we picked it up in August of 2018 we only had a few items that needed atten... read more
We purchased our 2019 Sandpiper 379FLOK in August of 2018. At first we loved the floor plan and the hydraulic leveling system. When the dealer tried to show how the hydraulic system worked, it overloaded and threw the breaker. When we picked it up in August of 2018 we only had a few items that needed attended. The doors on the bathroom and pantry were already peeling the edges and the slide room floors on the outside showed scrapes where the rollers were bringing them in and out, these were noted on the sales papers and we gave the dealer 1 week to repair. Nothing had been done when we took possession of the unit. We packed it up and started out for Texas from Bartow Florida. That evening, first travel day, the landing legs would not extend and we could not get it off the tow vehicle. That caused a 5 day stay in Tallahassee, FL while their trained staff of mechanics tried to figure it out. We arrived in Texas 9 days after starting out. Setting up we noticed the bedroom slide wouldn't come out all the way to seal the room. 10 days later, the heater stopped working and the closest Camping World was over 70 miles away. Called them for mobile repairs, they didn't offer any. Next month the awning went out, coming back in it bent the awning arms because the fabric rolled up crooked on the tube. Then the recliners (2) stopped working, no heat or massage. Then the converter failed, no 12 volt system, no lights or computer to operate the rest of the RV. The toilet water supply valve sprang a leak, the bathroom fan stopped working cause the blade cracked and fell off the spindle. Then the black tank fell out of the frame, causing a bulge in the belly covering. When it leaked out the sides, thats when we knew something was wrong. After getting a couple of people to help remount the black tank inside the frame, we called warranty again, no mobile service available. Then the Fireplace stopped putting out heat, the microwave inside just stopped working. Tried different electrical recepticals, no luck. The thermostat stopped working, no a/c or heat. The outside kitchen faucet would not turn off, causing immediate replacement by us. The front landing legs started leaking down the legs, the bedroom slide cylinder was leaking on the ground. We were adding 3 quarts of fluid to the system every month, it was going somewhere. Now the hot water heater has a weld crack at the combustion chamber and extended warranty wants us to wait till they can send out an inspector in 4-5 days. This was our 4th purchase of 5th wheel RV, most disappointed with Forest River for lack of quality control.
Livability
3.0
Overall quality
3.0
Floorplan
5.0
Driving/towing
5.0
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Todd Drennan

Reviewed on July 6, 2023

RV reviewed 2022 Forest River Sandpiper 3660 MB view listing

2.6
Purchased a Sandpiper 3660 MB in January 2023 which was a big mistake. The even had 7 water leaks from the manufacturer due to bad water fittings. The water heater was staying on constantly even though turned off. The canopy collapsed with no rain or wind bending the canopy arm. The black water tank valve was... read more
Purchased a Sandpiper 3660 MB in January 2023 which was a big mistake. The even had 7 water leaks from the manufacturer due to bad water fittings. The water heater was staying on constantly even though turned off. The canopy collapsed with no rain or wind bending the canopy arm. The black water tank valve was not sealing allowing black water to free flow into the drain pipe allowing black water to free flow every time the cap was removed to hook up the sewer hose. Screws were not fully engaged on the slide out panels. External apparatus’s were not caulked allowing water to enter the internal walls of the rv. The rv was put in the shop for warranty work which took Forrest River 4 weeks to approve the work for $2700. Rv was picked up and on the road the same day for a vacation revealing poor brake wiring causing my truck to inform me to check trailer brake wiring for a duration of 15 hours. The refrigerator is not working and now electrical outlets will not work and the GFCI breakers were not tripped. New leaks were discovered in the compartment underbelly revealing more leaking lines. The mini refrigerator stopped working as did the inside refrigerator. I talked to a repair person who told me that everchill refrigerators has a 45% fail rate and parts can not be purchased so Forrest River will send out a new everchill refrigerator knowing it will go out as well. I will never purchase another Forrest River product nor will I ever recommend anyone to purchase their product! I’m my experience I believe Forrest River will not authorize warranty work because the longer it is in the shop the more time has expired on the 1 year warranty! I suggest anyone think long and hard before spending outrageous money on a subpar RV!
Livability
1.0
Overall quality
1.0
Floorplan
5.0
Driving/towing
5.0
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Farrah Adkisson

Reviewed on July 1, 2023

RV reviewed 2015 Forest River Sandpiper 378FB view listing

2.0
This is the cheapest made 5th wheel. Trim is piping off. The refrigerator tips over had to put screws in our self. The water hasn’t worked, even after repairs. There are no electric plugs and if there is one they are in the worst possible place. Had to replace one air condition unit. This will be the la... read more
This is the cheapest made 5th wheel. Trim is piping off. The refrigerator tips over had to put screws in our self. The water hasn’t worked, even after repairs. There are no electric plugs and if there is one they are in the worst possible place. Had to replace one air condition unit. This will be the last Forest River we purchase. Couldn’t get any dealer to work on warranty work near us told us we would need to go three hours away.
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1.0
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1.0
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3.0
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3.0
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eugene jones

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

RV reviewed 2021 Forest River Sandpiper 38FKOK view listing

2.6
Bought this unit knew, have owned campers for 30 yrs and this is the biggest joke for camping RVs there is. Trim falling off, fire place, TV, Hot water heater, leaks in holding tanks, camping world keep my unit for 6 weeks and never touched it , so i wentx and picked it up and called a moble unit to come and... read more
Bought this unit knew, have owned campers for 30 yrs and this is the biggest joke for camping RVs there is. Trim falling off, fire place, TV, Hot water heater, leaks in holding tanks, camping world keep my unit for 6 weeks and never touched it , so i wentx and picked it up and called a moble unit to come and repair it. I will never own another sandpiper and recomend noone else does,
Livability
1.0
Overall quality
1.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Karen

Reviewed on November 12, 2022

RV reviewed 2017 Forest River Sandpiper 377FLIK view listing

5.0
Our 2017 Forest River Sandpiper 377FLIK 5th wheel is wonderful! It tows like it's not even there, the auto leveler is great & easy to work. The inside is beautiful & so comfortable & roomy. The upgraded refrigerator is beautiful & all the excess storage is so great to have. I found a pla... read more
Our 2017 Forest River Sandpiper 377FLIK 5th wheel is wonderful! It tows like it's not even there, the auto leveler is great & easy to work. The inside is beautiful & so comfortable & roomy. The upgraded refrigerator is beautiful & all the excess storage is so great to have. I found a place for everything we needed to bring along...plus some things we could have left home. This is a wonderful 5th wheel to camp part time for vacations & for full-time campers.
Livability
5.0
Overall quality
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Jodi

Michigan

Reviewed on September 3, 2022

RV reviewed 2004 Forest River Sandpiper 5th wheel Toy Hauler view listing

3.8
Well I never thought I'd see myself living in a Trailer/Camper. I met my boyfriend in Michigan, he already bought the Forest River, got a great deal on it, and we moved to Texas with it. We knew it needed a new Roof, it had already been leaking, so like the last woman who left a review about hers leaking, app... read more
Well I never thought I'd see myself living in a Trailer/Camper. I met my boyfriend in Michigan, he already bought the Forest River, got a great deal on it, and we moved to Texas with it. We knew it needed a new Roof, it had already been leaking, so like the last woman who left a review about hers leaking, apparently these roof's weren't all that Great. But we replaced it with new materials from Amazon and it's been holding up just fine so far, well over 6 months Now. We've been living in it for 2 years. Just like a house, things need to be replaced and/or maintenance on when needed. Seals eventually go bad, slide out went a little off track on the one side, screens may need replacing, etc. But considering what we pay for lot payment, which includes electricity, water and sewage and we're on a Lake with full access you couldn't beat it with a 20 foot stick. The ONLY thing I would personally Try to have done, which I'm not fully how in this particular style of layout is to somehow have more counter space and more cupboards. Ours has an actual over under the stovetop, which I definitely prefer instead and it also has laminate wood flooring in the whole kitchen area and going up the stairs to the bedroom and on the landing in front of the bathroom sink....ours only has carpeting under the table, right in front of the Couch and in the bedroom area....and of course my back room is definitely considered a Garage atea. I have a washing machine back there as well....But it's so nice to have an on-board generator, the 100 gallons of Water and the gasoline reservoir too. Can totally go off the Grid with our type of Trailer/Camper. And able to pick up and go to any State we want to anytime we want to Also. It's the New way to live. 🖤😈😘
Livability
4.0
Overall quality
4.0
Floorplan
3.0
Driving/towing
4.0
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Robert Douglas

British Columbia

Reviewed on June 28, 2022

RV reviewed 2017 Forest River Sandpiper 389RD view listing

2.6
We got a weekend junk made Sandpiper, Dealer sold ours and needed to get another quick. We finally got RV the belly pan was hanging, got charged warranty to fix, they came three times to fix flap on toilet, OUR AIR CONDITIONING HAS NEVER WORKED. HAD ABOUT 6 REPAIR PEOPLE COME OUT NEVER REPAIRED< ALL WE END... read more
We got a weekend junk made Sandpiper, Dealer sold ours and needed to get another quick. We finally got RV the belly pan was hanging, got charged warranty to fix, they came three times to fix flap on toilet, OUR AIR CONDITIONING HAS NEVER WORKED. HAD ABOUT 6 REPAIR PEOPLE COME OUT NEVER REPAIRED< ALL WE ENDED UP WITH IS CEILING MARKS WHERE THE BRACES ARE AND THE SCREWS OR NAIILS SHOW UP>DUE to worker stomping on roof. WE HAD PRIVATE REPAIRMAN FIX ALL AROUND WINDOWS AND ROOF MARKS> . Also the back skin has been wrinkling more every year, also other places now too.. the recliner chairs were replaced in 2 years then again WE FINALLY BOUGHT OUR OWN chairs. NEVER BUY FROM FORREST RIVER , or if YOU GET A SANPIPER> PUKES O'CONNERS for not standing up to dealers warranties
Livability
1.0
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1.0
Floorplan
5.0
Driving/towing
5.0
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Bart

Colorado

Reviewed on April 15, 2022

RV reviewed 2020 Forest River Sandpiper 38FKOK view listing

3.2
Overall with the quality of workmanship I would have to give Sandpiper an D. We purchased a Sandpiper luxury fifth wheel about five months ago and have had it set up at the RV park for the past month. First thing I noticed was water leaking around the shower door. As I investigated it does not appear that ... read more
Overall with the quality of workmanship I would have to give Sandpiper an D. We purchased a Sandpiper luxury fifth wheel about five months ago and have had it set up at the RV park for the past month. First thing I noticed was water leaking around the shower door. As I investigated it does not appear that the shower door was caulked properly allowing water from inside the shower to go under the door and out onto the floor. It does not appear that there was any caulking put underneaththe bottom rail to prevent any water getting under the rail and out onto the floor. I had to re-caulk the entire bottom rail of the shower door short of pulling the whole shower door out caulking the bottom then reinstalling everything. Second issue was with the toilet worked for a couple of days then when you flush the toilet no water would fill the bowl. Figured it was probably a valve problem so I pulled the valve out and found the valve was broken. So I had to replace that. Next issue was leakage from the kitchen sink down into the storage area below. At first it appeared to be water leaking from the 90° connection for the hoses but as I investigated more I found that the water connections to the sink itself were not tight and were leaking. When I spend $90,000 I expect to get good quality for the money. I understand to some this may seem minor and to the manufacturer it may seem minor however again when you spend $90,000 and don’t have the opportunity just to run your fifth wheel back into the shop to get it fixed I should not have to fix these things myself because of poor quality in the manufacturing process where it would appear the people putting the unit together in the first place don’t really care or there’s really no quality control before the units roll out of the factory. I’m stuck with this unit at this point but I can guarantee I will never buy another forest river product again.
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4.0
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1.0
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4.0
Driving/towing
4.0
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3.0
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Walter Davis

West Virginia

Reviewed on February 2, 2022

RV reviewed 2021 Forest River Sandpiper 391FLRB view listing

2.4
We bought this unit last April and it has been in the shop the last 4 months waiting on Forest River to supply parts for repair. Here is a list of some of the issues so much for the quality they preach. Asked for an extended warranty on this after all this happened and was told that will not happen. Lots o... read more
We bought this unit last April and it has been in the shop the last 4 months waiting on Forest River to supply parts for repair. Here is a list of some of the issues so much for the quality they preach. Asked for an extended warranty on this after all this happened and was told that will not happen. Lots of money for what was supposed to be a Luxury camper. 1. Door that slides over the washer/dryer opening fell off on the first trip breaking in half and hitting a door on the vanity denting it. 2. Something poking thru linoleum in the bathroom floor x 2 3. Door that slides between BR and bathroom will not stay in on bottom track 4. Backsplash bubbling up behind the stove 5. Poor quality and scratches on the wood in the front window area and insulation not place correctly around glass 6. Something bubbling the linoleum in the LR floor 7. Slide out in the LR came completely loose from the wall shearing all screws in one side and-came out 1.5 inches. 8. Lights for the awning not run correctly causing bent awning arm 9. Awning started coming apart at the seams on an early trip. 10. A couple areas on Roof something popping against rubber roof. 11. Window trim on outside came out of place 12. Baggage doors would not close correctly So frustrated at the quality of this unit and not even 1 year old by the way the list goes on and on not knowing what to expect when we get it back and what else to fall apart.
Livability
2.0
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1.0
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4.0
Driving/towing
4.0
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Brenda Dalin

Georgia

Reviewed on November 7, 2021

RV reviewed 2019 Forest River Sandpiper 389RD view listing

2.8
Impossible to cool and heat. The factory A/C ran continuously and was worthless and loud. First we tried a portable unit. Then we paid 4,000 to install a mini split. The recliners are a joke. What heat and what massage? Living in an RV for the second time while we build a house. The Springdale we had before ... read more
Impossible to cool and heat. The factory A/C ran continuously and was worthless and loud. First we tried a portable unit. Then we paid 4,000 to install a mini split. The recliners are a joke. What heat and what massage? Living in an RV for the second time while we build a house. The Springdale we had before was so much more livable.
Livability
2.0
Overall quality
3.0
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4.0
Driving/towing
3.0
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