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4.4
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3.4
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4.4
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4.7
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2.6

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Steven Lacey

California

Reviewed on 2021-12-01

RV reviewed2018 Forest River Sandstorm 283SLR

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3.2
I bought this trailer thinking it would be my last one. Apon retirement. I liked the look, roominess, and room for future ability to haul my motorcycle. The trailer has been a total nightmare. Was back at the dealer for repairs 3 times for a total of 4 months in the first year. AC kept shutting down, running lights, issues with staples coming loose on valances and barrel chairs, stereo oveheating due to improper instalation, desalination of the vinyl floor, inadequate furnace ducting, DC receptacles not working and then the drawers in the kitchen collapsed due to poor building design, dealing with the dealership Baird Family Rv, ontario is the worst. The service manager, dealership owners son treats customers rudely and does not get work done when he says he will, then cops attitude with customers about it. Latest hailures , second long trip found that the supersede is not designed properly. 4 rollers rated at 200lbs each rolling directly on rough spray painted plywood for a 13 foot slide causing desalination of the plywood. A large part of the kitchen, and a couch are in the slide. Also my wife stepped through the floor in the garage area. This is due to not having support along the edges and weak materials. Also in for having the stove vent re repaired because family rv did it wrong, to fix the toilet that won't flush due to some kind of water issue. I definitely won't buy another forest river product ever. Not even if hell freezes over!
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Jerry Pang

Arizona

Reviewed on 2020-12-31

RV reviewed2015 Forest River Sandstorm 273GSLR

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3.4
This 2015 forest river sandstorm is put together with cheap material for $55000. Was hauling my 2003 HD Road King when I hit a bump and the rear tire went thru the floor. After I removed the carpet and seen the hole from the tire the plywood that supports the weight is 1/8 of an inch thick. What baffoon makes a floor this thin. I replaced the section with 1/8 inch diamond plate so it wont go thru again on a bump. All together the lay out is great but the material junk. If I buy new again it wont be a Forest River cause they wont help you over the phone for issues. Also find a good used RV cause if you buy new as soon as you leave the dealership they wont adress your problems.
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5.0
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2.0
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4.0
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4.0
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2.0
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Barbara Radle

California

Reviewed on 2020-11-21

RV reviewed2021 Forest River Sandstorm 265GSLR

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4.4
We looked a long time to find this particular floor plan with a long enough area to house our Polaris RZR. We knew we had to sacrifice space in the bathroom area, and that there would be some minor issues as with any new RV, but our disappointment came with the use of the factory installed Onan 4000 generator. The compartment was not built per Onan specifications and as such heat builds in the compartment and shuts the generator down because of overheating. When this was brought to the attention of the rv dealer, no one seemed to know what caused the problem or how to fix it. They referred us to an rv repair business who stated that unless they could recreate the problem, there was nothing they could do about it. On our first outing in the new rv, we ran the generator for the AC and within 30 minutes it shutdown and the temperature in the generator compartment was 165 degrees with the compartment door open. Friends who were with us also had an Onan generator and had no such problem. The Onan manual indicates the proper amount of space allowances for housing the generator, but this compartment in this particular model meets none of those specs! After the generator, shuts down, the fuel vaporization is so high the fuel odor was smelled by all those around us. Because of the way the rv is designed, there is no way to enlarge the compartment. My husband is now researching a way to vent the generator to eliminate a problem we should not have had in the first place. The generator throws a 36 Code upon shutting down. We do a lot of "dry" camping and to have a problem like this is frustrating, you assume Forest River takes pride in creating an rv that meets all safety standards and a vapor locking generator is certainly not safe. This is not the first RV we have owned with an Onan generator, but the first to give us issues. If anyone else has had this problem, we would like to hear your experience with Forest River in finding a solution.
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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Matt and Margaret Brown

Oregon

Reviewed on 2019-10-23

RV reviewed2012 Forest River Sandstorm 263SLR

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5.0
We had this trailer made specifically for us form the manufacturer. Love it! It is spacious enough to have the whole family in it and that includes 6 grand kiddos. I love the bedroom in the front and the overall lay out. There is not a thing that we dislike about this trailer. I would definitely recommend this trailer if not for anything than it is the second one that we have owned and by far the most comfortable and very homey feel to it. One thing that we have done is cover all flooring when loading to save the carpet and flooring.
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5.0
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5.0
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wgolden

Arizona

Reviewed on 2019-06-14

RV reviewed2018 Forest River Sandstorm 211SLC

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5.0
Great starter RV - has all the capabilities the big RV's have, quality build would recommend to anybody interested in camping in general, especially dry camping. Have had no issues with anything at all in this RV! an overall great rig
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Megan

Nevada

Reviewed on 2016-06-14

RV reviewed2012 Forest River Sandstorm 226SLR

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4.0
We love our toy hauler, and it's definitely made of quality materials and manufacturing. We've hauled it out to the dunes and have had it in the mountains with our RZR, and there doesn't seem to be anything it can't do. The manufacturer definitely backs their product, and for that we will always stay with Forest River.
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