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3.0 (10 reviews)
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3.3
Overall quality
2.2
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3.8
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3.4
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2.5

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Dave Kleist

Reviewed on June 22, 2023

RV reviewed 2022 Forest River Shockwave T27RQDX view listing

1.6
Purchased new 2022 Shockwave toy hauler Jan 2023 at CW Mesa, AZ. Dealer prep horrible. Fit and finish horrible. Quality control horrible. Hauled to campsite instead of going home to CO for Winter. First night and every one there after heater failed during night. Been 5 1/2 months and no one can fix. Numerous... read more
Purchased new 2022 Shockwave toy hauler Jan 2023 at CW Mesa, AZ. Dealer prep horrible. Fit and finish horrible. Quality control horrible. Hauled to campsite instead of going home to CO for Winter. First night and every one there after heater failed during night. Been 5 1/2 months and no one can fix. Numerous attempts by CW. Then picked up by Forest River and taken to CA factory for repair. Should do it right? No way Sent with list of about 20 other items also, some fixed, some half done and few they said no to.??? Heater was not fixed, they lost my keys and returned without the tables. After many e-mails and days I was told to find a dealer to take it to. They said they would ship me tables. Only reason they don't get negative 100 stars. So will have to update when and if I ever get a working heater. Other items that were defective: fridge wouldn't run on elec, showers, floor structural, carpet, windows. doors, underbelly, various trim. This thing is a bad 70K paper weight. I have stated my preference to return for a full refund. But once they have your $. So don't make my mistake don't give them the $ find a different brand. I already found mine, do the research. I can't even sell this thing until I find a tech that can fix it. A reputable co would take it back and deal with it and let me move on.
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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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Joe Mastroddi

California

Reviewed on November 16, 2021

RV reviewed 2019 Forest River Shockwave T18CBMX view listing

4.2
I’ve been in the extreme heat with this RV(lake Havasu) and the mountains, the A/C works great and kept the trailer cool in the extreme heat, heater works great and keeps you warm in the cold. Love the the open floor plan, sleeps 6 comfortably.... read more
I’ve been in the extreme heat with this RV(lake Havasu) and the mountains, the A/C works great and kept the trailer cool in the extreme heat, heater works great and keeps you warm in the cold. Love the the open floor plan, sleeps 6 comfortably.
Livability
4.0
Overall quality
4.0
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4.0
Driving/towing
5.0
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4.0
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Kevin

Arizona

Reviewed on October 9, 2021

RV reviewed 2020 Forest River Shockwave 25RQMX view listing

3.0
Looks nice but very poor quality. We’ve had ours for a year used it maybe 8 or 9 times. We have had electrical issues, brought it in to fix, wasn’t fixed, brought it back to fix, got it back and went to use it and water is leaking somewhere around the toilet, now having tongue power Jack issues. O... read more
Looks nice but very poor quality. We’ve had ours for a year used it maybe 8 or 9 times. We have had electrical issues, brought it in to fix, wasn’t fixed, brought it back to fix, got it back and went to use it and water is leaking somewhere around the toilet, now having tongue power Jack issues. One of the cabinet doors doesn’t close right no matter how much I mess with the hinges. The leather seats are paper thin and getting worn off. For a 45k camper I should never have to end up paying for a hotel which has happened multiple times now. I would give quality ZERO stars if I could. Piece of crap.
Livability
3.0
Overall quality
1.0
Floorplan
4.0
Driving/towing
4.0
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3.0
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Kim Bauer

Montana

Reviewed on July 30, 2021

RV reviewed 2016 Forest River Shockwave 33SAGDX view listing

5.0
We used our Shockwave in the beginning to go to our daughters AAU softball tournaments every sumner for 3 years, it was amazing! It fits our 5 family members so well so much space!! We also put our Razor in it and go large family reunion camp trips of grid snd it supports our family so well with the large wat... read more
We used our Shockwave in the beginning to go to our daughters AAU softball tournaments every sumner for 3 years, it was amazing! It fits our 5 family members so well so much space!! We also put our Razor in it and go large family reunion camp trips of grid snd it supports our family so well with the large water tank snd gas to fill the toys!
Livability
5.0
Overall quality
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Jim

Arizona

Reviewed on July 21, 2021

RV reviewed 2017 Forest River Shockwave T27RQDX view listing

3.0
Bought new in 2017 and have made multiple trips across the country. Love the layout and versatility. We dry camp regularly with our UTV in the Arizona desert. Extremely disappointed with the complete lack of quality of this RV. Debris, nails and staples, wearing thru the floor, metal shavings and saw dust con... read more
Bought new in 2017 and have made multiple trips across the country. Love the layout and versatility. We dry camp regularly with our UTV in the Arizona desert. Extremely disappointed with the complete lack of quality of this RV. Debris, nails and staples, wearing thru the floor, metal shavings and saw dust constantly falling from behind the microwave, when traveling. Previously owned a 2007 Forest River Rockwood travel trailer and was very happy with it.
Livability
4.0
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1.0
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4.0
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3.0
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Beverly Marlow

Montana

Reviewed on November 30, 2020

RV reviewed 2017 Forest River Shockwave 25RQ view listing

2.0
Not very happy with our purchase. The on demand water heater has never worked right so are replacing with a standard water heater. On our way to AZ for the winter we were pulling in a station to gas up and a tire mechanic at a near by shop noticed our spare tire was loose. While fixing it he noticed the tires... read more
Not very happy with our purchase. The on demand water heater has never worked right so are replacing with a standard water heater. On our way to AZ for the winter we were pulling in a station to gas up and a tire mechanic at a near by shop noticed our spare tire was loose. While fixing it he noticed the tires had chunks coming off on the inside. As they were replacing the tires they noticed the lee springs were undersized for the camper and the tires had been hitting the underside of the camper when we went over bumps. We replaced those and the shackles with ones rated for the camper when fully loaded. Could have been a serious accident had we lost the tires going 75 mph! Thank God the tire guy noticed the spare tire dangling! And the charging stations aren’t working! Would not recommend a Forest River!
Livability
3.0
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2.0
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3.0
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1.0
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Lolly

Washington

Reviewed on February 22, 2020

RV reviewed 2016 Forest River Shockwave 25FQMX view listing

5.0
Nice starter size toy hauler. Spacious interior with all amenities to comfortably boon dock or camp at a campground. Large garage area has plenty of room for all the toys. Easy to tow and has been a great unit over all.... read more
Nice starter size toy hauler. Spacious interior with all amenities to comfortably boon dock or camp at a campground. Large garage area has plenty of room for all the toys. Easy to tow and has been a great unit over all.
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5.0
Overall quality
5.0
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5.0
Driving/towing
5.0
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Rod Dobson

Ontario

Reviewed on October 29, 2019

RV reviewed 2014 Forest River Shockwave T25FQMX view listing

2.2
Poor workmanship on this unit as the putty that goes behind the trim that covers the joint between the front and sidewalls hardens and allows water to seep in behind (still looks ok from the exterior). The fiberglass skin then separates from the cheap luan plywood that is part of the skin due to water. Had to... read more
Poor workmanship on this unit as the putty that goes behind the trim that covers the joint between the front and sidewalls hardens and allows water to seep in behind (still looks ok from the exterior). The fiberglass skin then separates from the cheap luan plywood that is part of the skin due to water. Had to take the unit to a experienced fiberglass repair shop and he was amazed at how cheaply the assembly was done and how unsafe something such as this could be on a major highway (Trans Canada in this case). Also had an axle problem, due to poor quality control and after 4,000 dollars spent on the fiberglass and axle repairs I feel the unit is as it should have been done at the factory. Would not recommend their product unless you are willing to spend some money right off the start to correct the poor workmanship. I am writing to Transport Canada as well as both of these issues could be serious on a major highway to both the user and other traffic.
Livability
3.0
Overall quality
1.0
Floorplan
3.0
Driving/towing
3.0
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Marty Gray

Oregon

Reviewed on September 30, 2019

RV reviewed 2017 Forest River Shockwave T21RQMX view listing

2.0
We bought this brand new. It fit our side by side perfectly.It had all the bells and whistles.We camp "off grid".It had a generator,on demand water heater, solar panel, inverter everything. For 2 years we NEVER had a hot shower, we finally had to switch it to an old school water heater and paid a f... read more
We bought this brand new. It fit our side by side perfectly.It had all the bells and whistles.We camp "off grid".It had a generator,on demand water heater, solar panel, inverter everything. For 2 years we NEVER had a hot shower, we finally had to switch it to an old school water heater and paid a free lance company to install it, the dealer could NOT fix the on-demand one.The inverter drains my batteries as fast as the solar panel charges them.The lights are LED.What a joke.The burn out,or just Don't work. The circuits have been blowing fuses.The kitchen drawers have had to be re-supported and rebuilt.The shower pan had to be supported and could not be used by anyone over a hundred pounds (maybe). Once we used the shower, we found the drain on the shower leaked.. I feel that the products in these trailers are as CHEAP or INFERIOR as they can find.So what does that say about their workmanship?? I would NEVER recommend this or any other Forrest River product to anyone.
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1.0
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4.0
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3.0
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Les Milton

Alaska

Reviewed on August 9, 2019

RV reviewed 2016 Forest River Shockwave 27FQDX view listing

2.4
Factory & extended warranty support.Purchased new in 2016. 2019 floor in forward bed room soft. Discovered factory defect in vapor barrier not installed properly.Now the whole camper floor is starting to rot out.Talked with Forest River-they said talk to Bretz RV they said -12 warranty not their problem, ... read more
Factory & extended warranty support.Purchased new in 2016. 2019 floor in forward bed room soft. Discovered factory defect in vapor barrier not installed properly.Now the whole camper floor is starting to rot out.Talked with Forest River-they said talk to Bretz RV they said -12 warranty not their problem, talk to Portfolio Protection Extended Service Agreement that I am covered until 2021. They said any water Intrusion is not cover. Local repair shop either spend some big money, or see if Insurance will call it a Total Loss. Still making payments on a 27 ft Toy Hauler.
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1.0
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3.0
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3.0
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