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3.3
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2.3
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4.1
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3.7
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Gordon Rogers

California, USA

Reviewed on February 26, 2024

RV reviewed 2022 Forest River Vibe VBT27FK view listing

2.6
Our Forest River Vibe model is actually a VBT27FK-OR bit that choice was not available on this site. Our dealer declared bankruptcy soon after we purchased the unit. The next closest dealer is two hours away. Parts are not available through Forest River at all. On our first trip, we had a part break. We fi... read more
Our Forest River Vibe model is actually a VBT27FK-OR bit that choice was not available on this site. Our dealer declared bankruptcy soon after we purchased the unit. The next closest dealer is two hours away. Parts are not available through Forest River at all. On our first trip, we had a part break. We filed a warranty claim and were told the parts were on order. Now, nearly two years later we do not have the parts. We have noticed several quality defects since then. Our sliding door fell from the ceiling. The screws holding it up are secured to 1/8” ceiling panels. I would not recommend Forest River for your next purchase.
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5.0
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Richard Lanyon

British, Canada

Reviewed on February 11, 2024

RV reviewed 2015 Forest River Vibe 268RKS view listing

2.0
Would not recommend Forest River to my worst enemy.i have had nothing but problems with this trailer since purchase in 2015; This is not my first review, however last June one of the windows in the slider literally exploded into a million pieces . When we returned from our holidays took it to be replaced al... read more
Would not recommend Forest River to my worst enemy.i have had nothing but problems with this trailer since purchase in 2015; This is not my first review, however last June one of the windows in the slider literally exploded into a million pieces . When we returned from our holidays took it to be replaced along with a few other problems. Forest River discontinued that design and the windows are not available. Apparently the windows have to be custom made at a cost of $2000. 00. It is now The middle of February and still no windows. So after market sales Forest River just takes the money and run. I have spent so much in the last 9 years I cannot do anything with this trailer
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4.0
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3.0
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RichardLanyon

British, Canada

Reviewed on January 30, 2024

RV reviewed 2015 Forest River Vibe 268RKS view listing

2.2
The worst trailer we have purchased fist trip out the water tank dropped on to the axel. Manufacture told me to take it to the dealer we were in the States at the time. That was only the beginning of the problems. Every time we took it out something went wrong. I have replaced every possible screw with holl... read more
The worst trailer we have purchased fist trip out the water tank dropped on to the axel. Manufacture told me to take it to the dealer we were in the States at the time. That was only the beginning of the problems. Every time we took it out something went wrong. I have replaced every possible screw with hollow wall screws , which were not measured . Window covering are crooked I have spent over $4000. On repairs on a scale of 1 to 10. Minus 10 . I have so much money I have so money invested in it can’t afford to trade in. I could go on and on but I think you get the idea
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4.0
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STEVE NICHOLS

Reviewed on November 2, 2023

RV reviewed 2023 Forest River Vibe 28BHE view listing

4.4
We purchased this camper last Friday, and headed straight to the lake for a 3 day 2 night stay. We loved the features and amenities it came with, and honestly didnt even really leave unless it was to buy new items for it! The recliner is very comfortable, the tv is easier to use and is great quality. the onl... read more
We purchased this camper last Friday, and headed straight to the lake for a 3 day 2 night stay. We loved the features and amenities it came with, and honestly didnt even really leave unless it was to buy new items for it! The recliner is very comfortable, the tv is easier to use and is great quality. the only complaints we have are the matress is not good quality at all, and the shower latch broke literally the very first use. WE also had a heck of a time trying to figure out how to use the oven until we had seen the procedure on Youtube. Other than those small items, it was a great trip with what i consider a high quality camper that we keep calling our apartment on wheels.
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4.0
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5.0
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Russ G

Reviewed on September 25, 2023

RV reviewed 2021 Forest River Vibe 21BH view listing

4.4
After selling our 2006 Winnebago Journey DP in late 2019, we decided we missed traveling in a RV, so we started looking for our new RV. We were moving to a short TT (Travel Trailer), under 26’ long, under 7600 lbs GVWR and a bunk bed floorplan. We started our searched in early 2020, yes, the start of C... read more
After selling our 2006 Winnebago Journey DP in late 2019, we decided we missed traveling in a RV, so we started looking for our new RV. We were moving to a short TT (Travel Trailer), under 26’ long, under 7600 lbs GVWR and a bunk bed floorplan. We started our searched in early 2020, yes, the start of Covid and after looking on-line and in-person at dealers, we purchased our new 2021 Vibe 21 BH in May 2020. Note: Forest River makes two versions of the Vibe 21BH camper, West and Midwest, the West version 21BH does NOT have a slide-out. So my review is on a Midwest 21BH with a Dinette slide out and sold East of the Rockies. The Vibe 21BH is 25’ 7” long, 11’ 2” high, dry weights of 4925 lbs and a 627 hitch with an amazing CCC of 2702 lbs. It has one deep passenger dinette side with a large window. It’s a Bunk Bed style floor plan, which was what we wanted so we could take our grandkids with us on trips and it also becomes a huge storage area for us when we take longer trips. It has a front murphy bed, which can be stored ‘made’ (sheets on and pillows) including a 1 ½ topper. When the murphy bed is stored, it reveals a couch with two seats with a flip-out foot rest and a lot of storage under it. On each side of the couch there are small Wardrobes, not very tall, so I removed the fake floor in each wardrobe and added small doors to help access lower area. Other storage includes two door floor to ceiling wardrobes and storage cabinets in slide. And a small pantry at the end of the bunk area. And two large pull out drawers under the dinette seats, two kitchen draws and a pot and pan draw under the Oven. There are two Bunk beds that are quite wide, both have windows and ceiling lights that can be turned on and off from the bunks. Our two Grandkids, that have traveled with us, enjoyed their bunk space for play and sleeping. When the Grandkids are not with us, on longer trips, we use the lower bunk for storage of additional clothes, food and other items needed for longer trips. There is also a large storage area under part of the lower bunk that we use for container storage and a place for a kitchen garbage container. The Bathroom, while small, is very functional for us and grandkids. The shower is rectangle shape (roomy) with a pullout shower curtain and is big enough for a blowup Duck style toddler bath tub. It has an upgraded ceiling fan with an outside hood so it can be left open even if it’s raining outside. The Kitchen is functional for a 25’ long camper, includes a Microwave, 3 Burner stove, and small oven. The stainless steel farmhouse kitchen sink is a good size with a moveable faucet. Electrical: This is a 30 amp camper with a 15k Air Conditioner, Gas/Electric 6 Gal hot water heater and a 10.7 Cu Ft 12v DC only residential style Refrigerator, not a good choice for people who do a lot of boon docking type camping. We are always connected top power so this style Refrig is what we prefer. This is our first 30 Amp camper, so I added and inteletec Power management system that will enable me to run our hot water heater on Electric rather than on my LP. The system has been perfect automatically turning off the HW heater anytime the microwave is run, 45 seconds after the Microwave stops the HW Heater is turned back on. Entertainment: The Vibe 21BH comes with a single 24” TV, I replaced that one with a Smart TV and added a 40 inch Smart TV mounted on a Swivel Mount on the top of the Pantry. The couch/recliners face the new 40” TV. Since we stream everything, if good WiFi, directly on the smart TV, if poor WiFi, we will stream from our Ipad via HTMI cables. I’ve added a HTMI switch that enables me to stream the same content or different to each TV. I’ve installed a weBoost Drive Reach RV - Cell Phone Signal Booster to help in weak Cell Signal. The Vibe 21BH (Midwest version) is a great camper small enough to easily be towed by a ½ ton truck. It is very stable towing behind my F150. It has big bunkbeds for our grandkids, great size shower for bathing the infants and toddlers. A very functional kitchen and a great residential style refrigerator. Lots of storage for a small camper. We have enjoyed traveling in the Vibe 21BH on long multiweek trips and week trips to Fort Wilderness with our grandkids. It has been a great decision for us. We have towed about 8000 miles (three 2000 mile round trip trips from Florida to Pennsylvania) and a number of short trips and the only failure I have had was a outside Awning motor that failed which I replaced myself. I contribute my trouble free ownership from it being manufactured per-covid, late 2020. I did replace all the China-Bomb Castle Rock tires with Goodyear Endurance tires before we took our first trip. For it’s length and weight the Vibe 21BH was a great choice for us. -Russ G
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4.0
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5.0
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Judy Anelli

Reviewed on September 16, 2023

RV reviewed 2020 Forest River Vibe RB 32 view listing

2.4
I loved my Vibe when purchased...now 3 years later and its not even paid off...HORRIBLE CHEAPLY MADE.. outside under camper cover (that covers wires,and pipes) fell off. .. Inside every door came off hinges.. Flooring is warped and carpet trim is off.. .WOULD NEVER EVER PURCHASE FOREST RIVER AGAIN... read more
I loved my Vibe when purchased...now 3 years later and its not even paid off...HORRIBLE CHEAPLY MADE.. outside under camper cover (that covers wires,and pipes) fell off. .. Inside every door came off hinges.. Flooring is warped and carpet trim is off.. .WOULD NEVER EVER PURCHASE FOREST RIVER AGAIN
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James E Bolden III

Reviewed on May 21, 2023

RV reviewed 2022 Forest River Vibe 26BH view listing

4.4
My Vibe 26BH is one of the best campers series you and your family could possibly purchase to take on a journey.  One of the best pieces of interior equipment possessed by this trailer line is that Vibe has tri-fold sofas in each trailer. This accommodative property makes room for our family. One of the... read more
My Vibe 26BH is one of the best campers series you and your family could possibly purchase to take on a journey.  One of the best pieces of interior equipment possessed by this trailer line is that Vibe has tri-fold sofas in each trailer. This accommodative property makes room for our family. One of the best features of our travel trailer is these heated tank pads. The tank pads prevent your tanks from freezing and have a built-in thermostat that automatically turns the tank pads on when the outside weather gets too cold.  it also has an exciting feature of charging stuff through solar power. The Solar panels have a box and a battery connected to them. The great thing is that the panels are on the roof which means they are directly exposed to sunlight. Exposure to sunlight helps them produce energy. 
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Dianne Harnum

Newfoundland and Labrador

Reviewed on June 25, 2022

RV reviewed 2022 Forest River Vibe RK26 view listing

3.8
Initially loved this RV, but disappointed with the very cheap low quality canopy. Had it out in the rain and when bringing it in, the steel bars actually bent with the weight of the rain water. Very disappointed. Very poorly built with very low quality materials.... read more
Initially loved this RV, but disappointed with the very cheap low quality canopy. Had it out in the rain and when bringing it in, the steel bars actually bent with the weight of the rain water. Very disappointed. Very poorly built with very low quality materials.
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Jeff

Colorado

Reviewed on June 13, 2022

RV reviewed 2018 Forest River Vibe 268RKS view listing

3.6
I purchased this RV in 2020 used. It had some minor issues that I addressed immediately when I purchased it. There were some of the issues that I have read from other reviews like a shower that leaked. Simple 10 minute fix and has never leaked again. Some pealing of vinyl in closet. Another 5 minute fix ... read more
I purchased this RV in 2020 used. It had some minor issues that I addressed immediately when I purchased it. There were some of the issues that I have read from other reviews like a shower that leaked. Simple 10 minute fix and has never leaked again. Some pealing of vinyl in closet. Another 5 minute fix and perfect since then. Yes there was some trim that was loose but a small brad gun and 30 minutes and I secured everything and perfect since then. I understand all RV's have challenges but this floor plan fit our lives perfectly and a little owner maintenance and its an AWESOME unit. I never did deal with the factory or warranty so I cant speak to that but overall this has been an outstanding unit for me and my family. My one complaint is the outdoor kitchen is a great idea but I removed the stand for the outdoor grill and mounted a bumper stand for my generator. The kitchen is a good idea but not practical.
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5.0
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Mark D Berggren

South Carolina

Reviewed on June 1, 2022

RV reviewed 2020 Forest River Vibe 25RK view listing

4.8
Good looking trailer, very clean like new Excellent floorplan for a couple or family, lots of storage and have owned for 2 years and everything is working just fine. A 16' awning, a large pass through storage and a large slide out sound in your next trailer?? You will also appreciate the Sure-Step entry ste... read more
Good looking trailer, very clean like new Excellent floorplan for a couple or family, lots of storage and have owned for 2 years and everything is working just fine. A 16' awning, a large pass through storage and a large slide out sound in your next trailer?? You will also appreciate the Sure-Step entry steps to safety get inside to the rear kitchen layout with a skylight above offering additional natural lighting, a walk-in pantry with shelves, and a booth dinette to eat at.? Someone might even like to use the sleeper sofa to relax on after a big meal.? You will love the oversize panoramic windows in the slide out , the full bathroom to get ready in each day, and the front private bedroom including a? walk-around queen bed , wardrobes and overhead cabinets
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