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Christy

Texas, USA

Reviewed on February 10, 2024

RV reviewed 2018 Lance Lance 1172 view listing

5.0
We truly enjoy our Lance 1172. It is spacious enough for a family of 4 with 2 boys 8 and 15 but also the perfect size to fit in to smaller camp sites and make extra tight turns. The kitchen is just the right size. I bake cookies, make pancakes and casseroles. This truck camper offers tons of storage space fr... read more
We truly enjoy our Lance 1172. It is spacious enough for a family of 4 with 2 boys 8 and 15 but also the perfect size to fit in to smaller camp sites and make extra tight turns. The kitchen is just the right size. I bake cookies, make pancakes and casseroles. This truck camper offers tons of storage space from front to back, inside and out. It's extremely versatile and perfect for my families needs!
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Lori Stevens

Michigan, USA

Reviewed on February 8, 2024

RV reviewed 2021 Lance Lance 825 view listing

4.8
This is our 3rd year with our truck camper. It has taken us all over the country including Alaska! The only issue for us, is sitting in the camper. The dinette is not super comfortable but we purchased a Quickset by Clam and that has solved the problem.... read more
This is our 3rd year with our truck camper. It has taken us all over the country including Alaska! The only issue for us, is sitting in the camper. The dinette is not super comfortable but we purchased a Quickset by Clam and that has solved the problem.
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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Phillip Woodward

Reviewed on December 1, 2023

RV reviewed 2022 Lance Lance 1050S view listing

4.2
Lance 975 I believe this holds true for all campers that have automatic features and are boondocking. The automatic features do not work unless you are plugged in because every one of them will drain your battery. Especially problematic is the automatic battery disconnect. You're much better off with a genera... read more
Lance 975 I believe this holds true for all campers that have automatic features and are boondocking. The automatic features do not work unless you are plugged in because every one of them will drain your battery. Especially problematic is the automatic battery disconnect. You're much better off with a generator and a charger if the truck batteries go dead. Automatic disconnect engages at 12.8v. In the summertime it is fine. However, in the winter when there is no sun it never reconnects. So if you get up in the morning and drive, the camper batteries never charge because the automatic reconnect will not engage until the 12.8v threshold is reached. This has caused me so many problems trying to figure out why I could not keep a charge in my camper batteries, during low sun. Also the radio stays on all the time so you have to unplug it from the back of the radio because the wiring is connected into other things. The refrigerator automatic will make sure that your battery is run down to 0v if there's no sun even when you're driving. So when all the automatics are disconnected it's fine. I wish there was some way to bypass that automatic disconnect. All of the automatic features are a pain in the winter. It's best to never use any automatic feature.
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Jay Frederick

Reviewed on November 23, 2023

RV reviewed 2022 Palomino Backpack Edition SS-1251 view listing

1.6
Now 3rd review after 3 months. Forest River products continue to be piece junk/crap. Storage cabinets completely fell upon itself destroying cabinets.. had to rip out and replaced with open shelves. Sitting area completely collapsed.. removed totally and rebuilt. No longer table( which was completely useles... read more
Now 3rd review after 3 months. Forest River products continue to be piece junk/crap. Storage cabinets completely fell upon itself destroying cabinets.. had to rip out and replaced with open shelves. Sitting area completely collapsed.. removed totally and rebuilt. No longer table( which was completely useless anyways) Now rebuilt into day bed area only.. no more tabletop couldn’t sit in it anyways… completely rediculous .. maxx fan stopped working… 2 of the 4 jacks that go to ground don’t work. Just waiting for top jacks to fail ( which would render camper useless ) when that happens off to dump it goes after just 3 months of use!!! Forest River you guys suck and really bad!!! Selling completely junk campers and I have no recourse to get it right. Just don’t do it people seriously!! Take note from all these reviews to avoid like the plague !! We should join together for lawsuit against ForestRiver for this abomination of a” camper” . Completely mislead and scammed out of 22 grand.. can’t even resell at any price it’s that bad. Just don’t do it people seriously and I kid you not!!! DON’T DO IT…!! Complete waist of hard earned money/ my time/and the money spent trying to shore up and fix this piece of “ engineered “ junk. Yeah use the word cautiously.. complete piece of crap worthy of the dump ( and sorry for the dump!!) YES it’s that bad!!!
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1.0
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1.0
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2.0
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3.0
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Robert Clint

Reviewed on October 21, 2023

RV reviewed 1996 Northstar Northstar TS1000 view listing

1.4
Run, I mean run away because when it comes time to get parts that are specific they will give you the runaround. The support staff are rude and disrespectful. I ended having to produce my own parts to keep it going and the door completely rotted out due to water infiltration. So run away from this company as ... read more
Run, I mean run away because when it comes time to get parts that are specific they will give you the runaround. The support staff are rude and disrespectful. I ended having to produce my own parts to keep it going and the door completely rotted out due to water infiltration. So run away from this company as if you are running from a thief or car jacket.
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1.0
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1.0
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3.0
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Marsha

Reviewed on October 6, 2023

RV reviewed 2017 Northstar Northstar TC650 view listing

5.0
We have owned a TC650 for 7 years and love it. The quality is great, very well made. It is compact so you can camp anywhere. With the Arctic Package, you can camp in cold weather and never be cold. The galley works well with the dinette table directly across from the sink, you have ample deck space. The b... read more
We have owned a TC650 for 7 years and love it. The quality is great, very well made. It is compact so you can camp anywhere. With the Arctic Package, you can camp in cold weather and never be cold. The galley works well with the dinette table directly across from the sink, you have ample deck space. The bed is comfortable and you can leave all of the windows closed in cold weather and all of them open in warm weather. They have been very creative with storage space and have used every available area. Overall, this is a great truck camper.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Jennifer Guth

Reviewed on August 24, 2023

RV reviewed 2022 Outfitter Caribou 6.5 view listing

2.4
The Caribou Lite 6.5 may have seemed like a great idea for a lightweight camper, but unfortunately, the reality falls far short of expectations. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are disappointing, leaving customers feeling let down and frustrated. One of the most concerning aspects is the poor custo... read more
The Caribou Lite 6.5 may have seemed like a great idea for a lightweight camper, but unfortunately, the reality falls far short of expectations. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are disappointing, leaving customers feeling let down and frustrated. One of the most concerning aspects is the poor customer service provided when issues arise. Instead of promptly addressing and resolving problems, customers are left to deal with unresponsive representatives who seem disinterested in providing any assistance. Furthermore, there are serious health and safety concerns associated with this product. It appears that there has been inadequate testing of the equipment prior to customers taking possession. This lack of thorough testing puts individuals at risk and raises questions about the company's commitment to ensuring their products meet necessary safety standards. Overall, the combination of poor quality craftsmanship, lackluster customer service, and health and safety concerns make it clear that the Caribou Lite 6.5 is not living up to its initial promise as a great lightweight camper option. Potential buyers should be cautious before investing in this product and consider alternative options that prioritize quality and customer satisfaction.
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1.0
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1.0
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5.0
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4.0
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Jay Frederick

Reviewed on August 5, 2023

RV reviewed 2022 Palomino Backpack Edition SS-1251 view listing

1.6
To continue on will my scathing review of the piece of junk called Palomino 1251 backpack edition. 1 day later after 1st review.. yes it’s raining and guess where water is pouring in?? Yep you guessed it.. directly above the bed from maxx air fan.. the supposed “ engineering “ geniuses ( u... read more
To continue on will my scathing review of the piece of junk called Palomino 1251 backpack edition. 1 day later after 1st review.. yes it’s raining and guess where water is pouring in?? Yep you guessed it.. directly above the bed from maxx air fan.. the supposed “ engineering “ geniuses ( used mockingly) put 4 small screws in attachment of fan.. needs 18 screws!!! To save probably 25 cents. What a cheap piece of crap Forest River!! Once again this is a brand new never used truck camper.. sooooo many problems sooooo little time and space to write about them all. Horrible job Forest River… you should be sued for fraud!!! Forest River …the rip-off company of the USA. People wonder why I should buy American?? This is reason NOT to buy cheap junky poor engineered product… belly up is you should go by deceiving the general public with your terrible products, poor designs and outright lies you press upon the buying public. Your products are garbage to be nice. Anyways for sale 2022 Palomino 1251 backpack edition camper…. CHEAP… ( no pun intended!!)
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1.0
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2.0
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3.0
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Jay Frederick

Reviewed on August 4, 2023

RV reviewed 2022 Palomino Backpack Edition SS-1251 view listing

1.4
Wow where to start on this complete piece of garbage the Palomino 1251 backpacker edition. Let me get this right… in order to drain water on bathroom floor you must empty the black water tank..?? You got to be kidding me. Major problem so much for using the shower!!! Absolute horrible” engineerin... read more
Wow where to start on this complete piece of garbage the Palomino 1251 backpacker edition. Let me get this right… in order to drain water on bathroom floor you must empty the black water tank..?? You got to be kidding me. Major problem so much for using the shower!!! Absolute horrible” engineering “. Speaking of horrible “ engineering “ the bathroom door is 1.5” shy of completely opening up… same with refridge door.. 1.5” shy of opening up!!! Another major problem. No magnetic on extremely limited storage. Your” engineers “ missed numerous spots for some extra storage.. like under the sink area.. hodgepodge of wires laying about.. probably 1 ft of storage not utilized . Blackout shade curtains?? Another huge joke… no way to secure curtain in wind . So much for privacy/sun shade. Or when raining!!Complete joke!! Fan blows one way and that’s out.. great engineering!!propane tank you have to be Houdini to get it out.. again just inches too small. Kitchen window does not open!! I paid 23,000$ for a piece of junk . I don’t consider this cheap by any means but that’s what I got.. a Forest River piece of junk!!! I read all the negative comments( and there are many MANY ) I didn’t listen and ignored them…. My fault and now I’m paying the price for dropping big cash on piece of utter junk of a camper. Don’t do what I did!! Don’t purchase this poorly “engineered “ piece of crap. The inside is so cheaply made ( 1/8 sawdust “board”) that you can’t secure anything.. the “board “ just crumbles to sawdust when trying to repair anything. running out of space and time to tell all the problems. AND I’ve only had camper less than a week.. Many more problems to come..I feel like burning it to the ground, that’s how big these problems are.
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1.0
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2.0
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2.0
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Annie Johnston

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

RV reviewed 2017 Lance 650 Shortbed view listing

4.6
Awesome camper! Lightweight and fits 6’ beds. Simple floor plan, very roomy sleeping area with the queen bed. 3 way fridge is great, very cold and silent. The cookstove, sink and microwave are like new. It’s one of the only campers that fits a 6’ bed and still has a bathroom with toilet and ... read more
Awesome camper! Lightweight and fits 6’ beds. Simple floor plan, very roomy sleeping area with the queen bed. 3 way fridge is great, very cold and silent. The cookstove, sink and microwave are like new. It’s one of the only campers that fits a 6’ bed and still has a bathroom with toilet and shower. At 1768lbs it is doable with a 1/2 ton truck. I put airbag suspension on my Ford F150 for added stability.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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