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Pappy

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Does the trailer give you any issues with towing off road?
We have had it on some forest roads a couple were rutted up and muddy it did good. Just slow it's not a hardcore trailer but so far it's done good and we would get it again. Unless something changes!!
 

spazatac

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Forest River :persevere:,

They just released the 19.1 toyhauler though. Its only 7' wide is what caught my eye..

Its so hard finding narrow track 7' wide enclosed trailers its not funny any more..
 

grubworm

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Forest River :persevere:,

They just released the 19.1 toyhauler though. Its only 7' wide is what caught my eye..

Its so hard finding narrow track 7' wide enclosed trailers its not funny any more..
I just bought a Forest River NoBo 10.6 and after getting it home and really going thru it, I have to say that it is pretty cheap in quality as well as price. Forest River gets their frames from Lippert and and mine looks to be about 14 guage, or .078 inch...pretty thin stuff. I was lead to NoBo for the "off road" design, but I'm skeptical now after having it and I'd say it's pretty limited and even some of the not so well maintained BLM roads would be a bit much for it.
I jumped on it because of the price, but now I'm regretting it. I had it 3 days and had to send it back for warranty repairs and its been at the manufacture for 3 weeks now and they still haven't gotten around to looking at it yet. The NoBos look cool, but I'd read customer complaints before purchasing one. Check out this link....I found it AFTER buying...https://forest-river.pissedconsumer.com/review.html
 

Scott

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I just bought a Forest River NoBo 10.6 and after getting it home and really going thru it, I have to say that it is pretty cheap in quality as well as price. Forest River gets their frames from Lippert and and mine looks to be about 14 guage, or .078 inch...pretty thin stuff. I was lead to NoBo for the "off road" design, but I'm skeptical now after having it and I'd say it's pretty limited and even some of the not so well maintained BLM roads would be a bit much for it.
I jumped on it because of the price, but now I'm regretting it. I had it 3 days and had to send it back for warranty repairs and its been at the manufacture for 3 weeks now and they still haven't gotten around to looking at it yet. The NoBos look cool, but I'd read customer complaints before purchasing one. Check out this link....I found it AFTER buying...https://forest-river.pissedconsumer.com/review.html
Sorry to hear you are having issues with yours. I have had some very minor quality control issues with my 19.5, but I fixed them all myself, relatively easily. I bought my trailer with the intention of using it mostly in national parks and developed campgrounds, and I don't plan on taking it off the beaten path much.. But on the other hand, I would expect any of the NOBO trailers to do well offroad, as that is how Forest River markets the brand.
 

jeepers29

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Sorry to hear you are having issues with yours. I have had some very minor quality control issues with my 19.5, but I fixed them all myself, relatively easily. I bought my trailer with the intention of using it mostly in national parks and developed campgrounds, and I don't plan on taking it off the beaten path much.. But on the other hand, I would expect any of the NOBO trailers to do well offroad, as that is how Forest River markets the brand.

From my experience with Forest River, their quality is far from what I would say is ready for off road or even forest roads. We never had any big issues once the initial QC items where taken care of but the overall fit and finish was just ok. I do believe an off road adventure would have rattled it to pieces.
 

laherro

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We have the Geo Pro its 12 ft with the kitchen in the back. It pulls good with the jeep and so far it has done what we want. Its not for hard core but it works!
What kind of roads have you taken it on? I have a F150 and just started my research into the trailer market. I've been looking at GeoPro/EPro, NoBo, and considering some other options. I really like the new 15TB model for GeoPro. I plan on going off the beaten path somewhat, and using it on BLM/FS roads and primarily as a home base during the hunting season. Not sure if the GeoPro would be up to it. Tough decisions. Anyone know of any other manufacturers I should be looking at it? I want something that I can bring where my truck can go (within reason).
 

Pappy

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Its like jeepers29 said they are not hard core. But ours has been good for the trails and roads we have been down . Air down and take your time. Ours has not given us any problems so far but that may change and is expected given what we do with it is it the best thing out there no but for the price it works. We take our time and don't rush over the ruff stuff is it for everyone no but it fits our needs at the moment and we like it.
 

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grubworm

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From my experience with Forest River, their quality is far from what I would say is ready for off road or even forest roads. We never had any big issues once the initial QC items where taken care of but the overall fit and finish was just ok. I do believe an off road adventure would have rattled it to pieces.
Yeah, Forest River is funny....my water tank bows down real bad when full and there are no supports under it....Forest River solution is to tell me not to fill the water tank over half. Like Scott said earlier, he fixed most things himself and that is basically what everyone buying these units will end up doing. The interior framing is horrible and they use staples which pull apart easily, so I'll either go back with screws or fiberglass around the joints for strength. Also I use a good product from Sherwin Williams called Uniflex which has a great seal tape to use on metal buildings. A $20 roll of the seam tape will do a large trailer easily then just seal it with liquid silicone. I own several strip malls in south Louisiana and with all the rain, leaks are a big problem and I have had great results using Uniflex seam tape and going over it with liquid silicone. Would work great sealing door and window trim as well and any other problem on these campers. I just know to carry extra screws and a tube of urethane sealant...that will fix most problems until I get back home to my shop.
 

Gstrange

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I looked at a 10.6 hard for a while and decided against it when I found the Intech explore
I’d love a bathroom
But with a JLU it doesn’t have the tow capacity and with 3 kids my goal was everyone sleeping under the same room
The no boundaries looks great in pictures
But the mass produced part of it makes me wonder about quality control
I was reading this thread and was wondering how you have liked your Explore. We are looking at these and wanted your input. What do you like and dislike since purchasing.
Thanks in advance for your input.