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Old 09-04-2015, 05:50 PM   #1
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Planning to buy a 2016 Greyhawk

After looking the last couple months, I have decided on a class C RV. I am ready to buy a 2016 Greyhawk 31FS. I really like the the quality of the RV.

Looking for feedback information from this forum on my choice.

thanks, Larry
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:24 AM   #2
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I have a 2012 and have been nothing but pleased with it. It's big. Only thing I would suggest is to look closely at how your family camps, what gear you want to take, if you plan on towing, how you plan on utilizing sleeping positions, etc.

I have 3 younger kids. While the bunk beds where the main attraction to the 31FS, I know realize that we could have fit in just about any other unit with a cab over bunk, easily. I like the 31FS a lot and it suits us. But when shopping, I really did not have the experience to make better choices. I just went with what seemed to be the best.

If you haul a lot of gear, the 31FS (depending on current design) is limited in some regards. Some other 26's have huge garages for stuff. I have to be careful what I want to take and how I carry it. One example is my Weber Q200, I have to haul it with lid off to get it to fit in one of the side compartments. Just look the unit over and think about how YOU will be using it.

Its the biggest of the C's and is heavy. If you want to stay within design limits, you need to be careful on weight. This is where the 26's have an upper hand. They can carry a bit more and tow more. I have not been brave enough to set up for towing.
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:47 PM   #3
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I have an 08 GH 31 ss with the cab over entertainment center and slide out bed, queen bed in the back. The sofa and dinette are on the drivers side slide, when the slide is out it really opens up the interior IMO, kitchen on the opposite side. Bathroom is small imo, can't really turn around in john room but it is an RV, dont use the shower, I prefer the CG bath house. Have not had any issues hauling gear, a couple containers of gear I have not used in a year so we need to pair stuff down come winter time. I can carry a Weber Q 100 in my middle cargo area with the lid on, not sure if the 200 has a taller lid or not. I carry a 1 gal tank for the Q in the long low cargo area under the BR, chairs and tables in the larger cargo area under the BR as well as all the hoses and hook up stuff needed. My Q100 would not fit in the back long/low cargo area but does fit fine in the forward cargo area. We have not taken any extended/long trips, longest being < than 7 days and stay local (<100 miles) for the most part. No toad.

We've owned for just over a year, no problems at all with any of the components, everything has worked just fine except for the BR tv which I think is partly due to previous owner have satelite hook ups and re-wired it, and the crappy tv that came with the unit. I have a small LED tv I'm going to try in the BR to eliminate one possiblity.

If you provide more info about family and your intentions, others will offer suggestions on that layout and how it works for them. GL
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:37 AM   #4
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We bought a 2011 31fs in December. We traded in a 30 ft unit with no slides but huge storage underneath. We are a family of 6 and the no slide unit had just gotten too small when the kids got big. I was concerned with the loss of outside storage and we did have to be very creative with packing. I did find that many extras I had to store in bins underneath now fit in the unit like pool towels, extra clothes/shoes and food. We did a two week trip to Disney and I was easily able to pack everything we needed with room to spare. The underneath storage proved to be more than adequate for our needs but we did change how we packed. I think the newer units have shelves in the bathroom. We do not but our old unit did. I do use the shower and find the bathroom lacking in places to store towels but that is something I can work with. I love not having to tear down the dinette for sleeping. My oldest daughter sleeps on the couch but that is so easy to open and close. We did have to adapt to what we could run in this unit vs the old unit on the 30 amp service. On our old one we could run everything on electric including a.c., refridge and hot water heater. On this unit we are blowing the breaker. All in all I love this unit. We had one day during our disney trip that it rained for much of the day and we spent hours in it and everyone lived to tell about it. Lol. In both of our units I had to come up with different ways to pack to work with the unit but I have no regrets with our purchase.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:56 PM   #5
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I am considering a new 29ks with the outdoor kitchen. It's between that and a Forester. I will say the Forester does offer more in the way of options. They come standard with slide out awnings which is nice.
Going to the Jayco dealer in 2 weeks to look a couple over.
Then the Forester dealer a week later. If they are comparable in quality I'm leaning towards the Forester based on some of the options they offer.
Have to pay a bit more for it though.
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:32 PM   #6
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I am considering a new 29ks with the outdoor kitchen. It's between that and a Forester. I will say the Forester does offer more in the way of options. They come standard with slide out awnings which is nice.
Going to the Jayco dealer in 2 weeks to look a couple over.
Then the Forester dealer a week later. If they are comparable in quality I'm leaning towards the Forester based on some of the options they offer.
Have to pay a bit more for it though.
FWIW, I'm not a fan of the Forester roof. Even though its fiberglass, its flat and it has screws (SCREWS?) all along the sides covered in Dicor. Makes for a lot of ponding up there.

I abhor standing water on a RV roof.
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FWIW, I'm not a fan of the Forester roof. Even though its fiberglass, its flat and it has screws (SCREWS?) all along the sides covered in Dicor. Makes for a lot of ponding up there.

I abhor standing water on a RV roof.
Forester advertises a arched fiber glass roof. I guess I will see in a couple weeks.
http://www.forestriverinc.com/brochu...sterposter.pdf

The other option I like is the large capacity 4 door fridge. Seems our fridge is always just jammed packed. So between the optioned large fridge and the outdoor fridge in the kitchen that problem should be solved.
What I have to reconcile is the Jayco dealer has offered me $8000 more for my trade which is a 2005 Coachmen Leprechaun with 30000 miles in good condition. Not to mention his cash out price is lower as well.
I just have to decide if the Forester is worth the considerable extra money.
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I stood on my roof and looked right over to the roof of a 2015 forester parked next to me in storage. If its arched, it isn't much. And that line of screws/dicor down both sides really confuses the heck out of me.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:01 PM   #9
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We have a 15' 31FS and love it ! We recently compared it to the 16 model and We are glad we got the 15! Some of the upgrades ( downgrades) didn't make sense to us.
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We have a 2015 31FS. We did have a couple of issues, but they were handled very quickly under warranty and didn't cause any trip delays. Coming up on a year and we have almost 8,000 miles on her. We stepped up from a travel trailer that we loved, and we haven't looked back yet.
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