Re: FOREST RIVER INC. ISSUES Well, I have a 2000 FR Sierra (built in 1999) that has been great for us. We have had no problems with it since we bought it. I think it might be the year it was made. After Katrina I think the quality of trailers went down. Not just FR but all models. We have had no problems with ours except for the natural wear and tear on the material on the furniture.