This forum is only a few months old and it can takes years, decades even for a forum community to establish itself. I founded Airstream Forums
over a decade ago and it takes a lot of work to get a forum going.
I also manage Forest River Forums - Forest River Owners Community
and that community was fairly slow just a few years ago and now has grown to having thousands of members per day visit the site. That's okay, we are here for the long run and hopefully this little community will blossom into something special with time.
The RV companies are manufacturers, not professional forum managers. If I tried to build RVs, I'd might go out of business with time because I didn't have decades of RV building experience. Same thing for the forums that most of the RV companies run. When discussions get heated, they don't always know how to handle it, it's not their expertise. There is also the conflict of interest associated with trying to manage negative discussions that could influence potential buyers while at the same time trying to allow an open community to chat.
We have been successful because we are a 3rd party and thus don't have any conflict of interest. We often keep lines of communications open with the manufacture and have developed tools to escalate issues to them for quick response since they often don't have time to hang out on the forums all day.
The reason we have this forum is because we feel having more people (different brands) together can help members since we all have the same heaters, refrigerators and other other common parts inside our rigs. The more minds working together the better for finding solutions!
Email your friends and tell them about Thor Forums. Post links from other sites and forums and help us spread the word so we can make this a fun place to hang out and talk!