2013 Forester 3171DS Standard Options
I am looking at buying a 2013 3171DS and with a simple phone call, Forest River was great and provided me the original build sheet. A couple of questions that I am hoping someone can answer. I am sure that I seen an attachment somewhere that outlined what all came standard on the units, but cannot seem to find it now in my searches.
1) The VIN number is for a 2012 E450 cutaway chassis, but the dealer is telling me this is for a 2013 Forester. I understand the build time, so its possible the story makes sense, I just have never heard of this. Also, for financing through a bank, is this considered a 2012 (as I presume the title will be for a 2012 Ford) or for a 2013 model?
2) I have the original build sheet, but curious as to know what else is all installed on the unit outside of additional "paid" options. I won't be able to see the unit for probably a week, and if I can get enough information, I may give a down payment first to secure the unit. Things like Arctic Package (which i presume includes the heated tanks), seatbelts in the "kid-zone", airbags, etc.
3) Has anyone ever towed a decent sized boat with one of the 32' units. I have a 22' Yamaha boat (probably 4K - 5K lbs when fully loaded). I know the unit is certainly capable of it (I have a 2012 Winnebago access with the same engine). Obviously, the 3171DS has a fairly small CCC for such a large unit and would be curious to know actual owner experiences.
4) Finally, and thanks for staying around this long... Is there anything I have come to expect on my Winnebago Access 26Q that I will be losing if I make the move to a Forester 3171DS?
We were originally considering the Forester 2691S, but they seem very difficult to locate. The 3171DS was kind of our second choice, but apart from the boat, is probably even better for our type of travel and entertaining.
Thanks in advance,