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Old 07-06-2014, 12:53 PM   #1
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2015 3011ds vs 3151s vs 2861ds

Just ordered a 3011 but now second guessing whether the 2861 or 3051 floor plans might be better. The local dealer doesn't stock them so we are going by the web site. The one thing we like is being able look at one another in the 3051 rather than in one line in the 3011. Also, any difference in sleeping quarters?

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Old 07-06-2014, 02:34 PM   #2
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We looked at both and decided on the 3051 because of the layout. We have only had for a couple of weeks and so far love, love it! We previously had a Jamboree GT. And while very nice we are enjoying being able to be more "side by side". The full slide is awesome too.
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #3
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Thanks, any other differences you noticed that make a difference? Are they the same except for layout?
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:01 PM   #4
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Not sure there are a lot of differences. We did like the tv "pop up" on the counter of the 3011. We have the tv in the overhead bunk and while nice it is a little high. We had a had a couple of issues with our MH and the dealer was not interested but the FR customer service has been great so think you will be happy with whatever MH you decide on.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:42 PM   #5
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Hey Pixie What problems did you have with your 3051?
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The were mostly either cosmetic--the woodgrain dash is defective, the cabinets have visible staple marks, the ceiling has LOTS of finger prints, lots of construction "stuff" left behind--and relatively minor things-- the slide out makes lots of noise when going out. The satellite system doesn't work. The component for the Surius radio keeps falling out under the dash. The ice maker doesn't work most of the time. These are all things that can be fixed and certainly don't keep us from enjoying the MH. Don't really want to make a big deal of any of it unless we have problems with getting warranty work done--then let the whinning begin We purchased in Utah-only a couple of Forester dealers in CO-and the price was right. We live in Southern Colorado so had a ways to go--will get warrantee work done more locally (still 120 miles tho)
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Pixie: not sure if you know it or not but the control box for the slide is behind the small panel below the stove( panel has four screws holding it in place) this is good to know if you ever have a problem with retracing slide when it is out.Take panel off and read the directions on the box.Some of the issues you have I also had, good to know I wasn't the only one HAHA.
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Thanks, that is good to know. Did you have any problems getting issues resolved?
and are you happy with the 3051. We love it so far.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:23 PM   #9
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Pixie, The dealer we bought from isn't the best to get work done from ( had to go up the chain of command a couple of times) but we did get most things repaired.On the whole we REALLY!! like the 3051 , the floor plan works great for us as a family of five and one dog.One other thing I would like to pass along to you is, watch the weight you carry, the load cap is not really high on the 3051 and it adds up fast! Happy camping
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Yeah the floorplan is pretty great. There are just the 2 of us and a dog most of the time so don't think the load will be a problem but guess we need to be more aware. Enjoy with your family--we used to travel with a pop-up with the kids. Always good times!
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