Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2014, 07:46 AM   #1
Junior Member
Irish Reb's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 9
Chev Chassis vs Ford

We purchased a 2014 Forester and chose the Chevrolet 4500. This RV also comes with the Ford chassis. I really don't know if there is any difference but hope we chose the best one.
Looking for some input on this. John

Irish Reb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 08:56 AM   #2
Fulltime family RVer
ependydad's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 16,624
Not sure if you saw it, but here's a recent thread on the topic:
Ford vs Chevy for Sunseeker MH

2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling a 2017 Spartan 1245 by Prime Time
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 09:02 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 956
They are both good units and I don't think you can go wrong with either. The Ford V10 is turbine smooth and is a little stronger on the hills that the Chevy. The Ford has been made forever and there are a bunch of them out there so parts or maint may be easier to obtain. The Chevy cab especially on the passenger side is roomier. The Chevy front end design is newer and more forgiving when it comes to alignment. It is more a matter of personal preference. Hopefully you have sat in each or better yet driven each.

There is a thread over on the Sunseeker forum about this subject but be careful as some of the posts are talking about pickup trucks not motorhomes.
ATVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 01:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Collinsville, IL
Posts: 830
We love our 2012 Sunseeker 2300 on the Chevy 4500 chassis. Not to say there is anything wrong with the Ford, but you will be very happy with the Chevy.
2012 Forest River Sunseeker 2300 Chevy
RvBill3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 01:30 PM   #5
Senior Member
ourflat's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Pikeville NC
Posts: 321
Still have my old Class C on a Chevy workhorse frame and have a new Forester on a 450 Ford E-series chassis. I think its a matter of preference because both RV's run extremely well!

ourflat is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:37 AM.