Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2016, 10:16 PM   #1
Member
 
kdwallin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 77
Just bought new Forester MBS 2401W ....

What do we need to install, modify, adjust as we leave the dealer for the first time? Anything you wish you'd gotten installed or bought for the rig before you even left the dealer for the first time?
__________________

__________________
Kelly and MB
2017 Forester MBS 2401W Class C motorhome
kdwallin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 07:19 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
MNtraveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1,702
Congrats!! Before leaving the dealer -- ask for the manual for every single thing in the RV. Try to get as many as you can from them. Some you can pick up online. Be sure to get the Mercedes Benz manual set, generator, oven/microwave, Jensen stereo/nav, TV, antenna, gas/co detector (must learn what the various alarms mean), power converter.

Also get them to show you how EVERYTHING works, and to prove that everything on the RV works before you leave the lot (every switch, faucet, etc.). Open every drawer and compartment, interior and exterior. Start a punch list.
__________________

__________________
2016 Forester 2401R
MNtraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 07:58 PM   #3
Member
 
kdwallin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 77
Thanks, MNtraveller! Looks like you have a new one too. Keep me posted on any more advice.
__________________
kdwallin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2016, 10:11 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,512
Congrats on your new camper. Some things to consider are Oxygenics showerhead and roof vent covers. You will save a bunch by installing them yourself instead of having dealer do it. Very easy to do. Both are available at Camping World for a good price when on sale. Seeing as you just bought a new trailer you might want to see if your dealer will negotiate on their price. Who knows, their price might already be cheaper than CW.
__________________
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2016, 10:27 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Total Loss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 557
Congrats.
We almost bought that unit.
Still love the layout.
Couldn't handle the price though at this time.

As said- test EVERYTHING in the unit before you take it home.
And get ALL the manuals.
Goodies to add is a personal choice.
You will see what you need as you go.

I put too much stuff on mine it seems.
__________________
"If you are going through hell..keep going"
W. Churchill
Total Loss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2016, 10:33 AM   #6
2012 Solera
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 984
Tire pressure - my RV dealer and one Mercedes shop have set mine improperly.
__________________
JLeising
2012 Solera "S"
Calif SF Bay Area
JLeising is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2016, 12:58 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 78
Things to add to new M.H.

Having to buy an expensive fridge replacement on a prior RV due to a fried control board, I can not stress enough the importance of a good surge protector. We went with the hard wire variety on our new Solera and have had two instances where it blocked connection to faulty camp ground wiring in the past year. As the new RV's come with more expensive to replace electronics it is very important to make sure you are protected from mis-wired outlets and electrical surges.
__________________
john.tucson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2016, 01:40 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 539
Congratulations on your new Forester. This could be a long list depending on what options came with your unit, how much you plan on using it and your budget. I have a 2014 Solera. I wish your floor plan was available when I bought mine. I purchased aftermarket most items from Camping World; auto leveling jacks, anti sway assist, vent covers and vent insulating pillow inserts, water hose regulator, surge protector, memory foam mattress pad, wall magazine rack and cup holder(next to bed), frig, medicine cabinet and cupboard expansion rods( to hold items in place), roof solar panel, a second coach battery, satelitte Dish TV.....you can go on and on...I even replaced the standard front seats ( too hard & lack of lumbar) with custom ones with power lumbar , heat and massage for my bad back, and so on. I wish my unit had both the night and day blinds......
__________________
mtnlvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2016, 05:00 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Total Loss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 557
Quote:
Originally Posted by john.tucson View Post
Having to buy an expensive fridge replacement on a prior RV due to a fried control board, I can not stress enough the importance of a good surge protector. We went with the hard wire variety on our new Solera and have had two instances where it blocked connection to faulty camp ground wiring in the past year. As the new RV's come with more expensive to replace electronics it is very important to make sure you are protected from mis-wired outlets and electrical surges.
Thanks for the head up- I am going to look into that now.
Everything has a circuit board now. I came from an old school trailer with almost no electronics.
__________________
"If you are going through hell..keep going"
W. Churchill
Total Loss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2016, 07:29 PM   #10
Member
 
kdwallin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 77
Great feedback, all! Really appreciate it and keep the advice coming!
__________________

__________________
Kelly and MB
2017 Forester MBS 2401W Class C motorhome
kdwallin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
forester

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



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com 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 12:48 AM.