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Old 03-06-2015, 03:03 PM   #1
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Thoughts on a 2251S LEC

Hello All,

Just found this forum as I've been doing online research on what I think will be my ideal RV purchase within the next 2 months. Coming at 'ca from north central Florida and whittled my research down to the Forester 2251S LEC ("C" 'cause friends have steered me to the Chevy instead of Ford engine).

Anyone here have a 2251S LEC I could chat with about pros and cons? My thought process is the smallest "C" I could find as I do not want to tow anything and will be RVing mostly by myself. Thought about a "B" but hate the idea of a wet bath.

Did the price quote on RVWholesalers.com for this unit adding a couple options and it came to 78,935. With the hopefully usual 35% negotiating perhaps it could be ordered for around 51,300. Does this sound about right?

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Old 03-06-2015, 08:29 PM   #2
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hello Patsy, That's the exact same MH that we have and we love it. We live in central Fl and do A 4 day weekend a month, Very comfortable for our purpose. Mine is the 2251sle
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:03 PM   #3
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PoppyToymaker,

Did you purchase new or used? If new, did you experience any kinks that needed to be paid attention to?

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Old 03-06-2015, 09:39 PM   #4
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Ordered it in early Oct, took posession Dec 31. The first thing I did was take it to a tire shop and have truck type valve extensions put in the dual tires and then get rid of the hubcaps and install wheel simulators. Trucks been virtually flawless so far knock wood but continually improving. Like the Chevy 4500 much better than the Ford.
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:58 AM   #5
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Those are the things I would not know what to do in the beginning -- valve extenders. What are wheel simulators? Do you have a generator? That is on my list of things to have. Any idea, from the view times you used your RV, what mpg it's getting? Soooo many questions... Today, am going to make a spreadsheet of pros and cons for 3 RVs that are very similar. The 2251s LEC, Coachmen Freelander 21QB and one other that doesn't come to mind right now. A good amount of outside storage is needed and I think the specs stated the 2251S has about 32 square feet -- is that 2 compartments?

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Old 03-07-2015, 09:43 AM   #6
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The truck comes with hubcaps, so you have to remove the hubcaps every time you want to check the tire pressure. The simulators fit recessed into the wheels and they are matched to look like polished wheels and the valve extenders potrude to make valves excessible and they look nicer than the cheap hubcaps. Three ouside compartmens one long one on the drivers side that holds our folding chairs. I don't know how much storage you need but it works for us, and lots of cabinettes inside for it's size.
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:48 AM   #7
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You have been VERY helpful... Went to rvwholesalers.com and did the "Custom build your RV" and got a MSRP of $79,346.72 including the options (see below) then did the "chat" and asked about a generator as the specs did not have anything on that. Was advised generator was included in price. Sales person is gonna email me (so I will have it in writing of our end result price $50,038. Plus they will pay for the flight getting me to Ohio. From your purchase dealings -- is this a good deal?

Make: Forester Model: 2251SLEC MSRP: $79,346.72 Color: Sahara Options: • Extra 12V Deep Cycle Battery • Cherry Wood Interior • Chevy Vortec 6.0L Chassis • Forester LE Standards: Fiberglass Roof, GPS Navigation, Ducted A/C, Rotocast Storage, Integrated Entry Step, Glass Shower Door, Beauflor, Queen Walk-Around Bed, Microwave, Range and Oven, Porcelain Toilets, 7ft Interior Living Height, Gelcoat Sidewalls, 5,000 LBS Hitch, 2 inch Sidewalls, Power Awning w/LED Light Strip, Roof Ladder • Aluminum Running Boards • Back Up Camera w/Monitor • Fiberglass Front Cap • Dealer Prep - FREE! • RVWholesalers Nationwide Service Network • Large Entry Grab Handle • Deluxe Starter Kit • Roof Vent Covers (1 Covers) • Fill Two Propane Tanks

thanks so much

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Old 03-07-2015, 11:10 AM   #8
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2251

Is that with a bedroom slideout, and make sure your getting a molded cap.
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Old 03-07-2015, 01:29 PM   #9
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I have the 2251s and I love it! The only thing I "pull" is my bicycle! �� I travel alone and it is plenty big enough for me.
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Old 03-07-2015, 01:49 PM   #10
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Was looking at the 2250 Sunseeker and the 2251 Forester and ready to purchase either one when we stumbled across a Coachmen Freelander 21RS on a Chevy chasis and fell in LOVE with it. Has color infused fiberglass which is nice. Just made a deal on 1 and will pick it up this next Sat. Almost identical to the 2250/2251 but much nice and a real good looking unit. I swore I would never buy another rig after owning over 20 of them but we just Love the 21rs.

PS it has a queen walk around be like the 2250/2251 which is a big selling point. I found that shopping on RVTrader.com: RV Sales - Class A, B, C Motorhomes, Travel Trailers, & Pop Up Camper RVs For Sale is the best way to go.
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