My husband and I have had rv's since we were married in 1977. First a pop-up, then a fifth wheel, then 2 used Class C motor homes, then a Winnebago Class C, purchased new in 2001. We sold our 2001 Winnebago in September 2015 and started looking for a replacement in February 2016.
Since my husband will only purchase a Chevy, finding a replacement was not an easy task. After reviewing floor plans and manufacturers, we decided we wanted a 2860DS Sunseeker or 2861DS Forester but were not able to find one - or order one - anywhere. We were told by several dealers that Forest River could no longer get the Chevy chassis for their Class C's. So we waited...and waited...and finally...SUCCESS! Forest River could now get the Chevy chassis!! We placed an order this week with RV Wholesalers for a 2017 Forester 2861DS. Expected completed build date is about 8 - 10 weeks away, but will probably be impacted by the Thanksgiving holiday. We live in the Finger Lakes region of New York state, (no shortage of snow and ice in the winter here!) so we're hoping for a window of relatively good weather when our pickup date becomes known and the trip to RV Wholesalers in Ohio takes place.
I've been reading this forum since February 2015 and greatly appreciate all of the information you all have provided. If anyone has additional tips / hints / advice for us, feel free to comment.
And yes, the Eternabond tape is already on order!!