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Old 10-29-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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2390 ts Qís and advice please

We have a 2450 CDS now and have enjoyed everything except the fuel mileage.

With that we are looking at 2390 TS as the primary replacement. I havenít been able to find one in person yet but make take the 6 hour drive soon.

Questions...

MPG with diesel, anyone have mailed on theirs yet?

Heated tanks? Brochure says no but the videos Iíve seen show itís an enclosed dump station which leads me to believe it may have enclosed tanks.
(Enclosed is a need as we camp at the mountains for snowboarding often)

Towing, anyone find an option for a tow hitch?

Roof ladder? I will do solar and need to remove snow so this is a must, any options?

Thank you and hope you are enjoying your adventures, near and far!
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:51 PM   #2
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We have a TS 2390 so I'll try to answer the questions I can. My answers are in Bold.

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MPG with diesel, anyone have mailed on theirs yet?

Our TS is the 3.7L gas V-6 so I can't help you on that one...

Do a forum search for 2390 and you'll find some other threads that may have more info.


Heated tanks? Brochure says no but the videos Iíve seen show itís an enclosed dump station which leads me to believe it may have enclosed tanks.
(Enclosed is a need as we camp at the mountains for snowboarding often)

We ordered ours with the Arctic Pack option which has the heated tanks...

Towing, anyone find an option for a tow hitch?

There is not a commercially available "off the shelf hitch" that I could find. But that isn't a big deal. Our local RV hitch company is going to make a hitch to fit. The TS towing capacity is 2,000 pounds so ours will be pretty much for a bike rack.

Roof ladder? I will do solar and need to remove snow so this is a must, any options?

I suggest a collapsing step ladder. The TS does not have any reinforcements on the sides or roof for mounting a traditional RV ladder.
Hope this helps...
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:21 AM   #3
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Wayne,

Thanks for the response!

When you get a chance can you see if your water tanks are exposed under the RV? I planned on doing the artic package but itís a priority to have them up in the coach.

I think I found a hitch from Curt, the fuse has a hitch and I will look in to it as well.

The walls and roof have to be reinforced, may have to go with a custom option but all depends on the water tanks.

Thanks again!
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:27 PM   #4
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I'll look at the tanks when I get it back from my dealer. Right now I'm waiting on a couple of Ford parts to arrive.

Interestingly enough while Forest River doesn't install a hitch on the Sunseeker / Forester TS Series Coachmen installs one on the Orion, their cousin to ours. Since Coachmen does the frame extensions for FR I'm hoping a Orion hitch might fit. I suspect the problem will be the rear bumper interface as we have lower bumpers than the Orion... My local hitch shop has been doing hitches for over 30 years so I'm comfortable they will come up with a solution...
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Following! Also have the 3.7L gas engine.
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:55 AM   #6
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we have the 2390 ts, with the 3.2 ford diesel, with the artic pac,

we only get currently about 15- 16 mpg, but I think I was running the tires a little low,
55- 57 #,
so now Ive inflated them up into the mid 60's and should see mpg increase,

I will look to see if tanks are enclosed today,
I've just now read your post.

as to the hitch, and towing, I am disappointed,
I was led to believe this unit could tow with a class 3 hitch, that was the primary reason we got the diesel.

come to find out the frame geometry and makeup are not in the least capable of towing!!! carrying a couple of bikes? perhaps.

FR did not put a receiver on these coaches for a reason,
that reason is: with the frame extensions bolted to an already light gauge metal under structure, this rv can not handle any torquing.

also this rv is very low to the ground, rigging a receiver to the frame ext. will decrease that even more,

thats my opinion,

other than that its an ok unit for 2, and a small to medium dog.

truthfullyI would look around if i were you.

what I like: the narrow body, ease of driving,
what I dont like: I dont need the deisel since it cant tow, deisel is dirty at the pumps, harder to find and get to,

have to add def fluids more often than i was told, 3500 mile.
(didnt know what def was!)

low ground clearance makes it reall hard to rough it

in closing let me say, it is fun to drive, and i have come to terms with its limitations,

I kind of feel this was a 'beta', type endeavour for FR,
more units and companies are coming out with these transit style and I'm sure some
will address issues

hope this is of help,
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:42 PM   #7
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i checked the holding tanks they are mounted on the outside of the frame, run along the exterior sidewalls.

but they have the artic pac heater cables mounted along the bottoms of the tanks
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