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Old 08-13-2015, 10:15 PM   #1
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Picked up new 2700DS today

Today we traded our 2012 Sunseeker 2300 for a 2016 2700DS. We made it home safely, a 35 mile trip, and nothing fell off, so far so good. The engine seems to have more power than the 2300. I like the new screen doors with a handle on both sides so you don't have to slide that panel to open the door. I am going to order a Progressive industries surge protector and put covers on the vents. Meanwhile we are deciding what stuff from the 2300 goes in the new unit.
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:53 AM   #2
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Good Luck with the new MH! How do you find the turning and handling with the longer 202" wheel base. Big difference from the 2300? Is yours on the new 2016 Ford chassis with the 6 speed transmission?
I have a Forester 2701DS ordered back in June.
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I haven't noticed much difference except I did clip a curb in a parking lot today. Ours is on a 2015 chassis. It does accelerate much better then our 2300 which was on an 2011 E350 chassis. We got most of our stuff loaded today and I ordered a surge Protector. Just need to get some vent covers and some bubble levels and we will be ready to go. I will say that so far I haven't found any issues with the motor home.
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:22 PM   #4
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Tlf65, which vent covers are you going to purchase? I'm thinking about the MaxAir II.
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I have always used MaxAir and I like that the II's are hinged for easy cleaning. I also need to buy a cover for my Fantastic Fan.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:03 PM   #6
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Vent covers are the way to go. You may want to think about a solar panel. Our 2014 2500Ts came with one so we were pleased as we had one on each of our last 2 trailers.
The E-450m V-10 has lots of power and we find that if driven properly the fuel is not that bad considering the weight factor.
Ours has Air ride and I check the bags before every trip as there is some seepage. Best for handling I have found is 43 pounds. Size is good because most campgrounds are tight enough at the best of times and parking lots are sometimes a challenge.


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Old 08-15-2015, 07:25 PM   #7
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I will check into the solar panel but we are usually plugged in so I am not sure how much use they would be. Although it would be a good way to keep the house batteries charged. I have not checked the pressure in our Air Ride yet. We had a leak in the extension hose on our 2300 when we first got it and it would lose about 5lbs in 24 hours.
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:17 PM   #8
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How were the solar panels mounted to the roof, can you take a photo? I bought a Renogy suitcase 100 watt for use with my Winnebago, but want to try permanently mounts 2- 100watt panels to the roof of the Forester when we finally get it. The 100 watt suitcase did a good job keeping my little Winnebago's 2 batteries fully charged as long as we have sun and no trees blocking.
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4 Z brackets per panel. One large stainless sheet metal screw per bracket. Generous application of Dicor or caulk recommended for your roof. Look at pictures. WindyNation.com.
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I have always used MaxAir and I like that the II's are hinged for easy cleaning. I also need to buy a cover for my Fantastic Fan.
You may want to check out Fantastic Fan Cover,,,
They have a neat video on there web site !!!
Cost a little more,,, but it looks as if they move more air !!!
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