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Old 08-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #11
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Hershey, PA RV show is September 12 to 16
New Sunseeker/Forester debuts a few weeks later.
Assuming there is a new 3170DS (floor plan change, features change, etc.)
When does Forest River start accepting 3170DS orders and when do the first ones start to roll off the assembly line?
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:11 AM   #12
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I don't think we'll be changing the 3170 much. Exterior & Interior colors mainly. Changing what is optional/standard...but no new options. The only other chance was adding (2) seat belts to the rear sofa and that was a running change.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #13
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I don't think we'll be changing the 3170 much. Exterior & Interior colors mainly. Changing what is optional/standard...but no new options. The only other chance was adding (2) seat belts to the rear sofa and that was a running change.
Sorry if this is a crazy question but are these change to the 2013 models? Or are they new 2013 models? It seems like the '13 product line is out and available.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #14
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2013's are on dealer lots now but we will offer some additional colors as they become available during the 2013 model year. The seatbelts are already changed as well.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #15
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Nooo... We just bought a 2013 3100. Hoping it's not "extinct" by the end of September (being discontinued, changed significantly, etc). I'm in sales so understand about product life cycles. Just hoping it's not our only 5 day old baby!
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:02 AM   #16
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I have a 2011 Forester 3171DS. The second couch area is really nice to have (both for kids and adults). We really haven't any major problems. Just got back from a nice week in the Tetons with kids and grandma.

Would be nice to get seat belts in the back couch as the kids get older so they can be separated -- too bad that feature is coming out now instead of two years ago...
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:39 AM   #17
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Nooo... We just bought a 2013 3100. Hoping it's not "extinct" by the end of September (being discontinued, changed significantly, etc). I'm in sales so understand about product life cycles. Just hoping it's not our only 5 day old baby!
No major changes on the 3100 either. Again, our big model redesign was back in 2009-2010. All we're doing is adding some colors and maybe tweaking the specs. (For example making the Onan gen standard and eliminating the Generac)
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:58 PM   #18
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How does the Sunseeker 3170DS compare with the Winnebago/Itasca, Access/Impulse 31JP? I really like the Kid Zone and the enclosed heated tanks on the Sunseeker but the quality of the Winne is very nice. Have you compared the two? I have it narrowed down to these two models and I will buy very soon.
Sorry, for some reason I missed this post. Attached is a comparison we did a while back. I'm not 100% sure it is totally accurate for 2013. It was for 2012 models however.
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We just rceived out 2013 Sunseeker 3170DS. There were supposed to be seatbelts on the rear couch as well as the couch should have been bolted to the frame. Neither are there. Trying to find out how to get this corrected. The dealer we bought it from is saying it has to go thru warranty. The local dealer which is much closer says that repair would have to be completed at the factory. Any help on this??
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We just rceived out 2013 Sunseeker 3170DS. There were supposed to be seatbelts on the rear couch as well as the couch should have been bolted to the frame. Neither are there. Trying to find out how to get this corrected. The dealer we bought it from is saying it has to go thru warranty. The local dealer which is much closer says that repair would have to be completed at the factory. Any help on this??
We have a 2012 Sunseeker 3170ds. We did the factory tour while it was being built. We requested to have seatbelts installed on the back couch in the kid zone, we were told the factory could not do that because it would not meet DOT requirements. Our dealer said that they could put them in for us but we would have to sign off as knowing it didn't pass DOT requirements. We dropped the idea and the grandkids ride on the dinette and the front couch where the belts are DOT approved. Precious cargo so we don't take chances.
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