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Old 12-07-2017, 05:20 PM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2017
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Thoughts on 2501TS and this price?

Hey everyone - brand new member here! The girlfriend and I are semi full timers and making the switch from an airstream to a MH. After looking around, we really dig the 2501TS on the ford 450 chassis.

We're planning to tow a lifted 4 door jeep rubicon as our toad so the Sprinter chassis rigs are out, though we loved them. The 2501ts gives us great towing, good cargo capacity, plenty of living space for us, and at 25' still seems easy to maneuver, drive on bumpy dirt roads (we boondock a lot) and easy enough for the girlfriend to get around town and park when she needs to.

Price we've gotten to is $68,650 on a new 2017.5 with an artic package and all the normal goodies, but no full body paint. From looking around it seems fair, but wanted you experienced MH buyers thoughts on that price?

Also, I've read horror stories about forest river, but have also read horror stories about just about every other brand as well. We know there will be things that need fixing in beginning, but more worried about overall build quality and big stuff failing on the road and having a horrible time with warranty repairs. Since we're currently on the road, this dealer isn't near our "home", but it's in Southern California where we will spend a good amount of time especially in the winter and we'll be in this area for the next few months. They tell us getting warranty work nationwide is no big deal, but who knows. I really don't want to mess up and get into a coach that has inferior build quality, but it's our first MH so I also don't want to go spend $100k+ either. Thoughts?
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