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Old 03-31-2015, 07:29 PM   #1
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Question Forester vs Solera vs Sunseeker

What is the difference, if any, between Forester, Solera, and Sunseeker? I see Forester 2401W, Solera 24W, and now I hear that Solera is going away to be replaced by Sunseeker. I haven't seen any Forester dealers in my area, only Solera and Sunseeker. Sunseekers were not on the Sprinter chassis. I have a Solera 24W on order. Will I be getting the Cadillac or the Chevy of the Forest River Sprinter based motor homes, or is the difference only in the decals?
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:05 PM   #2
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What is the difference, if any, between Forester, Solera, and Sunseeker? I see Forester 2401W, Solera 24W, and now I hear that Solera is going away to be replaced by Sunseeker. I haven't seen any Forester dealers in my area, only Solera and Sunseeker. Sunseekers were not on the Sprinter chassis. I have a Solera 24W on order. Will I be getting the Cadillac or the Chevy of the Forest River Sprinter based motor homes, or is the difference only in the decals?
From what I understand the Sunseeker and Solara are the same on MBS chassis. Foresters have a few upgrades over the others.
More like Chevy to Buick IMO.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:33 AM   #3
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Here is the list of upgrades for Forester:
• Skirt Paint (Standard)
• Vinyl soft-touch ceiling
• Recessed glass LED light fixtures
• LED Floor Lighting
• Hidden Hinges
• Cedar Lined Closets
• Outside Security Light
• Solid Surface Galley
• Upgraded Backsplash
• Fantastic Fan w/ Rain and Temp Sensor
• Metal Wrapped Awning
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Can you take a picture of you LED floor lighting.

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Here is the list of upgrades for Forester:
Skirt Paint (Standard)
Vinyl soft-touch ceiling
Recessed glass LED light fixtures
LED Floor Lighting
Hidden Hinges
Cedar Lined Closets
Outside Security Light
Solid Surface Galley
Upgraded Backsplash
Fantastic Fan w/ Rain and Temp Sensor
Metal Wrapped Awning
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:13 AM   #5
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Here is the list of upgrades for Forester:
Skirt Paint (Standard)
Vinyl soft-touch ceiling - Same as Solera
Recessed glass LED light fixtures - Same as Solera
LED Floor Lighting - Same as Solera
Hidden Hinges - Same as Solera
Cedar Lined Closets
Outside Security Light
Solid Surface Galley - Same as some Solera's
Upgraded Backsplash
Fantastic Fan w/ Rain and Temp Sensor - Fantastic Fan without R/T sensor on Solera
Metal Wrapped Awning
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:05 AM   #6
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The difference will be in decals. We are going away from the Solera name and calling it the "Sunseeker MBS." It is still the same chassis and Amenities.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:43 AM   #7
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Can you take a picture of you LED floor lighting.
To be honest, I haven't noticed the LED floor lights. But here is a picture of the ceiling lights. I'll look again next time when I take my W out of storage.
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To clarify, the lists that are posted above are for the Sunseeker vs Forester Gas (and not completely accurate any more).

Here is the current list for Sunseeker MBS versus Forester MBS
• Skirt Paint (Standard)
• Cedar Lined Closets
• Solid Surface Galley
• Upgraded Backsplash
• Fantastic Fan w/ Rain and Temp Sensor
• Metal Wrapped Awning
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My Forester 2501 floor lights are much like theater or stair lighting. They are small LED lights that are mounted on the wall, near the floor and they have a shield that causes the light to shine downward. We leave ours on all night, there is very little draw on the batteries and it is great to find my way to the bathroom. JH
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Totally agree with micpib1 - the floor lights are great, especially the one in the bathroom and by the door/step.
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