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Old 09-30-2015, 12:57 PM   #1
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2016 fr3 28ds

Picking up our new 2016 FR3 28DS today. Traded our 2015 class C Forrester 2251LE. Hoping the kids don't get as car sick in this one. We are very excited to have more room and level floors. Are there any need to knows or dos?
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:00 PM   #2
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Isn't the suspension the same.
Maybe the big front window will make a difference.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:50 PM   #3
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Not the same suspension. FR3 are built on the F53 motorhome chassis by Ford.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:54 PM   #4
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Not the same. The FR3 is built On the Ford F53 motorhome chassis. The others are on light truck cutaways
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:55 PM   #5
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Sorry didn't see it go thru
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:29 PM   #6
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You really think there's a difference between the chassis of an F550 and an F53. And if the older RV is an F450 it would even be less rough.
It could also be a Chevrolet they make it both ways.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:34 PM   #7
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In my opinion I do think that the heavier sprung chassis with larger diameter tires will make a difference in how much sway and body roll there is. I don't believe that ride quality is totally due to smaller/ light weight chassis that may be at their load limits to begin with. But I also don't know what exactly causes carsickness
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Most common is not being able to see out front window.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:46 PM   #9
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Forester has Firestone Ride-Rite adjustable air springs.
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Old 10-02-2015, 04:30 PM   #10
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I was thinking the F53 chassis was completely different even the 6.8 ford motor is different than the e 450 6.8 in horsepower the f450 and the e450 are different also
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