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Old 08-28-2017, 12:47 PM   #1
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2400WS vs 2400W

Anyone know what the "S" is for?
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:56 PM   #2
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Anyone know what the "S" is for?
The "W" has the bed over the cab.
The "WS" has the "Trekker Cap" instead. NO BED but rather a small storage compartments and NO OVER HANG. The front of the cabin follows the contour of the windshield.

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So, ran across some info that would contradict the info given by Sunseeker24. I'm SO confused, LOL.

Here's a link to the RVTrader ad showing a picture of the model number...and a picture of the bed over cab. https://www.rvtrader.com/dealers/Pac...00WS-122728270
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:40 AM   #4
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So, ran across some info that would contradict the info given by Sunseeker24. I'm SO confused, LOL.

Here's a link to the RVTrader ad showing a picture of the model number...and a picture of the bed over cab. https://www.rvtrader.com/dealers/Pac...00WS-122728270


It is a mystery, W vs WS... I looked at the link, then went to the Forest River site, where they do not show a WS...

We have a 2017 SunSeeker MBS 2400W with the cab-over bed, and the big difference from the photos on RV Trader is that the 2018 WS has the upgraded steering wheel with the buttons... perhaps a more deluxe version of the W? Does the 2018 W also have this feature?

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Old 08-29-2017, 04:43 AM   #5
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Doesn't ws normally mean a wardrobe slide?
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Thanks, Rkloud. This is just strange. And, the person wondering about this said a rep at FR told her there isn't a difference. THAT makes it even more mysterious.

Mainframe, the 2400W has a wardrobe in the slide, too, so I don't think that's it on this model...but thanks for the thoughts.
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:32 PM   #7
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I have a 2017 MBS Sunseeker 2400WS which has the Trekker cab. The "W" stands for the full wall slide out. If it were a Rear bed slide it would be designated with a "R" and if it has a partial side slide it is designated with an "S". As far as having the buttons on the steering wheel. That must be something new because my 2017 doesn't have it and I have never seen any brochure listing it as an option.

Sorry about the mis-information but It was my understanding that the WS stood for the full side slide with the trekker cap. I can tell you that the only option we did not order when we purchased ours was the outside barbeque grill.

Here is a copy of the manufacturers order sheet. We had originally ordered a 2016 but received a 2017 because the model year had changed prior to our build date.

Hope this is of some help.

Any further questions about the W/WS designation should probably be answered by which ever salesman you plan on using.
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We have a 2017 2400WS with bed over cab and buttons on the steering wheel
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:32 PM   #9
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We have a 2017 2400WS with bed over cab and buttons on the steering wheel
What year is the MB Springer 3500 Chassis? The later built 2017 models have different options, different interior color schemes, and different full paint schemes that the first released 2017 models. My guess is they are also built on a MBS 2017 chassis.

One thing most new RV purchasers fail to realize is that Forest River as well as most other MH manufactures BUY IN BULK when it comes to Chassis and use all the older ones prior to the newer ones. In my case, I have a 2016 MB Sprinter 3500 chassis with a 2016 color scheme, the 2017 Helwig sway bar and some 2016 as well as some 2017 options. My MBS 2400WS is titled as a 2017.

I do know that Mercedes Benz produce the Sprinter 3500 with a steering wheel both with and without buttons so having a chassis with buttons is not odd. Since it is about a $350 option, I would rather doubt the BEAN COUNTERS would order chassis with that option unless they got a good deal on them, especially seeing as the 2017 Forest River Sunseeker Brochure does not mention it.

In some low production models of MH it is not uncommon for the chassis being several years older than the motorhome itself.

Hope this is of some help. Enough time wasted on this thread. Happy camping, got to get back to working on the late September trip. Visiting the second youngest down in Beaufort SC. and then working our way back via the Blue Ridge parkway.

PS, maybe the S after the W in 2400WS stands for a Sprinter Chassis. Its a good guess as any.
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Our unit was manufactured by Forest River in Feb 2017. In checking the purchase agreement and title, the model is listed on both as 2400WSD. So does the "D" have any meaning?
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Not sure if this will apply to the MBS units. We took a tour of the Flagstaff/Rockwood plant. We were told during the tour that the changes between model years are not all made at once. First production run will get about 1/3 of the changes, the next another 1/3, etc. Plant will make x units of model A, then some model B, then C, then back to model A with more changes... So the units produced during the first two runs at change over are hybrids.
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We have a 2016 2400WS. We have the full front cap with the entertainment center and storage. I assumed the WS stood for wall slide. Our chassis is a 2015 but the FR build is 2016.
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We just purchased a 2017 Forester. Decal by the coach door says 2401WS. The 10th character in the VIN is a G so it's a 2016 Sprinter.

It has the buttons on the steering wheel. This is my 4th Sprinter RV and I recall mention of steering wheels with and without in the manual as far back as 2008.

We have the overhead bed, U Shaped dinette, wardrobe and pantry between the dinette and bed and the slide extends along almost the entire driver side.

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Old 10-22-2017, 12:57 PM   #14
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S means short

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Anyone know what the "S" is for?

"S" is for short cap... I got one, and like the view and the heck with the rugrats!
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:36 PM   #15
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Short cap? We have an overhead bunk that my 6'4" son and 5'4" wife were very comfortable in. What's a Short Cap?
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I always thought WS stood for Wall Slide.
That "short" overhead referred to is called a "Trekker" cap.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:50 PM   #17
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Short cap? We have an overhead bunk that my 6'4" son and 5'4" wife were very comfortable in. What's a Short Cap?


Hi Namusmc and OREddie,

Short means no overhead bunk. It is replaced with cabinets, better aerodynamics, and a better view out the front. Costs you some space.

But you have a choice that is based on your circumstances. We only needed room for two with an occasional over-nighter on the dinette bed.

All 2400W's have a full wall slide, or at least that was the case for the 2017 model.

The "WS" may have a "trekker cap" whatever that is, but it is in fact "short". <grin> No overhead bin for offspring!!! See photo.
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:30 AM   #18
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I chose the short trekker cap because it looks sleeker and less camperish, IMHO.
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W vs WS

I have a 2016 Solera 24WS. It's one of the last Soleras made before they switched to Sunseeker and Forrester. It is a model 24WS and has the cabover bunk, not a short cap. Sorry to add to the confusion.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:28 PM   #20
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The W and the WS are the same thing.
Me thinks we are starting to out-think ourselves.
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