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Old 04-24-2015, 01:18 AM   #1
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Forester 2401W MBS in GTS?

I'm looking at the new W floor plan in diesel, but I really want the grand touring cab style similar to the 2801. I don't need or want a large cab over. Any chance this will be an option in 2016 model?
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:27 PM   #2
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I think there is something in prototype stage right now.
BClemons said he would post up when he can.

Not sure if it will be a wall slide but that is the assumption.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:09 PM   #3
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I read another post that mentioned a pro type in the Ford chassis, but it couldn't be done on the Chevy. There was no mention about the MBS. Also hoping it might be available in this next coming year. I'll hold off if that's the case. Hopefully BClemons will have some promising news! Thanks.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:59 AM   #4
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I hope to post a video of the W in a GTS style (Will be a 2430) shortly. It will only be available on a Ford at this time. The fiberglass work just takes way too long and we already had that done for the GTS.

We will look at a GTS style cap on the Mercedes floor plans, but again, the cap work is 6-12 months.
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Nice to know the GTS for the Mercedes will be looked at. I really only want the sprinter diesel. I will hold another year. Thankfully there is an Oregon dealer, not too terribly far, who rents the Solera 24R. I can use them for the trips I have planned this year. Plus a great chance to really check out the FR 24 series!
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:06 AM   #6
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Any more news on the new model?
Been waiting since March 25th.
Patience is not a virtue for me.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:16 AM   #7
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Waiting for one to get back from paint so I can take some video.
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Wow... Really like the W on the Ford chassis. Havent seen a W in any of the New England dealers any chance of letting us know if any one has one on their lot?
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Waiting for one to get back from paint so I can take some video.
Thanks.
Seems longer and wider than I expected.
The MBS box width is 94- this shows 97 total width.
Is that total with the awning?
I expected a similar length to the MBS since the Ford cab is shorter.
I do like the long wheelbase and the 450 chassis though.
Not sure if I can fit it in my RV pad though.
Will need some exact measurements.

Will wait for the vid.
We are looking at July to order one of these or the MBS.
Now we may have a choice.
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It's only 10" longer than the Sprinter version. We needed that to get past the wheel wells. True width should only be 1" wider.

MBS actually shows 94.5".
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