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Old 06-17-2018, 11:42 AM   #1
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Lots of great info here in your community, thanks for sharing so much.

I'm looking at 2 different 2401R one is a 2015 and the second is a 2016.

2015 has 30k on the clock

2016 has 12k on the clock


Both are close in price, the 2016 is the front runner due to lower mileage but 100 miles away.


What should I be looking for?


What kind of price should I be paying?
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:22 PM   #2
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Both are close in price, the 2016 is the front runner due to lower mileage but 100 miles away.

What should I be looking for?

What kind of price should I be paying?
I would think price depends a lot on what options, especially full body paint. Have you looked on RVTrader to see what the asking price is on the various years and option packages?

Here's a link to some:
https://www.rvtrader.com/FORESTER-24...istance%3Aasc&
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Does either have a diesel generator, it was a very expensive but great option if you think you may boondocks from time to time.
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Both have full paint and pretty much the same options. The 2015 does have in motion satellite
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Does either have a diesel generator, it was a very expensive but great option if you think you may boondocks from time to time.



I may be mistaken, but I believe I saw somewhere that the 3.2kw diesel genny will not start the 15k btu A/C (with the heat pump). The 3.6kw propane genny does start the 15kbtu A/C. Agree, great option if it does and the A/C is the 15kbtu and not the 13.5k btu.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:27 PM   #6
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Does either have a diesel generator, it was a very expensive but great option if you think you may boondocks from time to time.

No, it's propane on both units.


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I may be mistaken, but I believe I saw somewhere that the 3.2kw diesel genny will not start the 15k btu A/C (with the heat pump). The 3.6kw propane genny does start the 15kbtu A/C. Agree, great option if it does and the A/C is the 15kbtu and not the 13.5k btu.

Great info, thank you.
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I may be mistaken, but I believe I saw somewhere that the 3.2kw diesel genny will not start the 15k btu A/C (with the heat pump). The 3.6kw propane genny does start the 15kbtu A/C. Agree, great option if it does and the A/C is the 15kbtu and not the 13.5k btu.

This is true of the 3.2kw diesel generator and the original Dometic a/c. We replaced our Dometic with an Atwood 15k heat pump and our diesel generator starts and runs the Atwood just fine.



The Atwood is also considerably quieter. The Dometic was so noisy we had to turn it off to eat at the dinette table directly underneath. Not so with the Atwood.
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Both have full paint and pretty much the same options. The 2015 does have in motion satellite
The price difference is probably due to the in-motion satellite. That's an expensive add-on.
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I have theb2016 24RSLED if you want to PM and discuss. We love ours. Bought brand new.
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2015 has 30k on the clock

2016 has 12k on the clock


Both are close in price, the 2016 is the front runner due to lower mileage but 100 miles away.
Do you have links to listings for the two units? Those might provide more details on the differences.

Also, RV Trader has listings for hundreds of FR MBS motorhomes...here's a link:
https://www.rvtrader.com/Forest-Rive...diesel&page=1&
These listings should give you at least a ballpark idea of what dealers and private sellers are asking for their RVs. Your price, of course, depends on how much you can get them to knock off!

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