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Old 10-14-2016, 09:02 PM   #51
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I'm so glad we purchased our 2016 Sunseeker MBS 2400S when we did ! The 2017 has been cheapened in appearance and the quality of its components.such as:

No Soft Ceiling
No Dyson
No raised panel cabinets
Cheap plastic light fixtures with push buttons in the middle and only one over sink. (ours are glass, wall or under cabinet switch and two lights over sink.)
No metal adjustable reading lights over bed (they are the same cheap plastic domes as above now)
No Subwoofer
No corner backsplash at stove.
No Glass shower door or even as option.
No sprayer on kitchen sink
No heated/remote mirrors
No wall mirror (2400R)

If this had been done before we took delivery I would have refused it and gone elsewhere. I think that when you have the Mercedes logo on the front grill you should expect like quality in the coach. Now they are just McRVs. Hopefully the decision makers at FR will come to their senses soon. People do have a choice and I expect the scale to tip to other manufacturer's.
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Old 10-15-2016, 04:33 AM   #52
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These changes seem to be happening in the middle of the 2017 model year... our 2400W, which we got in March, has all the features in your list, except the subwoofer and heated mirrors. Some consider the shower curtain an upgrade.


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Old 10-15-2016, 10:35 AM   #53
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I pickup my new 2401W up on Sept 7th in Ohio and, as we speak, am still traveling across country in it. Mine was outfitted the same as Bob's. Minor issues so far on this significant shakedown ride that will continue probably another month. Stayed in Ochono National Forest, Oregon last night .. cold and rainy this morning. Am appreciating the furnace heat in mornings the last few weeks😏 Also, I like the "upgraded" shower ..a bit more room.


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Old 10-15-2016, 02:49 PM   #54
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Mine got delivered Aug with all the options, however omitting the glass shower door and getting the bowed curtain was a special order. And its a Forester, not sunseeker.....
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:00 PM   #55
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I'm so glad we purchased our 2016 Sunseeker MBS 2400S when we did ! The 2017 has been cheapened in appearance and the quality of its components.such as:



No Soft Ceiling

No Dyson

No raised panel cabinets

Cheap plastic light fixtures with push buttons in the middle and only one over sink. (ours are glass, wall or under cabinet switch and two lights over sink.)

No metal adjustable reading lights over bed (they are the same cheap plastic domes as above now)

No Subwoofer

No corner backsplash at stove.

No Glass shower door or even as option.

No sprayer on kitchen sink

No heated/remote mirrors

No wall mirror (2400R)



If this had been done before we took delivery I would have refused it and gone elsewhere. I think that when you have the Mercedes logo on the front grill you should expect like quality in the coach. Now they are just McRVs. Hopefully the decision makers at FR will come to their senses soon. People do have a choice and I expect the scale to tip to other manufacturer's.

I just read this out loud to my wife and her jaw is still on the ground. She confirmed we would of not purchased if these features were left off.

I find it surprising if it was to save money to install the Lippert Control System. I am 41 and very tech savvy but I don't want any more automation on the RV. Both of our parents have RVs and I can for sure confirm they don't want any more complicated to service or operate systems.

Things (necessities) that should be added instead
- tire pressure monitoring
- surge protection

Thanks Forest River for keeping the resale on our "awesomely equipped" 2016 high! By stripping them down ours will be more in demand. Only problem is I will have to go elsewhere to get better than what I have now it appears....


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Old 10-18-2016, 10:52 PM   #56
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Wow ... we must have lucked out and gotten our 2017 Forester 2401W just before the changes - ours came with all of the niceties - soft ceiling, Dyson, etc. I would really have been pissed if it came as differently attired as you describe.


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Old 10-20-2016, 03:47 PM   #57
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I'm just guessing, but...

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I just read this out loud to my wife and her jaw is still on the ground.
Thanks Forest River for keeping the resale on our "awesomely equipped" 2016 high! By stripping them down ours will be more in demand. Only problem is I will have to go elsewhere to get better than what I have now it appears....
I read somewhere that FR put the new Lippert monitor/control system into their new coaches. I have no doubt this is a very expensive system, as it includes control devices for everything - and an independent 'bus' to manage them. The $ had to come out elsewhere.

Personally I would not want it - very cool in theory, but too new, and in practice there are so many ways it could have problems. That kind of system is better applied to something like a plane.
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That kind of system is better applied to something like a plane.
Yeah, 'cause even if it screws up, what could possibly go wrong in a plane???

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