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Old 04-22-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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Larger LP tank on 2017 W model?

I was told by my salesman that the new units will have a larger 16.8gal tank. Can any of the Reps confirm this?


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Old 04-29-2016, 07:19 AM   #2
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Josh was able to confirm that the new 2017 MBS models have a 16.8gal LP tank vs the 12.8 in previous years. Just wanted to put it out there in case anyone else is interested.

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Old 04-29-2016, 10:13 AM   #3
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Our tanks were always 9.8 gallons, not 12.8. The MBS and MBS only will be coming with a 16.8 gallon propane tank.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:32 AM   #4
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The MBS and MBS only will be coming with a 16.8 gallon propane tank.
Any thoughts on retrofitting the larger tank to existing MBS units?

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Old 04-29-2016, 10:37 AM   #5
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Not to my knowledge.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:02 PM   #6
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How about the specs?

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Not to my knowledge.
I don't expect FR to do this gratis, but it would be nice to have schematics and part numbers so we could procure parts and retrofit our MBS MH on our own.

Any chance?
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:22 PM   #7
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X2 on retrofitting if they would give us the part #s.
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:09 AM   #8
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The additional size will add another 30 pounds of propane plus the additional weight of the new tank. With only 1109 pounds of carrying capacity including cargo and passengers, this could be interesting.
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:26 AM   #9
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You are absolutely correct. We have only 925 pounds of payload allowable on our Forester MBS. I am only asking for the information such that we can install the option should we choose to do so. We have the diesel genset so it's less critical for us, but many others might like more run time for their LP genset.
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And removing the rear door on 24R and trading out the shower door might equalize that weight and well worth it.
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