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Old 02-12-2019, 05:36 PM   #1
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Our 2016 MSB 2401WS Forest River Forester Super Slide Out has a Broken or Damaged Front Drive Shaft. While bringing in our Slide Out with Power/normal operating conditions, a Metallic snap was heard. After a complete Diagnosis from the Technician we found, he noticed that the Drive Shaft had dropped down from the specified location. So a new Shaft has been Ordered and recieved, will be Installed soon. Looking at this new Drive Shaft, it's made of Light weight Aluminum. Why not Steel??? I truly do understand the making certain items light Weight, but why something that has Torque applied to it....
My other Question that I have is, What is Max Weight for each Outside Compartment and Inside Drawers? I have 2 Outside Compartment's and 2 Inside Drawers in the Slide Out.
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:28 PM   #2
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I donít think there are any specs for the compartments or drawers. We just have to use good judgment. Also some compartments are supported underneath so much stronger than those that arenít. Some drawers are tougher than others. The drawers in our 2401R I wouldnít put a whole lot of weight in, to be honest. The metal hardware isnít bad but itís all screwed into thin and flimsy wood. They are sturdy enough to hold silverware, camp weight pots and pans and some clothes. I saw a kitchen drawer in a rental unit get broken by being loaded up with heavy canned goods. (I broke it so I fixed it...) They just arenít made for that.
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:21 PM   #3
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Our 2016 MSB 2401WS Forest River Forester Super Slide Out has a Broken or Damaged Front Drive Shaft. While bringing in our Slide Out with Power/normal operating conditions, a Metallic snap was heard. After a complete Diagnosis from the Technician we found, he noticed that the Drive Shaft had dropped down from the specified location. So a new Shaft has been Ordered and recieved, will be Installed soon. Looking at this new Drive Shaft, it's made of Light weight Aluminum. Why not Steel??? I truly do understand the making certain items light Weight, but why something that has Torque applied to it....
My other Question that I have is, What is Max Weight for each Outside Compartment and Inside Drawers? I have 2 Outside Compartment's and 2 Inside Drawers in the Slide Out.
Thank you for your time.
Other than the slideout, how has your experience been in your 2401 Forester? We are looking at buying a used 2400W MBS, and I want to find out as much as I can before we make a decision. thanks!
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I donít think there are any specs for the compartments or drawers. We just have to use good judgment. Also some compartments are supported underneath so much stronger than those that arenít. Some drawers are tougher than others. The drawers in our 2401R I wouldnít put a whole lot of weight in, to be honest. The metal hardware isnít bad but itís all screwed into thin and flimsy wood. They are sturdy enough to hold silverware, camp weight pots and pans and some clothes. I saw a kitchen drawer in a rental unit get broken by being loaded up with heavy canned goods. (I broke it so I fixed it...) They just arenít made for that.
Have you been pleased with your Forester? We are looking at buying a used 2018 2400 MBS Forester, and I want to find out all I can. thanks !!!!
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We love our MBS 2401WS. We bought it used with very low mileage. We pull our Car behind it, with a Tow Dolly. Being a Diesel it very good on Fuel and without the rear Camera you wouldn't even know that the Car/Tow Dolly was there. It really helps in stabilizing while Driving in Windy conditions.
Please feel free to ask any question with your search for your perfect choice.
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:48 PM   #6
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We love our MBS 2401WS. We bought it used with very low mileage. We pull our Car behind it, with a Tow Dolly. Being a Diesel it very good on Fuel and without the rear Camera you wouldn't even know that the Car/Tow Dolly was there. It really helps in stabilizing while Driving in Windy conditions.
Please feel free to ask any question with your search for your perfect choice.
So you are saying that your RV is more stable towing a car behind? Wow, I had not heard that before.

Is this the first time you have had trouble with your superslide? Any tips about a superslide one should know? The former owner of the Forester we are considering said he messed up his slide when he parked it and it wasn't level enough. I love the superslide for the way it opens up the camper, but I would love to hear more of the good bad and the ugly.....eyes wide opened for us!
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This was our first major problem with our Super Slide, thanks to having an Extended Warranty, making this issue worth having.
I've learned how to remove the 2 Slide Motors so if there is a problem we can still manually push out/in the Slide. It will take 3 People to push it out and only 2 to push it in. My Wife and I didn't have any problems asking for help in the last 3 Campgrounds before returning Home.
We have learned that it doesn't matter
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We have learned that it doesn't matter what you buy for a Motor Home, everyone will have issues. Some issues are caused by Operator Errors and others we have no control.
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:15 PM   #9
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This was our first major problem with our Super Slide, thanks to having an Extended Warranty, making this issue worth having.
I've learned how to remove the 2 Slide Motors so if there is a problem we can still manually push out/in the Slide. It will take 3 People to push it out and only 2 to push it in. My Wife and I didn't have any problems asking for help in the last 3 Campgrounds before returning Home.
We have learned that it doesn't matter

Thank you for letting me know. That's very helpful!
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:55 AM   #10
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Slide-out Issues

We had our 2016 2400W MBS for three years and loved the open space when the slide was out. We did not have any problems the 3 years that we camped with it, but after 3 years we noticed some stress fractures on the bottom of the slide out (by stress fractures I mean that the fiberglass was cracking where it ran over the rollers). There have also been several posts about the rollers breaking off and folks had to have that repaired. We just sold it last Fall and ordered a new LTV FTB Wonder without a slide-out. Overall we loved the 2400W, but there were many issues due to poor quality control issues - sloppy build if you will. We repaired many things ourselves and had two issues taken care of under warranty. There was a recall on the rear tail light controller. The 2400W was our first RV and we loved it, but were very disappointed with the quality of the build. It was a very affordable RV, but in the end I guess you get what you pay for. Good luck!
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