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Old 03-16-2016, 03:03 PM   #21
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Thank you. It has what FR calls a Trekker cap. Although equipped with the entertainment center, storage is limited.
That entertainment center has one less cupboard than our 2016 unit, because of the additional Jensen unit (apparently) on the driver's side. In our unit, that is another full cupboard.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:13 PM   #22
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Hi Josh, I have a 24W 2016 Solera. Also would like to add the Zamp solar option. Do you have the part #'s and instructions on how you installed that?
Since Zamp has been mentioned a couple of times in this thread, I wonder if people who are adding solar panels to their MBS units have actually weighed their units? I just weighed ours and we will be lucky to meet the GVWR once we fully provision it with clothing, hiking gear, food, beverages, passengers, pet, and 75' of additional 30A wire we need for Canadian campgrounds. The weight includes all fuel and LPG, but no water or anything in the holding tanks. Folks may want to hit a nearby CATS scale to see where you are at. Based on our result, I would say the empty vehicle weight was probably more than advertised and the cargo carrying capacity (CCC) was less than advertised. Our CCC is supposed to be 1178. I sincerely doubt we have already put 650# of gear in there but we only have 530 left to go. I now wish I had weighed it empty, and may do that next time it is empty!
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:19 PM   #23
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Hey Josh, I heard that you're starting to add back front gutter spouts. Is that true? And if so is it possible to order some that match ordered paint scheme?

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Our 2016 includes front and rear gutter spouts on both sides and they are painted to match as I recall. Very good features. The only downsides I see are the front driver's side drains out at the driver's door - look out when exiting (I suppose the passenger side does the same but haven't noticed it yet) - and the rear passenger's side essentially drains the water out and down the rear strut of the awning mechanism. Apart from dirt and staining, I tend to believe this will cause a problem down the road, possibly rusting or paint deterioration. I may try to figure out how to add a 1-2" extension lip onto that drain.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:14 AM   #24
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Our salesman said the new ones have a larger propane tank too.


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Old 04-16-2016, 01:36 PM   #25
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Our salesman said the new ones have a larger propane tank too.
I'd double check that as the new brochure still lists the 9.8 gallon tank. There has been a lot of discussion here about needing a bigger tank for boon docking. But FR has consistently said they are limited by weight constraints in the MBS. The only MBS variant that I know has a larger tank is the Isata 3. I think the Coachman's also have a larger tank but I'm not positive on that one...
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I hope it has the larger tank (16.8gal). It was one reason we ordered it. The small tank was a major hang up for us since most of our camping is boon docking.
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Smile Hey Josh! LP Tank Size Question...

Let's ask the man who will know! Josh is a FR Class C factory rep...

Josh,

Are they putting a bigger LP tank in the MBS now? And how about the other Foresters / Sunseekers?
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:56 AM   #28
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Let's ask the man who will know! Josh is a FR Class C factory rep...

Josh,

Are they putting a bigger LP tank in the MBS now? And how about the other Foresters / Sunseekers?

Is this a yes or no on the larger LP tank?
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We got ours about a month ago and it does have a larger LP tank. I believe it is 16.8Gal.
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I hope it has the larger tank (16.8gal). It was one reason we ordered it. The small tank was a major hang up for us since most of our camping is boon docking.
Every Forester and Sunseeker model in the latest brochures is 9.8. 16.8 would be really heavy!
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