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Old 07-31-2016, 06:01 PM   #11
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Good catch Cat-rn I missed that also not that it matters to his story but would be nice to know.
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:23 PM   #12
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I would just be happy if these drivers didn't use screwdrivers to get the coach door open because the paint is still tacky. It ripped up my door seal and now the dealer will have to replace the rubber seal at FR's time and expense.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:14 AM   #13
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I ordered a 2401W Forester to replace my 2013 Solera24R..
Was very happy with the Solera...nothing wrong but the standard quirks which were solved with great customer support thru FR and our Reps here on the forum Had it for 3 1/2 years and close to 30000 miles and sold it 2 months ago...
But she saw a 2401W in a campground....and that was it...
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:22 PM   #14
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Well, my Forester finally showed up Monday late evening.
I will not comment any more on those subcontractor drivers other than FR should seriously consider a factory pickup option. Would save a lot of customers a headache and makes them happy campers!
Only had a quick chance of looking at the unit, it was getting late and before I had a chance the dealership had of course to do the delivery inspection.
Overall impression is good, the windshield is broken and will be fixed, dealer immediately got on the phone! Pdi planned for Thursday morning.
Noticed some changes already: windows in cabover are square now ( I like), the slide out racks seem to be different and metal valve extenders securly fastened to the rims.
More - if interest exist - after the PDI
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Old 08-02-2016, 12:13 AM   #15
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Congratulations! You'll love the floorplan as much as we do.
Regarding PDI, I'm sure you will be very thorough so I only have one suggestion - have the dealer fill up blank and grey tanks and check for any leak. Then open the valves and make sure they are smooth and operatable. My valves failed multiple times.
I'm curious to know what metal extenders FR used and how they are fastened to rim.
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Congratulations! You'll love the floorplan as much as we do.
Regarding PDI, I'm sure you will be very thorough so I only have one suggestion - have the dealer fill up blank and grey tanks and check for any leak. Then open the valves and make sure they are smooth and operatable. My valves failed multiple times.
I'm curious to know what metal extenders FR used and how they are fastened to rim.
Maybe Josh or someone at FR can let us know what they used for these valve extenders. I really hate airing up those plastic one's.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:27 AM   #17
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We went to a braided metal valve extender.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:32 AM   #18
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and Joshua, what is beneath that shiny valve extender? still a rubber valve standard from Mercedes? And the main question is can those extenders take the weight / load of TPS sensors?
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:04 AM   #19
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Pictures

I know most everybody order / get their motor home with the full body paint option - I wanted it without and think it looks great with that skirt paint! I try to include pictures which are rarely seen...
The other things I have done is replace the glass shower door with the bowed curtain option - looks fantastic and I omitted the dinette skylight. Always had it covered anyhow with a 2 inch piece of Styrofoam in my solera, had the feeling it lets in a lot of heat or cold and is dirty most of the time. And afraid of leaks / hail damage, its so flimsy..

Btw marker lights and taillights look different too...
MB Emblem on hood is missing...
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Nice, I too decided to go without the full paint option. Pick up my 2401w in September. I didn't know the shower curtain was an option ... or will you be doing that yourself?
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