Thanks for such great info, Loefflerh! I remember you commenting when I first posted when we purchased our Forester 2401W earlier this year and you were so encouraging about that model - congrats on getting your own! We love this floor plan, too! Plenty of room as well as storage for the two of us and our 70-lb black lab Kody ... although he is not quite convinced yet about how wonderful it is, he will surely come around!
We are still slowly but surely taking our rig out on short trips, and working out kinks. I still work full-time for another few years so short trips for now. We have so far not tested every last thing, but most things working great as compared to some of the scary stories on the forum. Definitely had issues with slide from get-go - froze in the out position once (diagnosis: loose ground wire after mobile service call and trip back to CW for service) ... then developed increasingly louder groaning noise each trip we extended then retracted it (back to service for diagnosis: loose bolts in slide required tightening) but hoping all has been worked out now after last trip for service. Definitely learned our lesson about not exiting from the cab doors during rainstorms after taking it home for the first time in the Memorial Day flooding rainstorms in Texas ... yikes! Agree - exit through the coach instead of cab when it rains or you'll get a drenching from the rain spouts over the cab doors!
Now discovering so many thoughtful great things about this model that definitely show attention by the FR designers and don't get mentioned much here because they work so well. Thanks to all of you for your continued advice and experience ... hope to meet you all somewhere on the road as we venture out more!
Kelly & Mary Beth
2017 Forester MBS 2401W
Kelly and MB
2017 Forester MBS 2401W Class C motorhome