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Old 10-17-2016, 05:11 PM   #21
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a few pictures of our shakedown cruise..
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:15 AM   #22
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Shakedown cruise

Thanks for the pics! We are leaving next Monday for a trip to southern Florida. I appreciate the pic of the hold downs attached to the awning. I will dig mine out of the shed and put them into the basement storage.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:45 PM   #23
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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!


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Old 11-10-2016, 10:49 AM   #24
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Just saw the newest Forester at the dealer: they come now with the lippert solar power awning with integrated speakers - what a nice feature, I am jealous
Other things a noticed: no more "soft ceiling"but looks as nice as before, and a new sewer system I would like to have too....
The got rid of the backup monitor - not good...
Not sure about that rv tablet thing instead of switches, but I guess that is the future: I would go for it.
The so called stabilizer: some people really want them, I do not , no need for them just weight.
Well, I am 100% satisfied with my coach and getting almost done with all the shake down cruise discrepancies - biggest one was the backup camera, dealer installed a new one yesterday. Nice to see that FR is constantly improving the coach...
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Old 11-19-2016, 07:47 PM   #25
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LoefflerH, can you send pic of how you configure those ottomans with your dinette? Trying to understand the benefit, and thinking I'm not understanding where you place them for comfortable sitting. Thanks!


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Regarding the ottomans, we got a pair, and they are great! DW got all sorts of pillows at the outset of this adventure, and with the ottoman you can make a nice "nest" with footrest in the U Lounge. When underway, a pair fit perfectly in the back of the "U", and provide great clutter removal storage. Thanks for the great tip!


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