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Old 01-11-2016, 09:58 AM   #11
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Knothead is right on the money here are some pics to show you the difference.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:48 PM   #12
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is the entery door strut a 2015/2016 feature that was replaced with the standard hold-open latch on the 2016/2017?
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:10 PM   #13
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is the entery door strut a 2015/2016 feature that was replaced with the standard hold-open latch on the 2016/2017?
Not sure if it's on all models and when it started. My 2014 2104S has a strut. The 2017 2703WS I just ordered doesn't...at least the one I looked at on the lot before I ordered just had the latch.
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:10 PM   #14
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My 2016 2703ws has the strut
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:42 PM   #15
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Just out of curiosity, what was the build date on it?
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:49 PM   #16
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Mine was built August of 2015
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:25 PM   #17
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I was just curious. I've heard they tend to switch year models around March / April and don't actually change them up until around Aug. / Sep. I'm almost willing to bet that that they changed things up on the 2016 shortly after yours was built. They did that to me when they were building my 2104S about the same time yours was built. They called the dealer to tell him that they were switching to the new decor and wanted to check with me. The one I just ordered and the one I looked at a few weeks or so ago are 2017, but I believe they're actually 2016 built after September or so and called a 2017. The pics I've seen seem to back that up so far. Of course, I'm starting to believe that what you get depends on what was handy on the assembly line that day and who was working.....
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:29 PM   #18
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No door strut

We picked up our 2703WS on Friday (4/15). It was just manufactured the last week of March. I noticed a ball stud near the hinge side of the entry door threshold and found one on the bottom of the door. No strut.
I questioned Forrest River today but haven't received a reply yet.

I don't want to hijack this thread but I want to warn 2703WS owners to check the refrigerator vent covers. Because the refer. is in the slide, it has two of the standard plastic Dometic vents on the side. I checked the top one and found no sealant along the bottom inside edge of the frame. The bottom frame had a generous amount of silicone sealant applied. These will leak and allow water to soak everything behind and below the refer. I can't believe Dometic hasn't changed the design of these vents for at least 10 years and probably a lot longer.
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***I noticed a ball stud near the hinge side of the entry door threshold and found one on the bottom of the door. No strut.***

So your must have the traditional T latch?

***I don't want to hijack this thread but I want to warn 2703WS owners to check the refrigerator vent covers. Because the refer. is in the slide, it has two of the standard plastic Dometic vents on the side. I checked the top one and found no sealant along the bottom inside edge of the frame. The bottom frame had a generous amount of silicone sealant applied.***

I hope this was just overlooked in one unit and not an epidemic with many. Thank you I will be sure to check when I pick mine up in a couple weeks.
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Yeah, it has the T latch. Forest River said it shouldn't have a strut.

I've had three other owners find no sealant on the upper vent frame. Check the last few posts in the thread "First real trip in the 2703WS!!". Two owners there and someone picked up a new one today that had no sealant. It's starting to look like standard practice. I contacted Forest River but haven't heard back yet.
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