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Old 08-10-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Question Forester Order

Since we could not find one set up the way we wanted it, we decided to order a class C mh with the options we wanted. Because we were ordering new, we thought we would go ahead a go out to factory in IN and pick it up for a "road trip" back to the dealer (for final delivery prep). Would like to do the factory tour while there However, dealer said FR doesn't let buyer do own delivery...bummer.

Has anyone arranged for factory pick up, if so, what steps did you follow?

Since this is a motorized unit, I was hoping to break my engine in according to manufacture's guidelines. I understand they don't haul these Cs out west, so who makes sure the engine gets broken correctly over that first 2000+/- miles?


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Old 08-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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Been along while since I heard about breaking in any auto/vehicle... Perhaps it's still required but I'd be amazed. The chassis is driven and delivered altered (lengthened) to Forest River so even "new" there will be miles on the odometer.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #5
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You are correct that vehicles don’t need to be broken in like they used to. They are built with closer tolerances so initial wear is much less.

Our Sunseeker had about 800 miles on it when it arrived at the dealer here in South Carolina. I doubt that the driver paid much attention to the break in procedure. After 28,000 miles the engine uses no oil between changes.

This is from the 2010 Ford E-450 owner's manual for our Sunseeker 3100:

Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to drive
continuously at the same speed for the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of
new vehicle operation. Vary your speed frequently in order to give the
moving parts a chance to break in.

Drive your new vehicle at least 1,000 miles (1,600 km) before towing a
trailer. For more detailed information about towing a trailer, refer to
Trailer towing in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses and information RamblerGuy and mwebber78. Sounds like these newer engines break in a little easier than the older ones I am used to. Would still like to go out and get my new C as I was hoping to get to do the manufacture tour while out that way...........

Also, thanks for the welcomes from everyone


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