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Old 04-30-2018, 07:31 PM   #1
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2251 sle

Are all Foresters 3 inches lower in the front, or is it just the 2251? Why is the front 3 inches lower? We just purchased a new 2251 and really like it. Not as stoutly build as we are used to, hope it will be reliable and last for many years. I should mention it has the Chevy chassis (not a chev guy, first ever). 2251 owners or ex owners, please chime in and let me know what you think. Forester owners of other models please feel free to give your impression of the Forester brand. Thanks a ton in advance. Jerry.
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:35 PM   #2
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All the Class C's on American chassis I have seen are a little nose down. Haven't measured mine, but it is nose down.
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:00 PM   #3
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I need at least 3 " risers in the front when I park. Bummer for this model but I live with it. I have NO issues loading 500 lbs on teh rear of this thing. No problem handling it- Actually I loaded 600 lbs a couple of times. Ran fine- actually better. Trade off for the rake.
Look at the spring stack on the rear. It's a 4500 chassis with only about a 10,200 curb weight. Same chassis as the 30 footers.
Love my 2251- especially after I ejected the dinette for 2 recliners and a couple of custom tables.

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Old 05-06-2018, 08:52 PM   #4
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Had mine 3 and a half years, served us well so far. Just got back from the Keys and had to have new house batteries installed while out.Front always has to go up on blocks, sometimes have to jiggle them around from side to side. Just follow the bubble levels and get as close as you can.
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