Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2023, 03:53 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Homer Vista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2023
Location: USA
Posts: 24
Difference between 3011DS and 3011DSF?

Howdy forum friends! I'm in the hunt for a 3011 and see listings for both the 3011DS and 3011DSF but I can't find a difference. Floorplan, etc all look identical. I'm curious because I'm currently negotiating a 2020 3011DSF (as listed on the original invoice). Thanks in advance and have a great day!


Homer
Homer Vista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2023, 05:25 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
JohnandSandiOnTheRoad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: North Central Idaho
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Homer Vista View Post
Howdy forum friends! I'm in the hunt for a 3011 and see listings for both the 3011DS and 3011DSF but I can't find a difference. Floorplan, etc all look identical. I'm curious because I'm currently negotiating a 2020 3011DSF (as listed on the original invoice). Thanks in advance and have a great day!


Homer
On our 2019 Sunseeker 2500TSF - the “F” denotes the Trekker Low Profile Front Cap. It replaces the over-hang and bed with a shorter entertainment center. Check our ‘info’ area for a picture of it!
John
__________________
John & Sandi
2019 Sunseeker 2500TSF
Trekker Cap
Full Body Paint
2015 Jeep Wrangler Toad
JohnandSandiOnTheRoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2023, 05:54 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3,138
Forester 3011DS and 3011 DSF are the same. The F is tacked on to denote Ford chassis, but the 3011 is only built on the Ford E-Series (nowadays anyway), so the added F really doesn’t mean anything.
__________________
2020 Sunseeker 2440DS on 2019 Ford E-450, Trekker cap, Topaz paint
BehindBars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2023, 05:56 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnandSandiOnTheRoad View Post
On our 2019 Sunseeker 2500TSF - the ďFĒ denotes the Trekker Low Profile Front Cap. It replaces the over-hang and bed with a shorter entertainment center. Check our Ďinfoí area for a picture of it!
John
I donít believe that is correct. The F stands for Ford. The Trekker cap (I have one) is an option, but not designated as F in the model number.
__________________
2020 Sunseeker 2440DS on 2019 Ford E-450, Trekker cap, Topaz paint
BehindBars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2023, 06:37 PM   #5
Kanadian Kamper
 
kenandterry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 6,745
My 2018 Sunseeker is designated as 2430S-CD

As you can see in my avatar, I have the Trekker cap. The S stands for the fact that I have the full wall slide on the driverís side. Because mine was a previous rental unit by CanaDream, it has the CD label because they order them to their specifications from Forest River.
__________________

Ken and Terry
2018 Sunseeker 2430S-CD, nicely modified and carried by a 2017 Ford E450 Sport
Former Georgetown 330TS owner for 10 years with more mods than I can count
kenandterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2023, 08:55 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Homer Vista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2023
Location: USA
Posts: 24
Thanks for the answer! I'm hoping to sign papers this week and do a fly & drive soon after!
Homer Vista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2023, 08:58 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Mr Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 109
Difference between 3011DS and 3011DSF?

Homer Vista,

Good luck in your purchase. Please know that various aspects of the paperwork for our model year 2020 E-450 based motorhome appeared as both 3011DS and 3011DSF.

One of the veteran salesmen mentioned in passing that it simply represented Dual Slide / Dual Slide Ford.

While we could not be happier with our early in the production year 2020 3011DS - which came loaded with convenient and welcome features, we have seen later 2020, as well as 2021-22 model years that were significantly de-contented.

This included removal of the large below counter oven and separate microwave oven at convenient eye-level cabinet height, both replaced with a single (and in our opinion needlessly difficult to see inside and load) below counter convection microwave - and the complete removal of the above stove top hood and exhaust fan!!

We offer this to mention there appears to be a vast difference in features even in single model year 3011ís, so please look closely to make sure you get what you want and need.

Best wishes. Please let us know how it goes.

Mr. Brian
__________________
Mr. Brian
2020 Forest River Forester 3011 DSF
Mr Brian is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2023, 09:19 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3,138
Mr Brian makes an important point in post #7. The 2020 model year saw many changes over the 2019. 2020 models switched to 12 volt DC refrigerators (from 2-way LP/AC), the power vented range hood went away, interior ceiling lighting fixture count was reduced (in our model), house DVD player went away, LP oven went away, microwave moved to knee level, cheapened galley faucet (in our model), and possible other changes based on floor plan. If you find a 2020 model built in summer 2019, it may be called a 2020 but is built like a 2019. From my observations, around September 2019 build dates, the 2020 feature reductions were implemented.

If you want a DC refrigerator and don’t mind the other feature changes, then get an “official” 2020 build, otherwise look for an early 2020 model build that followed 2019 specs. My wife and I were very happy we ordered and got an early 2020 build, but other people may have different preferences.

Note that none of this has anything to do with the “F” designation, nor does the motorhome model year always correlate directly with the chassis model year
__________________
2020 Sunseeker 2440DS on 2019 Ford E-450, Trekker cap, Topaz paint
BehindBars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2023, 10:47 PM   #9
Certified Curmudgeon
 
Duckogram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Here
Posts: 3,874
F

Something you should be aware of is that Ford did not manufacture a 2020 E-450 Cutaway DRW chassis. So your 2020 Forester will be on a 2019 (or 2018 but not likely) chassis which will have the Triton V-10 6.8L. The switch to the 7.3L V-8 is on the 2021 MY. I doubt that FR would have built a 2020 on a 2021 Chassis but stranger things have happened.

Hope I remembered this correctly. If not, somebody will jump in.
__________________

Welcome to Lake Wobegon where Justin and David utilize abductive reasoning to help solve F/SS issues.
Happy Trails and Remember the Pequod.
Duckogram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2023, 10:52 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Homer Vista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2023
Location: USA
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Brian View Post
Homer Vista,

Good luck in your purchase. Please know that various aspects of the paperwork for our model year 2020 E-450 based motorhome appeared as both 3011DS and 3011DSF.

One of the veteran salesmen mentioned in passing that it simply represented Dual Slide / Dual Slide Ford.

While we could not be happier with our early in the production year 2020 3011DS - which came loaded with convenient and welcome features, we have seen later 2020, as well as 2021-22 model years that were significantly de-contented.

This included removal of the large below counter oven and separate microwave oven at convenient eye-level cabinet height, both replaced with a single (and in our opinion needlessly difficult to see inside and load) below counter convection microwave - and the complete removal of the above stove top hood and exhaust fan!!

We offer this to mention there appears to be a vast difference in features even in single model year 3011ís, so please look closely to make sure you get what you want and need.

Best wishes. Please let us know how it goes.

Mr. Brian

Good info, thanks! I was not aware of the range hood removal! This unit does have the lower nuke/convection which we are ok with... we rarely use a stove...
Homer Vista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2023, 11:01 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Homer Vista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2023
Location: USA
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duckogram View Post
Something you should be aware of is that Ford did not manufacture a 2020 E-450 Cutaway DRW chassis. So your 2020 Forester will be on a 2019 (or 2018 but not likely) chassis which will have the Triton V-10 6.8L. The switch to the 7.3L V-8 is on the 2021 MY. I doubt that FR would have built a 2020 on a 2021 Chassis but stranger things have happened. Hope I remembered this correctly. If not, somebody will jump in.

Yup, this is a Sept-2019 chassis. The new Godzilla engine would have been nice...
Homer Vista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2023, 11:41 AM   #12
Commercial Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: elkhart
Posts: 410
no differences - the F just stands for Ford. it's in our internal numbers and some dealers list and some don't when advertising.

hope this helps.
__________________
Kary Katzenberger
Product Manager
Forest River Class C Division
karykatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 PM.