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Old 04-25-2016, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hi there, I currently own a Sunseeker 3120. The wife is very interested in upgrading to the 2016 Forester 3171. I have a couple of questions that Ihope could be answered. What does the DS or DSF stand for at the end of the model number? When did the 6 speed Ford transmission begin to ship? ALso, for a fully loaded 3171, what can Iexpect to pay/offer without having my pants pulled down? Thank you in advance for your responses.
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The DSF stands for double slide Ford. They only come on Ford chassis as of now so DS and DSF is the same. The 6 speeds have been shipping since last August or earlier if I remember correctly. As for a good starting point on price go to RVWholesalers.com and you will get a price quote right online. If your looking to order a unit their prices are very good and many here including myself have ordered through them. If your looking to find one at a local dealer you may have a harder time getting close to RVW's price. I own a 2016 Forester GTS 2801QSF and am very pleased with fit, finish and options. Happy hunting!
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:55 AM   #3
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Thank you for the info - spoke with RVW this morning - wow, what a different experience than the first purchase!
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:43 AM   #4
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Great guys at RVW. Most here have had a good experience with them. Go to dealer reviews here on forum and do a search. I was totally and still completely satisfied with their dealership and service.
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:59 PM   #5
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Check out RV Direct.com. Everything is 20-40% off retail price. I saved 38% off the retail price on my Solera. I p/u 'ed from DesMoine, IA location and was happy with them.
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So this is nuts - I took the RVW price back to the Dealer - Campingworld - and they matched it.......31% off the retail. Anyone bought from Campingworld and had warranty work done there?
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They better beat it, not match it
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:39 PM   #8
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I've heard good and bad from different camping world locations. I'm sure that's typical with any dealer. If your going to finance, RVW also gives large additional discount if you finance through them. Make sure you account for that if financing. In the end if your happy with a price and terms from a dealer that's what's important.
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Old 04-28-2016, 12:32 AM   #9
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So this is nuts - I took the RVW price back to the Dealer - Campingworld - and they matched it.......31% off the retail. Anyone bought from Campingworld and had warranty work done there?

Yes, we did. The one in Draper. So far so good.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:15 AM   #10
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Yes, we did. The one in Draper. So far so good.
Benagi - this is the same that we are working with. ALso I think you wanted to check out the solar install as well - DM me maybe we can connect.
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Out camping in southern Utah at a Mountain man rendezvous thru Sunday. We should get together sometime next week so I can check out your solar panel installation then. Also, we own a 3171 right now. We can answer a lot of questions about the 3171.
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Keep warm and dry - will be in Wendover for a 21 year old nephew party......ugh
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Keep warm and dry - will be in Wendover for a 21 year old nephew party......ugh

Will do.
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