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Old 02-02-2018, 10:25 PM   #1
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My wife and I are seriously considering buying an 2018 Forester 3271S. This would be our first RV, so we are excited and nervous at the same time. There are just the two of us. We are planning to take the bunks out and put in a table so my wife can sew. (Happy wife, happy life!). She hopes to be able to sew while we are on the road. I'm not sure how that will work out.

Are there any 3271 owners out there to comment on our choice? Or anyone else that cares to comment?

Thanks for any input.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:29 PM   #2
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Trust me... She will be able to sew on the road
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:34 PM   #3
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My wife and I are seriously considering buying an 2018 Forester 3271S. This would be our first RV, so we are excited and nervous at the same time. There are just the two of us. We are planning to take the bunks out and put in a table so my wife can sew. (Happy wife, happy life!). She hopes to be able to sew while we are on the road. I'm not sure how that will work out.

Are there any 3271 owners out there to comment on our choice? Or anyone else that cares to comment?

Thanks for any input.


Have you looked at any of the Dynamax models. Much better build quality in my opinion.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:53 PM   #4
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Have you looked at any of the Dynamax models. Much better build quality in my opinion.


No, we haven't looked closely at Dynamax. The price point is beyond our reach.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:33 PM   #5
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Sew Enroute

Don't see any reason why sewing en-route would present a problem. Although looking at the floor plan those bunk beds are just about right on top of the rear axle so sewing may be a little bumpy. Running the generator as you travel will lower gas mileage dramatically.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:50 AM   #6
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Don't see any reason why sewing en-route would present a problem. Although looking at the floor plan those bunk beds are just about right on top of the rear axle so sewing may be a little bumpy. Running the generator as you travel will lower gas mileage dramatically.
I really dough that dck22 ment she was going to sew while they were traveling
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:41 PM   #7
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I really dough that dck22 ment she was going to sew while they were traveling



Actually she is hoping to.
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:20 PM   #8
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Make sure to test drive a few.. can't imagine sewing in ours. In front of the rear axle it rides ok, near and beyond it gets much worse.
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:59 PM   #9
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"Running the generator as you travel will lower gas mileage dramatically."

Wrong!! I run the generator all the time we are on the road except for a 1000 mile round trip where the toad was not available. The generator only reduces the mpg by 1/2 a gallon as long as you are moving.

Also, check with Forest River as there used to be a desk option instead of the bunks.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:01 PM   #10
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Well we did it. We pulled the trigger on a 2018 Forester 3271. Pick it up on the 16th. Are there any other Forester 3271 or Sunseeker 3270 owners out there?
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Well we did it. We pulled the trigger on a 2018 Forester 3271. Pick it up on the 16th. Are there any other Forester 3271 or Sunseeker 3270 owners out there?
Congratulations and enjoy it !
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Congrats!! Please post pics of your desk (modification) once you are finished.
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Congrats!! Please post pics of your desk (modification) once you are finished.


Sorry it took me so long to respond. Upon further investigation there is a lot of wiring under the bottom bunk that we don't want to mess with at this time. The mod is on hold and the bunk area will be storage and closet space for now. Sewing will be done on the dinette or a folding table specifically for that purpose.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:12 AM   #14
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GOOD LUCK with the sewing on the road !!!
Be sure you have several bandaids !!!
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:44 PM   #15
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Congrats!! Please post pics of your desk (modification) once you are finished.


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Couldn't make mods because of wiring and plumbing running through the bunk area.
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:38 PM   #16
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Nice job!
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