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Old 04-27-2016, 08:04 AM   #1
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Picked up our 2016 Forester 3011DSF yesterday. YAHOO!
Deal went well overall, dealer was fair and everything went pretty smooth.
Did get my valve extenders. Not on rig when we looked at it but noticed later that the brochure said valve extenders were standard. Pointed it out to dealer and they said never seen them supplied by Ford before and would check into it. Later said their factory rep never heard of it either but all agreed I was supposed to get them so they were installed.

Now the fun begins...down-sized from a Class A pusher, which we bought new 15 years ago.
Geez, you have no idea how much junk you can cram into a pusher, with lots of storage...
Now all we have to do today is figure out what we don't need, what we think we need, and what we really do need: then get it into the Forester. Good thing Forester does have some decent storage available.
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Just pile EVERYTHING out on the lawn, put up a few "garage sale" signs, then whatever is left you take with you!
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My lawn/garage sale methodology.

1) sell everything you can for whatever price you can. If something is not selling, make somebody carry it away when buying something they do want. The goal is to get rid of stuff, period.

2) at the end of the day push anything remaining to the curb. Put a FREE sign on the stuff. Put a curb alert on Craigslist.

3) a couple hours later put whatever little bit is still remaining, if anything, in the trash can for the next pickup.

IMHO. (-:
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My lawn/garage sale methodology.

1) sell everything you can for whatever price you can. If something is not selling, make somebody carry it away when buying something they do want. The goal is to get rid of stuff, period.

2) at the end of the day push anything remaining to the curb. Put a FREE sign on the stuff. Put a curb alert on Craigslist.

3) a couple hours later put whatever little bit is still remaining, if anything, in the trash can for the next pickup.

IMHO. (-:

Had a friend tell me that instead of free, leave the for sale sign on it and chain it to a tree with a chain or strap that you do not want. In a day or so it will be removed by someone who thought it had value. Saves on the dump fees


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Thumbs down Valve Extenders????

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Picked up our 2016 Forester 3011DSF yesterday. YAHOO!
Deal went well overall, dealer was fair and everything went pretty smooth.
Did get my valve extenders. Not on rig when we looked at it but noticed later that the brochure said valve extenders were standard. Pointed it out to dealer and they said never seen them supplied by Ford before and would check into it. Later said their factory rep never heard of it either but all agreed I was supposed to get them so they were installed.

Newbie question - What are the valve extenders? I'm looking to buy an RV and in my research, this is the first mention of them that I've come across...
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Newbie question - What are the valve extenders? I'm looking to buy an RV and in my research, this is the first mention of them that I've come across...
https://www.google.com/search?q=pics...HZX-B6oQsAQIGw
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sailorsam, they attach to the inner tire valves, on a dual set-up, so you can easily see and reach the tire valves to check and add air pressure as needed.
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Most valve extenders have problems with leaking.

Do yourself a favor and invest in some solid metal valve stems for dually's.

Dually valve kits for Motor-homes, Busses and 6-wheeled chassis

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Congrats on the new rig!!!!!! i would suggest you join FROG, there should be info in the info pack with your rig and also stop over & sign up here
http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/ plenty of info from Forest River owners. Good luck and enjoy
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If there are no pictures then it didn't happen.

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Yeah, tell that to my bank account....
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Picked up our 2016 Forester 3011DSF yesterday. YAHOO!
Deal went well overall, dealer was fair and everything went pretty smooth.
Did get my valve extenders. Not on rig when we looked at it but noticed later that the brochure said valve extenders were standard. Pointed it out to dealer and they said never seen them supplied by Ford before and would check into it. Later said their factory rep never heard of it either but all agreed I was supposed to get them so they were installed.

Now the fun begins...down-sized from a Class A pusher, which we bought new 15 years ago.
Geez, you have no idea how much junk you can cram into a pusher, with lots of storage...
Now all we have to do today is figure out what we don't need, what we think we need, and what we really do need: then get it into the Forester. Good thing Forester does have some decent storage available.
We ran into overstuffed storage areas when we went from the '02 40' Dutch Star to the '09 45' Magna. Did the change over at the dealers and even had the back of the Odyssey stuffed to the gills. It's amazing how much you can end up stuffing in various spots over the years. Still have several boxes in the front room and on the back deck to go through/get rid of. Lots of the accessories we needed with previous rigs are standard on the newer one. Plus we lost space due to the tag axles and much bigger battery compartments.
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Most valve extenders have problems with leaking.

Do yourself a favor and invest in some solid metal valve stems for dually's.

Dually valve kits for Motor-homes, Busses and 6-wheeled chassis

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