2006 Forester Class C

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lesg45

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Hello all!  I recently purchased a 2006 Forester M3101S Class C motorhome with only 22K miles on it.  It's based on the Ford E450 Chassis with the 6.8 Triton V10.  This is my first motorhome, though I have owned sever travel trailers over the years.  Is there anyone here who has experience with this particular Forester model?  Are there any issues that I should be aware of? Thank you!
 

Gizmo100

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Welcome to the RV Forum lesg45

Can't help with your Forester. Just get in there and test everything.
 

Harvard

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lesg45 said:

.....  It's based on the Ford E450 Chassis with the 6.8 Triton V10.  ..............  Are there any issues that I should be aware of?

In case you feel you need to go for an alignment because of wandering at highway speeds:

Ford ships all E350/E450 cut aways with identical fixed, non adjustable
caster/camber sleeves, "one size fits all".

The RV builder almost never changes the Ford sleeves, as a result:

If the final RV build is nose down one degree then the runtime caster will be about +3.5 degrees. These units can have a real wandering problem.

If the final RV build is nose level then the runtime caster will be about +4.5 degrees. These units are probably indifferent.

If the final RV build is nose up one degree then the runtime caster will be about +5.5 degrees. These units are probably just fine, possibly excepting the 31+ footers.

So, some RVs have a problem and some do not have a problem. JMO.

POPULAR MECHANICS MAY 1973:
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If too little caster exists, the car will wander and weave,
thus necessitating constant corrections in steering.
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RVRAC

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Welcome to the forum!

Make sure you do not exceed the load limits.  Check for the tire age, if 6 or more years, you should replace them.
 
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