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Last fall, while standing outside on a warm and humid cloudless day in Elkhart, Indiana, Big Gulps in one hand and Indiana’s specialty melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts in the other, we got our first look at the 2020 Forester MBS 2401Q 25-foot, 5-inch Class C motorhome with its edgy eye-catching full-body paint on a completely redesigned Mercedes-Benz chassis. Finishing up the last of the Rise ’n Roll Bakery’s cinnamon masterpieces, we stepped inside to take in the Q’s modern living area with seating for five, inviting kitchen, folding workstation, bathroom with floor space for two and a queen bed housed in the single slide. Forest River had folks in mind who do a lot of traveling and possibly want to work remotely when designing this floorplan.

Built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500XD cutaway chassis, the 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel sports a seven-speed automatic transmission and 170-inch wheelbase. To accommodate the new chassis, the Forester MBS-series body was updated with a new, fancier finish with a redesigned fiberglass “wing” fairing that enhances the overall look and improves aerodynamics. This revamp includes a new cap, rear bumper and running boards to give it a more automotive feel.