We purchased the unit from Tom Raper RV in Richmond. We've only used it a total of 3 times over the course of the summer and we keep it in their open air storage lot. The unit has about 1300 miles on it.
I went to retrieve our motor home this past Friday evening, and discovered that all 4 tail lights were out (brake and turn signal). I don't know why Raper's didn't check when they pulled it out of storage. The front set of lights work fine. We proceeded to make our way to the campground because of paid reservations and the wife ran behind me in our van for the short trip.
I checked the fuse and it was fine. I pulled the fuse and all signal function was out, so it wasn't the fuse. The front lights and turn signals work. The running lights all work with the headlights on, it is just the rear tail lights that are an issue. Both the brake and signal lights are out.
The mechanic on duty Monday morning told me they just pulled another new Sunseeker off the road that had the exact same problem. He is stating that the Sunseeker model apparently has a seal issue with the lights and when it rains heavily, they are somehow getting wet and failing.
Does this sound legitimate or am I being scammed? Has anyone else become aware of this problem? Does Forest River have an engineering issue? Thanks for any response, advice, or help.
UPDATE: I spoke with Tom Rapers (Richmond) service dept. All the bulbs were blown/bad for a charge of $25.00 Does this sound right or is there a cable to easily detach rear lights? I'm waiting to see if this is a seal and rain issue or if something else may have caused the bulbs to go. 1300 miles seems awfully soon to start blowing bulbs. If it is seals it should be under warranty I would think.