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Old 02-02-2014, 12:27 AM   #1
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A couple more Sunseeker Questions

I have an order in the pipeline for a 3010DS, expected to be ready sometime in March.

As I am getting prepared to take delivery , I have a few more questions about things I didn't think of (or forgot) when looking at the dealer's lot...

1. Do sunseekers come with good quality valve stem extensions on the rear duals or should I plan to get some good brass extensions added?

2. I did order the optional fantastic fan for the living area. Aside from this one and the vent/fan in the bathroom, are there other ceiling vents? I can't recall if the others in the bedroom and kitchen area are vents that open or just skylights.

3. Has anyone added an on-board compressor for the air bags? if so, what type? Has anyone added one that can also be used to air tires?

4. I also ordered the grill/LP connection. Is this an "extend a stay" type connection that has a T for both an external LP tank AND the grill or just the connection for the grill

Thanks..
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:49 AM   #2
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I have an order in the pipeline for a 3010DS, expected to be ready sometime in March.

As I am getting prepared to take delivery , I have a few more questions about things I didn't think of (or forgot) when looking at the dealer's lot...

1. Do sunseekers come with good quality valve stem extensions on the rear duals or should I plan to get some good brass extensions added?

2. I did order the optional fantastic fan for the living area. Aside from this one and the vent/fan in the bathroom, are there other ceiling vents? I can't recall if the others in the bedroom and kitchen area are vents that open or just skylights.

3. Has anyone added an on-board compressor for the air bags? if so, what type? Has anyone added one that can also be used to air tires?

4. I also ordered the grill/LP connection. Is this an "extend a stay" type connection that has a T for both an external LP tank AND the grill or just the connection for the grill

Thanks..

The valve stem extensions that came with my 2012 2300 were cheap plastic. I replaced them.

I have three vents. One in the living area with fantastic fan (from factory). One over bed with no fan. One in bathroom with cheap fan. In the 2300 floor plan, one fantastic fan is enough. As for the one with no fan, other threads on this forum have indicated that the wiring is in place behind the trim for adding a fan. (All are vents, not skylights).

I bought a tire inflator from Harbor Freight for tires and air bags. It is 110v and can put out 100 psi. For tires I would only use it in emergency--it would likely take forever to inflate. But I use a real compressor at home and have tire pressure monitor system. For the air bags it is just right. They take very little air. Be careful not to over inflate. I didn't want the weight and space of carrying a full size compressor. I only adjust the air bags a couple of times per season.

The LP grill connector is a quick connect mounted behind a small door on the side of the RV. It is not an extend a stay connector. Only a grill connection. During the summer months, we cook, grill, and (when driving) run fridge on LP. Usually stay at sites with hookups. A tank of LP lasts most all summer. Often top it off toward Fall to make sure we have enough if weather would suddenly turn cold. We camp every other weekend and a few longer trips. Those who dry camp a lot might have different needs, but we have not had concerns about having enough LP.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:37 AM   #3
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I had a lp connector on the last camper, but it would not run the stove/grill we had. I bought a 5lb tank from cabellas that fits nicely in one of the small cubbys with the Coleman grill. The 5lb tank will last a long time. I may fill it twice during the year.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:31 AM   #4
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LP connector on ours works great with the Aussie grill that came with the MH. Use it all the time. It is already regulated, so if you are using a grill that normally is fed from a bottle, you will not want to have a second regulator on it. Most manufacturers make hardware to connect to a line directly if the gas line is already regulated.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:25 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your input. Much appreciated!
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:38 PM   #6
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Wiring is in place under trim rings. I installed a fan in the bedroom. Bathroom one is cheap Chinese crap, I replaced that with a basic Fantastic fan. Valve extenders were of low quality, one flew off and ripped the valve stem out causing a rear flat.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:28 AM   #7
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While we wait on delivery of our 3010ds, MrsDoc and I have been talking about some stuff we need to get. She asked me last night about sheets for the bed. We ordered the upgraded mattress. Is this a standard Queen size or a short Queen?

Also, I found this heater at Camping World > http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...n-heater/74228
Do you think it would fit on the wall that the slide covers when it is closed? Is there a power outlet there? Do you think it would be good to place one on the back bedroom wall under the window?
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The rear bed is a short queen. If I recall the actual measurements are 60"x74".

As far as the heater, that is an interesting idea.

There is a 120V outlet there and also a 12V if I recall.

I am not sure about the space there on the wall by the dinette. There is some room there between the wall and slide...When I was playing around with the table, I was able to lean it up there between the wall and the dinette seat but it was tight.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:51 PM   #9
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Thanks jrwarkerpa1.

The boss is checking into the short sheets now.

That heater is a 400 watt unit. Do you guys think that is enough for +20F and higher in the bedroom? I found another brand that is 600 watt. Maybe that would be a better option.

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My 2012 3120 has braided stainless steel valve extenders. Not sure what the 2014s come with.
Concerning the upgraded mattress, mine is a short queen and came with a Serta with rounded corners. Thus the factory bed spread doesn't fit well and the plywood base which has more square corners sticks outside the mattress. That turned out to be good since it gave me a place to install short corner bed posts to tuck the blanket/spread behind at night so they don't slide off the end of the bed while sleeping. Not sure if others have this problem but I have often found that the covers have a tendency to slide off short queens during the night. The posts also square up the corner so the factory bed spread fits better.

Also since you are looking at a March build it may be shipped (driven) to your dealer on salted roads. I would ask that it not be shipped if the roads are wet and salty. As a minimum make sure it is cleaned well when it arrives. Now if you plan to winter camp I guess it doesn't matter but plan on corrosion issues both cosmetic and functional.
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