Originally Posted by jrwalkerpa1
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
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.