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Old 10-23-2007, 10:49 AM   #1
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Question Hi, Please give me the 411

Hi All,

We have been ready to make the jump from TT for my family to Class C..
It has been a long time (and confusing time) of looking at layouts and companies.. Of course I am on a Sunseeker forum so I expect to hear how much everyone loves thier unit but I need to look at the drawbacks too to see if we can live with them before purchasing.

We are looking at a 3120DS 2007.. upgrading from a Frontier TT 2505

What are some common problems to look for. (Hubby wasn't keen on the dumping area, it is not enclosed with a floor either right behind a wheel..)
We don't believe in taking our home with us camping so we don't need a "posh" unit but some of the things on the Sunseeker look a little skimped on too.. of course searching the net we found some people who told us they were pieces of junk..
We thought they were well made with some exceptions.. (nothing is perfect) so we wanted to talk to some "real" owners...

So besides the usual issues what were some of your "unexpected" surprises when you took your unit on trips..

Thanks in advance.. hope to be on this forum as an owner too.

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Old 10-23-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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first off, welcome! I'm a TT owner so am of no help on the model or even on 'c's generally so I'll leave our friends to offer their views. In the meantime, you might see if you can access a few issues of Trailer Life magazine, their reviews of Class C's are pretty objective.

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Old 10-23-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
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Welcome to the frf site
I to dotn have a class C, but we looked at many before deciding to stay with the fiver.

I found and this is just my opinion, the entry level class C's seem to be put together pretty shody compared to a fiver, and many are close to the max front axle weight allowed by the frame builder on axle weights, which leaves a minimum you can add for personel effects,

i can see traveling with kids though the class C is the way to go, they have to have space on long trips and thes units do have that and still aloow dad to drive,

i wish you luck on your search
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:21 PM   #4
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:19 AM   #5
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We went from a C to a 5th wheel. As anything in the RV world there are advantages and disadvantages. It all depends on your likes and dislkes. With the C you have to tow something in order to have transportation when you get where your going. But the C can be set up and taken down quickly. The 5ver has more room and the feel of being in your own living room. The cost of maintaining the C is much greater than TT and 5ver.

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Old 10-24-2007, 01:43 PM   #6
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I own a 2003 Sunseeker and I am pretty happy with it. I had a Keystone Springdale travel trailer. I do miss the storage space. I guess we were using the tow truck for storage too, and now we do not have that luxury. The inside of the camper is comfortable, I do not have any complains about it. Let me know what specific questions you have and I will try to answer them for you.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:57 PM   #7
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Hi Wengerda,
Is there anything that really bothered you about the Sunseeker?
I've read issues with:
water faucets
slides not working well
and I was a bit leery of the dump plumbing being behind the wheel with only a flap guard protecting it..
The smaller tanks for propane and grey/fresh water were also an issue.. any thoughts?
Thanks again..
THe dealer gave us a good deal.. we are thinking of taking it
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:27 PM   #8
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Let me see:
Water faucet works fine.
I do not have any problems with the slide (1 slide)
Dump plumbing is not a big deal, my previous trailer had the same configuration.
About the smaller propane and grey/fresh water is not a big deal either. When we go camping, we go to full-hook areas, and for no more than 3 to 4 days per trip.
By the way where are you located?
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:18 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info..
We are in Eastern PA.. where are you located?
We are going to inspect this model tomorrow and if all goes well we will be new owners..
It is just a huge jump from a tt to a class c
but we know we will use it more than the tt..

Thanks for your help..
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:10 AM   #10
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I am in the Northern Virginia area, 10 miles from Washington D.C. Good luck..

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