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Old 11-11-2017, 11:00 AM   #1
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New 2018 Sunseeker 2370 TS

Just brought home a brand new 2370 on the diesel Ford Transit. Really like a lot of things about it, especially how it drives.

I do have several questions though - I wonder if anyone has ideas?

The unique couch/bed layout on the 2370 works well for our situation - but I can't for the life of me figure out how they intended the cushions to work. I assume some thought must have been put into it.

When retracted they mostly work fine, except the cushions fall down all the time.


When extended there isn't a logical place for the cushions. You can try to set them at an angle, but they tend to just fall into the large gap of wiring and ducting. You'd think they'd fit in snugly in some way, but I haven't found it.


There are velcro patches on the back of the cushions, but they are not attached to anything. It is unclear exactly where you'd want to attach them.


The other question is just around repair of some basic quality control issues. The RV seems to have epoxy/glue strewn about all over the place. I suspect it may not be removable, but maybe this is common and there are approaches to fix? Here is a bunch on the ceiling:


Other small repair item - Whoever installed the control panel did a pretty terrible job and tore up the cabinet covering on each of the four corners. I guess I'll mill a slightly larger plate to mount behind it and cover it? Unless there is a way to repair it?


Final question on batteries -
I had read all these models come with lithium batteries but mine came with a standard AGM. Looks like there is room in there for a second one - am I good to go if I just buy another identical battery and wire them in parallel?

Thanks to anyone with ideas for this new Sunseeker owner. I'm very excited about the motorhome but am eager to work through these small issues before we head out.
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:52 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new rig from Southern Worcester County MACant speak to your coach though we really like the floor plan. As for the Transit we have a 350HD diesel cargo van as a daily driver and it is a sweet ride. MPG for us rivals DW Jeep Cherokee
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:44 AM   #3
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Welcome from SW Ohio , enjoy your MH !
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:05 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! We have a TS 2390...

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Final question on batteries -
I had read all these models come with lithium batteries but mine came with a standard AGM. Looks like there is room in there for a second one - am I good to go if I just buy another identical battery and wire them in parallel?
FR decided to go cheap and discontinued the lithium batteries very soon after production started. I found this out when our 2390 arrived with a regular AGM... You should be able to add a second battery but you need to read the manual on your converter to make sure it will handle the second battery.

Your dealer should be able to handle cleaning up most of the other issues you posted pictures of...

Read the manuals on your Truma Combi water heater / furnace very carefully. Over all it is a good unit but you really need to understand how it works to get the best service from it. There are a ton of options on setting it up and using the built in timers. The only real downside to the Combi is the small tank capacity. But you get used to that and figure out the best ways to work around it...
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:47 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new Sunseeker.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:28 AM   #6
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...we have a 350HD diesel cargo van as a daily driver and it is a sweet ride. MPG for us rivals DW Jeep Cherokee
I smiled when I saw the reference to the Jeep. We have a Wrangler Rubicon with the same 4:10 gear ratio in the rear diff as the Transit. The fuel economy of the Transit is nearly as good (good being a relative term) as the Rubicon.

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I don't mean to be sound like a smart *****,,, but I would have never taken that unit off the lot !!! Take it back and make the dealer make every thing right

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[QUOTE=Granny K;1669523]I smiled when I saw the reference to the Jeep. We have a Wrangler Rubicon with the same 4:10 gear ratio in the rear diff as the Transit. The fuel economy of the Transit is nearly as good (good being a relative term) as the Rubicon.

LOL...of course GrannyK I was speaking relative to my Sunseeker 2650s. Both transit and jeep get 3 times the MPG of that beast
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