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Old 01-29-2014, 08:10 AM   #11
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I would recommend buying a generator exhaust system that directs the exhaust over the roof instead of ground level.

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Old 01-29-2014, 09:28 PM   #12
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We have a 2012 2300 and love it. It had only minor warranty issues when new, and no problems since. We pull a Jeep Liberty 4 down. We use the leveling blocks from Walmart. I would be careful considering the Big foot levelers since you will be hauling water and your trailer, I would be afraid of being over weight.

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Old 02-01-2014, 07:39 PM   #13
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Picked up our new 2300 yesterday. Brought it home and we have been living in it for the weekend. Taking it on a 275 mile round trip road trip tomorrow so my son can practice at a MX facility in SC. Shouldn't be any problem towing my small 4x6 utility trailer with 2 small dirt bikes on it. Look forward relaxing while jr. goes and rides with his friends.

Okay, about the unit. I keep asking myself, why in the world did we wait so long to finally buy one. If I ever consider buying another travel trailer, you all have my permission to beat me senseless. I have spent most of the day just hanging out in the unit getting the feel of everything. I cannot get over just how much storage this thing has. Played around with everything making sure I understand the ins and outs of how they all work. Luckily having owned the TT, most of it functions the same. I'm letting my 9 year old figure out all the electronic stuff, especially with the radio/nav/dvd system. He already has his playstation 4 hooked up.

We cannot wait to take it to the races. Oh, how I look forward to just showing up, parking and hanging out. No more unloading all the crap I would normally have to take. Jr. can get his bikes off or out of the trailers depending on which one I tow.

I do have a question though regarding the heating units. We will always be dry camping at the race tracks. So, when needed we will use the furnace. However, we also have the AC/Heat pump. I will definitely use the heat pump when we have a power hook up. But, when do you find the need to use it dry camping. I would rather not run the generator while everyone is sleeping.

Thanks again for the answers and replies to my post. Please keep them coming if you think of anything.

I will close with this. If any of you are looking for another RV, you owe it to yourself to call Campers Inn in Mocksville NC and speak with Dan Lipe. He along with all the other employees we met, definitely made our buying process one for the memories. No pressure, take your time, want you to be happy type of atmosphere. No other dealer we spoke with in NC came within 4400.00 of what they gave us on trade. Then throw in the amount they took off MSRP to begin with, 5 year/75000 exclusionary service/warranty agreement added to deal at no cost to us, 1 year free camping with Thousand Trails( I know, I know), free application of the exterior paint protection, $50.00 gift card to their parts department and most important of all, free popcorn for the kid. Now all he wants to do is go out their. I have no idea if they give me anything for referrals and simply do not care. Just tell them that if they do, just add to your deal.

Look forward to seeing some of you down the road. You will always be able to pick us out of the crowd. More than likely we will have the trailer attached with a 2013 KTM 65 and 2014 KTM 85 on board. Red number plates attached with the number 750 in white. Please stop, introduce yourself and aggravate my kid to no end. In fact, I would probably pay you to do that. Just be warned, he's something else.

Thanks again,

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Old 02-01-2014, 08:03 PM   #14
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Congrats on the new 2300. We love our 2012.

The heat pump provides a nice option for heat when the temperature outside is above 30 or so, and you have power. If you don't have power, there is really no reason to run the generator just to use the heat pump--just switch to furnace. The furnace, of course, uses your propane. It also uses quite a bit of battery power. But it would be better than running the generator to use the heat pump.
2012 Forest River Sunseeker 2300 Chevy
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:27 PM   #15
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Took it for a day trip to SC yesterday putting about 280 miles on it. Towed a small utility trailer with son's race bikes. So far so good. Everything seems to work okay. Unit is still winterized, will take care of that around the 1st of March.

All I kept saying to myself was why did I wait so long to do this. Let the wife drive it about 30 miles on I-77. I'm still breathing. Actually she did really good. But she drives a Ford Expedition so she is used to a large vehicle. Surprisingly got around 11.5 mpg. Cant complain there. I'm lucky to get that when I drive my Ford F150 Raptor with the 6.2 engine. Usually get around 9-10 loaded up pulling the TT.

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