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Old 01-26-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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New Sunseeker 2300 Owner To Be

I am new to this forum and this is my first class c purchase. My 9yr old son has become a very accomplished off road motorcycle racer and we are simply tired of the truck and small travel trailer set up. Therefore, I will be taking delivery of a new 2014 Sunseeker 2300 this coming friday.

I spent a great deal of time looking at different class c's all over the state of NC. I had the pleasure of meeting Dan Lipe with Campers Inn in Mocksville NC and decided to purchase this unit from that location. I cannot say enough good things about him and the other employees at that business. This whole buying experience has been quite an adventure dealing with different dealers and some of the nonsense they try to pull. I should have gone to this dealer in the first place.

Anyway, I am excited about buying this unit and look forward to what it has to offer. Considering that about 90 percent of the time I will be dry camping, I am open to any and all advice from those who have done the same with like units. Most of the time, we will only be staying Saturday and Sunday, but once in a while Friday thru Sunday. I will be pulling a 5x8 enclosed trailer with the bikes and other equipment, to include a generator that will run pretty much everything on this rv. Unfortunately, I will be loaded down with water, since I have to take it with me. There goes the gas mileage.

I will tell you that at many of these events, flat parking is not easily found. So, I know I will need leveling ramps/blocks. Has anybody found a certain brand/style that seems to work the best for these units? I also intend to buy some window shades/covers for the cab area, so if anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be great. Also, would you reccomend that I use the RV's generator sparingly to keep the hours down and just use my quiet inverter generator to power everything. Considering that we may do this about 25 weeks this year, I may have just answered my own question. I am also considering purchasing a cover for the rv while it is not in use. Again, is there one I should consider over others? And finally, for those that own this very same unit, have you found the need for any type of supports, jack stands, etc. to keep the unit from any type of movement while it is parked and we are moving about inside.

Yes, I know I could have done a search and may have found what I was looking for, but I at least wanted to introduce myself, so please bare with me. I thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter and look forward to any suggestions and advice. And please, if there is something else I need to be considering, please speak up. Just remember, I am not a newbie to camping. It is just that I am taking a huge step from a 15 foot travel trailer to this unit.

Again, thanks in advance and look forward to being a part of this forum.

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Old 01-26-2014, 08:01 PM   #2
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Welcome and congrats on your 2014 Sunseeker 2300.

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Old 01-26-2014, 08:09 PM   #3
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Have fun and stay warm. I was tinkering in my 2300 today in the arctic chill of MA. Deciding what to pack for my first trip to FL leaving on 2/15. Hope it warms a bit before then. Keep us posted on your trip. Curious to hear about any issues to look for in my 2300.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:22 PM   #4
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Big Foot leveling kit would be a great factory option or after market option that would help with uneven ground.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:43 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum from another 2300 owner! You will love your MH. Regarding leveling, I use 3 sets of Lynx levelers (lego block type levelers). Probably could get by with 2 sets. The MH is pretty stable inside without additional equipment. I have had trailers with full stabilizers that were still not as stable as this is with nothing additional.

I use an Adco window cover. It is vinyl and covers the side windows and windshield of the cab. Open door slightly to hook over top of door frame, place under windshield wipers, and its on. Camping World sells one with roll up panels to let light in during the day. Haven't tried that one, but like the solid panel one we have--available on Amazon.

We don't do a lot of dry camping, but when we do, we use the generator as needed. I don't see a problem in running it. That's one of the joys of having one built in. Remember it draws fuel from the gas tank and for safety sake, it's fuel pickup is about a 1/4 of the way up in the tank, so that the generator can not run your tank dry and leave you stranded. It's pretty easy on fuel usage, of course depending on load.

I believe the new units are starting to ship with led interior lights. If not, change yours to led for much better run time on battery. If yours doesn't come with two batteries, consider adding one. They should be a matched pair, so adding it now while new would be good. That will greatly increase your time off the grid.

Water supply for 2-3 days will be adequate if you are careful (Navy showers, etc.). I find the fresh water tank runs out before the holding tanks need emptying. Usually have plenty of everything for a weekend with 2 adults and an occasional visit from a grandchild.

When dealer does walk through, make sure they show you location of air valves for rear air bags. They should be inflated between 10 and 100 psi. They fill very fast, so be careful with them. Most start at 50-60 psi and adjust from there. With the trailer you will have, it should help to adjust until you won't even know the trailer is there.

Ask anything. There are lots of Sunseeker owners (including 2300s) here, as well as many others willing to help.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies and information. Scheduled to take delivery this Friday afternoon if all goes well. On Sunday, Weather permitting, going to simply take a day trip out of state for my son to ride. That should give me a chance to play around with it and hopefully learn the ins and outs. Not having to unhook my TT and unload the bikes out of the back of the truck, will definitely help me tremendously. In 2002, I suffered a severe career ending line of duty injury to my left leg while working in Law Enforcement. 8 surgeries later including total joint replacement of my left knee at the ripe ol age of 38, I do not have the abilities I once had. So buying this unit will make life so much easier. Just show up, park, and get out. When time comes, unload the bikes from the enclosed trailer, or should I say, kiddo can unload his own bikes. Oh, how I look forward to not being so miserable come Sunday afternoons after the racing is over. Loading everything up, picking stuff up, moving stuff around, hooking camper back up was getting to be a real pain in the you know what.

Anyway, thanks again. I will definitely look into the cab covers and leveling ramps. Race season starts the first of March and the two first locations are a pain for parking if you get there too late. So that should give me a good idea if I need the leveling kit. Hopefully, I can get by with just some blocks to pull up on. If the weather is good, we seldom stay inside unless we are eating or sleeping. Too much to do outside. So we will see.


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Old 01-27-2014, 11:08 PM   #7
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I think you should definitely look into the Big Foot leveling jacks that I mentioned earlier. Pull in push button and the RV is level.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:53 PM   #8
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I second the bigfoot levelers. I had them put on at the bigfoot factory last summer. I have a 32ft forester. I cant say enough good things about them.

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Old 01-28-2014, 05:20 PM   #9
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Congrats on your new sunseeker I also would recommend the big foot levelers and as far as the generator run it as often as you can they are much more reliable if you keep fresh gas going through .
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:16 PM   #10
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the first thing I learned with dry camping at the race track was you need some fold up tables

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