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Old 11-12-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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New Sunseeker Owners

So glad to have found this forum. We are picking up our new-to-us 2011 Sunseeker 3010DS tomorrow. It's beautiful, with full body paint, almost every option and only 3700 miles. Hopefully, the previous owners worked out any issues and we will have many years of adventurous travels.

We traded our beloved 2005 Gulfstream Vista Cruiser MB (Class B - 22 mpg, 72000 miles). It was a great camper but we felt that we needed more room since we are getting older and in retirement would probably be spending a lot more time inside the camper.

Now for the big adjustment...going from 21' to 32' and learning how to manage the curves. :-)
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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Congrats on you purchase. I also have the full body paint as well and love it. The mpg going from 22 to about 8 may be your hardest adjustment!
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Congrats and good luck in your travels
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Thanks. I know the cost of fuel will be a shocker. We have been weighing the cost of comfort for several years. The Sprinter was great for short trips but was not good for sitting around the campsite. There were no slides and only enough room to sleep. I am still hoping we don't regret the upgrade.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
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We love our 3010 ds. We have a 2012 and our very happy. I don't think you will regret the upgrade!
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:48 AM   #6
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Ready to hit the road

We picked up our new toy a couple of days ago and have been busy "tricking our ride"

Looks like this is going to be quite an upgrade. We loaded everything we had in the old camper plus the new Dish Tailgater and it's still pretty empty. It was fun to just sit in the camper and listen to music.

The whole television operation thing is still kind of a mystery. Our 2700 square foot house has only one television. The new RV has three with a place for another on the outside. We thought we were pretty tech-savvy until we attempted to set up the Tailgater. It seemed pretty easy...coax from satellite to coach, coax from receiver to Quest box...but...no, that would not happen. The Tailgater, it seems, will only work with HDMI or composite video. After a couple of hours of trying different scenarios, we took the HDMI cable that was plugged into the main television and plugged it to the Dish receiver...voila! We had satellite on the main TV. Still have to figure out how to get satellite to work on the others. Or maybe we will just use the one television...or maybe we will just use none. Our old camper had one that we only used a few times when the granddaughter was with us. She actually preferred watching Netflix on the iPad.

Everything else on the RV seems to be great. I think it will make a huge difference in our travel style. Maiden voyage will be a trip to Southeast Missouri over the Thanksgiving week.

Here is a comparison photo. An extra eleven foot in length and two large slides make an incredible difference in the amount of living space. I am just going to ignore the impact on my bank account for the gas.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:00 PM   #7
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Congrats on your purchase. We also moved up from 21' Rialta to Sunseeker. Definitely different to drive and handle, but love the extra space!
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