Originally Posted by Gingsnap
Hi, We have a 2000 Forest River Rockwood 2602 and are looking to go into a small class C motorhome. My husband suffered a stroke in 2009 and hooking up the camper has become too hard for him and I have become the driver which I do not like on the highways. We are looking at Sunseekers here in Georgia but do not know anything other than what the "sales" folks tell you. I know Sunseekers have fiberglass roofs..is this good or bad and they are pushing me towards a Ford vs a Chevy do you know why other than is is more expensive. we are looking at the 2450S or smaller and also looking at the Four Winds by Thor. ALL help is appreciated..thanks
Sorry to hear about your husbands stroke and applaud you guys for not letting it stop you from doing the activities y'all enjoy.
We have a Sunseeker 3170DS with a ford chassis. We really enjoy ours after 1-1/2 years we have never regretted the purchase.
These are my thoughts and only my opinion.
I like the fiberglass roof. I see it has being more durable. On this forum, some folks have had issues with edge cracking and some have had issues with rubber roofs as well. I went under a low tree with a lot of screeching and a bang on the roof. Thankfully for no damage except for a smudge on the AC cover. Not sure if the rubber roof would have faired as well. It is noisier when it rains.
Ford vs Chevy. I like our Ford now after solving the drive ability issues. I own a GMC pickup and it has proved to be a well built motor. I think both would do a great job but the Chevy may drive better. Test drive both and make a decision. I never drove the Chevy because the model we liked was on a ford chassis so I have no point of reference.
Not sure about cost.
I like the wrap around fiberglass cap on the front. It is a selling point and I have seen other manufactures do this.
A couple of points.
Class C do not have the stuff carrying capacity as an A class.
Ford chassis cockpits are very stark. Not many amities. Just basic dash and electronics.
Washing a class C front (the cab over) is a real pain. I am certain an A class is easier to wash.
Get the hydraulic leveling jacks. This will help you guys on your campsite setup.
Just a few observations. I am sure others will respond or search out this forum for similar topics.
Also, checkout irv2.com. Good luck and enjoy the process.
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