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Old 03-16-2015, 09:35 PM   #21
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We've had a 2300 Chevy for three years and love it. We have the U shaped dinette and have added a swivel base to the passenger seat. For the two of us, it is just fine. I like that everything is accessible while traveling. Sometimes we stop for a few hours of sleep at a rest area or Walmart and no fuss, no problem. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with a slide--just saying we are very happy with the 2300.


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Old 03-16-2015, 11:06 PM   #22
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We are also considering the 2300 for downsizing from a 30' class C. If you look at the cabinets over dinette in a 2290S vs 2300 you will see the 2290 cabinets are much shorter because of the slide. One of my thoughts is that with storage already limited in a short MH, that is a lot of storage lost in trade off for the floor space gained.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:59 AM   #23
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I have the Forester 2251sle which is similar. Three cabenets over the bed in the slideout prlus nice reading lights and a window, and one narrow night table with a drawer on the right side plus a drawer under the foot of the bed.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:16 PM   #24
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I am considering the 2290S also, and have a few questions about it. Hopefully Brian can weigh in on these:
  1. I see from the Sunseeker brochure that the 2290S has the exact same weight and dimensions as the 2300. Is that really true that adding the slideout doesn't add any weight?
  2. Does the slideout on the 2290S allow enough room for a swivel seat on the driver's side?
  3. I found pictures of a couple of 2290S units on rvt, and noticed that the dinette cushions are split differently than I've seen before (a split on each side and one in the back, making four cushions, versus the way I've seen before of two splits in the back making three cushions). I'd prefer to get the three cushion version if I can. Is that possible?
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:25 PM   #25
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1. they probably copied and pasted...but it only adds maybe 200lbs
2. Yes.
3. No. The 3 cushion meant there was a small bolster cushion that needed to be added to fill in when it made a bed. We changed to this new design so the existing cushions would fit in without an extra cushion. The old bolster cushion would fall off and took up storage needlessly.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:33 PM   #26
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Not a Motorhome owner but noticed Europe Tour. Best getting a step down transfer 220 to 110 before you leave., depending on 50 amp or 30 amp this will be big and heavy. You will need varying types of Caravan power adapters based upon where you end up, mainly the bipin and UK tripin. I would additional bullseye (convex) mirrors ready to install. If you are driving on the left you will need the extra visibility on the right side when maneuvering.

For the Chev engine I would invest in spare fuel filter (if on the engine and not in the tank like a lot are), oil filter, air filter for service.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:12 PM   #27
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1. they probably copied and pasted...but it only adds maybe 200lbs
2. Yes.
3. No. The 3 cushion meant there was a small bolster cushion that needed to be added to fill in when it made a bed. We changed to this new design so the existing cushions would fit in without an extra cushion. The old bolster cushion would fall off and took up storage needlessly.
1. Is the length of the 2290S the same as the 2300 (24'6" Ford and 25' Chevy)?

3. I see why you changed the cushion design now. Unfortunately, we use the dinette cushions in a different way and this new design won't work for that. We like to make a big lounge chair for watching movies at night by dropping the table and putting the back cushion down, but keeping the side cushions up to lean on. We lean back on the aft side cushion and face the TV up front. It's very comfy, especially when we add a couple of pillows and a blanket! We don't have a need to make a bed out of the dinette, so we wouldn't carry around that extra skinny cushion anyway. That's why I was wondering if it was possible to order the 3 cushion design.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:23 PM   #28
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Don't worry about not being able to find mechanics who can work on American things. Wherever there is a US Military post/base, you'll find many because we love our American cars and bring then with us overseas (as long as they let us...we can't bring cars to Japan).

You'll find many US Military bases in the U.K., Germany, Spain, Italy, and even Greece and Turkey.

I know shipping a car to Europe is expensive (a few thousand but the DoD ships for service folks)....how much is it to ship an RV?
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:42 PM   #29
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Hi Markangie24,

The new version of the Chevy 2300 with a slide is the 2290S - you can see it on the Sunseeker floor plan page on the FR web site. Also, as I mentioned in my original post, I'm thinking of replacing the dinette with a couple of recliners - where do you guys sit in the evening? Is the dinette comfortable enough to read or watch TV? Thanks.

Regards, Mark...
We love the 2450S. The dinette is not comfortable enough to sit in and watch TV. We do have the entertainment center and you can see it great. I ruptured my Achilles in Dec while we are playing the snowbird thing in Florida and I have sat at the dinette every single day for 3 months. Definite sore butt. Replaced the crappy barrel chair with a euro recliner and have considered when we get home trashing the dinette in favor if dual recliners. I do not care about seat belts as it is the wife and I only. Let me know what you do.



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Not a Motorhome owner but noticed Europe Tour. Best getting a step down transfer 220 to 110 before you leave., depending on 50 amp or 30 amp this will be big and heavy. You will need varying types of Caravan power adapters based upon where you end up, mainly the bipin and UK tripin. I would additional bullseye (convex) mirrors ready to install. If you are driving on the left you will need the extra visibility on the right side when maneuvering.

For the Chev engine I would invest in spare fuel filter (if on the engine and not in the tank like a lot are), oil filter, air filter for service.
B&B, Thanks for the tip on the filters and convex mirrors, will do. Also, wouldn't a 220 volt converter eliminate the need for a step down transformer? Perhaps Bclemens could chime in about what FR ships with their European models (at least *I think* they sell in Europe).

Regards, Mark...
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