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Old 12-08-2015, 05:21 PM   #11
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We looked pretty hard at a 2014 (new year old) Sunseeker 2300 and liked a lot of the features. We also liked the idea of no slides. As other have said, the corner bed was questionable for a silver haired couple. It would have worked for us until we thought about taking our adult kids. Even though the 2300 had a cab-over bed, the bath/bedroom was the real negative for us. If a TV set was added in the bedroom, it would be a little more inconvenient to get out of the corner area.

We opted for a 2014 Sunseeker 2500TS because it had the separate bath area divided by a sliding door and a curtain. The difference was about $6K. What we were not aware of is that the 2015 Ford chassis came with an extra trans gear that would have been nice.

The 2300 we looked at was on a Ford E350 chassis and has a 5000 lb towing capacity. I believe the E350 chassis also has a V-8 (I may stand corrected). The 2500TS is on a Ford E450 chassis, is powered with a V-10, and has 7000 lb tow rating. The 2500TS is actually 27' overall, not including the rear slide. We can extend the rear slide with our boat attached. Gas mileage is pretty close on either. Both had rear view cameras and in dash GPS/radio.

Had we not had family that likes to camp, we would have been happy with the 2300 with the corner bed exception. The 2300 also had the booth dining arrangement (seats divided by the table) which was a real plus for us. The 2500TS has horseshoe seating and a smaller dining table.

Though we have only taken one trip so far, we really like the Sunseeker. This was our daughter-in-law's first experience in a motor home and she loved it. Our son grew up camping and was all smiles.

The 2014 Sunseeker 2300 (new) may still be available in the Minneapolis area if you were interested. It was pretty heavily discounted. If you do take the leap, one thing I would suggest is undercoating the exposed metal underneath.
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:32 PM   #12
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We have something in common. We also have a 2014 2500 TS and have added MaxAir II vent covers and converted to LED lighting. I modified the rear view camera so it wasn't looking at the rear slide awning and added a bedroom TV. So far, we really enjoy it. The one thing that concerned me was that the sub-framing was all bare metal. I have undercoated everything I could get to.
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:52 PM   #13
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2300 / 4500 chevy. Curvy couch, oven, heat pump, bigfoot, satt. The only possible issue may be the non walk around bed (start the hate mail here), but not sufficently important compared to potentail slide issues. Over all we love it, if a bread or chip truck can get to a site so can we.... It would take a small lotto ticket and a new super c to get me to trade...
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:54 PM   #14
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Hi GerryW
Our 2014 Sunseeker 2500TS has the driver and passenger seat rotation. When the rearward adjusting lever is tripped, the seats slide back then offset to the center. There is a little lever on the inward side of the seat slide frame toward the rear that you have to manually trip and the seat will swivel. The dealer showed us that they worked, but it later took over an hour to figure out what he did. Is it possible you have this feature without knowing it?
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:27 PM   #15
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I have a mod for the drawer bottoms to stiffen them up, and a mod to increase the weight capacity for the under kitchen sink cabinet. See the albums. Also you can order an addition frezzer shelf for the door.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:37 PM   #16
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I still would have had my 2012 year 2300 had it not been for the corner bed. I'm in my 60s, in good health, but had a hard time pulling myself out of the corner. I swore my next RV would have a walk around bed, and it does (2860DS). U shaped dinette was also uncomfortable.

Plusses, a lot of storage and small enough to go almost anywhere.
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:07 AM   #17
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Hi GerryW
Our 2014 Sunseeker 2500TS has the driver and passenger seat rotation. When the rearward adjusting lever is tripped, the seats slide back then offset to the center. There is a little lever on the inward side of the seat slide frame toward the rear that you have to manually trip and the seat will swivel. The dealer showed us that they worked, but it later took over an hour to figure out what he did. Is it possible you have this feature without knowing it?
No Chance. I bought 2"x2" steel square tubing And raised the seats. With our leg length it made a big difference. I also set the passenger seat further back to make it easier to get in/out of the seat. Eventually i guess I will buy a rotator assembly when the Canadian dollar recovers. Thanks
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:18 PM   #18
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I've got a Forester 2301 which is the twin to the Sunseeker 2300 with just more bells and whistles. Our previous motorhome (class c) was a Tioga 23' with bunk beds in the back. As it's only my wife and I now we didn't need bunk beds and we didn't want to climb up into the front overhead bed any more. We're traveling with ours right now and we love it. The only thing I don't like is the bathroom sink is in the bedroom area rather than being enclosed in the bathroom. However....by having the sink there there's more room around the rear bed. There's so much storage space in this model that we haven't been able to fill up all the cabinets and storage areas. We've got a Chevy chassis, I prefer the Chevy for the extra passenger leg room and the cab seems to be a little quieter. The doghouse on the Chevy doesn't seem to get as hot as the Ford doghouse.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely, as long it is on a Chevy! Oh, and regarding climbing out of the rear queen....not an issue. I'm 61 and don't have any trouble. We have a TV in the bedroom and it's out of the way so that's not an issue either. The only thing I did was move the 12v/cable TV plug plate up the wall so that it's above the TV. Where FR installed it someone could kick it.

We love the size of the entire unit, it will fit in normal parking lots, just takes up 2 spaces front to back. My wife doesn't have any issues driving it at all.
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What kind of interstate batteries do you recommend for the Sunseeker?
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:34 AM   #20
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Corner bed and the dinette drove us away to our 2250 slec (walkaround slideout bed & 24' long ). Jumping into a corner bed is no fun. On the upside, 2300 has all the amenities. Ah,choose wisely , Grasshopper !
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