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Old 07-04-2018, 03:12 PM   #1
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Sunseeker 2430S

Weve had our 2017 2430S for about 2 years now. Just wondering how all the other 2430S models are doing?
We love the floor plan, size and towing/cargo capacity. It just turned over 3500 miles. One big trip to the Rocky Mountains last year. The V10 and transmission handled the mountains great. Easy to park if the site is sorta level. Big Foot levelers worked well. We love the unit. It has had its problems though.
The driveshaft had to be replaced due to installation oopsies.
The front end had to be aligned.
The dual tires needed to be balanced.
The air conditioner had to be replaced.
The long window shade had to be replaced.
The hot water heater needed warranty work.
The roof needed a full peel and re-seal.
The levelers needed recalibration and more fluids.
The good news. It was all warranty work or partially covered by a manufacturer except for the dual tire balancing, the levelers, and the roof peel/reseal.
The folks at Bigfoot are the best to work with!
Is our experience typical? This is our 4th RV so we arent newbies to RV issues.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:42 AM   #2
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We have a 2016 Sunseeker 2430S

Front end needed alignment (think they ALL do!)
Slide repaired in 2016
Microwave died and replaced
TV plug went out & repaired
Some leaks when we are not level (no one can find where they are coming from)
The radio speakers intermittently go out (Jensen radio)
We had the dreaded slide squeak when driving but it stopped about a year ago.

Other than that we are quite satisfied with our Class C
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:04 PM   #3
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We bought a new 2017 2430 in May of this year after previously having a 32 ft. Class A. We just got back from a 10,500 mile trip to Alaska and 10 western states and all went well. The only issue we had so far was that the microwave didn't work when we got it. Had it replaced by the dealer within the week. Negotiated a front-end alignment before purchase, but probably need another now after some of the roads we traveled. Love this unit. It fits pretty-much everywhere, is easy and comfortable to drive, and has plenty of space for a couple and our 120-lb. dog. After six weeks together on the road, we all still love each other! We're looking forward to another trip!

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Old 07-16-2018, 05:43 PM   #4
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We bought our 2431 (with the Forester label) in Sept last year. We've been pleased overall with our rv. Our full wall slide is not square being over 1" shorter across the top of the slide then the bottom. It doesn't seem to affect the slide at all, and haven't been able to get Forester to refer us to a dealer here. Also I think that anyone with the full wall slide may have the same problem we had, and that is that the 40 gal tank really only has a functional capacity of about 20 gal. As the tank shape is 4' X 3' X 6" and the input tube to the tank side is only 4" above the bottom, and the output tube is 1 1/2" above the bottom, that only leaves 2 1/2" of useable volume for the tank. I did some modifications to correct this, and now we have close to 40 gal capacity. We also had to do a front end alignment first thing after purchase. It's very easy to drive, and we're happy overall with this rv.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:06 AM   #5
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We bought our 2431 (with the Forester label) in Sept last year. We've been pleased overall with our rv. Our full wall slide is not square being over 1" shorter across the top of the slide then the bottom. It doesn't seem to affect the slide at all, and haven't been able to get Forester to refer us to a dealer here. Also I think that anyone with the full wall slide may have the same problem we had, and that is that the 40 gal tank really only has a functional capacity of about 20 gal. As the tank shape is 4' X 3' X 6" and the input tube to the tank side is only 4" above the bottom, and the output tube is 1 1/2" above the bottom, that only leaves 2 1/2" of useable volume for the tank. I did some modifications to correct this, and now we have close to 40 gal capacity. We also had to do a front end alignment first thing after purchase. It's very easy to drive, and we're happy overall with this rv.
Hello Hiker,
We had the same concerns over the full wall slide and learned that all of the 2430 and 2431 owners have slides that don't fit flush to the side of the rv.
We have noticed over time that the slide seems to fit closer to the outer wall of the rv than when we first purchased it.
Interested in learning about the modifications that you made to the water tank since we have had problems losing water out of the fill tube while driving and couldn't get the tank full.

John and Judy
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:12 AM   #6
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We have a 2016 Sunseeker 2430S

Front end needed alignment (think they ALL do!)
Slide repaired in 2016
Microwave died and replaced
TV plug went out & repaired
Some leaks when we are not level (no one can find where they are coming from)
The radio speakers intermittently go out (Jensen radio)
We had the dreaded slide squeak when driving but it stopped about a year ago.

Other than that we are quite satisfied with our Class C
Hi Gizmosmom! Glad to see you are still on the forum. We chatted about our slides a couple of years ago.
What did you have to get done with the slide?
Leaks: We had to have a complete peel and reseal of the roof this month to fix a pesky leak that we couldn't find. Time will tell if it was fixed. We thought it was coming in from the slide but that wasn't the case.
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:08 AM   #7
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Hello again JCoker
They replaced some angle iron on the slide. They also shaved some areas. It was making a terrible noise.
I hope we don't need a complete roof repair! Have not had a leak lately but we park it in our driveway with the leveling jacks down.

Happy Travels!
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:49 AM   #8
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Hi Jrcoker,
I'd be happy to give you any info about my tank mod that you are interested in. In short it's easy to see the problem if you put the slide out, take off the mattress and lift the hinged plywood over the tank. That tank is only 6" deep and the middle is collapsed in at least an inch, and with the location of the input and output you can only fill about 2/3 of the tank, and you can only draw out out down to the 1/3 level, leaving us with 15 to maybe 20 gal of functional capacity. I cut a hole in the top of the tank, and put in a flat deck plate with an O ring seal, then cut a hole in the deck plate lid and connected a 1 1/4" L input to that. Made a good watertight seal plug for the existing output spout. With the deck plate opening I was able to put a 1/2" 90* nylon fitting inside the tank outflow so it now is drawing water from close to the bottom of the tank instead of 2" above the bottom. Our pump was sucking air while we still have 10+ gallons in the tank! My guess is that all Forest River full wall slides with the tank under the bed have this issue? Hope this helps.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:16 PM   #9
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Thank you for the mod info. Going to take a look at the water tank this weekend. Sure explains why we kept running out of water so quickly when we didn’t have city water.
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:24 AM   #10
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One issue that we've had with the GTS is a whistle sound that comes and goes at different pitches and speeds as we drive. It can start anywhere from 50 MPH and up. Changes with the speed. Gets very annoying after a while! Anyone else with a GTS have this issue? It's impossible to follow the sound to tell where it's coming from!
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