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Old 02-28-2015, 11:38 AM   #81
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Yes a little 2007 Suzuki sx4.
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:41 AM   #82
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Auto spell ... Should have said a really loud creaking noise.
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:14 PM   #83
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There has been plenty of other posts about the slide. I have to wonder if it's just to big and heavy for the unit. We had a class a before we downsized to this. Never had the kind of problems.
Yes, we were hot on the 3050 until we read the posts about the slide issues. It does seem to be a bit under-engineered for a C class chassis to handle. Hopefully as time goes on, the kinks will be worked out and it will be as trouble-free as smaller slide units. We did love the floor plan and will check into a full-wall slide on our next rig.
OP, good luck with your new rig.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:32 PM   #84
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I bought a new 3050 sf last month and just took it to the Daytona 500 from Pittsburgh. Almost 2000 miles round trip. I put a K&n air filter in it before trip. I got 8mpg with four people and a lot of luggage in it. It handled well in snow and some bad weather driving conditions. Overall I was happy with it. Had some minor issues I have to get fixed. The grey tank is not emptying properly- must be something from factory stuck in it. The frig doors are still not opening easily after being adjusted at the dealer. The heat pump stopped working when using the geni, however it works while plugged into electric. The full wall slide gives you a lot of living space and the outdoor tv is a huge bonus. I would also recommend the Bigfoot auto leveling jacks - so convenient. We were torn between the 3010 and the 3050 but are happy with our choice. The folding door to bedroom is fine when in place but kind of a pain to fold up. The wooden pocket door separating the bathroom from kitchen is a huge plus though. Most models don't have one at all.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:15 PM   #85
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Yep, the 3050S was our first motorhome and have not looked back since. So far the only interior mod i have done is to take out the skinny shelves next to the fridge and install home made pull outs with wire basket shelves. It took a while to have the dealer work out all the bugs with the AV stuff but dont have much to complain about. Love the layout of the bathroom and sink/vanity area.
Future upgrades will be quality sink faucets, and engine performance items.
Make sure that the air bags under the rear springs have about 40psi in them for the test drive and be ready to swing wide in the turns as it has a long wheel base.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:40 PM   #86
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Thanks for your replies!

Here's another question: does the rear view camera (2015 3050S) toggle between two or more views, or is it just the fixed view looking down at the hitch and ground just behind it? I've driven the unit once now, and it seems like it would be nice to have a regular "rear view mirror" view to augment the side mirrors when driving. When I drove it, I could see the camera would be very helpful for backing up and for keeping an eye on anything being towed, but pretty useless for actually seeing traffic coming behind, unless it toggles to a second higher, wider view. Didn't remember to ask the dealer about this question, so turning to you first!
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:44 PM   #87
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My 3051s only has the one rear view, down at hitch and about three feet out from it.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:46 PM   #88
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Mine has one view. Guess a little motor could be used to raise it. I did a simpler mode. I attached one of those magnifier plastic things that are sold all over on rear window. Works well enough.
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Thanks for your replies!

Here's another question: does the rear view camera (2015 3050S) toggle between two or more views, or is it just the fixed view looking down at the hitch and ground just behind it? I've driven the unit once now, and it seems like it would be nice to have a regular "rear view mirror" view to augment the side mirrors when driving. When I drove it, I could see the camera would be very helpful for backing up and for keeping an eye on anything being towed, but pretty useless for actually seeing traffic coming behind, unless it toggles to a second higher, wider view. Didn't remember to ask the dealer about this question, so turning to you first!
Someone on another thread talked about that you can re-adjust the camera to a higher view that allows you to look behind anything you are towing. Evidently there are two screws on either side of the camera that you need to loosen , re-adjust the camera, then re-tighten. Haven't tried it, but it sounds reasonable.
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Someone on another thread talked about that you can re-adjust the camera to a higher view that allows you to look behind anything you are towing. Evidently there are two screws on either side of the camera that you need to loosen , re-adjust the camera, then re-tighten. Haven't tried it, but it sounds reasonable.
We adjusted ours by loosening the two allen set screws and rolling it up to a higher level. We're now able to see the whole car and a bit behind it. The side view cameras are an added plus.
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