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Old 02-08-2015, 12:43 AM   #1
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Sunseeker 3050 Questions

Hi all,

I am new to the forum and new to the RV life. My wife and I are seriously looking at a 2015 Sunseeker 3050SF (RV show pricing, which is nice!). We have a family of four: besides the two of us, two boys (8 & 4).

Anyone else have this model? What do you like and dislike?

I assume this is on the Ford E450. Is that right? How many years of life expectancy should I reasonably expect? (Say with two major trips a year, plus various shorter weekend or partial-week trips.)

No oven -- what do you think of the convection oven/microwave combo?

How is your folding "door" between the bathroom area and the master bedroom holding up? Too bad the design couldn't allow for a wood door here.

What other considerations would you guide me to think about?

Nice to meet you all, and thanks for your thoughts!

Chris
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:35 AM   #2
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Oh yes, and what kind of MPG range are you finding to be normal?
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:21 AM   #3
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All good questions! We are in the process of ordering a Forester 3011DS and especially would like opinions on the convection microwave with deleting the gas oven.

Would also like to know opinions on the swivel seats. I think it would allow for more people to comfortably watch the television which is mounted on the side on the 3011

Outside TV. Is it worth the extra $1000 charge?
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Well here's my 2 Cents-
I bought a new 2014 loaded w every option. Only thing I wish I had different was U shaped dinette, instead of the regular dinette.
I came , I looked, I bought. Just didn't see the U shape until after I already had it.
Overall the 3050 has been nice, I like the bedroom, the double fridge, and yes, the microwave/ convection works nice too.

Make sure you spend a lot of time during your walk thru and come ready to ask a lot of questions if you don't understand something or how it works. These coaches have a lot of systems onboard, and if your new to RVs you can get confused easily by not understanding how things work. Also look very closely for defects while your still at the dealer,,,mine had many things to fix before it even left the lot. Simple stuff like a stove burner wire, porch light didn't work, some paint scratches on the top edge ( where the dealer parked it too close to some trees ). Also be prepared for some things to go wrong the first 6-12 mos of owning it. Make sure you get on the dealer about these things before your warranty runs out. Luckily I worked all the bugs out my first year and now I'm real happy with it. Frustrating yes, but I'm finally happy.

I did a front end alignment after 5 k and what a improvement. I also put a K&N air intake, 5 Star Tuning, and exhaust on mine to free up that motor. Great motor but they are choked down when left stock. Mileage,,I tow so I'm not concerned. Maybe I'm getting 8 mpg. Good news is gas is down, right? Anyhow, plenty of power.

Buy yourself some nice non skid for the cupboards to keep things from sliding around. I found by stowing things right, buying the right stuff for dishes and what not, the road chatter is kept down.

So far I've traveled all through UTAH , I take mine skiing in decent winter weather, and I use it locally for sporting events. I actually sleep better in the RV than I do at home sometimes ( must be the fresh air). I'm going to use mine even more this year, even if it's close to home.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-08-2015, 08:54 AM   #5
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Thanks for the post and the pictures. Nice looking rig and trailer. We have an 18' enclosed and haul a Goldwing trike and a 2 wheel Goldwing at times behind our F250 p/u without any sway issues even though we most likely exceeded the hitch capacity at the time without a WDH. Trike was up front and weighs about 1150# with the 900# 2 wheel wing about mid axle. New Forest River Forester/Sunseekers have a 750 tongue weight capacity with the WDH which is a big plus. Are you using a weight distributing hitch on yours and do you know what your approximate tongue weight is with what you carry?
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I love the 3050s for me and my wife&dog 2 grand kids once in a while but if I had children I would go with the the 3170ds your kids would love it your outside awning is smaller but you can have some separation in the coach I almost ordered one just for my grandkids they loved havering there own room Good luck on whatever you choose
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Well here's my 2 Cents-
I bought a new 2014 loaded w every option. Only thing I wish I had different was U shaped dinette, instead of the regular dinette.
I came , I looked, I bought. Just didn't see the U shape until after I already had it.
Overall the 3050 has been nice, I like the bedroom, the double fridge, and yes, the microwave/ convection works nice too.

Make sure you spend a lot of time during your walk thru and come ready to ask a lot of questions if you don't understand something or how it works. These coaches have a lot of systems onboard, and if your new to RVs you can get confused easily by not understanding how things work. Also look very closely for defects while your still at the dealer,,,mine had many things to fix before it even left the lot. Simple stuff like a stove burner wire, porch light didn't work, some paint scratches on the top edge ( where the dealer parked it too close to some trees ). Also be prepared for some things to go wrong the first 6-12 mos of owning it. Make sure you get on the dealer about these things before your warranty runs out. Luckily I worked all the bugs out my first year and now I'm real happy with it. Frustrating yes, but I'm finally happy.

I did a front end alignment after 5 k and what a improvement. I also put a K&N air intake, 5 Star Tuning, and exhaust on mine to free up that motor. Great motor but they are choked down when left stock. Mileage,,I tow so I'm not concerned. Maybe I'm getting 8 mpg. Good news is gas is down, right? Anyhow, plenty of power.

Buy yourself some nice non skid for the cupboards to keep things from sliding around. I found by stowing things right, buying the right stuff for dishes and what not, the road chatter is kept down.

So far I've traveled all through UTAH , I take mine skiing in decent winter weather, and I use it locally for sporting events. I actually sleep better in the RV than I do at home sometimes ( must be the fresh air). I'm going to use mine even more this year, even if it's close to home.Attachment 69289


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We are also planning a purchase of a new 3050S sometime in the next 12 months and your info is really helpful. What did the K&N air intake, tuning, etc cost to add? How does it help....more power, acceleration, or ?
I'm currently trying to figure out how we could move the TV to be directly across from the sofa. It seems that with the front entertainment center TV you have to look up and to the right at an uncomfortable angle to watch TV. How do you find it?
Thanks from another Northwestern Rver
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We have a 3050s 2014, it is a great unit. We love just about everything in it. Plenty of storage and space to move around. Love the convection oven rather then regular oven . Had a regular one in our old unit and never used it, only for storage. The vanity and bath area are more spacious then most . We will have ours for 2 years this Aug. and wouldn't trade it for anything. Good luck and have fun camping with your new one, whatever you chose.
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Why do they put the TV over the cab? Someone in the design department must have a relative who is a chiropractor.
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That's one of the reasons we got the over cab bunk with adjustable TV instead of the entertainment center. Not sure if I wanted to turn my head at such a angle and walk around with a stiff neck forever.
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