View Poll Results: Sunseeker Warranty Issues the First Year?
We have had no warranty issues the first year. 10 15.87%
We had a few minor issues that didn't require sending the MH to the dealer. 9 14.29%
We had issues and returned the unit for warranty work. 40 63.49%
We continue to have issues beyond the first year. 4 6.35%
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Arrow Sunseeker Owners ??

As most of you know, we have ordered a 2450s Sunseeker. I've been reading about lots of issues and we're just a tad nervous. Now, I know these threads are riddled with folks that have had problems. Most folks without issues don't post that.

In this poll, I'm looking for Sunseeker owner's experience. I'm hoping to hear that a majority don't have problems...

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Old 08-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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Generator DOA when delivered

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Old 08-25-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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The issues I have had were very petty. Things that I won't drive the 50 miles to the dealer to fix. Over all.... Very happy with my 2013 3010ds.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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We have a Sunseeker 2500TS which is similar to your RV. We are very happy with it. It is a 2014 model on a Ford 450. We have had it since early May, made several trips. It drives well, interstate, two lane etc., lots of power and pretty easy to drive. Only couple very minor problems that we have not yet had fixed. We love it.
Fit and finish is very good. I think you made a great choice. good luck from Woodbine, MD.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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Only issue that I took it back to a dealer was a safety recall for propane gas line support bracket problem. Also had to get front end alignment at local shop which was reimbursed by Forest River.

Many other issues that I fixed myself, such as: missing fuse in battery cross tie and chassis charging control circuit, plumbing error that caused the water filter to be bypassed when hooked up to city water, defective fitting causing an oil leak on Big Foot Jack, leaking tail light covers with no drain holes that caused all four stop and tail light bulbs to fail, debris blocked AC/heating duct, improperly installed anti sail stops on the slide toppers, improperly aligned hood so much so that it did not open with out sticking not to mention the cosmetic issue, and defective leaking valve stem extender on outside rear dual.

All I can remember but not that bad considering it is a whole house on wheels.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #6
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We have a 2012 2300 Chevy. Now in our second season of camping, we have may nights and 9000 miles on it. We have had no major problems. Couple of little issues with radio fixed with software upgrade. Heat pump issue waiting for part. LP regulator needed replacement. None of these have been significant. We love our Sunseeker.

Do not despair. It is an outstanding product. You will have many happy days of camping ahead of you.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #7
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Wow... Looks like I need to find a shop Everyone has issues.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:33 PM   #8
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Wow... Looks like I need to find a shop Everyone has issues.
You are correct in your observation that most of those posting to this forum are seeking solutions to problems, but don't get too worried about it. This forum should not be considered to be an accurate sampling of an average number of problems with any particular RV. It can be helpful in finding out if certain problems are common, such as recently there was a batch of bad fuel pumps on Onan generators (apparently corrected by Onan under warranty with no hassle).

We have a 2011 Sunseeker Model 3100 that we ordered equipped as we wanted. We’ve used it for over 250 nights, 28,000 miles and have been though 46 states (all but 2 were overnight). I fix minor problems rather than take it to the dealer, even though he is only 10 miles away and does a good job. We have experienced no major problems, such as leaks, slide failure, generator failure, refrigerator not cooling well, etc.

I did have the front end aligned at about 22,000 miles, and should have had it done sooner. It had been pulling to the right since our first long trip. I was not aware of this forum and did not know that Forest River would have covered it while it was under warranty, so I had to pay for it myself. A Forest River representative who participates in this forum (unofficially) has posted about this problem. He has suggested that the alignment will change over the course of the first 3,000 miles, so unless it is really bad (like noticeably wearing the tires) it is best to drive it for a while, and then have it realigned if it is needed. I suggest that you pay close attention to how it drives. If you feel there is a problem with it pulling one way or the other, contact your dealer to have it aligned at FR’s expense.

Overall, we are quite happy with our Sunseeker. However, you should be perpared to do some minor repairs over the years, just as you would to your house. The Ford chassis has been absolutely trouble free, except for the alignment. I've only had to change the oil and filter, and recently an air filter.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:43 AM   #9
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We took possession of our Sunseeker 3010 last December and have had only a couple of warranty issues - the slide awnings were installed incorrectly and our big slide needed adjustment. Otherwise the unit has been terrific. We've been on the road since June and have had no real issues. We've found Forest River customer service to be great. This is not to say that it has all been smooth sailing - we've had the following challenges:
-hail damaged our vent covers
-the anode bar was not installed in our hot water heater (was lying by it, though) so when we first hooked up water came pouring out (much to the delight of the KOA campground worker who pointed it out to us)
- had a loose connection into the water pump and more water came flowing into our storage compartment
- on setting up at a campsite in 100 deg heat we couldn't get power to come on. The campground maintenance guys found that the electricity was getting to the coach. They inspected our converter and found a connection had come loose and fixed it.
- Popped a breaker the first time we hooked up but realized we couldn't find the breaker box (no documentation on this). Did find it next to the converter.

We've learned a lot in the last few months - like don't open the medicine cabinet if the toilet seat is up (a good way to drop my toothbrush in the toilet), turn the fan on over the stove when you are frying bacon (that smoke alarm works really well), turn on the lights on the MH when towing or the battery in the jeep goes dead, and we needed a lot less stuff than we thought we did. But most of all we've learned that we love our Sunseeker and hope you do, too.

If you want some laughs or to just see our traveling story you are welcome to visit our website at No adds on the site - we just do it for fun.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:12 AM   #10
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2014 3170DS......these are called "working out the bugs". I am not sure why it is so impossible to work the bugs out BEFORE the manufacturer and/or dealer deliver but for some reason it is axcceptable and expected to have a BRAND NEW unit have a handful of issues (comment is a whole house on wheels). So here is a summary of the issues we have had.

1) Power failure of 12 volt system due to faulty converter
2) dealer did not tighten battery connection after converter replacement leading to another standed power failure (battery dead and 12 volt system withit
3) Switch box for AV system not working from beginning...had to be replced
4) front dash AV console had to be replaced due to defective DVD player

Other minor things (though no less irritating

1) screws coming loose on plastic wall/hatch to water filtration
2) small leak on water line low point drain

The good news is that we have worked through all of the problems. The dealer has done their best but we did get exceptionally frustrated with taking our unit back and back and back to get these problems ironed out. We have had two weeks of trouble free camping and are now starting to really enjoy the unit.

I agree that Forest River Customer Service is great. i would suggest though that they invest in a more thorough c quality check prior to releasing the unit to the market.

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