Sunseeker: Pluses and Minuses of different models
what have you liked and disliked about different Sunseekers?
My first Sunseeker was a 2860, which I got after having owned a (Ssshhhhh don't tell Forest River) 24 foot very basic Fleetwood Jamboree.
What I liked was having two TV's, one in front, and ONE IN THE BEDROOM, OH MY! I liked the floor plan of the front section. The bathroom was in the center, but it was split: Toilet on one side of the hallway in a separate room, shower on the other side of the hallway. What I didn't like was the GIANT STEP UP into the shower. Ok, I'm short. To me, it was a GIANT STEP! This was in 2006. I also had the arctic pac, and started doing more winter camping when I got that.
The 2860 is set up for a couple the way the bedroom closets and shelves are arranged. There is room for kids as they could sleep in the dinette or the overhead bunk or the couch.
Then, I traded the 2860 for a 3120. Why? Well, it became a Bill Engval joke: "Didja get a new RV?" "Nope, I traded the analog TV for a digital TV, the RV came with it, here's your sign." That was actually the catalyst. Now, why did I take a 3120 as opposed to another 2860? Well, the 3120, to me, is set up for a single person the way the bedroom is arranged. I loved the "hallway," it put a little class in it. Plus, my cat loved to peek through the "long oval hallway windows." And, it had a HUGE bathroom. Ok, huge by RV standards..... I could stand up, put my arms out, and turn around and dance! Also, the 3120 had more storage than the 2860. Ok, I'm a solo, so why did I need the storage? Well, I started camp hosting when I had this RV, and started using the RV for long periods of time. During the time I owned this RV, I was in the RV more than I was home.
The thing I didn't like about the 3120 is that the oven was not vented to the outside. The oven was against an interior wall. Made it even more important to open a vent or window when you cooked. I also had a convection oven in that model. Decided I didn't like the convection, even though it meant I had more storage as opposed to having a separate microwave.
Although this model has a HUGE bathroom with a nice big shower (includes a seat to sit on, which was handy when I broke my foot while on a trip!) I found I missed the bathtub. The shower was about 4 inches deep, so I started putting a rubber sink drain cover on the shower floor just to get some semblance of a bathtub.
A year ago, I traded the 3120 for a 3170 because I got tired of using my computer on the dining room table. I got the computer desk option. LOVE IT! But, I have a smaller bathroom. BUT, I get a bathtub/shower combo, even though I have to sit with my knees to my chest in the bathtub. I love the bathtub. Can't stretch out, but it will do! Plus, I have EVEN MORE storage, I have so much storage I have empty drawers!
Can't think of anything I don't like about the 3170, except I do miss the classy hallways of the 3120.
And, for the first time, I got a DECENT mattress in the 3170! Previous RV's, to include the Fleetwood Jamboree, had HORRIBLE mattresses.
JJ only, my cat went to Rainbow Bridge July 2015
I love my Sunseeker, when I'm on a trip I don't wanna go home!!!"
Total days camping each year: AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!