What I love and don't love about the 3010DS
Purchased my 2015 Sunseeker 3010DS right before the summer, and have spent about 40 camping nights in it so far, so I thought I would offer my likes and dislikes about the rig for anyone interested. If nothing else, may give you a few ideas or questions to ask. Keep in mind that I had a 2006 Coachmen before this, roughly the same size.
- That the entry door is at the front and not at the center. For whatever reason, it makes the coach seem larger.
- The dinette is not the typical one you see in (apparently) every RV ever made, it's U-shaped and extremely comfortable and spacious.
- Kitchen layout has lots of counter space and the way it's layed out, you also have easy reach to the dinette table.
- The double door refrigerator is awesome and plenty of space (and love the icemaker!) but there's a catch (see below)
- Having the "solid" bedroom wall with the cabinets on the side of the rig where you're most likely to have noise from neighbors is ideal. It's sound insulated pretty well anyway, but having a whole wall of wood between you and the site neighbors is very nice and not something you may think about.
- Love the flooring and not having carpeting anywhere but the bedroom
- Maybe a small item and one found on many units these days, but having storage compartment doors that either swing open left or right or drop down instead of having to be propped open by lifting them up and hooking a latch is a godsend.
- Drain holes in some of the storage areas where you might put hoses, etc. is very nice. My older MH not only had no drains, but the interior was a cloth material which made zero sense.
- Having a detachable power cord instead of one you have to cram into a small compartment
- Having all the tanks and connections inside the heated area of the coach. While I don't think I could camp in days and days of 15 degree weather, I could definitely camp for a few days with nighttime temps getting well below freezing without worrying about it.
- Automatic leveling. There's nothing more to say. It's magical.
-Temperature readout on the refrigerator. Really nice to know exactly where you are on that.
- Having the thermostat on the bedroom wall is just plain idiotic. It needs to be as close to the center of the MH as you can get and not in an enclosed room. If I can figure out a way to move it, I will. It can be 67 in my large room with the thermostat set on 73.
- I'll just say it, and this is typical of any MH this size I guess. The bathroom and shower are almost too small to be comfortable. Good in a pinch, but not something a whole family is going to be able to deal with very long. Almost zero bathroom counter space.
- Having the light and awning controls down at floor level when you enter. I realize they put them there for easy access when you come in, but nine times out of ten I end up having to bend down into the stair well to get them because I want to do something when I'm already in the coach.
- I wish there were more outlets of both kinds. Not a Sunseeker specific thing, but they just don't seem to ever be in places where I actually want to plug something in...like on the entire couch/dinette wall
- The refrigerator doors on these two door smaller fridges are really a pain in the but. I realize they are the way they are to keep them closed in motion, but I wish someone would design something better where there's not a "right" way and a "wrong" way to close them.
- I really wish they could have come up with a way to put a pocket door into the bedroom. Having the sliding screen doesn't provide a lot of privacy
That's all I can think of at the moment...all in all, I love my Sunseeker and already have reservations for more than 100 days in 2016!