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Old 11-19-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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What is omitted in 2250LE?

In looking at the msrp's on rvdirect.com, I was surprised to see that the 2300 is quite a bit higher than the 2250LE, even though the latter has a slide. I was told by a dealer that the 2250 is "built for a price point". What does it lack, or have lower quality components of, compared to the 2300 and up?
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:40 AM   #2
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A lot.....



For starters, it has a rubber roof instead of the standard fiberglass roof.

Compare it on FR's website.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
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My 2013 2250LE has a fiberglass roof. Download the brochures on the FR website and you can compare.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
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it does have fibergass roof. it does not have spare tire and many other things
the regular sunseekers have.


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Old 11-21-2013, 10:12 AM   #5
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A lot.....

For starters, it has a rubber roof instead of the standard fiberglass roof.
Compare it on FR's website.

Incorrect.

No spare, no transfer switch, no ladder, no water filter, no sink cover, no dream dinette, no child head tethers, optional running boards, no heated and enclosed tanks, t-mold counters, no drawers in the dinette, no bumper cover.

Funny thing is...THIS is the same spec other Class C builder are offering on their normal units.

We started building this because dealers & many customers would compare price only...not spec. So they wanted us to compete on price with other builders that had propane only water heaters, no heated, enclosed tanks, no spare, no water filter...etc...etc. So we gave them one floor plan.

Thing is I hate talking about what it "doesn't have" because it makes it seem inferior. But this is the same spec for Thor, Minnie Winnie, Coachmen, Redhawk, etc. BUT as is our way, everyone else does this on a non slide. We are the only ones that eliminate the corner bed.

It just looks less in comparison because we offer so much on the Sunseeker/Forester.

We still get customers that like the floor plan and want all the regular Sunseeker features. However if we put all those options on there, the dealers would add them and we'd be back at square one "Well such and such is this price for that size unit"
<bclemens beats head against wall>

PS. We do not stock rubber roofing material...so we never thought to cut costs by using rubber roof.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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Some more info

What Brian said plus, here are some other comparisons on my Chevy 2250 vs the Chevy 2300. My length is 24'4", 2300 is 25'. I have less water capacity--fresh/grey/black is 35/32/27 vs 50/34/39 on the 2300. My water heater is gas/electric. I added options, (some of these are not on the option list but I was still able to get them): Onan generator instead of Guardian, 24" front tv, aluminum running boards, back up camera, second coach battery, 19" bedroom tv, arctic package, rear mounted spare tire, outside shower, heated remote mirrors. The living section of the two units is about the same, the big difference is in the bed. You don't have to put out a slide to use the bed in the 2300 which is an advantage but making a corner bed or crawling over the foot to get in is a disadvantage to me. Admittedly, however, there is not that much room to get around the bed in the 2250. Hope some of this helps.
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Thanks guys, that helps a lot. Some of those things don't bother me at all. I'd absolutely want a roof ladder, and probably a couple of the others. All of the things I want could be added, and for the price difference, it'd still be worthwhile for me. I wish they were options, though.
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How does the power cord arrangement affect your use of the storage compartment on that side? It seems it would be a big hassle if you store anything on top of it.
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It certainly would. I had someone mount a small L-shape hook to the wall, they hang it on the side instead.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #10
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Some other differences from reading the brochures:
2250- manual awning
No outside shower
No slide topper

Are those correct?
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