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Old 11-27-2015, 10:35 PM   #21
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:24 PM   #22
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We just traded a Sunseeker 2300 for a Sunseeker 2700DS.
Newbie here trying to gather sufficient information to make decision on brand/type/size of motorhome. We have never owned, nor even rented, a motorhome.

Currently looking at a 2016 Sunseeker MBS 2400W, which appears to meet most of our needs/wants. However, a big question mark regarding the full-wall slide. When the slide is fully retracted there is a gap all the way around the slide wall perimeter and the coach wall. This gap is big enough for me to slide my hand between the coach and the slide!

When I questioned the sales rep he assured me that the gap was "normal" and that there was absolutely no danger of any water/wind leaks with the slide standing out 1/4" to 1/2" from the coach wall.

As an owner of basically the same coach, with a different engine, do you have any insight into my concerns? Does your slide retract snugly against the coach wall? Have you had any problems with wind/water leaks?

Thanks in advance for your response.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:39 PM   #23
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Everyone will like their rig better. With that I suggest you shop attributes and measurements, which ones?

My att order:
Fiberglass roof
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Gas and electric hot water
Air shocks
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Black water clean out
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My meas order:
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I think I got most of what I wanted in the 2300/4500 chassis. This will do until l can swing a 350 hp or larger super C with air brakes.
Watch out as the ccw on some units are really low...
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:48 PM   #24
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Love your avatar. Looks what I feel like on some mornings.

Thank you for the response. I agree that everyone will think that their (fill in blank) is the best.

Our issue is that we are so afraid of making a mistake on our first-and hopefully last-foray into the MHing world. We do not have the years left, nor the finance to make many mistakes in choosing a MH.

From a space viewpoint I would like to have the FR3 28DS, but Carol does not want to get above 25' and I do not want a gas engine. Therefore, the Forester/Sunseeker MBS 2400W seems to have all of the requisite features for Carol and I and our 2 Rat Terriers. It is certainly the most spacious of the various B+/C models we have seen.

I hope to spend a lot of time lurking on the Forest River forums over the next few months until our Dallas house sells. Maybe by then we will have sufficient knowledge to "pull the trigger" on a purchase.

We would welcome any future thoughts/ideas that you might wish to offer. There is nothing like the insight that an owner/user of a MH-type can bring to the table. Thanks again for your response.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:36 AM   #25
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Old 12-02-2015, 04:45 PM   #26
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Plapen,

This is our first coach after a couple of popups that went to the way side as the kids grew and flew. We rode a RK scooter then an ultra for many a miles to about 35 of the 48. Today I share you position as DW is retired now, and I have a short calender for my exit from the chase of the legal tender.

We decided to stay small and maneuverable (and now the hate mail) and avoided a slide. I too wanted a diesel,l but to get the air brakes and the hp & torque. A diesel for the sake of mpg is a non starter for me as power is problematic for everyone short of a 5.7 cumming or cat with a 3000 allision. The 2300 had the features (got it with satt installed, big foot, heat pump, etc.) and the ccw of a 4500 chassis with a reasonable powerplant, tranny, and frontend setup that can be serviced many places. While the 6.0 gasser may just break 10 mpg, it has the bark to pull its own ccw and the toad. It is a 1 ton truck. The 350 ford chassis is the flag bearer with a v10 with a vast number of "happy campers" , but after a death wobble issue on a 6.0 250 I turned away, swallowed hard and bought a gov motor item. The only other coach I would now consider is a durastar nexus super c. (Or a tiffin with a winning lotto ticket).

I really think we use this unit more than we would with a larger one. No way measure just a gut feeling. So I understand the size issue. Just keep in mind the future with and without a toad..
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:38 PM   #27
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:54 PM   #28
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Plapen,

This is our first coach after a couple of popups that went to the way side as the kids grew and flew. We rode a RK scooter then an ultra for many a miles to about 35 of the 48. Today I share you position as DW is retired now, and I have a short calender for my exit from the chase of the legal tender.

We decided to stay small and maneuverable (and now the hate mail) and avoided a slide. I too wanted a diesel,l but to get the air brakes and the hp & torque. A diesel for the sake of mpg is a non starter for me as power is problematic for everyone short of a 5.7 cumming or cat with a 3000 allision. The 2300 had the features (got it with satt installed, big foot, heat pump, etc.) and the ccw of a 4500 chassis with a reasonable powerplant, tranny, and frontend setup that can be serviced many places. While the 6.0 gasser may just break 10 mpg, it has the bark to pull its own ccw and the toad. It is a 1 ton truck. The 350 ford chassis is the flag bearer with a v10 with a vast number of "happy campers" , but after a death wobble issue on a 6.0 250 I turned away, swallowed hard and bought a gov motor item. The only other coach I would now consider is a durastar nexus super c. (Or a tiffin with a winning lotto ticket).

I really think we use this unit more than we would with a larger one. No way measure just a gut feeling. So I understand the size issue. Just keep in mind the future with and without a toad..
Lou,

I hear you on the Tiffin. If I could convince DW on the Class A issue I would search far and wide for a 2013/2015 Tiffin Breeze 25BR or 28BR. Even though I have not driven one (or any other MH for that matter) I am convinced that the Breeze would be the absolute "sweet spot" on the MH continuum.

Gonna have to research the durastar nexus. I guess the only thing that I know/heard about the Nexus brand was a comment from bclemens stating that someone suggested the Nexus manufacturer maybe did not do enough engineering before building the unit. I do not think that bclemens was denigrating the product as much as just "passing along commentary from someone else." If you have any knowledge on the quality, durability, price, etc. of the durastar I would appreciate the input.

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Old 12-03-2015, 11:39 PM   #29
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