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Old 12-08-2015, 11:35 PM   #1
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Why we like our 3170DS

I felt like I needed to send this post because of our appreciation for the Sunseeker 3170 DS. Posters have talked about why they like their particular Sunseeker models. This is why we would not trade our 3170. We have four grandchildren, two most of the time, and four from time to time. We use the RV both for traveling from place to place and also for staying at place to place.

First, there is no service on the 3170 which I cannot perform myself. New tires cost less than a third of a class A.

We slept nine in the RV in Arizona at the Grand Canyon and in Las Vegas; two in the rear bed, two in the overhead bunk, two on the dinette, two in the bunks, and one on the pullout couch.

Head worked fine, shower worked fine, and coffee worked fine. But then we had people who had lived on sailboats for years.

Sure, a 44 foot Class A might be better for some folks, but our Sunsseeker 3170 was the best, by far, for us.

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Old 12-09-2015, 07:01 AM   #2
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Us two and 👍to grandkids. In fact, that is why we bought our 3170. We use it a lot and plan to use it more upon retirement. Pulls toad just fine. We feel we made the right choice.

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Old 12-09-2015, 08:05 AM   #3
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Garrette, could I ask you about your set up for pulling your toad?
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:24 AM   #4
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hardboiler, I am not Garrette, but I use a Roadmaster EZ5 baseplate, Roadmaser Falcon2 tow bar and for aux braking a Brakebuddy. All used except the baseplate and the breakaway switch. Hardly know the car is back their and maybe costs 1mpg if that.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:32 AM   #5
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My wife keeps a travel journal in the RV. We have had our 3170DS since 2011. Our useage has not slowed down. For this year so far we are already at 29 days. Our Christmas travels will put us over 34 days for 2015!

We have three pre-teen kids and cousins from time to time.

We call it our families Suburban... Costs close to the same too!
2011 Sunseeker 3170DS - 30,000 miles explored
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:18 AM   #6
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While I use a blue ox bar and patriot brake I would suggest shopping by the base plate you want for your toad. I toad a jeep and found the blue ox base plate to be a simple solution for me. If I saw that the roadmaster was easier or better looking for the work involved I would have gone that route. There are conversion connections between most manufactures but that is another tact...
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:16 PM   #7
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For us the 3170DS is perfect. We love the Bunkie space we love the bath tub / Shower. (for bathing little ones). Love the storage space.....Pulling our 4 down TOAD (Jeep Liberty) is a snap. We have had minor maintenance issues.

Perfect for us
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:08 PM   #8
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If I hadn't bought the 3050 I would have bought the 3170 also just wanted little more room grandkids don't go that often
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:11 PM   #9
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I love mine, even though my now adult sons rarely come along these days, and no grandkids quite yet. However, I really enjoy the additional space in my MMC (Mobile Man Cave) and the all inclusive head area as opposed to a split set-up.
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:22 PM   #10
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love our 2014 3170ds,,pull a jeep wrangler 4 down using roadmaster set up.about 12000 miles so far and still liking it. we take 2 grandkids with us most of the time and they love the mh.

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