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Old 05-01-2019, 11:05 PM   #1
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2017 Sunseeker 2250s

I am looking at a 2017 Sunseeker 2250s with 9,700 miles- $45,900.
I now have a 2000 Scamp Deluxe and a 2006 Toyota Tundra.
My question what things should I check before I buy.
We spend a lot of time fishing on the Idaho/Montana border some are dirt roads would a motor home like a 2250s be ok on dirt/gravel roads.
We want to travel south in the winter this 2250s could fit the bill for summer fishing and winter sun seeking.
Thanks Dave
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:13 AM   #2
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Roof seal at caps, especially the 4 corners.
Inspect all sealant on roof. No cracks.
Lightly press on lav skylight. If really yellow and flexible, might need replacement.

Bright work light to inspect interior.
Cabinets are subject to damage and water swelling below the sinks and the fridge. The paperboard under the cabinet faxing swells badly when it gets wet. Look under both sinks.
Unscrew the cap below the shower and take a look

Remove all bedding from over cab. Use light to inspect for water damage (in case of clearance light leaks). Inspect around the over cab windows

Bring ladder.
Inspect slide seals both extended and retracted .
Inspect bed slide topper extended and retracted.
Inspect awning extended and retracted. (Retracted can show sun damage on the exposed part.)

Inspect dash area for Gatorade (oops, that was me in mine, never mind).

If possible, fill grey and black tanks at start, let sit, and drain at end. Inspect for leaks under unit (plenty of room to lay underneath). Don't be alarmed by surface rust. They sit in weather as bare frame before being built.

In the left rear storage, inspect power cable for wear/damage.

Tires, assume replacement so you know what you have. Do look at them for strange wear. Fronts may have wear on outside, which can be normal. The unit is very light for the e450, and does not have enough weight in front for the stock camber.

Test ride. Unless work was done, it will ride very rough unloaded, do not be alarmed. Loaded, it is not bad stock, and can be very good with mods. Stock, and unloaded, it will wander, requiring almost constant steering input. Stock but loaded is doable, mods to the alignment make it suv like. Shocks and heavier sway bars make it even better, one or no hand at times.

I could go on...
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:53 PM   #3
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Dirt roads

DP26 would you take this MH on back country dirt roads?
We do a lot of fishing on the back country of Idaho and Montana.
I will pass on the Gatorade inspection.
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:41 PM   #4
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Other than a 4x4, and the really short rentals, there are not many c types with such little rear overhang.

I would be fine on a maintained dirt road. Rutted, nope. If your dirt roads are ok for say a Civic or similar, you are good. Of your dirt roads need an SUV or something with more ground clearance, then no. Tail dragging will be an issue to be aware of.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:41 PM   #5
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Back country

Dp26 I might just have to pass on the Sunseeker.
Back country and the places that I fish are very important to me.
I have replace 3 axles on my Scamp and bent a few rims.
I was curious by what you meant by short rentals?
I am afraid I might be working on the Sunseeker all the time after rattling to death in the back country.
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:29 PM   #6
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I have seen 19ft c class rentals... Never paid attention to their tail overhang.

A c off road takes careful driving. The two front corners of the house are low ish and exposed, and generally 8.5 ft wide.
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