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Old 07-24-2015, 08:56 AM   #1
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Sunbirding it in a W?

Has anyone spent an extended period of time, one month +, in the W floor plan? DW and I are getting ready to retire and spend four months down south. Looking at the W for the full-time walk around queen bed and the full wall slide. Saw the video of the W on this site and the lounge area does look bigger than most MBS coaches. Just wondering what it might be like real life.

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Old 07-24-2015, 03:15 PM   #2
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Although 'too late' we too are most interested

We are scheduled to pic our 2401W MBS a week from Monday (the 3rd of August). Immediate trip will be 9 days....home for 12 days....second trip 2 weeks...home for 10 days....then plan to be gone for ~80 days....

From what we have read, viewed and been told....the W is the largest space.

Little doubt we will have X number of upgrades....but have already made arrangements for In-Motion Satellite and installation of an additional LP tank for the gen set.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:45 PM   #3
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We will be spending 2-3 months down south in our W next winter. Previously a 28' 5th wheel. We think the W will work fine for us. Just use the RV to sleep and watch TV. We usually cook and eat outside weather permitting. We will be towing a Honda CRV behind.
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Old 07-26-2015, 02:41 AM   #4
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I have had W since April and have enjoyed it very much so far. I've reported my experience with it before. Search in my profile for my posts on it. Let me know if you can't find them or have more questions.
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:40 PM   #5
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Have not spent a lot of time camping in our Sunseeker MBS but we did use it this past week for a couple of days. We downsized from a 36 foot HR DP to this unit. So far we are adjusting to the smaller size. As stated above we use it mostly just for sleeping and some TV watching. I do cook mostly out on a grill but we do bring the food into the U shaped dinette. Works just fine. The TV watching is different sitting around the dinette compared to the recliner and couch that we had in the DP but it works just fine and we will get used to it in time. We looked at all the different floorplans of the MBS units and felt the "W" was the one that would work the best for us. When the slide is out it does give a sense of space. We are not full timers so our unit will be used mostly for short stays several times a year and one or two 2 week vacations a year.
Good luck & be safe out there
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:53 PM   #6
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Just a guess but I think it's a matter of attitude and perception. We spent 2 months last winter in Florida. The "resort" we stayed at had everything from DP's towing luxury cars to truck campers. We were in a Lexington 283GTS and had absolutely no problems. We were thrilled to escape a brutal Canadian winter and never once found we were missing anything or were crowded. If you think it's going to be awesome it will be. Enjoy!
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:42 PM   #7
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I have been a tent camper since I was in boy scouts 50 years ago. My family loved it and was surprised when I bought A 128S aframe to spend 2 months in this winter with just my wife and me. Most of our time is always spend outdoors anyway except for meals and sleeping. Looking forward to it. This is luxury just being up off the ground.
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:37 PM   #8
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I have owned my 2015 Solera 24W for three months. I love it. I love the deep slide that opens up the entire insides. My wife and I kid that its like being bloated. We have a bloated W! We have used our W quite a lot since owning it and have taken two week long trips. It will be used this coming winter for two months. In Sept. my wife and I and two other people are going on a 2 1/2 week to Calif. visiting Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia and Yosemite. Should be fun.

I have been a snowbird some with a 32 foot class C. Plenty of room. With the W, there is plenty of room. I suggest you have comfortable outdoor chairs and a table, plus BBQ, camp stove, lighting etc so you can be outside more than inside. We do all our cooking outside. Being outside of your moho is the best way to feel there is plenty of room. If you are the type to stay inside and watch TV all day, its too small.

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I have owned my 2015 Solera 24W for three months. I love it. I love the deep slide that opens up the entire insides. My wife and I kid that its like being bloated. We have a bloated W! We have used our W quite a lot since owning it and have taken two week long trips. It will be used this coming winter for two months. In Sept. my wife and I and two other people are going on a 2 1/2 week to Calif. visiting Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia and Yosemite. Should be fun.

I have been a snowbird some with a 32 foot class C. Plenty of room. With the W, there is plenty of room. I suggest you have comfortable outdoor chairs and a table, plus BBQ, camp stove, lighting etc so you can be outside more than inside. We do all our cooking outside. Being outside of your moho is the best way to feel there is plenty of room. If you are the type to stay inside and watch TV all day, its too small.

Hope this helps.
Thank you for sharing Doug. Do you have the LP gererator? If so, what has been your experience with gas consumption...longevity?
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:19 PM   #10
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I do have the LP generator. It works great and is relatively quiet. I get a little concerned about propane usage with it and the stove, etc. In my dinghy/toad I carry an extra propane tank in case the onboard one runs low. It has not yet and I have used it quite a lot. Not sure on how many hours it can run but remember reading that on this forum.
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