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Old 11-07-2018, 03:32 PM   #1
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Choosing between two replacement rigs. FR3 and a class C.

One of the new RV's we are looking at are some Sunseeker 3010's and 3050's and the other is the FR3 3050 DS which we have seen and camped in.

Quick question.

Sellers of the sunseeker seem to tout the fiberglass top over the rubber ones. Is it hype or legit?

I do not want to start a Class C vs Class A, but we have checked out a lot of rigs and we have basically come down to these choices.

They both meet our needs perfectly and we have been looking for people with each to see how they like/dislike their rigs.

I would appreciate any thoughts.

I am posting this here and in the Sunseeker area for a wider variety of thoughts.


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Old 11-07-2018, 05:21 PM   #2
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Choosing between two replacement rigs. FR3 and a class C.

I have a class A 2018 FR3 32 DS I have rented the class c sun seeker almost identical including the bunk beds.
The differences between them were
The class A front seats spin to create a larger living room area
The class A had a much better/tighter turning radius
The C had much more headroom for the bunk over the cab. You could almost sit up on the bed.
The ride was about the same.
The doors on the C cab are handy.
You sit higher up in the A (which I prefer)
The newer FR3 has fiberglass top as well
King bed class A I think the C was a queen
The FR3 does not come with a inverter our c we rented did.

Ended up with the A bit liked both for different reasons...
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:28 PM   #3
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We actually liked some of the same things between the two. The salespersons never mentioned that the FR3 had a fiberglass roof. Is it better or easier to maintain.

My wife actually likes the driving characteristics of the class C. Not that I think she is going to be driving that much.

We actually wanted a full queen as we left it would give us more leg room moving around the bed. We discussed it again tonight and watched some video reviews, and there really does not seem to be that much difference.

Thanks for your input.

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Old 11-07-2018, 09:33 PM   #4
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One of the new RV's we are looking at are some Sunseeker 3010's and 3050's and the other is the FR3 3050 DS which we have seen and camped in.

Quick question.

Sellers of the sunseeker seem to tout the fiberglass top over the rubber ones. Is it hype or legit?

I do not want to start a Class C vs Class A, but we have checked out a lot of rigs and we have basically come down to these choices.

They both meet our needs perfectly and we have been looking for people with each to see how they like/dislike their rigs.

I would appreciate any thoughts.

I am posting this here and in the Sunseeker area for a wider variety of thoughts.


Thanks

Chuck and Katie
We moved from a Class C to our FR3 28DS because we loved the large front window. We love panoramic view as we drive down the road. My wife loves that the passenger seat has more leg room. The floor is even between the drivers and the back. More storage below in the side compartments.

We went through the numbers before we chose our FR3 28DS.

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Old 11-08-2018, 08:16 AM   #5
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The other real benefit of the FR3s with the X package - which pretty much all have now I believe- is that upgraded Onan 5.5kw generator and the dual A/C units. If you are planning on camping in the summer months in the US, especially in the south/west - you'll really appreciate the dual ACs and the higher capacity generator. Our 2018 FR3 30DS does indeed have a fiberglass roof - I believe most produced in 2018 did and I believe it is the only option on 2019s.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:37 PM   #6
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Our last coach was a Sprinter B class. We went looking for a C-Class and ended up with a Fr3 28DS which is 30' long A-Class. While I loved some of the C-Class's the issue with many of them was the bed was higher and the front seats you had to step down.There was more room also in the A-class when the slides were out. Our bath has the shower on one side and the toilet on the other.This is important if you have kids. Most C-Class they are in the same room. The Floor on our FR3 is one level and the bed is a standard height King.Most of the C-Class's we looked at had a bolster you had to put is the front seats if you turned them back around to face the back of the coach. The other thing I noticed was I could get into an A-Class for the same price as a C-Class. We are an older couple and the bed height and the step-down in the front were really the main considerations. I also forgot to mention you will have twice the amount of storage in an A-Class.The newer coaches have a full fiberglass roof. Big deal for us.
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Thanks to all who responded.

I am out camping for a bit and am on a cell phone. When they start making these screens so danged small

We went RV window shopping today and stopped at a Winnebago dealer. Learned another reason I like Forest River

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A fiberglass roof. That must be a relatively new idea.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:53 PM   #9
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One of the new RV's we are looking at are some Sunseeker 3010's and 3050's and the other is the FR3 3050 DS which we have seen and camped in.

Quick question.

Sellers of the sunseeker seem to tout the fiberglass top over the rubber ones. Is it hype or legit?

I do not want to start a Class C vs Class A, but we have checked out a lot of rigs and we have basically come down to these choices.

They both meet our needs perfectly and we have been looking for people with each to see how they like/dislike their rigs.

I would appreciate any thoughts.

I am posting this here and in the Sunseeker area for a wider variety of thoughts.


Thanks

Chuck and Katie
Owned a class c 23' Adventurer which was a nice unit. Now have a 2017 FR3 28DS. The pros and cons of each are way to numerous to list but overall both wife and I would take class A FR3 over Class C. some of the points have been mentioned already such as seats in FR3 turn around adding a great deal more space. I will list a few things worth mentioning.

-Fuel economy about the same. although FR3 has newer 3 valve engine and six speed trans.
-Noise level probably a little less in FR3 .
-FR3 has king bed (big item for us). A little difficult to maneuver around edges but I just roll out over the end.
-Lots of storage in FR3
-FR3 not as easy to handle, feel trucks and wind push you around a bit more but I fixed that with added rear stabilizer and heavier front stabilizer (e-trailer.com). Drives effortlessly now. Still want to install Sumo Springs.


We get a lot of people commenting on our FR3, say it is a perfect size etc. Well now, after talking about it I really want to start heading south soon but have to wait till after x-mas (six grandkids) -10 Celsius today, 15 F. Maybe I will put some heat to unit and go out and pretend camp.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:05 PM   #10
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Almost forgot, The FR3 has the front bunk that comes down (motorized), this is a space saver for sure but not comfortable to sleep in, not much headroom. I see a lot of owners removing the front hinged part of the bed and making it a storage area. Not really a big deal for us as any guests are usually the grandkids but I wouldn't want to sleep up there for an extended period. The fold out couch and table are not very comfortable either.
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