Originally Posted by MBSNewbie
We ordered it pretty loaded with the Trekker cap.
Interior - cherry / java
Exterior - Platinum full body paint
Includes the following factory options:
15K BTU A/C with heat pump
Stabilizer jacks (2-point)
Full body paint
Black tank flush
Color back-up camera with rear view monitor
Side view cameras
Oven IPO Drawer
Bedroom TV with DVD
Cab over cabinets with 42” TV (IPO side TV)
Thanks in advance.
Take away the heat pump, replace the 42"TV with the 32" near the door, can the other options, Make it a Sunseeker MBS 2400WS, and you have our 2017 motor home.
Are you sure you are getting the 42" tv in the center. We thought we were when we ordered the trekker cap but it came with the 32" and once we got it we actually like the location better, along with the additional storage. The 32" sits on an angle making it a more direct on view while sitting in the dining area. you can also see it if you want to kick back in the bedroom with your feet toward the head of the bed.
As far as the bedroom TV w/dvd player goes. If I had a do-over chance, I would have not ordered it and just installed one myself once we got the motor home. The antenna cable and 12 volt power source is already installed on the wall so adding a GOOD TV wouldn't have been much of a chore. While the TV is adequate, the picture nor reception is near as good as the 32" Jensen.
Personally, I feel the inverter is a waste of money unless you plan on dry camping for extended periods of time and will adding solar panels to the roof to charge the batteries.
The motor home comes with two 110 receptacles at the kitchen area, one in the dining area, one in the bathroom. one on each side of the bed, one next to each tv outlet, one outside, and one in the driver rear storage along with a ton of USB charging ports. The motor home also comes with a generator. instead of using battery storage and an inverter for 110 power, I feel the generator is a better option. The reason being is that when I run the generator for 110 power, I can also heat the water for a shower, and run the air conditioner/heater for comfort.
You are having a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter dealer install the tire monitor system, I hope. Our Sprinter doesn't have the steering wheel mounted buttons so from what I have been reading it would have the pressure indication shown on the dash when the key is turned on. I just looked at my dash and there is nothing indicated so it is most likely deactivated which means that the tire monitor system will need to be activated once installed.
Since they will be removing the wheels and breaking down the tires to install the monitors, have them install steel valve stems,steel braided hoses on the inner duals, and steel valve stem extensions on all tires. You may even want to check into swapping out the cheap 2 ply sidewall tires on a set of better tires with a higher load rating.
As far as the seat lifts go, what is your reasoning for purchasing them, and plans for storing them when not in use?
Since we designed and ordered our Sunseeker for the two of us, we have already stored the console table in the attic and have no plans of ever using it. It is too high to use when the seats are in the normal driving position and blocks access to the living area of the motor home.. It needs to be removed in order to rotate the seats. Once rotated, the seats are so low that they act like beach chairs. Since there is seating for four at the dinette area, should we choose to have guests visit we don't plan on ever rotating the seats.
We also opted against the exterior grill because when we saw the size of it, I couldn't figure out which compartment we were supposed to store it in. Hopefully your dealer showed you, otherwise you could be in for a supprise and be storing it inside.
The biggest thing to remember, is you bought a class "C" motor home on a MB Sprinter 3500 chassis. While the storage is adequate for two, it is real easy to exceed the GVW without using it up. GVW just over 11000 pounds, Dry Weight about 9600 pounds. Without exceeding the GVW, you will have about 1400 pounds of payload available.
This includes the weight of you and your passengers. the water you carry @ 8 pounds per gallon, the tongue weight of any trailer you may tow. and your clothing, your food, and anything else you carry, including that gas grill you ordered.
Hopefully your dealer treats you far better than ours did once they call you and tell you your new motor home has arrived and for you to make an appointment to come pick it up. never sign on the dotted line, nor give them a dime, until you have thoroughly gone through a pre-delivery inspection process, are satisfied that everything works properly, are satisfied that you have been instructed on the use and maintenance of all components, have had any and all questions answered to your satisfaction, and either have all the owners manuals given to you or if only available online, provided with makes, model numbers, and IP addresses for where the manuals can be downloaded free of charge.
If there are items in need of repair, have them repair them prior to signing, paying or accepting delivery. Do not let them tell you they have to order that part and will call you when it comes in.
Once you drive that motor home off their lot, you are at their mercy when they will do the repairs.
Peruse Forest River Forums for the cheers and jeers of dealership experiences and other peoples praises or horror stories. Murelene and mine is well documented should you choose to read through our posts.
Best of luck, Hopefully you are dealing with a good dealership, that your motor home was built and delivered with everything in good working order, and your Forest River owner experience is a good one.
BTW once all the quirks and problems were worked out, We really love our Sunseeker, It is the perfect motor home for two. We just turned 1200 miles on it but we did average 13 MPG while pulling a 3000 pound motorcycle transport trailer and averaging 65 MPH on the expressway.
I need to run by the local RV Service center in a few, need to fill the propane tank and want to talk to them about installing a set of 8 ply Goodyear Tires and steel valve stems when things slow down so the motor home doesn't need to sit in line for service. BTW the cheapo tires that came with the motor home are rated 1700 pounds loading each in a dual configuration, the Goodyear tires I want put on the rear are rated 2200 pounds each. I will then just store the cheapo tires for the front when needed.