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Old 06-16-2016, 02:16 PM   #1
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Just ordered ours - Any Sunseeker 2400w or Forester 2401w owners out there?

We just ordered our first RV after looking and considering buying once since 2011. Yes, 2011. Expecting delivery in mid August.

Right now I'm trying to learn as much as possible and I am reading a lot of great info on these forums.

I'd like to hear from seasoned RV'rs that now own either the Sunseeker 2400w or Forester 2401w: likes and dislikes, any issues with that huge slide, build quality, things to look out for, modifications to consider, etc.

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)
Dyson vac

We are also adding the following exciting additional options

Grill - Exterior gas grill with quick connect
DEALER INSTALLED - Install Power Inverter - 1000 watt sine wave dc/ac power inverter with inside panel switch on/off. Inverter to power one plug in bedroom, living room.
DEALER INSTALLED - TPMS - Tire pressure monitoring system with inside remote digitial display. Monitors pressure in all six tires.
(2) Seat cushions p/n 90526 $130 each. Props up the sprinter seats when turned around - Tip I got from watching a Winnebago view video on YouTube.


Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:48 PM   #2
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If I was to order again the only thing I would have ordered differently was to not get the heat pump. Very noisy. We found that a cheap 1500W electric heater is a better alternative if you have electricity available.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:51 PM   #3
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(2) Seat cushions p/n 90526 $130 each. Props up the sprinter seats when turned around - Tip I got from watching a Winnebago view video on YouTube.


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Did you get the cushion from FR or Winnebago?

I have a 24R with the oven. If I had it to do over again I would opt for the convection microwave and get drawers in place of the oven. Just me.
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x2 on oven
Had our "s" 4 years now
Never used oven except as extra storage
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10-4 on the oven
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:56 PM   #6
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Congratulations on your new purchase! We know how excited you are, as we ordered ours back in January, with the delivery in late March, as promised. We researched the options for about 3 years in all classes of motor homes in sizes under 30 feet, and chose the SunSeeker MBS 2400W. We just completed our 2nd trip, staying in the beast for 21 days and covering about 3500 miles. Our first trip was about the same distance in 14 days. We have no regrets, as the chassis and house have performed really well.

I think we have pretty much all the options as you, except for the oven, inverter, and TPMS. For us, the oven is not important... The drawer it replaces under the stove top holds all our pots and pans. For sure we will add the inverter. Check to make sure the 1000 watt size will run the microwave... Pretty sure it will not handle the convection function, which we have yet to use. Hopefully the TPMS system includes steel stems that are easily accessed. I have had trouble with the stock stems and extenders, and will be adding the TPMS. I believe these systems generally require steel or brass stems.

We also added the tv in the bedroom area. Honestly, we have yet to turn it on. The screen in the front is much nicer, and is attached to the surround sound, which is pretty neat. In our 35 days of travel we have used it maybe 3 times... After a day of route planning, de-camping, driving, sightseeing, finding a campsite, setting up, exploring, fixing dinner, communicating with family, etc., sleep is a higher priority than TV.

We have the heat pump add-on, and yes, it is a bit noisier than the furnace. But, if you are plugged in and need heat, it works fine as long as the outside temps are mid 40's or higher. And with the heat pump you are not using your propane. As an aside, I have heard some folks say the furnace is noisy. So far in our travels we have had more need for heat than cooling, and that ducted furnace is terrific, with great heat distribution throughout the coach, and, to us, pretty quiet.

We wanted the cruiser cap option, but our dealer promoted the over-cab bed as an enhancement for resale. I am not sure about this, but we have had guests for 3 nights (something we thought we would never do), and it was a lot of fun. Also, the "attic" is a great spot for coats and bedding. Looks like the Cruiser cap has some nice storage too.

Speaking of dealers, you will read about many problems that others have had... we believe most of these can be avoided by proper dealer prep and a strong dealer service department. Our dealer, Barrington Motor Sales in Bartlett IL, did a fantastic job of prepping the Beast, gave us a 4 hour PDI that included some driving tips and practice for both of us, and suggested/supplied essential accessories like various sewer line upgrades, a water pressure regulator, fresh water filters and hoses, an in-house 110 volt power monitor, and Progressive "on-the-post" surge protector. We have found all of these items quite handy, and have enhanced our camping experience.

Our SunSeeker is at rest right now, and we are suffering withdrawal symptoms, as we are really liking the lifestyle.

We wish you well on your new adventure, and hope to see you "Out There!"


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On our W we put pots/pans under the sink, pot holders, foil,bags,etc where the oven would be and utensils under the pots/pans. Odd place for utensils but it works.
I have the side cameras but for some reason don't trust them.
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With our 2500TS,,, I would love to have something other than the U dinning area,,,
Like maybe a Sofa Bed or 2 recliners !!! That and the bed that can only be entered from one side,,, are our biggest dislikes !!!
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For us, the U-lounge is the center of activity... Comfortable and roomy. Love it.


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For us, the U-lounge is the center of activity... Comfortable and roomy. Love it.


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It is fine for eating & probably play games,,,
But I would not call it comfortable,,,
Each to there own !!!
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