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Old 02-22-2015, 12:04 PM   #1
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About to buy a new Class C

Hello everyone :-) and thank you for taking the time to read us.

My wife and I are about to purchase our first RV, and according to our preliminary enquiries we have decided to go with a Class C model.

My question is, considering there are so many out there (Thor, Jayco, Forest River), what made you decide to go with Forest River? And why would I either go with a Sunseeker, or Forester, or Lexington?

Thank you for your advice and input :-)

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Old 02-22-2015, 12:40 PM   #2
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DanandLine, we bought the Sunseeker and got the bang for the buck, but depends on your budget. There are some great MH out there with lots of bells and whistles. Get what your taste buds are hungry for. Good luck! And welcome to the forum
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:09 PM   #3
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Mine was the length of the bed. We have the 60 X 80. If you look at almost all other class Cs you will see the average about 60X75. We have a 2013 2450S which is perfect for two adults. I do not think it is produced anymore. If you are six foot tall or more this can be very important.


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Old 02-22-2015, 04:00 PM   #4
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Why?

A list of reasons for purchase (in my order of importance):
Fiberglass roof
Bigfoot
Front cap
Elect/gas hot water
Ducted air
Satt (sad no longer a factory option)
Enclosed plumbing
Back up camera
Heated bays
Electric awning
Artic pack
Black water clean out (bad location)

Wish it had:
Slinky tube (installed my own)
Step light (installed my own)
Real rims (not wheel covers)
120 v outlet in back bay (installed my own)
Water faucet in sewer bay
Scare lights (new ones have water & sewer bay LEDs I heard)

Have, dont use:
Outside grill (too big, still use the stand for a smaller grill)
Outside shower

We looked at a lot of product out there and Sunseeker came out on top for the money.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:16 PM   #5
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Floor plan was the most important thing for us. Space and where you are willing to compromise is critical. Then outside storage was next.
Then we wanted good quality for a good price. The 3011 fit the bill in all e categorys. We bought a left over new 2014.
Lots of other options that were important like leveler jacks, electric awning, outside entertainment center, etc but you can get those on almost any rv.
If you are new to camping then it will be really hard to know what you want. I would suggest renting a class c close to what you think you want and make lots of notes.
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Was reading another post and forgot to mention the rear air bag suspension......
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Thanks so much everyone, all your comments are extremely useful.

Best regards!!

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Old 02-23-2015, 12:21 PM   #8
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Our Class C

We went for the Lexington since it is just my wife, dog and myself so we did not want or need the overhead bunk. We like the sleek appearance and the entertainment center works well for us.
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Hoglou's list pretty much covers it. I'd add the full size non sliding Queen in the 2650s we have coming and this forum. There is quite a selection of individuals here to help you get through any problem
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:20 PM   #10
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You'd be better off buying a small affordable "A" class for the same money or less. Look at the Forest River FR3, it's loaded and affordable. Safer than a "C" class.
They all come standard with a King Size Bed, more storage space than a "C" class and a great build.
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