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Old 06-01-2011, 04:12 PM   #11
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First off I am biased since I work for the company, but I'm sure you'll find a ton of objective information on the forums. Having said that...

One of the biggest advantages for the Sunseeker has been product testing. We sell to one of the largest rental companies in Canada. I handle that account and they have been nice enough to invite me up every year during their "product meetings". We spend (2) days every year in the fall (for 8 years now) discussing what worked and what didn't. (They send (2) service techs from 5-6 different locations)

As a rental, each Sunseeker is seeing probably 4 years of typical "RVer Usage" in a single season. We get a really good picture of what is going to break...really, really quickly. I take their list of complaints & praise back to the plant. We then look for alternative suppliers or better parts and better construction methods to withstand the harsh environment they're exposed to. Again, we have done this every year for 8 years. As a result, the Sunseeker has evolved into arguably the best built Class C on the market.

By no means are we perfect, they are still built by human hands, but that is always the end goal.

I'd be more than happy to answer any questions about the construction process, quality control, floor plans, etc.

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Old 06-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #12
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As the owner of a new Sunseeker 2300, I am very favorably impressed with the workmanship and quality of construction including the fit and finish of the cabinetry. Admittedly, with only 2500 miles on the odometer, the motor home is barely broken in. Nonetheless, after thorough testing and use of all the various plumbing and electrical systems, I encountered only one operational problem. That problem involved interference of the door closer with the awning arm when the door was open. The problem was easily corrected by repositioning the attachment of the closer on the door frame.

There are no water leaks (that I am aware of), no missing screws, no short circuits, no falling fixtures, no stuck drawers, nor any of the other problems that some owners experience with their new units. Based on my experience with my new motor home thus far, I give the Sunseeker an excellent recommendation.

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Old 06-01-2011, 08:33 PM   #13
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When I asked around about brands I got no strait answers - it was all 'just go look and judge for yourself' as if I were an engineer or QC expert or something. Why so many brands was one thing I wanted to know and have yet to get an answer.

My concern was construction quality - almost all use the same appliances, windows, are built in the same place and often different brands on the same line by the same folks/management. I found very little difference in the structure from brand to brand, once you get past what the salesman tell you (or don't).

We got a Cherokee Grey River, a less expensive model/line/brand from FR. After using it a few nights we found out why is was cheaper (and lighter) - not a big deal but at no point did any salesman (at 5 different dealers) point out such differences - perhaps we'd have bought a $5000 more expensive trailer had we known what we know now.

Little things - like light switches. They are only on the lights on the ceiling, not on the walls. Who cares? My 5' tall wife and the kids do. There are places for doors and drawers that are just blanked off - a mod I can do if I so choose, but it'd be nice to have a few of them as storage spaces.

Our water heater is manual light gas only. Auto light and elec would have been nice. Had we ordered ours that might have been on the option list.

Many of these details you only find out after you own it. The salesman talked about construction, warranties, windows, cabinet construction (ok, ours isn't solid wood, so what? It's not in our house either...). We noticed better trailer got better mattresses on the beds but for the 3 weeks a year we'll use it I can 'suffer' along as can the kids. Hey, it's a lot better than sleeping on rocky lumpy ground in a tent, right?

I didn't get into the axle and tire bit and hope everything is good. My father in law had issues years ago with a camper were all the heavy stuff was on one side so the tires on just that side were overloaded.

I'm sure as you spend more money you get better grades of cloth and vinyl and carpet, but if we use it 3 weeks a year for 10 years that's only 6 months of real use and even the cheapest goods last that long.

The only issues we've noticed with ours is the vent hose ffrom the freshwater tank wasn't installed at all and after a couple of nights camping I had to tighten the drains under the bathroom sink, but I'd been warned to check things as bumping down the road can loosen almost anything at any time. We had some issues with water pressure on the kitchen sink our first night but that has since worked itself out.

Chris, Wills (16) Evie (13) & Toby our collie (6)
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2013 Chevy K1500 Crew w/ Reese StraitLine Dual Cam

Nights camped 2011: 11 2012: 18 2013: 12 2014: 12 2015: 13 2016: 56 2017: 8+
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