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Old 03-08-2015, 03:13 PM   #1
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new sunseeker or solera

Not sure which to buy - due to mpg - also we wanted to buy Sunseeker
2500 , Sunseeker 2250(hard to find) We have looked at the Jayco Redhawk seems like a nice rv. We just don't want to long Would prefer 26' or shorter. Any input would be a help

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Old 03-08-2015, 03:20 PM   #2
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Solera is 24 ft limit. You won't do better on fuel economy with the MB diesel, but i'm sure the gassers are cheaper in purchase price. Boils down to layout. IMO

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Old 03-08-2015, 03:29 PM   #3
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Our concern is the cost of maint. for the MB diesel
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:08 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum from Ontario.

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Old 03-09-2015, 06:17 PM   #5
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We just traded a 24r for a 3010ds Sunseeker. We usually travel with four people, so we needed the extra room in the 32' Sunseeker. Also, in the Solera, you have to take the dinette up and down when traveling with more than two people. The Mercedes diesel is the bomb, mpg is crazy compared to the Ford v10. But we came to the realization that we don't put that may miles on our motorhome, to make that big of a difference between room and mpg. With all that said, if it is only two of traveling, then it would be the Solera hands down.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:07 AM   #6
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Warning! We haven't bought anything yet and have no personal experience. That said, my goal would be to buy the Sunseeker 2290SC in 14 months. The "C" stands for Chevy chassis. Their 8-cyl engine (6.0L VORTEC (364 CID)) plus 6-speed transmission delivers more power than the Ford 10 cylinder engine (6.8L TRITON (415 CID)) plus 5-speed transmission: 324 HP @4700 RPM vs. 305 @4250 RPM. It also gives better gas mileage: hwy: 9.2 vs. 7.7; city: 8.1 vs. 7.1.
The GVWR of the Chevy is 14,200#, compared with 12500 for the Ford E350 and 14500 for the Ford E450.
The Chevy can tow 5800#, twice what I would need given my car's curb weight.
I have ceased being interested in a Mercedes chassis from the standpoint of the anemic GVWR: 11,030. This would mean we would have too many hard choices between fuel, water, food and personal belongings.

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