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Old 11-14-2016, 04:54 PM   #1
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First time out with our new Sunseeker

2016 Sunseeker 2650 a few weeks ago from a Canadream (Rental agency). Had about 60000 Km on it. The inside was cleaned well, came with new tires and all the carpentry was in excellent shape.

The whole unit came with insulated black out blinds which are way better than the cheap pleated ones out Travel Trailer Came with.

Took our new toy out to a mountain campground for a field test. Got down to 2 Degrees C at night but the furnace did just fine. Insulation was better than I was expecting (even though it was advertised as a 4 season motor-home).

Driving and parking was a dream compared to our travel trailer. I purchased a ESICAM which is a wireless rear-view camera with a magnetic base that works off your smart phone. I just used elastics and attached my smart phone to the rear view mirror and used it while driving and reversing.

The amount of exterior storage and the usability of that storage was impressive. We have a 6 month old and strollers take up a ton of room.

Didn't get to try any water systems as it had been winterized by the dealer.

Overall I was impressed by the unit and FR in general considering it is an entry level MH.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:22 AM   #2
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2016 Sunseeker 2650 a few weeks ago from a Canadream (Rental agency). Had about 60000 Km on it. The inside was cleaned well, came with new tires and all the carpentry was in excellent shape.

The whole unit came with insulated black out blinds which are way better than the cheap pleated ones out Travel Trailer Came with.

Took our new toy out to a mountain campground for a field test. Got down to 2 Degrees C at night but the furnace did just fine. Insulation was better than I was expecting (even though it was advertised as a 4 season motor-home).

Driving and parking was a dream compared to our travel trailer. I purchased a ESICAM which is a wireless rear-view camera with a magnetic base that works off your smart phone. I just used elastics and attached my smart phone to the rear view mirror and used it while driving and reversing.

The amount of exterior storage and the usability of that storage was impressive. We have a 6 month old and strollers take up a ton of room.

Didn't get to try any water systems as it had been winterized by the dealer.

Overall I was impressed by the unit and FR in general considering it is an entry level MH.
What did you attach the camera to so it would stick?

IMO Sunseeker is at least a few steps above entry level which you have discovered.
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:43 AM   #3
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Congrats on your rig. Love our 2650 as you said easy to drive(even with a toad) and park,especially in the tight new england state parks.I replaced the pleated blinds with blackouts and black roof vent covers - helps get that extra sleep time. One of the reasons we went with the 2650 is that it functions well with the slide in or out. Another is the hugh storage compartment, I've moved the spare there,attached to rear wall never liked it underneath even on my pickups. Happy camping!
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What did you attach the camera to so it would stick?

IMO Sunseeker is at least a few steps above entry level which you have discovered.
The camera has a magnetic base that is strong enough to use while driving. Also has way less lag than most wireless cameras. No install, no wires, charged through USB.

See the amazon link below

https://www.amazon.ca/EsiCam-Portabl...9222769&sr=1-1
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The camera has a magnetic base that is strong enough to use while driving. Also has way less lag than most wireless cameras. No install, no wires, charged through USB.

See the amazon link below

https://www.amazon.ca/EsiCam-Portabl...9222769&sr=1-1
I should have been clearer in my question. Do you mount the camera outside or inside? I know it has a magnetic base. But since there is very little metal at the rear cap I am wondering if it will stay there. I have noticed that some people mount them inside and point them out the rear window.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:25 PM   #6
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Congrats on your purchase. Question on the mileage is 60000 correct. Seemed high. Later RJD
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I should have been clearer in my question. Do you mount the camera outside or inside? I know it has a magnetic base. But since there is very little metal at the rear cap I am wondering if it will stay there. I have noticed that some people mount them inside and point them out the rear window.
I just put it on the metal bumper. The camera has a very wide view. I know it is not as ideal as having the camera higher up but worked just fine for us.

Plus you also have the benefit of being able to move the camera as needed. We use it to monitor the baby, or as a motion activated security cam.
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Congrats on your purchase. Question on the mileage is 60000 correct. Seemed high. Later RJD
60000KM so 37000 Miles. I assume the rental company got the unit sometime in 2015 and it did about a year and a half of constant use. It is billed as a winter unit so people can take them all year including Ski trips.
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Old 11-15-2016, 05:11 PM   #9
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No question the shorter motor homes have no problems fitting into most camp grounds shopping center parking lots and the like.


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Old 11-15-2016, 10:51 PM   #10
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Smile Our Sunseeker

We have a 2013 Sunseeker and what makes it great is the winter package but even better is that our first unit bought from Canadream was a lemon. Dead in the water first time out. After having it in the yard 5 months and on the rd for +- 800 miles we brought it back and believe it or not they gave us our full purchase price without any deductions. We bought another unit from them. Don't know if any other company would have done that after 5 months. The bonus is the storage saw no other unit that had this in a small MH and having a bed in the middle so crawling over each other for those nightly trip to you know where. We looked for several years and at 13 different RV dealers before purchasing our 2650 We love it
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Forest River has discontinued the 28' motor homes - 2650s and 2700. For us it was the right size not too small , not too big.
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Forest River has discontinued the 28' motor homes - 2650s and 2700. For us it was the right size not too small , not too big.
I didn't know that. Good thing we bought our 2700 when we did.
I see they aren't listed on the FR website any longer.
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The 28 foot seems to be a sweet spot between living space / functionality and Drive-ability with both slide in and out.
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Forest River has discontinued the 28' motor homes - 2650s and 2700. For us it was the right size not too small , not too big.
That is a shame, I suppose they didn't sell enough to keep the bean counters away.
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:08 AM   #16
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We rented a Sunseeker from a dealer and had a great time on a two week adventure.
Bought a 2009 2600 (28 ft) Ford E450 with about 60,000 km. on it. The layout is great for the two
of us and half the time we forget to extend the slide out. The aisle to the back bedroom
Is always clear and we have a central bed so no crawling over each other.
A couple little problems that I took care of, otherwise everything works great during our
62 nights in it.
Always stored inside in the winter it's in very good condition.
Last summer we toured all of our Maritime provinces including Newfoundland and enjoyed every minute.
Already making reservations for next summer.


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