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Old 07-27-2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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Any Happy Sea Breeze Owners Out There Want to Weigh In?

My wife and I have been seriously shopping for our first motorhome since January. We've looked new, used, and across the spectrum of gas coaches B, C, & A. Today we found the first used coach that we both agreed was awesome, fit our needs and (most importantly) appears affordable. It happens to be a 2006 National Sea Breeze. Being that they are out of business, National RV wasn't remotely on our radar. I've spent the weekend thus far reading up on the company, their coaches, etc. and they seem solidly built and of good repute. However, I'm a little nervous as it is a bit older than we were previously looking, an orphaned coach, etc. I figured this would be the place to find some happy or unhappy Sea Breeze owners that can talk me into or out of, making the decision. Thanks, in advance!
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:23 PM   #2
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Buy it before somebody else does. Love my `04. It was the only one I looked at that I didn't find something I didn't like.



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Old 07-27-2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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Dunner, that's exactly how we feel! My Mrs. is VERY picky on the used coaches. I make her go in first just to save us time. I can't tell you how many times she barely gets up all the steps before she's turned around and right back outside with an emphatic "No way!"

The National is immaculate and we seriously couldn't find any flaws. At least not cosmetically and/or with things like floorplan, amenities etc. I think this might be "the one."
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:36 PM   #4
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Is it the non-LX model with the U shaped kitchen? My friend has an `04 LX with an angled kitchen and his wife says it has a lot of wasted counter space.

Have it thoroughly checked out by an RV mechanic. All I found was minor things, like loose screws, etc.



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Old 07-27-2013, 11:17 PM   #5
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Yes sir - non LX. Model 1350.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:23 PM   #6
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Sounds like a ~35'er on a F-53 chassis. Not familiar with that model. Google is your friend for finding manuals for just about anything in/on it. Owners manual is pretty generic, although there are some things specific to each coach.



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Old 07-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #7
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We love our See Breeze, 375 LX Three slides. Plenty of room, well planned out for our needs.
Have a good inspector look it over to help prevent "surprises". Check the DOT date on the tires, they are probably ready to be replaced.
Then go have fun.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:18 AM   #8
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Thanks Don! The Sea Breeze was pretty meticulously kept. The DOT date is 3011, so it looks like the tires have already been replaced. Then again, as I type this, it occurs to me that I only looked at one tire which, I suppose, could have been individually replaced. I suppose I need to put double checking all of them on my to-do list. Additional question for you guys: you both recommend an RV Inspection via a professional. I'm buying from a dealer. (1) Will dealers generally allow for this? (2) How do I find one? When I search RV Inspection in the online yellow pages for my area I get nothing. When I search RV Service I got mostly dealers with one or two independent shops. Is it likely that a dealer will let me take the rig to a local independent shop for inspection? If not, is it likely/usual that a tech from that shop would come to me at the dealer and walk through the rig with me?
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It should come with a 90 warranty and they should go over everything with you during the PDI. Ask for full fluid and filter changes, including the genny. When you get it home, "camp" in it several days/nights and try everything out several times; jacks , lights, appliances, toilet, shower, etc. Make a list of what you forgot to bring and if you find anything wrong.

Not sure if they'll let you take it someplace, but if it is a good enough dealer, they should have or will go over it and make it serviceable.

When I got mine, it was on consignment. They serviced it and since I'd been turning a screw driver since I was 4, I didn't worry about the small stuff.



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Buying from a dealer you might not need a inspection, as Dunner said they should stand behind the rig. Do you have a friend that is experienced on motor homes, take them with you.. Pay real closs attention on the walk through on how all "the Stuff" works. Are all the manuals with the MH? I agree about the camping at home the first time, then second trip go somewhere real close to home..
Then as you have questions just ask.
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When I had my PDI, I asked why the jack control pad had only buttons for rear, rt rear, lt rear & ftr). Tech said that some MHs only come with 1 front jack. I checked, it has 2 frt jacks. Why lie when it's so easy to get caught.



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Thank you gentlemen! My Uncle is a long time RV guy so I'm going to bring him along this week when we go back to test drive and have a longer look at it. I will double check to make sure they have some sort of a 90 day deal like Dunner mentioned. To my rather inexperienced eyes the coach looks meticulously kept inside and out. We used the slides, jacks, generator and a few other components just messing about on Saturday and all seemed to be working well. Sadly, I live in a gated community that will prevent me from camping literally at home the first time, but being in Florida there are roughly 1,000 campgrounds that are less than 10 minutes from my house. I'm thinking if I get it, I'll take it straight to a local campground for awhile to get used to it before I get it in storage or take it on a longer trip. Good advice all around. Thanks guys.
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I saw my 2000 Sea View on the RV lot and fell in love with it. Bought it on the spot and I am not sorry. I installed 2, 135watt solar panels on the roof, added 4, 12 volt batteries and I can now dry camp for many days. They are well build and easy to take care off. Hope this was useful. Roywolf
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We have the 2005 xl and love it, really looked for a couple of years before we bought. Wife wanted something smaller but fell in love with this seabreeze. Well put together coach, we have the workhorse chassis and love it.
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