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Old 10-08-2016, 01:58 PM   #1
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Considering a Forest River Sunseeker

After many wonderful years in our Northern Lite truck camper, my wife and I are considering a small class C, and for now are looking at a 2016 2250LE Sunseeker.

Of course we have numerous specific questions, but first we would really love to hear from current Sunseeker owners about how pleased they are with their camper and of course (almost more important) we'd love to hear about any misgivings or things that they think didn't quite work out what's NOT so wonderful about it. Gripes welcome!

We would very much appreciate it if anyone is willing to chime in on any of the following:

CONSTRUCTION: how well is it actually built was it put together carefully and well? How is the "fit and fittings"? Do the the drawers work smoothly? Are the doors aligned & do they close easily and seamlessly? Is there anything that looks slightly off when you're gazing around the living space?
Any plumbing or electrical gremlins?
Do the slide-outs work easily & reliably? (This would be our first experience with slideouts)
How well thought-out is the layout and the attention to details?

How comfortable are people finding the following: the cockpit (for long periods of time), the bed, and The dinette?
Of course it's fairly easy to warm up a smaller camper, how easy is it to keep this larger unit heated in cold weather?
Is there more than one heater or is the heat ducted elsewhere from the source?
What about cold weather camping how close are Sunseekers to a "true 4 season" camper? I see they do not have double pane thermal windows how does one deal with the attendant condensation problems?

How do owners feel overall about the reliability and longevity of their units? Any feelings or word-of-mouth indicators about these? Overall satisfaction? Would you buy one again?

I could go on forever but I think I'll stop here...that's more than enough to chew on in one sitting!

Thanks immensely😎

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Old 10-08-2016, 09:25 PM   #2
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We bought a used 2007 SS 2860 in 2008 from a local RV rental company. I was very pleased with the fit and finish.

No big problems with it. One slide was not working properly but I lived with it. I have a hunch that it was damaged and then mis-aligned. My only big complaint was that the generator exhaust was under the fore-mentioned slide and had problems with exhaust smell unless there was enough breeze. Even if the slide didn't have problems I felt it wasn't the best designed.

The furniture wasn't the greatest. The MasterCraft couch had a broken spring and the front seats were uncomfortable. Replaced the couch, took out the dinette and replaced with a small chair so the DW could rock, and had the front seats redone.

I think the coldest we were ever in it was in the low 20s. No their are not a four seasons rig, the furnace was a 30,000 btu (?) and it did fine.

The last time we were at a RV show in 2013 we looked at a new version of the 2860 and we both felt that it was a good bang for the buck. Seemed as though it was better than some of the mid entry A's or the dealer fixed it up before they displayed it.

The Forester line is the same as the Sunseeker but some more bells and whistles. You might do some comparing. Forest River has a forum that you may find helpful too. http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/

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Old 10-09-2016, 08:39 PM   #3
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We recently purchased a 2017 Sunseeker GTS 2800QSF. This was after a multi-year search and walking through 100's of motorhomes. I'm an engineer, and fairly picky, and aggravated salespeople along the way by crawling under units, on top of units, pulling on everything with a handle, etc.

I believe the Sunseeker has a level of workmanship in the top end of the Class C units we looked at...many things you don't see on the lower-end Class C units, such as a full fiberglass roof. We've put over 6000 miles on ours in the few months we've had it (Texas to Yellowstone and Texas to Florida, plus some more local trips), and it's held up nicely thus far.

On the trip to Florida a few month ago it was hot during the entire journey, and we ran generator and AC all the way there/back for the daughter and her boyfriend. Both when travelling and when in Florida, where it was especially hot, the single AC (ours is a heat pump) kept up just fine.
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