Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class C Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-25-2015, 01:08 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Forest River Sunseeker '05 31'

Under 20K miles, garaged asking $28,000. Found this unit advertised and thinking about driving over to see it. Any thoughts on Brand, reputation/reliability, price, and anything else? Was thinking about newer diesel but $30-40,000 savings will buy a lot of gas, etc! I'm not sure last time used but I know the age of the tires matters as much as tread.

Volcano01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-26-2015, 08:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
wanderso's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,076
I suggest posting this at the forest river forums website. It is very active and there is a factory rep that regularly answers questions and knows about the construction techniques of those model years.

I've read complaints there about the attention to detail during construction at that site, although all of the manufacturers have issues.

Newer forest river C's have fiberglass roofs and Azdel composite walls to replace the Luan plywood used in older years.

Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffet) now owns it as well as coachman. There is a dealer near my house that sells new sunseekers. Forester is the same model except for added amenities on Foresters. I have noted factory defects on brand new models such as misaligned cabinets and sticking bathroom doors.

The quality overall reminds me of a Fleetwood Tioga and Jamboree if that is helpful. The focus is volume manufacturing, inexpensive labor, and fairly affordable for consumers. These come with tradeoffs.

Our prior Fleetwood before our current Chinook was a good entry level rig that we were fairly happy with, but the quality of our present RV is far better.

One of the most important things is to inspect how the prior owner has taken care of the roof, seam sealing around vents, etc and look for any water damage. If you get a chance to look at it during heavy rain, take it! I looked at several RVs with water damage and active leaks that the seller was either not aware of or hiding.
History: '08 View, '05 Chinook, '01 Jamboree 24D, '78 Apache Popup, 81 Komfort Tlr,
84 Mazda B2000 'w canopy,
Tent from wedding shower in '96
wanderso is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2861DSC Forest River Sunseeker Jerry M Class C Motorhome Discussions 12 01-21-2015 09:33 AM
Forest River Sunseeker 2500 T Shellypatti Northeast Region 0 07-31-2014 09:39 AM
Forest River Sunseeker 2500TS Tres Jolie Class C Motorhome Discussions 1 07-19-2014 05:40 PM
2008 Winnebago Access 29T or Forest River Sunseeker 2940DS or ??? SoCalAngler Class C Motorhome Discussions 5 03-08-2014 09:52 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.