I agree with Fireflock. It's like a house. A poorly insulated house, sure, but not at all comparable to a car as far as how it does sitting in the sun.
If you leave the windows open and turn the fan on, it's quite comfy in normal temps. This is not just a guess, this is my actual experience. :) Sometimes both I and the dog are sitting in the RV in a parking lot for a couple hours while the wife is shopping or getting her hair done or whatever. At 80 degrees in the sun it might get to oh, 85 inside. With a breeze. Even 90 would not be a big deal.
Snowman, i trust that more than the rubber roof, but what do i know ! Wont be damage by tree branches like a rubber roof will be i would guess......that dicor stuff, do you apply that with a caulkin gun or a paintbrush ? It is becoming really hard when it gets old or it is easy to renew let say every 2 to 3 years if its needed ?
It applies with a caulking gun. It's very easy to use. You don't scrape off the old stuff, you clean it with lacquer thinner and put the new stuff on top of the old. Inspection means checking for cracks or flaws in the caulking. It's pretty good stuff if you maintain it. Most people do not maintain it.
Welcome DClause! I hate to pile on, but that little perforated strapping will not do the job once you start bouncing down the road. You need something much stronger, and with padding or wood protecting the tank from the edges of whatever strap you use. You'll get your plumbing sorted out here, I'm sure.
The Sunseeker roof is one piece of fiberglass. It is crowned. But it does not wrap over the sides. Instead they have a separate wrap corner piece, and seam covered with a typical roof trim strip, and of course where the sides meet the front and rear seams, there is a corner that catches water. It's not optimal IMO, but I will be closely watching and maintaining those seams. I have gone back and forth about applying Eternabond tape, but for now I think I will just stick with Dicor lap sealant and keep an eye on things. I need to put some Dicor over the exposed screws!
Here is a photo of the top-side seam:
Glad you found the problem, thanks for letting us know.
So Am I...very frustrating and costly problem to find.....the only bonus is I am now extremely familiar with my RV wiring and electrical operation....
Yeah, consider it tuition. I've been there too. Take notes!
We also have the 2300, and do about the same thing as Bill. Lay the bedding into the far end with some slack in front of you. Set up the bedding and start working backwards. It's not as easy as a walk-around bed. It just takes some exercise, it's good for you. :) I convinced my wife that it doesn't have to be perfect, so once it's made, it's just a matter of a quick straightening out.
To those who would never have a corner bed... in this particular model, the bed is quite large. It is a home-size 60x80, and the opening to the bed is likewise large. It is relatively easy to crawl out of bed while the other person stays put. It's more the crawling itself, rather than having to work around the other person, that would be an issue for someone. The person on the aisle side has it quite easy, actually. Just sit up down by your knees and get out. It's no walk-around, but to us it is a good compromise for getting a nice big bed in a small Class C. We got the upgraded Serta mattress and it is very comfy.
There is quite a bit of storage over the bed, so crawling on the bed now and then is something you just have to do. I'd rather not have to, but something has to give. In exchange, we can drive and camp with ease due to the small footprint. We could have afforded something bigger, but it was a lifestyle decision. We love it.
For extended traveling, we really liked our Trail Lite B+. A Phoenix Cruiser would be similar, although pricey. You'd like that a lot better than a Class B, I think. How much do you care about the actual driving experience? A Class B would be the easiest to drive, although the Sprinter B+/C models are quite good also. Our Trail Lite Chevy was pretty easy to drive too. Very nimble.
Our Sunseeker 2300 Class C Chevy gets an honest 10 MPG at 65+ MPG. The Chevys get a little more MPG than the Fords, and have more leg room too. It has a lot more room and storage than our small B+ did. It handles "okay". Meaning satisfactory, not unsatisfactory, but not like a van or car. My wife drives it with no fuss, and she's not courageous. We can go anywhere within reason, including into towns. We drove it to, and parked it in, Jerome AZ with no issues; some people will appreciate that. Let's just say you would not want to take a big MH there. :)
Our Sunseeker 2300 is the fifth RV we've had, and it's the first one we are completely satisfied with. Sure, there are compromises, but we are happy with them because of what we get out of the deal. The 60x80 queen bed sealed the deal, I think. The access to it is big enough that we don't have to crawl over top of one another, although it is easier if one person bends their legs a bit.
Plenty of water capacity and storage space, and all the usual features. Easy to drive and park in towns. Good MPG. A toad is not needed although we are going to be using one on some trips in the future. Without one, we learned how to keep things put away and be able to pull out of the site without too much hassle.
I think it depends on when you head for home. If you leave on March 1st, or even April 1st, the weather is probably not that conducive to spending time in between the sun and home. I know we sure want to stay in the sun later than we have been doing. We always fight the weather on the way home and then at home to boot. Got to come up with way to deal with our tax returns while snowbirding.
I may get roasted for this, but...I have found out from doing comparison shopping in So. Ca. that Mike Thompson is over priced. I looked at their ad and could not find the size of the motorhome, only that it has a single slide. For $49,000, I would expect two slides and at least a lenght of 28 feet, plus at least partial paint, not just decals. Just my guess, but it looks kind of small, like 22 to 24 feet. If so, that's a lot of money for that size. Have you compared this motorhome and their price to other dealerships?
You should get roasted. Your stated expectations are way out in left field. Have YOU priced a new Class C?
Re mobility, we have had a 23' x 101" B+, and now a 25' x 101" C. We do all those things you mentioned, like staying at hotels, pulling into McDonalds, driving into tourist towns and parking, etc. I'm not claiming those things are as easy as they would be with a B, but they are not that hard. There is almost always a spot to park off to the side, by the back curb, etc. If not, we are not trapped, we just drive out of the lot and park on the street or whatever. The 101" does not include mirrors. But it fits, like any big truck, lol. I think you would get used to the size issue.
I think the bigger drawback compared to a B would be driving down the road, both in the effects of wind and in MPG. Our B+ (Chevy) got 11-12, and this one (Chevy) gets 10 or so.