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jimbo4UT

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Posted: 02/13/21 06:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have a 2021 Sunseeker 3010DS with the 7.3 engine. I get 11.1 mpg driving 60 mph for the first 1125 miles i have driven her. Has 6 speed transmission. It's hilly here in Virginia, your mileage may vary [emoticon]

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if you open up that 7.3 ford and let it breath you will un leach a monster. i had one years ago when they had a cerderator. i opened up the air in take and the exaust i pulled a 33ft 5er. what a differance. it was in a f350 dully

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Posted: 02/18/21 02:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The 7.3L V8 engine they are referring to in this thread is a new engine appearing only now in 2021 Fords. The engine you had years ago was probably the 460 cu-in V8 - a totally different engine.

By the way, what is an cerderator?


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Gjac wrote:

alvinator wrote:

CaptJD wrote: Well, last Wednesday I've purchased a Thor Coleman 19CM and it came with that 7.3 engine.

The smallest Coleman Class C motorhome on their website is a 22CM. Where were you able to find a 19CM?
That model and size sounds like a rental unit that Thor makes.


They are selling them at Camping World and Gander RV dealerships. I guess it is the same model as what they were called "Majestic" for rental companies. They just changed the model name from Majestic to Coleman and did not improve single thing IMHO..

They chose the most basic of all parts and equipment as they could find. They did NOT include one single extra convenience over whatever the most cheap & basic model of that item comes as.

Quality of the workmanship SUCKS big time!

- 1 out of every 3 screw is either sideways or sticking out in a way that can snatch on to your clothing or was screwed in a way that cracked the material.

- On Day 3 of the ownership of this gorgeous(!) marvel by THOR MOTORCOACH proudly put on the market with a label as "2021 Thor Coleman 19CM" everything inside either flimsy or already cracked or the cheapest of the cheap **** you can find on the market.

- If you press the flushing pedal of the toilet, the whole assembly moves like it is about to get out of its base attachment.

- When water pump turned on water began to gushing out of the City Water connection port. So some sort of one way valve is failed inside I guess and when two weeks ago (on February 9th,2021) we call the dealership to fix it under warranty we've been told that first opening to look at will be Mid April 2021. So, the solution: I capped the city water intake myself to keep the water gushing out so we can use the darn thing!

- None of the dinette seats or the single sideway seat behind the front passenger seat's cushions were attached to their base properly. Some sort of superglued velcro supposed to hold the seats moving but they were all crumbled, tangled and staples holding them attach to the base was worst quality then the ones my wife use to staple her office supplies...

- We've been told under the seats are all extra storage but when we tried to access we noticed they were all screwed in a way which made them permanently shut.

- The fake wood pieces has been used to made the base of the dinette and the single seat are so flimsy and cheap that they were held together with these flimsy staples coming out after 2 weeks and nothing does sit firmly in its place anymore. Every cushion moves whichever way they want to go that day.

- When driven on the smoothest highway surface at 50-65 mph it feels like in the back we are carrying hundreds of pots and pans loose on the floor of the RV.
Between the symphony of tings, tangs, bangs and all other sort of noises I've never heard in my life before my wife and I sitting in the front and screaming at each other to understand what the heck we're talking about.

Before this we owned a 2003 Pleasure-Way Excel which we bought brand new in 2003 and sold it in 2010. My GOD!, Now I understand why they are more expensive than these **** and I was getting 16-18mpg on that compared to 9-10mpg on this. Plus that B class had a V10 Triton engine on it.

My wife wanted something small like our old B class but not as expensive with a little more width inside and she thinks this one is sufficiently wide for her taste.
During the Covid pandemic she was stuck at home almost a year not even able to visit grandkids or go out to do anything for fun at age 71 and that was depressing her.
I fly planes and ride motorcycle and at least was able to get out to do few fun things which she couldn't. So she remembered how fun our Pleasure-Way was for us when we go camping and wanted to get something similar.

So, she saw this at an online ad and loved the cute little toy RV look and wanted it... So I went for it! She is still happy since she is able to get out of the home now and I am happy for being able to take her out camping even if it was just a few miles away to a campground by a lake or river or beach.

BUT the thought of "what a mistake to cough up $67,000 to one of these piece of ****" does not leave my mind no matter wherever we go!

Oh, few days ago for the first time I was standing at a higher elevation like a second floor of a house and for the first time I saw the roof of this POS... I wanted to cry! It looked like was put together by 1st grade students as a school project at elementary level.
If that roof doesn't come apart after a short amount of time I'll consider myself extremely lucky!

So, yes they were not advertised all over or NOT even mentioned in THOR's own website!
I was wondering "WHY?"... Now I know the reason!

* This post was edited 02/19/21 01:33am by CaptJD *

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I met a few small "one-man" rv repair dealerships over the years and they told me how they have to tweak all new rvs that are shipped to them.
If you find an rv on a dealers lot all ready to go, then you have to give the dealership the credit for providing a livable unit, all ready to go. Not all dealers will take that much 'needed step' to provide a concrete unit.

Just a reminder to new buyers:
Expect the additional cost for battery replacement.
Don't forget these rv's built today will drain the chassis battery to zero while sitting idle on a dealers lot. Doing that can lessen the life of a battery.
Keep an eye on your new battery unless you know for sure that it was installed fresh in your rv or if they disconnected the cable allowing to keep its charge ! A good service manager should make sure that is followed through with. But in real rv life...don't bet on it !
They will just throw a charger on a dead battery if they know you are coming to see it, then it becomes your problem when you have to replace it earlier than expected.

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jimbo4UT wrote:

Have a 2021 Sunseeker 3010DS with the 7.3 engine. I get 11.1 mpg driving 60 mph for the first 1125 miles i have driven her. Has 6 speed transmission. It's hilly here in Virginia, your mileage may vary [emoticon]

Jimbo


How did you calculate the 11.1 mpg . Is that a Scan Gauge number , while you are driving ?

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