This Type C motorhome lends itself to use by RVers looking for comfort and value.
By Pamela Kay, Director of Communications, Publishing
The Forest River Sunseeker Type C motorhome is packed with amenities intended to make RV adventures comfortable and fun. A split floor plan provides a 7-foot ceiling height in the living area and a step up into the rear bathroom and bedroom that allows for pass-through basement storage.
All Sunseeker floor plans are available on a Ford E-450 chassis; several Sunseeker LE floor plans also utilize the Chevrolet 4500 chassis. The standard series Sunseeker comes in eight floor plans, ranging in length from 24 feet 6 inches to 32 feet 3 inches. Exterior choices include the standard gel-coat fiberglass finish and two full-body paint schemes.
Driving safety in the standard series Sunseeker is enhanced by the Voyager VBSD1 blind spot detection system, which uses radar technology to provide visible and audible warnings of obstacles. The Sunseeker also comes with standard side-view and rearview cameras.
The Sunseeker incorporates a tubular aluminum frame. The crowned fiberglass roof is built using a multilayered laminate system with lauan decking and block-foam insulation. The 2-inch-thick vacuum-bonded sidewalls combine lightweight, waterproof Azdel SuperLite composite material and block-foam insulation, finished off with decorative wallboard on the interior and gel-coat fiberglass on the exterior. A vacuum-bond process is used to create the aluminum-framed floor also, which incorporates a fiberglass bottom board, block-foam insulation, and seamless floor decking, topped by wood-look vinyl flooring from Shaw throughout the interior. All Sunseekers are “Certified Green” by TRA Certification, with criteria related to resource, energy, and water efficiency, plus indoor air quality.
The Sunseeker comes standard with a 60-inch-by-80-inch, 400-pound-rated bunk in the cab-over area. A low-profile, seamless Trekker cap with a built-in entertainment center is available as an option.
The 3050S floor plan spotlighted in this article boasts a full-wall street-side slideout. The slideout houses the head of the queen-size bed in the rear of the motorhome. The bed features a residential mattress and is flanked by nightstands; a shirt closet hangs above one nightstand. At the foot of the bed are wardrobes and drawers, as well as a television.
The split bath, just forward of the bedroom, has a sink and a medicine cabinet in the street-side slideout, plus a shower and a toilet on the curb side.
The midcoach galley equips RV chefs with a three-burner cooktop; a 1.3-cubic-foot convection microwave oven with stainless-steel trim (larger than in many Type C motorhomes); a dual-basin stainless-steel sink; and a flip-up countertop extension. On the opposite side of the coach is a 12-volt 10-cubic-foot stainless-steel refrigerator.
The booth-style dinette also occupies the street-side slideout. It includes storage under the seats and two seatbelts on the forward-facing seat. Opposite the dinette is the sofa, which comes with footrests and a flip-down center section that has
cup holders. The sofa has two seatbelts and converts into sleeping space. A 40-inch LED TV hangs in the cab-over area, opposite the sofa.
The Sunseeker boasts contemporary, residential-style cabinetry and drawers with ball-bearing glides. Three décor options are available. The windows throughout the motorhome have blackout shades. LED lighting is used.
A 30,000-Btu furnace, a 13,500-Btu ducted roof air conditioner, and a MaxxAir vent fan provide heating and cooling. Dual AC units with a power shedding system are optional.
Relaxing outdoors is enhanced by an 18-foot power awning with adjustable arms and LED lighting. Outside speakers are standard, and an optional 30-inch exterior TV can be added.
The Sunseeker features 30-amp electrical service. Vehicles in the standard series come with a 4-kw Onan Microquiet generator and two coach batteries in a single housing for ease of access. The Progressive Dynamics four-stage Charge Wizard converter reportedly increases battery life by two to three times.
The 44-gallon fresh-water tank, 39-gallon gray-water tank, and 39-gallon black-water holding tank are in a heated compartment. The Sunseeker comes with a whole-coach water filtration system. Hot water is provided by an Atwood 6-gallon water heater that produces 18 gallons per hour. The propane tank has a capacity of 9.8 gallons.
Perhaps appropriate given its name, the Sunseeker comes prewired for solar electricity, and a solar package is available. RVers may select an optional solar power panel with a 12-volt charging system.
The Forest River Sunseeker 3050S has a base suggested retail price of $94,900, making it an affordable option for many young families looking to embrace the RV lifestyle, or for seasoned RVers seeking to downsize without giving up too many amenities.
Forest River, 914 C.R. 1, Elkhart, IN 46514; (574) 262-2212; www.forestriverinc.com/sunseeker