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Old 02-26-2012, 09:50 PM   #11
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Interior Lighting

My wife and I checked the Sanibel out at our Local RV Show here in Atlanta, Three Way Camper had one and sold it just last week.
We love the LED Lighting and the interior Step Lights, so much in fact, we have already up-graded our new Crusader 270 RET with the same step lights...other LED's will come later..
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:00 PM   #12
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lets see those step lights...
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:44 PM   #13
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We do our PDI tomorrow morning at 9:30, we are so excited. It has been a long two months waiting. I will post pics as soon as I can. The pics that the RV Guy posted are great. We liked everything about the Sanibel 3500, we cannot find a negative and I had done a lot of research prior to our purchase. If you have not visited the Prime Time Manufacturing site you owe it to yourself to do so and read about the company and all of the news highlights, not to mention all of the campers, especially the Sanibel!
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:14 PM   #14
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Sanibel 3400

Our Sanibel 3400 was scheduled to come off line this past Saturday, and is scheduled to ship on 3/1 barring any issues popping up.

We are so excited to get our new rig!! If the timeline holds up, I expect that we'll head up to the dealer and pick the rig up on 3/14. We plan to do an overnight at the dealer lot to make sure everything's working ok. It's our son's Spring Break week, and the dealer is about 5 hours away, so we want to spend the time and make sure everything is taken care of the first time.

We fell in love with this unit at the Tampa RV show, and haven't found anything we like near as much anyplace else. I've been very impressed with RVGuy and PT's commitment to customer satisfaction.

Counting down the days!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #15
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I must be one of few with any real experience with the new Sanibel, so let me have your attention if you want a real review! We took delivery of ours in December 2011, a 3500. What sold us was the excellent floor plan for our use, and the quality of the cabinetry, fixtures, lighting. We traded in a 2010 Montana and looked at all the competion. We found we could have spent many thousand more dollars on a couple of the brands, and received very little in improvements for it. In most cases the appearance of the more expensive models seemed cheaper! The lighting is second to none. The number and thoughtful position of electrical outlets is great. The cabinet for the trash can. I can go on about the details but the videos and brochure will make those apparent. I give the good and bad...where deserved.
The bad: I didn't make it home without problems. The ceiling fan was broken from the slide hitting it. The bedroom slide ( schwintek ) wouldn't work when I checked it on a fuel stop ( seemed cocked, so I wanted to "pull it in"). I didn't get to take it on the first planned trip. Fan over stove is built into microwave and did not work. The sweeper quit and the outlets it works with didn't work. I pulled the microwave apart and fixed an internal wiring problem, traced a bad electrical connection for the sweeper/outlets and fixed that myself. I was sent a new ceiling fan by the factory and fitted it so it would not get hit again. Lippert sent me new parts ( and a spare ) for the slide. I done this myself because it was a 280 mile tow to the dealer and I know it is done right when I am satisfied. Whew! Sounds bad...and I am sure the factory could have done better with the fan and electrical outlet. Other stuff was luck of the draw. NO problems since.

The Good: Just as luxurious and comfortable as advertised! Very comfy when it is in the 30's outside. Furnace doesn't have to run all the time to keep it perfectly warm as the insulation is very good. Also very quiet inside, the A/C is much quieter than the one in the Montana. I love the LED entry lights, and many little details like that. This thing tows smoother than the Montana did and it had a MorRyde Pin Box on it! I don't know that I'll even upgrade the pin box, it is that good already. I did upgrade the entry steps to a four step unit, that is about the only thing I think should be made standard!
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:29 PM   #16
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Thanks for the report realshelby.

Too bad you had to do some mods and repairs, but one thing it shows is if you are willing and capable you can get all the "new trailer bugs" worked out and end up with a good unit that you have confidence in.

Also thanks for the comparision and telling the plus side. Sounds like you have a very nice 5'er and that the Sanibel is worth looking at if you happen to be in the market.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #17
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Thanks for the report realshelby.

Too bad you had to do some mods and repairs, but one thing it shows is if you are willing and capable you can get all the "new trailer bugs" worked out and end up with a good unit that you have confidence in.

Also thanks for the comparision and telling the plus side. Sounds like you have a very nice 5'er and that the Sanibel is worth looking at if you happen to be in the market.

And, it appears that PT sent you the correct parts you needed to do the repairs yourself without a problem. Quite sure you would have let us know in your report if there was. So, once again, PT stood behind their product and made sure you got what you needed without hassle.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:24 PM   #18
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I have a question on my 3500, The entrance door is very hard to close and I was wandering if anyone with a Sanibel has any ideas on a fix. The striker plate is adjusted to the max. Thanks Wbowman
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I don't know if this has anything to do with your problem, but I owned a tt one time that if it wasn't leveled just right the door was hard to close. Just something you might check.
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And, it appears that PT sent you the correct parts you needed to do the repairs yourself without a problem. Quite sure you would have let us know in your report if there was. So, once again, PT stood behind their product and made sure you got what you needed without hassle.
It just was not practical for me to bring the RV back to the dealer for repair. I knew I could fix it quicker than I could tow it back! Prime Times staff went out of their way to get me back in shape. I sent pictures and details to them about what was needed. I suspect they might even change the ceiling fan process at the factory based on my input. Prime Time even put me in direct contact with Lippert for help with the slide problem. Gearbox was stripped out on it, there is now a third design change that we hope will be a permanent solution. So while my reporting problems will be viewed as negative by some, I think it is just the opposite. I am completely satisfied with how the manufacturer got involved and helped make things right. While you could say a PDI should have caught these things the truth is that it is hard for a technician to detect every single thing that is just not quite right. Unfortunately I might have had a couple more bugs than I should have, as long as it does not start having stuff go wrong in the months ahead I am quite happy.

Absolutely still have faith that the Sanibel is one of the best luxury Fifth Wheels at ANY price. How is that for "positive"?
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