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Old 02-13-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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How is the Sanibel

We're currently on our 2nd Rockwood and love the units. Minor issues but nothing that's not been expected. The DW and I have a short list of 5th wheels we're looking at for full timing in a few years. The Sanibel being one and the Cardinal being another. Haven't seen too many post reguarding the Sanibel unit. Anyone have/have had one and how was it?
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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lindy - not sure you will find many Sanibel owners responding quite yet. The product was just introduced last fall and many folks are just seeing it for the first time.

However, the unit is FIRST CLASS AWESOME and you will not be disappointed.

Let us know if we can help.

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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We don't own one yet but, it WILL be our next upgrade. We have seen them at several shows and after looking at all kinds of makes, models and floorplans, we always go back to the Sanibel. And, IMO, the price is very reasonable for such a classy looking 5er. As RV Guy said the units are new and many folks who have purchased them probably haven't found this forum yet. I hope that if you do take the leap, you will keep posting here so we know what you think (good and bad, if any). Good luck in your search and happy camping.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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I checked one out at my dealer last year. Beautiful unit. They also sell other popular 5er's suitable for full timing. However, I didn't see any Cardinals.

IMHO the Sanibel was the nicer unit, but where they really out did the competition was the price tag!

Here's a link to the thread where I posted pictures; Sanibel at Leisure Time RV Pics
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:25 PM   #5
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lindy - not sure you will find many Sanibel owners responding quite yet. The product was just introduced last fall and many folks are just seeing it for the first time.

However, the unit is FIRST CLASS AWESOME and you will not be disappointed.

Let us know if we can help.

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RV Guy, so far, there's only 3 Sanibel floorplans. are there any plans for a rear kitchen model. the DW hates center kitchen floorplans, since guests have to walk thru the kitchen to be able to sit down.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:09 PM   #6
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Dan, the 3500 is the model I walked through last year. Even though it is a rear living floor plan you actually don't walk through the kitchen, but rather by the kitchen. I don't know, this still may not be a floorplan you and your wife would like.
Our LaCrosse 303RKS is a rear kitchen floorplan and we really like it, however, if we were in the market for a nice 5er I wouldn't hesitate buying the Sanibel 3500.
Take a look at these pics I took last year.

I took this pic standing by the entry door. The kitchen is on the right.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:46 PM   #7
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no, that's her point, you have to walk by or through the kitchen.
she wants guests or ourselves to be able to walk right in and sit down.
nor does she want to walk through/by the kitchen to go the the bathroom or the bedroom.
that's why she loves only the rear kitchen models.
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I can understand that. Actually one of the reasons we picked ours.

I just posted the pics to show that you don't have to actually walk through the kitchen with that particular floorplan.

Hopefully RV Guy will read your post and they'll come up with one.
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There are no plans right now for a rear kitchen but we appreciate the feedback and I will make sure our Product Manager for Sanibel knows of your interest. Thanks!

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We own a Sanibel 3500 and we are full timers and love the unit. Few problems and we like the layout.
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