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Old 08-01-2013, 01:48 PM   #771
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Yes, I know. I have owned campers for over 25 years lol. I expect there will be some minor issues. But I do want to get it weighed. I will also check the fridge slide when I get home. Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:29 PM   #772
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We are full timers. Purchased a 2013 Sanibel in June of 2012. Pulls great and setup is easy. We love all the extra room and storage - 40 feet long. Tow vehicle is 2006 4X4 Dodge Ram 2500 (Cummins 5.9 w/Banks 6Gun) w/airbags and a Curt fifth wheel hitch. We added the 4 steps in place of the 3 step from factory, very nice upgrade. Washer/Dryer - over/under combo by Slendide, wife loves it.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #773
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Hi John. Welcome to the Forums! What floor plan do you have?
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #774
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:57 PM   #775
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Hi Barry,

It is the 3400 - which is the rear entertainment. We looked for months before we decided on this unit. I highly recommend Sanibel - in any of the 3 major floorplans, 3400 was our favorite. While it isn't perfect, on a scale of one to ten I believe we found an 8. That's pretty high up there. I recommend that when some one wants to buy a full timer, number one make sure it is full time warrantied - Sanibel is. Then list the needs, below it, the wants or extra's you desire. If you get 8 out of 10 you have a winner. The other option is have a unit custom built but then you are talking a significant cost increase. I believe that we have come pretty close to what we would have custom built in the Sanibel 3400.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:33 PM   #776
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We are full timers and use the tailgator all the time for our satellite cable service. It works very well for us. I carry an 8 foot step ladder with me and frequently set the tailgator on top of our rig - gets it out of the way of kids and animals and most of the time get a less obstucted view of the S/SW sky for better reception. Also use a Verizon MIFI for internet service - works great.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #777
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2013 Tracer 2640RLS. We just got it, and our first weekend went well. I do have a question for you guys. Why do they come with a outside shower hose, but not a shower head? The outside shower is nice for cleaning the grill etc. Has anybody used a Dish Network tailgater with their rigs yet? I'm hoping I can use the outside Satellite hookups and a small cable inside going to the receiver. It's on my list of things to try out. Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #778
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I recommend that when some one wants to buy a full timer, number one make sure it is full time warrantied - Sanibel is.
Thanks for the reply John. I would like to know how you determined that your Sanibel is warrantied for full-timing. I agree that it's well-suited for that, but the only information I was given was the PrimeTime Owner's Manual which says on page 3 (warranty section): "The Warrantor further makes no warranty with regard to any product used for commercial purposes, as a permanent residence or as a rental unit, or any product not registered and normally used in the United States or Canada."
I would love to know otherwise.
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Thanks for the reply John. I would like to know how you determined that your Sanibel is warrantied for full-timing. I agree that it's well-suited for that, but the only information I was given was the PrimeTime Owner's Manual which says on page 3 (warranty section): "The Warrantor further makes no warranty with regard to any product used for commercial purposes, as a permanent residence or as a rental unit, or any product not registered and normally used in the United States or Canada."
I would love to know otherwise.
The dealer represented it warrantied as a full time rv (actually they showed me paperwork stating such - I will have to find it). The brochure Prime Time Manufacturing, Manufacturers of travel trailers and fifth wheels for Sanibel Features and Benefits refers no less than three times either by stating "full time fifth wheel" (page 29) or "full time rv'er" (page 48). This was a big deal for us because we were fixing to close a deal on a new Alpine - full body paint, generator, w/d, and lots of extra's and we found out it was not warrantied for full time. I will try to give more information on this.
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