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Old 09-08-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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Sanibel 3700 Good or Bad

I am looking at a 2015 USED Sanibel 3700. Seen some bad reviews about water leaks. Any horror stories out there?

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Old 09-09-2016, 10:05 AM   #2
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I have a 2015 Sanibel model 3601 and have had zero problem with water leaks. We love our unit and Prime Time has been great to deal with.

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Old 09-09-2016, 10:33 AM   #3
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Most people on this forum are seeking help about the issues they are experiencing with their RV's, whether it's a Sanibel or some other brand. While it is true that many will experience some issues at first, usually by the end of the first year of ownership they will have all the bugs of a new camper worked out.

Performing a thorough PDI when picking up your RV, new or used, can eliminate many of those issues.

So reading the posts on this forum can seem like everyone out there is having nothing but problems with their camper. In reality a vast majority of Sanibel owners, and owners of other brands as well, are satisfied with their RV's.

Find the floorplan you like. Find a dealer you feel you can trust. Be prepared to fix a few issues during the first year and also be prepared to perform periodic preventive maintenance no matter which RV you choose.

From what I have seen and read about the Sanibel's......they are very nice!


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Old 09-09-2016, 09:49 PM   #4
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We have a 2015 Sanibel 3901 which we bought very gently used. No water leaks whatsoever, and it has been tested this past summer with the Florida storms. We are fultiming in it and are very pleased so far, after 6 months of ownership.
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:16 PM   #5
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I did some digging as we are looking to go to a FW in 2017. The only thing that I ran across that concerned me was several issues with slides digging into the floor or tracks breaking. Didn't see that much about leaks.
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:36 PM   #6
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Have had zero issues with our slides, and we have 5. They have been opened and closed multiple times in our travels. Not opened once and sat in same spot.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:38 PM   #7
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We have a 2016 3701. Fantastic FW. No issues what so ever. Do have some friends that have a Sanibel and they have slide scuffing problems.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:23 AM   #8
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We also have a 2016 3701 and have had no issues with leaks at all. This is our 4th fifth wheel RV and it is by far the best and the floorplan is awesome.
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Old 11-09-2016, 04:44 PM   #9
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We have a 2014 3551. About 6 months after we bought it it was sitting in my driveway with slides out. Had a bad rainstorm. When I checked inside, the right side slideout had leaked badly. Water came in from top toward the back, warped the inside roof moulding, soaked the couch, carpet, and floor. Took it to dealer and they replaced couch, siliconed along seam, and put sealing tape on inside corner, dried carpet and replaced inside panel on roof of slideout. No problem since then. Dealer said top inside seam was not sealed. Most have no problem with their units, but I wasn't so lucky. Have had many others issues also. Love the Sanibel, but getting tired of issues.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:10 AM   #10
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We have a 2015 Sanibel 3901 that we purchased new. We've had 0 problems with leaks. We are fulltime and we love our 5th wheel. Also PrimeTime is an excellent company to deal with.

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