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Old 06-04-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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2011 39' Sandpiper 345ret fifth wheel

Greetings to members of the Sandpiper Forum!

We just took delivery in May of a new Sandpiper 345ret 5th Wheel. We plan to use it for full-timing and are in the process of getting things set-up and outfitted while we learn how to operate all the systems. So far so good, but we're still trying to get all the shake out of the back end and the washer/dryer hasn't been installed yet. We're considering adding a central vac system, but wonder if it's worth the expense. Anybody have one in their rig? If you do, what do you think?

Our leather recliners are great, but I'm very unhappy with the uncomfortable sofa and would like to replace it. Any recommendations of a dealer of replacement rv furniture?

Would love to hear from other owners of this model to swap info and experiences.

Two 4 The Road

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Old 06-04-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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I have a sandpiper 355QBQ and I installed JT strongarm stabilizers and it really cut down the side to side motion. I just started using a couple of jacks under the frame in front of the wheels to stop the frame bounce. It's amazing how a 40 pound kid can make a 13000 lb 5er move.

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Old 06-23-2011, 10:37 AM   #3
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Congradulations! I love that floorplan. I have the 365 saq (sierra) and I am surprised you dont like the sofa. Is it the one with the blow up bed? We had an extra one added to ours. We thought they were the most comfortable that we tried. I would go to a regular furniture store to replace it. Better selction and price. I plan on trying jack stands on the frame this weekend.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replys. Yes, we are looking into additional stabilizers too. The rocking and rolling is making me sea sick.

We do have the sofa with the blow-up bed, although we haven't tried it as yet. The main problem is the cheap appearance of the upholstery and the seating is not wide enough for comfort. I believe I will take your advice to start looking at conventional furniture in lieu of rv replacement furniture, but hope we can get it in since we have a kitchen island just inside the door. RV replacement furniture is extremely overpriced considering the poor quality for the price.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:02 AM   #5
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We have the 345 RET but not the leather. We love our furniture other than the color. We are not full timers , just like to camp and fish , but we like ours so much that we will stay in ours in the driveway sometimes when we don't have the time to get away. Let me know how the WD does. We have been wanting to get them too but don't know how well they work.
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