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Old 08-08-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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2013 Forest River Sandpiper 365SAQ - would you buy it again?

I am looking at purchasing a 2013 Forest River Sandpiper 365SAQ. I am curious as to who has it and your opinions on it? Has it been high-quality? Are there any flaws that I should look for before I purchase it? Would you buy it again? I am looking at paying $35,000 for it. Do you think that is a good deal?

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Old 08-09-2014, 07:23 AM   #2
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Yes, if I were to total mine, I would buy another one just like it making sure it had 7k axles under it. We have loved ours beyond our dreams. Not sure about the deal. Haven't priced any but new ones, but someone else will surely checking me in and help. For those of is with kids, you won't find a better floorplan than a 365!
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Thank you, golfmedik! I have three kids.....and a furry kid....that we are trying to accommodate! That was my main reason for choosing this camper! But.....everyone has told me that I need to research the quality of the camper and not buy it just because of the layout....but, I really like the layout, so I hope that the quality lines up!
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:48 AM   #4
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It is a midrange camper. We have had no troubles with ours except a bad fridge that had nothing to do with the camper itself. Make sure it has the second air and 8 lug wheels...those are the 7k axles I was talking about. I've looked at every other bunkhouse on the market prior to and after buying, and still love the back wall in this unit far better than any other I've seen.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:07 AM   #5
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Perfect! Thank you for your help!! I will email the dealer now and ask him those things. I greatly appreciate your help!!!! My husband and I have never owned a camper before........previous tent campers! We have no idea what questions to even ask! All of my decisions thus far have been on the layout and the cosmetic features. But, I know that I need to do some research on function as well......I appreciate you!
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:58 AM   #6
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You are welcome. This is a HEAVY camper and really needs a diesel to pull it on interstates. A 3/4 will do the job, but a 3500/350 will carry the pin weight a little better. Good luck on the camper and if you do get it, I hope you love it as much as we do ours!
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:20 AM   #7
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I agree with GOlf medic they are the best layout. We would buy another one in a heartbeat. I have four kids and they always bring friends. Lots of room. Don't buy it unless the unit has the 7000lbs axle. I know from experience that the suspension is under sized. If they don't tell the dealer to knock $4000.00 off the price and replace them your self.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:21 AM   #8
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Tenting to a "GOLFMEDIK" sized camper, now that's a jump. Congratulations...
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:26 AM   #9
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You saved a lot of money going straight from tents to a 5th wheel. I had 3 other campers before the 5th wheel.
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You saved a lot of money going straight from tents to a 5th wheel. I had 3 other campers before the 5th wheel.
So true!! :thumbsup
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