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Old 06-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Am I missing something?

Dh and I are looking for a 5th wheel that we will be living in while he finishes out the last years of his military career. We have 3 young children ages 8, 5, and 3.

We have been doing a lot of research and I now know that living in KS and dealing with our winters we need an RV with a higher R value than we had previously been looking at.

But, I can't seem to find the R value for the Sandpiper. Am I just overlooking something?

I'm interest in the bunkhouse model - 365SAQ. Can anyone tell me what the R value is for the roof, ceiling and walls (I believe the walls are R-10) and are the slide outs insulated as well?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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SORRY I don't know the answer you are asking but have you looked at the palomino sabres? Insulation: R-9 Wall, R-14 Floor, R-14 Ceiling
Not sure what you have for a tow vehicle but........
Sabre 32BHOK-6 5th Wheel Bunkhouse Travel Trailer by Palomino

you did say you were doing research so I thought Id pimp sabre! lol


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Old 06-13-2013, 01:47 AM   #3
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The walls are r10 they offer a R-38 Radiant Insulation Package which I believe is just a foil reflective barrier.

I have been disappointed with the heater in my 365saq but I have modified it to work for me. If you have hookups you should be fine because you can just add a electric heater to the kids room. I dry camp and the kids room was cold.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:49 PM   #4
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SORRY I don't know the answer you are asking but have you looked at the palomino sabres? Insulation: R-9 Wall, R-14 Floor, R-14 Ceiling
Not sure what you have for a tow vehicle but........
Sabre 32BHOK-6 5th Wheel Bunkhouse Travel Trailer by Palomino

you did say you were doing research so I thought Id pimp sabre! lol


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Thanks turbs!

Yes, we have actually looked at the Sabres. We really like the 36qbok, but the insulation is not enough for what we need.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:08 PM   #5
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The walls are r10 they offer a R-38 Radiant Insulation Package which I believe is just a foil reflective barrier.

I have been disappointed with the heater in my 365saq but I have modified it to work for me. If you have hookups you should be fine because you can just add a electric heater to the kids room. I dry camp and the kids room was cold.
Thank you Rufinit!

I must have been overlooking that information on their website.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:50 PM   #6
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We recently purchased and received the 2014 Sandpiper 365SAQ and experienced some pretty cold weather earlier this year here in southern New Jersey. The new Sandpiper has an upgraded design for the heating system which provides plenty of air flow compared to earlier models. Since we have the newer system what I can tell you is we are thrilled with ours and its ability to hold up to the colder temperatures. We also added the fireplace option. The fireplace is electric, has a fan and works really well. It keeps the entire kitchen TV area nice and cozy warm. Finally, the Sandpiper and for that matter many of the Forest river 5th wheel units are sealed on the bottom which helps a ton during the winter months. By the way, that bunk house is very popular with our grandson who is 8 and his friends who camp with us often. They love it back there. Plenty of room for 5+ kids. In looking at the FR Website for the Sandpiper SAQ365 they show the following spec which shows R10E for the sidewalls but does not mention the roof. Hope this helps

CONSTRUCTION
  • Welded aluminum-framed, vacuum bonded
    laminated superstructure
  • Laminated and fully insulated bathroom floor deck
  • 2" x 3" floor joists 12" on center
  • 5/8" tongue & groove plywood floor decking
  • 3/8" roof decking (full walk-on roof)
  • Cambered powder coated frame with rust prohibitor
  • Fully enclosed heated underbelly
  • 5" truss roof rafters
  • R-10E sidewall construction
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