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Old 03-01-2014, 11:03 PM   #1
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New Sandpiper 365SAQB

Just signed today on a 2014 Sandpiper 365SAQB. This unit will hopefully be delivered in early April by the RV dealer since I have nothing large enough to pull this beast. The unit will be stationary on a seasonal camp site until then.

Has anyone got words of wisdom or suggestions to take into mind for this unit? This unit has everything we want in features and floor plan.

My list of add-ons include:
King Pin Tripod
Maxxair Vent Covers
Possibly another Fantastic Fan, for the living room/kitchen area...

What am I missing??


Looking forward to getting rid of this snow and getting started camping!!
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:14 PM   #2
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your 2014 Sandpiper 365SAQB. Hope your wait time goes quickly. I suggest adding a good surge protector and sewer hose to your list.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:24 PM   #3
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Just signed today on a 2014 Sandpiper 365SAQB. This unit will hopefully be delivered in early April by the RV dealer since I have nothing large enough to pull this beast. The unit will be stationary on a seasonal camp site until then.

Has anyone got words of wisdom or suggestions to take into mind for this unit? This unit has everything we want in features and floor plan.

My list of add-ons include:
King Pin Tripod
Maxxair Vent Covers
Possibly another Fantastic Fan, for the living room/kitchen area...

What am I missing??


Looking forward to getting rid of this snow and getting started camping!!
Congrats on the purchase..I really want a full shower too, but DW would kill me if we traded again! You will need a good diesel to pull it with. The gassers just don't have enough torque for interstate speeds once you do move it. I would suggest at least a 1 ton SRW if not a dually, as these are heavy beasts. However, most 3/4 tons pull them just fine.
I would also suggest a set of either JT Strongarms, SteadyFast or like me, WinfieldRV stabilizers instead of a tripod. A set of BalChocks or X-Chocks, MaxxAir Vent covers, an awning cradle as the longer awning tubes tend to bend during transport, MaxxAir power vent cover for the fantastic fan, and then start "modding" it to make it home!
Best floor plan around for those with kids or that need storage! Again, congrats!
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Congrats and welcome to the 365 club
So far our biggest thing is adding the stabilizers. I hope to have them all installed sooner than later.
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Congrats on the purchase..I really want a full shower too, but DW would kill me if we traded again! You will need a good diesel to pull it with. The gassers just don't have enough torque for interstate speeds once you do move it. I would suggest at least a 1 ton SRW if not a dually, as these are heavy beasts. However, most 3/4 tons pull them just fine.
I would also suggest a set of either JT Strongarms, SteadyFast or like me, WinfieldRV stabilizers instead of a tripod. A set of BalChocks or X-Chocks, MaxxAir Vent covers, an awning cradle as the longer awning tubes tend to bend during transport, MaxxAir power vent cover for the fantastic fan, and then start "modding" it to make it home!
Best floor plan around for those with kids or that need storage! Again, congrats!
Monty
Can the crossbrace stabilizers be used on the rear jacks since they are not scissor jacks? They are electric legs on my unit. or is it enough that I plan on getting a set of X Chocks in addition to the front stabilizer system? Sorry for all the newbie questions. I have RV experience, but this is my first rodeo in a 5'ver...
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I think JT, SteadyFast AMD WinfieldRV all can be used on the rear electric jacks.

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I don't have them on rear of mine. Just the front and bal chocks are enough for me.

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Can the crossbrace stabilizers be used on the rear jacks since they are not scissor jacks? They are electric legs on my unit. or is it enough that I plan on getting a set of X Chocks in addition to the front stabilizer system? Sorry for all the newbie questions. I have RV experience, but this is my first rodeo in a 5'ver...
I plan on adding the Ball Lock Arms to my rear electric jacks. If the weather cooperates it will happen this weekend and I'll post pics.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:42 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replies!
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