I received my 2012 Sandpiper 365 SAQ about three weeks ago and was wondering if any of you had noticed this. If you were to navigate to the Forest River web site and look at the Sandpiper fifth wheel features page, you will notice that the Sandpiper Signature Package states that a Jensen AM/FM CD/DVD player with MP3 capabilities is included. Just under this it is also stated that it has a Home Theater surround sound system.
My unit has two speakers in the master bedroom, 4 speakers in the living room, two speakers in the rear bunkhouse, and two speakers outside. There is no center speaker and no sub speaker.
According to the Wikipedia definition, a basic Home Theater System must have at least a 27" TV and a stereo sound system. However, most people (myself included) assume that a Home Theater Surround System incorporates at least a 5.1 sound system - that is 4 speakers plus a center speaker and a sub.
Furthermore, I just traded in a 2010 Flagstaff TT model 831KDSS. It advertised a 5.1 Digital Dolby Surround Sound Speaker System. In fact it did have a center speaker and a sub. Although I found the Concertone to be of poor quality, it was in fact a complete 5.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System.
I guess I can chaulk this one up to Forest River. Although by definition they did provide what they said they would - a very basic Surround Sound Home Theater System, I expected at least a 5.1 system. If you are expecting to sit down with your bag of pop corn and enjoy that latest DVD with the feeling you are at the movies - forget it - at least with this system.