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Old 08-25-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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New to the SandPiper family and have some questions

Just ordered a 2012 Sandpiper 365 SAQ. I am pumped to finally find a camper that has the layout that I have been looking for and I was able to buy it locally. Right now, i have one question. Can anyone tell me what size tv can I hang inside the fifth wheel?
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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Welcome and congrats on finding your perfect floor plan. We have the same and love it.
Ours came with a 32" LCD in the living room, on an extendable arm. I believe I measured and a 37" will probably not fit. In the bunk room if I remember correctly a 37" might fit, I did measure it but forget the results. The master bedroom does not have a slot for the tv but where the connections are, on top of the drawers, I would think in the 20+ inch range, depending on the stand etc.
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:30 PM   #3
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what i found is that the measured width of the opening is the size tv u can put. ie, if u have a 32" width, u can put a 32" tv.
i have an older camper and pulled the doors off the upper cabinets in the bed room. i was able to get a 24" in there.
i know the tv is measured diagonally, but the above measurements work fairly well.
when u buy a tv, watch it from the angle u expect to watch it in the trailer. they display them at eye level for a reason. i've found plasma has the best viewing angle but tend to run hot.
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:32 AM   #4
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Congratulations!!! We bought a 355qbq earlier this year. It came with a 32". Nice for the rainy days....
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:02 AM   #5
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As anyone put one inside the storage area underneat the 5th wheel where there are tv connections?
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:38 PM   #6
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Congradulations...

We have had our 2012 Sandpiper 365 SAQ for two weeks and installed a VISIO 37" LED in the back room - had about an inch of space all the way around around. The measurements of the VISIO are 35.72"W x 23.48"H x 2.0"D without stand. We already had a 26" LCD with stand that we placed in the bedroom with room to spare. Since the stand does not offer angle adjustment, viewing from the bed is not optimum. My wife measured the space above the dresser and tells me that we can fit a 32" LCD on a wall bracket - I guess that is a hint.

Hope you like it as much as we do and yes it is as close to a perfect floorplan as they come.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:12 PM   #7
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Hey Bigjimt,

How did you mount the 37" in the back room? What kind of mount did you use and did you just drill it into the wood? If so were there are any issues drilling and how deep did you drill (how long were the screws?)

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Old 09-21-2011, 08:48 AM   #8
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Sahgie,

If you go with a 37" LCD you will probably need a Full Motion type of mount. This is due the size of the LCD in relation to the mounting area. Also, you will need to pull the TV out when switching sources (antenna/cable). It will be the same situation as found with the main 32" TV. I purchased my mount from American RV Company. The good thing about these mounts is they lock in place while riding and eliminate the need for straps. Just make sure you get the proper VESA mounting for your TV. My 37" weighs 39 lbs and used a 100mm x 100mm pattern which was rated for 50 lbs.

The whole back wall area where the TV mounts is 5/8" or 3/4" plywood. I used some #12 x 1-1/2" pan head screws. I drilled a 1/8" pilot. You don't need to worry about the screw length hitting the outside wall - it is a good 5" in back of the plywood.

If you need my exact mount model number I can get it to you. It is best that you pick out a mount based on the size, weight, and mounting holes as required by the LCD you purchase.
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:31 PM   #9
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Thanks Bigjimt, great info. Just what I needed.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:17 PM   #10
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Congratulations!!! I just ordered a 2012 Sandpiper also, we got the 345RET!!! I can't wait till it comes!!! Happy Camping!!!!
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