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Old 03-22-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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Newbie to fifth wheels moving from tent camping

We are looking at a 2011 sandpiper 365saq any input would be very much appreciated also have researched it to see that it is a heavy unit but no worries picking up tow vehicle next week 2015 Silverado 3500hd ltz 6.6 duramax drw
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:37 AM   #2
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congrats. Good choices. I also have a 1 ton Chevy Duramax. Towing beast. You will love how you can set up camp in 15-30 minutes instead of hours.
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:56 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new truck! That will be a great way to pull a 5er. As far as the 365SAQ, I believe it has the best floor plan on the market for those that have kids! Ease of use, lots of storage in the bunkroom for clothes and things. I absolutely love mine. Not to beat a dead horse, or continuing on the bandwagon, but there is one issue you should know about. Please note I am NOT trying to keep you from a 365! Far from it. I just think you should know a hot topic with these units. Depending on the options from the factory, it should have come with 7,000 pound axles instead of 6k ones. Look at the yellow weight sticker on the left side of the unit and see how much it weighs and look at the CCC(cargo carrying capacity) and see how much there is. There are two threads on these forums that I would like for you to read and make up your own mind. Now realize, those of us that have these units really love them. I just want you to be informed.
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:39 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input I did read those threads while researching it and if not will put 7000# axle on it because it will be towed a lot and with kids they need their stuff lol haven't really seen negative remarks everyone seems to love it what is a decent price to pay for a 2011 seller asking 29000 seems to have a lot of extras going to take the 5 hr drive to see it first hand after I get trk also looking at 20000k air safe hitch from what I've read people love the hitch and say it's worth the 2600$
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:06 PM   #5
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Great! If you buy it, you'll love the camper! We still love ours and the only thing we would change about it is for it to be built on a drop frame for more belly storage. Other than that, a perfect camper for us! Good luck!
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