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Old 03-14-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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Picked up our new Sandpiper 365SAQ today

Drove from Washington State to RV Wholsalers in Ohio to pick up our new Sandpiper 365SAQ this morning. Very impressed so far with the trailer. It is quite a load for my truck in the wind, but otherwise handled it nicely. I already had a B&W turnover ball, so I bought the companion with 12" slider since I have a short bed truck. Now we just need to drive home almost 2400 miles! Lost an idler pulley and belt at 3:30 am in Montana on the drive so it was a little interesting.

I put airbags on my truck and run them about 70 psi. Way does everyone else run them at? 2007 Chevy 2500 Duramax.

Also, RV Wholesalers were a pleasure to deal with. I was nervous dealing with someone over the internet and that is the main reason I made the drive to pick it up. Lucas Johns was my sales rep and he was nothing but awesome. He even called me while I was driving to check in and was looking for me as soon as I showed up today.

Excited to get it home and take the family camping!
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:41 PM   #2
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Sweet!!!, but what a truck load. Good luck, enjoy and be safe.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:45 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new RV and WOW, that is a haul of a trip. I tow a Sabre 36QBOK with a Silverado 2500HD and Firestone Airbags. I inflate to 50-55PSI. Much less and it feels "mushy" and much more it feels "bouncy". You will be able to tell once you get a few miles behind you. Just curious...what route did you come East and what route will you return? I've taken a couple of different routes from Lex, Ky to Seattle to visit family.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:55 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new camper! I towed our 365 once with my 2004 2500 and ran between 45 and 50 pounds of air in the bags.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:58 PM   #5
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I drove east on I-90. Have family in MN and Chicago so I had a couple quick stops and some help driving besides the two of us from Washington.

Planning on taking I-90 back to MN then dropping down on I-35 to I-80 then I-84 since the weather is supposed to bad on I-90.
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Congrats! That is one huge RV! Post up some picks soon. One kewl thing about spring is all the new RVs getting posted here.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:33 PM   #7
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Congratulations on the new RV, be careful, and have fun
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I drove east on I-90. Have family in MN and Chicago so I had a couple quick stops and some help driving besides the two of us from Washington.

Planning on taking I-90 back to MN then dropping down on I-35 to I-80 then I-84 since the weather is supposed to bad on I-90.
Good plan! I've driven both routes and if I remember correct you should have less grade to pull, not to mention better weather. You going to try to stay in it on the way home?
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:39 AM   #9
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Congrats on your new Sandpiper 365SAQ.
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Good plan! I've driven both routes and if I remember correct you should have less grade to pull, not to mention better weather. You going to try to stay in it on the way home?
Just a friend and I doing the long drive. We plan to drive as much as we can then sleep in it at night. I filled propane tanks but no water since it may be cold. Hoping for 2 nights on the road after spending the first 2 nights with family.

My wife and I have 4 young kids so this is a perfect fit. We looked at a lot of trailers and really liked the Sandpiper. Already booking reservations for this summer!
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