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Old 04-06-2012, 05:31 AM   #1
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My 2013 sierra should be in next week. Can't wait! !! Anyone have any problem s that we should look out for.? Thanks.

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CAMPING DAY FOR 2012 = 13 days Great
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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Had ours for a year now and no problems at all, other than a slide needing realiment, but I wil caution you if you have the outside kitchen then the ledge under the fold up bed should not be used as a step to get in the upper bunk as it is not sturdy enoght to hold any weight and will break.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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We have used our 365 saq Sandpiper once for a "trial run". Here was what we found on the maiden voyage.
1. Had a drawer in the bedroom that didn't shut and stay shut.
2. Awning had small hole next to camper and leaked down on flood light.
3. Carpet on the steps had a screw or staple that would stick our feet.
4. Grill on back bumper wouldn't line up to latch.
5. Floor "bubbling" near dinette and couch. (We have the simulated hardwood looking flooring that runs all the way into the bunk room.
6. Storage locks need to be adjusted. ( you can open them even when locked).

It has been at the dealer for a week and I called today and they have been working on these items. Said they would take care of everything. Glad I bought local!!!!! Were going to pick it up tomorrow because were going camping next weekend. They said they would have everything fixed except the flooring and to bring it and drop it off on the way home from our next camping trip and they will get it fixed for us. So far have had great LOCAL dealer support. A little disappointed at the quality of the coach though.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:41 AM   #4
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We only had one big was with the outdoor kitchen We had the entire upper cabinet area replaced. At the factory they didn't pre-drill the holes for the screws that they hinges use and as there was 4 screws holding each cupboard door, it split the entire piece of "wood". They ordered a whole new cupboard system and had to pull the whole thing apart to replace it.

Other than that, we had a few other small issues.
- The bunk on the bottom on the outdoor kitchen slide broke. I turned out the metal frame was not welded properly and had to be replaced (common issue that I have read about).
- We also had a few cupboards on the inside kitchen out of alignment.
- Outdoor storage garage was out of alignment. We had them add a second latch to hold it up. Forest River said they wouldn't add it under warranty as the design was fine... which seems a contradiction as I see is the standard now on the 2013s.

This is our second new RV from same dealer in the last 3 years, so they took excellent care of us.

We are extremely happy overall with the 365 SAQ and would highly suggest it to anyone who has kids and possibly others that will want to come camping. We use ours in a seasonal manner and don't even own a truck to tow it with for that reason. We are planning for a few visitors this year and we have worked out how 2 extra kids and parents can fit in there.. will be tight but for a weekend of kids having a blast, well worth it.

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #5
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We took delivery of our 2013 365saq at the end of March. It is an absolute gorgeous 5er and we have only encountered 2 problems since delivery. One of the compartment hatch locks does not line up and can be opened when locked and the faux wood floor is bubbling on 2 places on our rig. We are going to take it back for repair early in May. I have seen other post saying these are 2 of the common problems on this unit in particular but I have also seen post stating that the dual AC units do no keep the rig cool in the hot summer months. I hope this is not the case since we live in Southeast Texas and it gets extremely hot during summertime. Has anyone had this problem and what are the corrective action you have taken to fix it?
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
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We had to have the locks replaced on the starboard side storage door as the key was hard to insert in both locks and they wouldn't always actually lock, even though it looked like they were. We also had a couple of bubbles as well in the flooring. The used a hypodermic needle to inject glue. It took care of the problem, so I'm happy.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:42 PM   #7
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As for the a/c, while we haven't had any super hot weather here in Michigan, the dual a/c has been used a few times, and it worked well. I'm glad that I got the extra unit, although I would have preferred a low profile unit on the front one, as that is the highest point on the trailer, and it's at 13' 4" !! Two inches shy of the max allowable in Michigan!
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #8
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We have a 2012 365 SAQ and we live in Texas. With both A/C running doesn't keep the coach cool.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #9
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Does anyone have a 365 saq that keeps the unit cool or is it just such a big unit that it has a hard time keeping cool? I have not had hot enough weather in Ga to put it to a test yet!
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #10
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I think the AC unit is big enough that comes with the trailer. Its my opinion Forest River didn't put enough air ducts in the unit to keep it cool.

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