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Old 03-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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My wife and I just picked up our new 355RE Saturday and we could not be any happier with it so far. But MAN it sure did get bigger when we got it away from the lot. Does anyone else have this model yet? If so what has your experience been with it so far. Our first trip with it is in 3 weeks so we are busy filling it up. We previously had a 32 foot travel trailer so this is a very big step up for us.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Sierra 355RE.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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to the Forum. That's a great looking floorplan you picked out. Yeah, those rigs don't look that large sitting next to others of the same size on the lot...and then you get on the road with it. Don't worry you'll adjust to the new length in no time. Congrats on the new rig.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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to the forum. Last year we were un the same boat as you, traded in a 35' TT for a 365SAQ and man did it look massive when we left. You will get used to it and before you know it, you will be even more confident towing it without as much TT crosswind when the big rigs pass you. Just ease into it and you will be fine
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
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I want from a 15' kayak trailer on a lake side trail to a 19' pop-up to a 42' fifth wheel. I can feel your pain!
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #6
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And here I thought our 35.9' Sierra 323FK tt looked BIG originally hooked up to my F350 Dually! first time I saw it in the bay it looked huge, then hooked up to my truck it dwarfed it!
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:03 PM   #7
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I understand about dwarfing the truck. We had a 2012 Chevy 2500 6.0 that i thought would be able to tow the sierra but the more i read and thought about it i realized that was not going to work so friday the day before we picked our new sierra we picked up our new Ram 2500 with a cummins. So the entire day was a learning experience for us. This is our first diesal truck and first fith wheel. Now i read more then ever so i dont make any mistakes and the wife hates that. But i would hate to look foolish trying to use this r/v and truck.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:21 PM   #8
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Congrats! Yep, been there done that. I have the 8.1L Chevy in my sig that just couldn't pull the 355 or 365 on the interstates. So that is why I have the Ford diesel in my sig as well! Still love both HUGE trucks, but look tiny in front of teh camper!
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Congratulations on your purchase! Excellent floorplan as well. What options did you go with? We are anxiously awaiting ours to come.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:35 PM   #10
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Thank you we are very happy with it so far. We didnt order this unit we got lucky and found that the local dealer had one coming in 3 days after we saw the Sandpiper version at the local rv show. He ordered it with almost all the options except for the leveling system. I did notice that they added led awning lights and the tail lights are leds now. I guess it was a mid year change because the Sierras and Sandpipers we saw at the show did not those lights. I hope you enjoy yours when it comes in as much as we are enjoying ours in the yard so far. We have our first trip in 2 weeks.
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