Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
a few questions from a new person!

hello all. glad to have found this forum! we are expecting delivery of a 2013 Sierra 365 SAQ in the next week. after reading a few of the posts here, I am now concerned about not having the 2nd air conditioning unit. what/where do I go to get one? we have a seasonal campsite in Okoboji, IA and our new unit is being delivered from Ohio. saved a substantial amount of money. also...there is a bath and a half in this unit and is there somewhere to get a split sewer pipe as opposed to having to switch the sewer hose from bathroom to bathroom?? does that make sense? thought I would start here where there's experience!! We have previously owned a class C Mallard..it was awesome.., then bought a 2006 Outback Sydney 31 RQS. we have outgrown it. This will be our first time with a fifth wheel...really excited about gaining all of the space!! thanks in advance!!
karnavb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
Site Team
 
Terier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 10,038
to the forum!
And congrats on your new Sierra 365 SAQ too. You should love the additional space the fifth wheel has to offer. I can't answer your questions but wanted to say hello.



Take care,
Terier
__________________
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West
Terier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 7,151
We got our 365saq in March, spent spring break on the beach in Ft. Myers with only 1 AC unit and it did fine. Low 80's during the day and always a breeze. Spent Memorial day at Brookville Lake in IN and thought we were going to cook. Low to mid 90's. Ordered the 2nd AC unit and will install myself. You can get a "Y" adapter to connect your 2 drains to 1 sewer, that's what I did. I also only open my drain valves when they are about 2/3 full.
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
2017 Jeep Rubicon Recon toad
Nights Camped 2019 - 17
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 04:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Peachtree City
Posts: 236
I have the sandpiper 365 saq and love it. Every post I have read about large 5th wheels said to get the extra ac. I had mine installed at the factory. I didnt want to mess with it later. The rv is a very big unit and I think will need 2 acs. I have had the unit since Feb and we havent had hot weather here is Ga so I cant speak from experience yet. i just bookes at site for July and will have to run 1 ac due to the campgound only having 30 amp. As far as the sewer goes I use 1 hose for the sewer. I have four kids and have found the tanks to be more than enough. For a 4 day trip, I only have to dump the grey/shower daily. You will love the rv.
chiro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
thank you for all of the input. just found out that it is coming this Thurs, the 14th. it is supposed to get in the mid 80's around here(SD & IA), so hopefully the humidity will stay away, that's tough to handle. I will call the dealer to see if he'll point me in the right direction as to where to purchase the 2nd a/c...I am one of those who prefer it on the cooler side anyway. I know it is pre-wired and ready to go for installation. there is a guy who comes to the campground to do repairs, etc on RV's and he may be the way to go to get it installed once I get it purchased. does anyone know if they're available locally? or is it a special order type item?? I did research and found the "Y" connector, which I can probably purchase at an RV dealership's store here in Sioux Falls. thank you again...this is a great resource. wish me luck on the maiden voyage!! haha
karnavb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
caper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,985
They make a "Y" for the sewer hoses. We have one installed on our unit. If you are on a seasonal site you might want to consider using hard pipes to hook up your sewer. They sell adapters that will allow you to hook up to the bayonet of the Trailer to ether ABS or PVC pipes.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Terry and Janet
2008 3001W Windjammer
2007 Ford F150
caper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
excellent. I will check into that, Caper!! appreciate it.
karnavb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 06:28 PM   #8
H2oski
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hartford, AL
Posts: 639
Welcome, can't comement on the second air but as for the Y X2 on what caper shows. Good luck and have fun.
__________________
Wife
2007 Chevy 2500 HD 6.6
2012 Sabre 31RETS
(LA) Lower Alabama
h20ski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 06:57 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Oakman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jefferson County, MO
Posts: 5,410
Your dealer should be able to install the 2nd A/C for you before you take delivery.
__________________


Bob and Joyce
2013 CC Silverback 29RL
2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4 liter diesel
ATU Local 788
Oakman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 07:53 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oakman View Post
Your dealer should be able to install the 2nd A/C for you before you take delivery.
^ I agree, and that way it should be covered under warranty. For the sewer hose, as long as you're on a seasonal site why not just hook it all up with 6" PVC. You should be able to get everything you need from the plumbing dept at Home Depot or Lowes.
__________________
2020 Flagstaff Micro Lite 22FBS
Wiscampsin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
Had the dealer install a 2nd A/C. I have a feeling we will be glad we did it. The driver is on the road and it will be in Okoboji, IA tomorrow afternoon. So excited. I now have my Acadia LOADED to the hilt with all we had accumulated in the travel trailer we had. Haul it out and haul it back in. It's a lot of work but we have the majority left of the summer to enjoy it all. I will post after our first weekend in it if anyone's interested?? I am sure I will have more questions.
karnavb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #12
Site Team
 
Terier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 10,038
Sounds like you will be happy with the 2nd A/C. And of course we would be interested in hearing about your first outing! Remember we love pictures.

__________________
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West
Terier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #13
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 7,151
Before you use the folding bed in the bunk room, build or install some fold down legs or you'll surely tear it off it's hinge. I built a couple legs from some scrap oak I had an hour before we were to leave on our first trip out. Glad I did, it wouldn't have lasted the week. I plan on welding up some aluminum legs on a frame and covering the bottom with a piece of whiteboard. That way my 5yr old can use it as an easel when the bed is up and my teenagers won't rip it off jumping up into the top bunk.
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
2017 Jeep Rubicon Recon toad
Nights Camped 2019 - 17
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 01:25 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
maiden voyage

Well, we took delivery of our Sierra! He was there well before the expected time. He cranked it in to our seasonal site and walked me thru the whole unit inside and out. He was excellent. We are so, so happy with the Sierra so far. It's HUGE!! So great that I can blow dry my hair and have the A/C going at the same time without blowing the fuse..aargh, that was a bain in my side with our TT....The central vac was a surprise..I did not know that was coming with our rig. Excellent. The master bedroom is so cozy. I put my Ikea bedding in there (more homey)..it's dark and quiet. We ran the 2nd A/C the first night but it was cool the 2nd night, the main A/C was plenty. Kids actually got chilly in their bunk room so no problems with the venting situation. Weather-wise it was HUMID and around 80 degrees. We didn't buy a second sewer pipe yet..we were only there for 2 days so what we "left" there is going to stay til this Friday. I put several of the septic pellets in there. Here are the only issues we have: first: the kitchen faucet is loosey-goosey..and it drips when off. Second: definitely need legs or support on the bunk that's behind the outside kitchen..my 11 year old is going to bust that off in no time..3rd: the Jensen 32 inch TV does NOT work at all..bummer since it rained all weekend. will call dealer in the morning. It was a blank screen with rainbow vertical stripes on the left side of the screen. couldn't bring up the menu or anything??! All in all...we love it!! coming from a 32 ft. TT..holy cow, the room gained!! It makes such a difference. Thanks to all who have helped me out here...I know where to come when problems arise..
karnavb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 11:24 PM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 34
As for the tv. Push the antenna booster button at the main bedroom tv hookup. This will get the channels to come in on all tvs. We are in the northern half of mn and opted to go with one ac but put on slide out awnings and a fireplace. The awnings seem to provide some relief from the sun heating up the slide ceilings. We've not had any issues with the ac keeping up in the great north up here. Have needed the fireplace several mornings to take the edge off. Different world up there.
karznromz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 05:16 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
golfmedik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn, GA
Posts: 966
Congrats on your 365! We took delivery of ours back in April after trading in our 355QBQ. We tried to have the 365 kitchen done in our 355 when we ordered it, but it would've cost over $4k and another 3 weeks to special build it. When we talked to the factory reps we told him of our displeasure of the layout of the 355. He said that he understood but had no idea if they would change them in future models. Move forward 11 months. While at the dealer buying a water filter for the 355, our salesman comes running in and says "You are not going to believe what just came in" and took us to a 365 that was still hooked to the delivery vehicle. I knew when I stepped up into the 365, it was made for us! Took my wife to the dealership the next morning and we ordered one that day. Haven't looked back. The 365 is an awesome layout! Only one major problem with our new one was a bad fridge. Not FR's fault and was replaced by Dometic. To say we really love ours is an understatement. Here's to many years of memories in your new rig!
__________________
2012 Sandpiper 365SAQ weighing @ 15k, Onan, 2nd air, slide toppers, TST
2013 F350 6.7L Lariat 4x4 CC DRW,Viair 1007, Ride-Rites, Edge CTS, B&W
2001 Chevy 3500CC DRW 4x4, 8.1L, 4.10 gears w/ Detroit TrueTrac
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4x4 7.3L,V/B Spring Mod, ProComps, Hellwig Swaybar, & other 'Necessities'
golfmedik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
wow, golfmedik...I guess it was meant to be for you!! we just returned home from our second weekend in the 365. a scary situation arriving at the campground friday..as I got out of my car (with 3 kiddos: 11, 9 and 5) I could hear the high pitched alarm going off. I opened it up and it was PUNGENT with propane. immediately opened up everything and shut off the propane tank. I have deducted that the leak is coming from the stovetop. my dear husband wasn't due to arrive til a few hours later, being alone with the kids in that situation was a little daunting. I have learned a lot in the last 6 years, so I knew what to do. ..guess I'm becoming quite the camping momma, eh?? we got everything switched over to electricity and it will be serviced at our seasonal site soon. the weekend was great. I bought a 3" memory foam topper at Sam's Club and put it on the king bed. so cozy. that mattress was pretty good to begin with, too. I also scotchguarded all the carpeted areas, hopefully my hoodlums won't ruin them. we love this 5th wheel. coming from a 2006 Outback 31 RQS Sydney TT. we feel like we're in a palace!!
karnavb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 PM.