I have a really good friend with a full body paint Sanibel, it looks very nice. I see nothing cheaper about them than any other mass produced trailers. I actually think Primetime is trying to do things the right way, can't really understand the bashing of their stuff.
I could not agree more. After two years we are still very pleased with our 2012 Sanibel. Prime Time has stepped up to the plate to build a quality product in my opinion.
Duderandnana, I am sorry to hear about all of the problems you are having with your Sanibel. We purchased the 2012 Sanibel 3500 and have been extremely pleased with our 5th wheel. With our two year warranty ending in February we put it in the shop for the first time since we purchased it. We have camped in it every weekend between April 1 and November 15th since we have had it. We have missed about two weeks due to illness. When we put it in the shop three weeks ago here are the issues we had: front jack has slight leak but does not creep down, the back AC was making a noise in the vent, it was a piece of tape from the insulation. The ceiling fan is not completely quiet, the bearing is probably bad. A bracket broke holding the gas line and it was cut while bringing it home in November. By the way I did show them the lens cover that was missing in the front compartment. Maybe picky but we feel pretty fortunate that this is all of the problems we have had after two years and warranty should cover all. That being said, we are completely pleased with our Sanibel. Our best friends bought one at the same time and two friends where we camp just purchased the 2014's with full body paint. IMO, these are excellent campers and have been very comfortable to stay in. I wish you the best with getting yours repaired and hopefully this will will change your opinion of the Sanibel line. No, I do not work for Prime Time Manufacturing, I am just a satisfied consumer.