We just picked up our 2012 Sanibel 3500 on Monday (02/27/12). Prior to ordering our new fifth wheel I did a lot of research and compared every luxury fifth wheel on the market today. I was unable to find anything negative about the Sanibel. It is loaded with features that are options on other brands. The Sanibel only has 8 options: 2nd AC in the bedroom, Slide out toppers, dual pane windows, trail pin box, full body paint, fireplace, generator prep and generator. The Sanibel product line was first introduced in August of 2011. Since we have had ours home I have gone over everything and cannot find any issues. Prime Time also offers a 2 year warranty on the Sanibel. Go to Prime Time and read about the Sanibel and also read about the company and the new articles posted on their web site. We were also impressed with the Vice President of Prime Time, Chris Hermon, we had several questions when I was doing my research and when I clicked on "contact us" Chris Hermon answered my e-mails. We went from a motorhome to the Sanibel. Good luck with your search for a new fifth wheel.
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We just purchased a Crusader by Prime Time and I can tell you that Chris Hermon monitors this site and has been very helpful with our questions before and after the purchase. We are very pleased with our Crusader and believe that it suits our needs very well in the price range that works for us.
We purchased a 2004 Fleetwood Southwind 37C from the factory and outside of normal wear items; batteries, slide topper awnings, a few dings here and there we never had any major problems with it and were very pleased even when we traded it in with 5,100 miles on it(not because of problems because we didn't want a problem to arise later with the engine from sitting too long). We purchased the Sanibel 5th wheel because my wife could no longer travel and we had our MH parked on a campsite from April to November each year, only 60 miles from home. We are doing the same thing with the Sanibel and it fits all of our needs perfectly without having to add a lot of options, everything is already standard. I do not intend to knock the other Luxury 5th Wheels only to say the Sanibel seems like the perfect Luxury 5th wheel for us.
I made a comparison chart of the other 5th wheels from what I found on their web sites and used that for our decision. I compared length, weight, cargo carrying capacity, tank capacities, converters, standard items and options along with the R-Values for insulation since the Sanibel is one of the four season 5th wheels. Again we are very pleased and look forward to going to the campground on April 1st.
Steve I wish you the best while looking at the Sanibel and you should look at the other Luxury 5th wheels as well to help make your decision. Let us know on this forum what you find and what you like.
Do not own one,but looked at one at the show in Jan.,the group I was with were really impressed,as was I, with the Sanibel 3500.Compared to alot of the "popular" upscale fivers,this one is in a league of it's own,Good Luck with your decision.
2011 Palomino Sabre 31RETS,5th Wheel,Triple Slide,4000W Onan Genset
2006 Super Duty,XLT, V10, 6 Speed, 4.10, Tow Command, Tow Pkg. 4X4,Dual Exhaust,K&N,Reese 15K,Air Bags