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16 • RV PRO • MAY 2016 rv-pro.com the Jack digital HD antenna from KING as a standard fea- ture on its Sierra and Sand- piper fifth wheel lines. Gunter likes to call the Sandpiper's motif "country modern." It appeals to the target demographic: RVers 30 to 60 years of age, many of whom are full-timers. Sandpiper also is avail- able in a three-season (cold weather package) called the "Polar Tech Package," fea- turing thermal-pane windows, heated holding tanks, R-38E roof and all floors (including the slide floors) insulation, a 40,000-BTU furnace and double fiberglass insulation in roof and floor. This option wholesales for an extra $3,500. Size does matter when it comes to fifth wheels. Forest River Sandpiper aims to be less than 13,000 pounds and most of the units in this price point are in the 11,000- to 12,500-pound range. One feature that sets Bighorn apart is the flat roofline on some floorplans, which allows for a full 7-foot-high slide room. Heartland introduced this feature two years ago and it has been well-received because it gives a more "open feel."

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