2015 Redwood Sequoia SQ38QRE Review
Redwood’s Sequoia fifth wheel combines luxury with convenience, offering a host of amenities to help you feel at home on the road.
Four floorplans are available to choose from and we’ve decided to explore the SQ38QRE. It has a dry weight of 12,970 lbs, gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 lbs, carrying capacity of 2,754 lbs, hitch weight of 2,452 lbs, and axle weight of 13,246 lbs. For measurements, the Sequoia has an exterior length of 40’3” and exterior height of 12’2”. For liquids, it has a fresh water capacity of 104 gallons, black water capacity of 45 gallons, and gray water capacity of 90 gallons.
The underbelly of the Redwood Sequoia is fully enclosed and heated. As well, the fifth wheel features Falcon Integrated Technology, which combines a Falcon Frame with six levelling jacks, quad steps, axles, suspension, and Falcon Hydraulic Slide-out Systems. Laminated sidewalls have sanded block foam insulation and a high gloss gel coat exterior. Floors have two layers of Batten Insulation and a layer of flex foil. They’re topped with Premium vinyl flooring, residential carpet pad, and a Shaw Residential Stain Guard carpet. Up above, the full, walk-on Alpha Ply roof has #” plywood decking and a layer of flex foil.
Redwood outfitted the exterior with an aerodynamic profile, along with insulated fiberglass caps on both its front and rear. The exterior docking station comes with all hook-ups and black tank flush. Slam latch baggage doors blend nicely with the vehicle and operate smoothly. Kinro frameless windows are tinted and add glamour to the Sequoia and a keyless entry door leads you straight into the kitchen.
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Before we talk about the kitchen, let’s talk about first impressions. Lighting, in particular, stands out as the space features round LED ceiling lights and round LED accent lights. Rustic cherry hardwood cabinets make the space feel cozy and warm. All hinges are hidden and the stiles are pre-drilled and screwed together. The kitchen has all the essentials for cooking gourmet meals. You can store food in the 12 cu. ft. refrigerator, which has a built-in icemaker. Plates and cups can be stored in the residential-sized storage drawers, while a separate Pots & Pans storage keeps the cooking vessels out of the way. All the drawers have full-extension ball-bearing drawer guides, which make reaching for knives and forks simple and pain-free.
A large residential pantry comes with an Appliance Garage and 110 volt outlet. You can chop your veggies on the LG solid surface countertops. Both the solid surface sink and stove covers are also designed by LG. The sink is stainless steel and features a high-rise faucet with a pullout sprayer. A raised mosaic backsplash, along with the stainless steel appliances, creates a modern, luxurious feel. You can cook meals on the three-burner flush mounts stainless stove or in the 22” deluxe stainless baker’s oven. If you’re feeling lazy, then reheat your food in the 30” stainless OTR microwave, which comes with an exhaust fan. When dinner’s ready, serve it at the freestanding table in the living room. It’s equipped with two Premium dinette chairs and two folding dinette chairs.
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The living room is the perfect place to kick up your feet and relax. With two theater-seating recliners and a residential Visionary sofa, you won’t have to fight family members for a comfy spot. Entertainment comes from an Insignia LED HDTV and a Blu-ray/DVD/CD Player. A premium sound system comes standard and the space is pre-wired for Wineguard Satellite Systems.
Step into the bathroom and you’ll notice the one-piece fiberglass shower, which features a Niagara Waterfall Glass shower door, adjustable handheld showerhead, and domed skylight. Other features include a power roof vent, heat and A/C ducting, porcelain foot flush toilet, and a large, mirrored medicine cabinet that allows you to store toiletries.
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Last but not least is the bedroom. If you’re travelling through the wilderness, you’ll need plenty of sleep to keep you going. The comfortable 60” by 80” iCool gel foam mattress will give you just that. For your entertainment, the bedroom comes with an Insignia LED HD TV. Redwood installed 110v outlets on both sides of the bed and the space is pre-wired for Maxx Air Fan and A/C. For storage, there’s a walk-in closet with shelving and a residential dresser with drawers. When you’re ready to call it a day, pull down the night roller shades, crawl under your blankets and fall asleep to the sounds of the wild outdoors.
The 2015 Redwood Sequoia SQ38QRE sells for around $60,000. For more information visit: http://www.redwood-rv.com/.