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2008Wildcat

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Posted: 09/09/13 04:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check out the Palomino Columbus 385BHS.

5 slides, full time capable, and aluminum framed.


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Thanks 2008Wildcat,
After looking at that one, I think the island sink will make the walls close in. Our kids are 3 and 1 and they will need space!
Thanks again.

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We have the Sabre 36QBOK. We don't full-time, but we have spent a fair amount of time in it (47 nights since April 1). It's a great camper and a great value.

Like all new RVs, it's had a few issues that the first year warranty took care of. The biggest challenge is that it's going back to the factory due to a slide out issue (our dealer claims Sabre isn't using this slide system anymore).

If you're buying new, what do you have in mind for handling issues that crop up (because they will)?


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Hi ependydad and thanks for replying [emoticon]

I have been looking at the model you have on the website and it looks good.
I am going to see another sabre (not 36QBOK) this coming Saturday just to see what they look like.
Can you please tell me what issues you had as we will be thousands of miles away from the factory.

Handling issues...I will get the dealer in the UK to deliver and site it for us but we will not be getting a pickup to tow it this year, it will not move. I drive artics for a living (pulling 40 foot trailers in the UK) so I hope when we get the pickup the handling will be up to my usual poor driving skills [emoticon]
I don't crash but I see lots of accidents in my rear view mirrors[emoticon]

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Pretzel Logic wrote:

Hi ependydad and thanks for replying [emoticon]

I have been looking at the model you have on the website and it looks good.
I am going to see another sabre (not 36QBOK) this coming Saturday just to see what they look like.
Can you please tell me what issues you had as we will be thousands of miles away from the factory.

Handling issues...I will get the dealer in the UK to deliver and site it for us but we will not be getting a pickup to tow it this year, it will not move. I drive artics for a living (pulling 40 foot trailers in the UK) so I hope when we get the pickup the handling will be up to my usual poor driving skills [emoticon]
I don't crash but I see lots of accidents in my rear view mirrors[emoticon]


Sorry to direct you to another forum, but I have it all listed in a post here:
http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/........ng-back-to-the-factory-36qbok-43661.html

Things that I've fixed myself:
- one was a small water leak
- another was the locks on the outside kitchen door were all out of whack (tight enough or too tight or oriented in the wrong direction)
- some of the gaskets needed glued
- water leak at the toilet (due to my poor winterization of the unit)

Hmm, having a hard time thinking of stuff right now. Pretty burned out from work. All told- we're very happy with it.

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Open Range makes a 5 slide 399BHS and also a 427 both with 1 1/2 baths.
www.openrangeowners.com


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ependydad wrote:

Sorry to direct you to another forum, but I have it all listed in a post here:
http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/........ng-back-to-the-factory-36qbok-43661.html

Things that I've fixed myself:
- one was a small water leak
- another was the locks on the outside kitchen door were all out of whack (tight enough or too tight or oriented in the wrong direction)
- some of the gaskets needed glued
- water leak at the toilet (due to my poor winterization of the unit)

Hmm, having a hard time thinking of stuff right now. Pretty burned out from work. All told- we're very happy with it.


Hi ependydad, thanks a lot for your reply.
That list is scary and looks like their quality control is very poor, particularly with me being in the UK and thousands of miles from their factory [emoticon]

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sandyhillbill wrote:

Open Range makes a 5 slide 399BHS and also a 427 both with 1 1/2 baths.
www.openrangeowners.com


Hi sandyhillbill, thanks for the reply.
I can't get to the forum though - I keep getting "forbidden"?

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Pretzel Logic wrote:

ependydad wrote:

Sorry to direct you to another forum, but I have it all listed in a post here:
http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/........ng-back-to-the-factory-36qbok-43661.html

Things that I've fixed myself:
- one was a small water leak
- another was the locks on the outside kitchen door were all out of whack (tight enough or too tight or oriented in the wrong direction)
- some of the gaskets needed glued
- water leak at the toilet (due to my poor winterization of the unit)

Hmm, having a hard time thinking of stuff right now. Pretty burned out from work. All told- we're very happy with it.


Hi ependydad, thanks a lot for your reply.
That list is scary and looks like their quality control is very poor, particularly with me being in the UK and thousands of miles from their factory [emoticon]


Truth be told- I think you'll find most brands have similar lists. In reality, I'm satisfied with my purchase and the general minor-ness of the issues I've encountered (the slide issue not-withstanding).

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Pretzel Logic wrote:

That list is scary and looks like their quality control is very poor, particularly with me being in the UK and thousands of miles from their factory [emoticon]


You might have very good luck with the Evergreen RV Bay Hill I mentioned earlier in this thread. You might want to check out their website further and also check out YouTube for their series of construction videos (Compositek) and model specific information.

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