This forum, and the internet in general is a convenient way for folks to complain about their camper of choice. I suspect the majority of satisfied owners have never posted here, leaving a lot of complainers (some justified of course) on the net who should try sharing their repair experiences so others can learn. Instead of dropping the dime on the "Factory Friday" unit they think they have.
Granted there are some craftsmanship issues to be addressed, but our family has also enjoyed a Sabre 5th wheel with minimal issues. A bad owning motor recalled by the Forest River and replaced by the dealer promptly. And a bad wheel magnet which the axle manufacturer took care of also.
I think prospective buyers should develop a good relationship with a recommended dealer, and not shop half way across the country for the cheapest price then vent your frustration here when the local repair shop can't/won't help you. This is certainly NOT the automotive industry. A great dealer has the heart of a teacher, not just the heart of a sales person. And they will help guide you on your quest for that perfect camper, if such an animal exists of course.
I think the OP is sympathetic to all owners who have problems with their unit, but would like to hear from more of the satisfied RV'ers. Many owners, like myself are moderately mechanically inclined and visit Lowes/Home Depot on a regular basis to keep our campers in shape, and are forever satisfied Forest River Saber owners, that is until the DW stumbles upon that new floor plan "we" can't resist. I just hope it's a Sabre.
1999 F250 w/7.3L Diesel
2014 Silhouette 299RKDS
Nights Camped 2016 - 21
He who dies with the most tools, wins!