More issues with our 2014 Sabre. The last time we used it before putting it away for winter we had more trouble with both slides. The big slide would get about 3/4 of the way out, then make a big bang sound and would drop down enough to cause the carpet edge to stand up about 3" from touching the floor. Getting it back in the motor sounded like it was under heavy load until about 1/2 way back in and then sounded normal. We still have the plastic protector strips I made earlier to keep the skids under it from tearing up the linoleum more.
The bedroom slide has always sounded like the motor was under duress since it was new. Only getting worse.
We took it to the nearest Sabre dealer to us which was 80 miles away. The work was under warranty. What they found was; with the big slide there were many screws and fasteners that were missing on the underside of the slide box itself. The dealer said this was definately a factory issue. Many of the fasteners that were there were also damaged due to the overstressing from the missing ones. There was also some piece of plastic trim along the full length of the slide box that is supposed to make it easier for one of the seals to slide and not get kinked up, that piece was never installed at the factory. The motor end of the slide rail under the floor was also missing or never had installed all the mounting bolts. The dealer said that no loose bolts or nuts were found in the enclosed under belly so they felt they were never installed at the factory.
The bedroom slide was missing the same plastic pieces along the edge of the box sides. Thus one of the inside seals was damaged and a seal under the slide box had been pulled inside and was wadded and rolled up under the slide box. The dealer said that there was indication that that seal was not properly installed.
We also had them fix the ceiling light above the toilet. We couldn't open the cabinet above the toiled because the ceiling panel sagged down so bad that it blocked the cabinet door from opening. The dealer had to open up the ceiling and install stud bracing for the ceiling panels to be fastened to. They said this was a factory issue as well.
We are also having issues with almost all the hinges on our cabinets seizing up tight as they get used. The hinges get so tight that the screws begin to strip out of the wood.
We went to an RV show a couple of weeks ago where there was a factory rep from Sabre there. I talked with him about our issues. I gave him a couple of our seized up hinges to take back to the factory. He said he had never seen this but is supposed to be looking into it and will "take care of this" for us. I have yet to hear back from him.
I want to say that the dealer we took our camper too is not the dealer we bought it from. We bought ours out of state, so this place was the closest authorized Forest River Sabre dealer to us. This place was GREAT to deal with. They treated us very well with everything. They had our camper 3 days and got all this work done. I don't know if its appropriate for me to name there here or not. But they get 5 stars from us. They even said that if we have any more issues to feel free to contact them again and they would do what they could for us to resolve it. It makes us feel alot better knowing that they will be there for us. I am pretty sure that we will have more issues to deal with before its done. Hopefully sooner or later we will have all the "issues" worked out? And can enjoy camping instead of fixing.