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Old 06-06-2015, 01:02 PM   #1
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Sabre issues

We just recently purchased a Sabre silhouette a cools months ago. We have had multiple issues with the water tank, hose fitting blowing off because of cheap clamps, stripped out screws, broken outside hatches and a few other issues. Is this normal in a brand new camper?
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Old 06-06-2015, 01:35 PM   #2
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Maybe for Sabre

I Purchased a Sabre 5th wheel (non Silhouette) and have had nothing but factory type issues. Finally after two years I think I have enough confidence in it to travel comfortably. Not trying to scare you. All these rigs have issues. I just think Forest River and Sabre have more than normal. I am lucky as I have a great dealer but 200 miles a round trip. I just do what has to be done. I have gotten excellent support from Gary and Robert in the warranty division. I have invested a bit more dollars to get it where I felt it needed to be.

Did you purchase the 2nd year warranty for $150.00? (not sure it is offered on your Silhouette) I did and they honored everything that happened in year 2. My warranty expires on July 13th. I am a bit nervous.


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Old 06-13-2015, 10:50 PM   #3
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We just recently purchased a Sabre silhouette a cools months ago. We have had multiple issues with the water tank, hose fitting blowing off because of cheap clamps, stripped out screws, broken outside hatches and a few other issues. Is this normal in a brand new camper?
Had the same issues and many more. My wife says the dealer has had it more than we have!
First trip the LP gas hose to the fridge that runs under the left tipout was pinched so the fridge wouldn't work on gas.
Got to Reno and the hot water tank went belly up on both gas & AC. Had several water leaks. Breakers keep tripping, propane tanks not switching,
most of the pull down shade end caps are missing so they don't work right, docking lights quit working etc....
I was told that it depends which day of the week your rig goes down the line. You don't want one that was built on Monday or Friday. Monday the crew is hung over and doesn't want to be there, Friday they want off for the week end. I don't know about that but maybe........
I think we are finally at the end of the Gremlins! (I hope)

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Old 06-16-2015, 01:29 PM   #4
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We have a 2012 Sabre and have had more than enough issues with it. It also has been back to the dealer more than once. The fresh water tank kept leaking or over flowing, electrical issues, the craftsmanship is not very good either, and now the radio/Dvd player won't come on. Last week we were camping and I thought I heard water in the bedroom, sure enough the hatch cover had broken up into large pieces and rain was pouring in. We had a Flagstaff prior to this trailer and I wish we had it back.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:35 PM   #5
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Guess I've been super fortunate!
Had minor issues at first, all were fixed quickly and promptly at the dealer in the first year.
Had a few things fixed in goshen otherwise we love our sabre and gary has bent over backwards to make our unit right.


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Old 06-16-2015, 05:09 PM   #6
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We've been lucky too. Day/night shade string broke, galley faucet handle stripped, both of which were replaced by dealer and installed by me.
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:17 PM   #7
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For the 2 years we had our new Sabre 5ver, we had only minor issues...still amazes me how one unit has few issues then another is a monster but that's our world these days...hang in there, get them repaired and continue Happy Camping! ")
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:56 PM   #8
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My only real issue was the no 110 power in the slide out at delivery. Dealer e back and fixed.

My issues with the stereo/sub woofer I believe are mainly due to it being a crap quality unit that tries to be more than it should. A 12v system like that will never measure up. Nothing a good sound bar and wireless sub won't fix.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:39 PM   #9
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For the 2 years we had our new Sabre 5ver, we had only minor issues...still amazes me how one unit has few issues then another is a monster but that's our world these days...hang in there, get them repaired and continue Happy Camping! ")
X2. Generally minor issues (even with the factory return).

But, the disparity in severity of issues confounds me. And even the return/support process- some of us have had fantastic results (ok, so maybe the fubar'd mine once but they saved themselves) but others have nothing but bad to say about the return process (and they're level-keeled people).

Very strange. For the record, I love my Sabre and I'd gladly buy another.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:41 AM   #10
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I had some minor issues mostly poor workmanship had some missing parts etc. one major issue with the curb side slide out that was corrected at the dealer now everything is fine and I am very happy with my 33 ckts.
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