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Old 06-01-2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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Sabre Lites input

Been considering a jump from my current tow behind. I've been debating internally with 2 schools of thought...back to a larger hybrid for ease of towing and access to tighter campgrounds or try a small FW for overall space & convenience. I want to stay under 10K lbs because I'm not looking to swap trucks (again).

Came across a Sabre Lite 28BH which has a reasonable price tag. Just wondering what the quality has been on these "Lite" units. Any owners have any thoughts our advice?
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:39 PM   #2
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Maybe these Sabre Lites are too new of a model? Nobody has any experience with them (any size/model)?
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:45 PM   #3
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We have looked at 'em but don't have any towing experience with the new Lites. Since they are no longer under Palomino I would not hesitate to buy one if we were in the market. Just make sure you are comfortable with the dealer you choose to purchase from, it makes all the difference in the world when you need service.
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:24 PM   #4
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There's a 2017 Sabre Lite 28BH at our preffered dealer so on a whim I sent the wife to look at. She loved it, so now we're talking numbers and trade-in. Don't know if we can swing it, but might as well see.

It's about the same overall length as our current pull behind, but much better master bed & bathroom layout. I've never towed a 5'er before, but I'm assuming it'll be an easier tow since 3-4 ft will be in the bed with the pin weight over the axle. And I've heard they are easier to back up. Thinking of a B&W Turnover Ball system & Slider Companion if we do take the plunge. Anyone provide any insight?
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:42 AM   #5
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There's a 2017 Sabre Lite 28BH at our preffered dealer so on a whim I sent the wife to look at. She loved it, so now we're talking numbers and trade-in. Don't know if we can swing it, but might as well see.

It's about the same overall length as our current pull behind, but much better master bed & bathroom layout. I've never towed a 5'er before, but I'm assuming it'll be an easier tow since 3-4 ft will be in the bed with the pin weight over the axle. And I've heard they are easier to back up. Thinking of a B&W Turnover Ball system & Slider Companion if we do take the plunge. Anyone provide any insight?
They don't make that hitch for the short bed 15 Ram and you won't need a slider if you have an 8 foot bed.

Fifth wheel will tow MUCH better and you can really stuff it in some tight spots. Other than losing out on the ability to put big items in the bed it is hands down the way to go.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:27 AM   #6
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According to B&W, Etrailer and all the onine reviews this will work...
http://www.turnoverball.com/hitch-fi...72#find-button

Along with...
Companion Slider - 5th Wheel Hitch | Single Point Attachment | THE B&W ADVANTAGE

I don't have a long bed, just the 6.5ft. Tarts why I like the slider version. I also like the idea of the Turnover Ball to keep the load floor flat when not towing.
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OK. When I was hitch shopping last year they told me they were not compatible with the 2015 and they wouldn't be coming out with one that was. Something to do with how far back the hitch would mount I think???? Maybe because I have factory underbed ball mount and was just looking at the Companion.

Anyway it seems that isn't the case so I apologize. From what I understand that is a good hitch though. I went with a Pullrite which has its own advantages and disadvantages. I know there are people out there pulling my same camper in a short bed without a slider but I can't figure out how. Even with my slider hitch I have seen the camper come closer to the cab than I like.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:59 AM   #8
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No apologies needed bro. Appreciate your input. Yea i bet since you have the factory gooseneck the Turnover Ball setup won't fit under there. The Companion slider should work with it though from what I've read and there's one for the Ram puck system too. I think I'd be safer with the slider as you mentioned due to cab distance.

By the way Mikey, what 5'er did you purchase?
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Old 06-06-2016, 04:43 PM   #9
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I have a 2015 Sabre 36 QBOK:

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Old 06-06-2016, 04:46 PM   #10
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Can't comment about the Lite version, but have a 2012 Sabre and have been nothing but pleased with it. A few small issues from time to time, but they all have their problems.
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