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Old 11-01-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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Hello from Wisconsin

Just wanted to drop a note and say hello. I am buying a 2014 Sabre 34tbok next week. This is my first 5th wheel camper. We have rented some pull behinds in the past, but this is a whole new adventure.

My dealer is going to hold the 5er over the winter and I will do my PDI next spring. That will give me plenty of time to read up on what I need to look for.

Quick question, I need to buy some supplies for the rig, like level blocks, chocks, etc. Any suggestions on what are necessities or where to buy them? Any products people really love or dislike? Any guidance would be appreciated.

Again I just wanted to say Hi.
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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Welcome from Iron River Wisconsin.


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Old 11-02-2014, 10:16 AM   #3
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3 must haves in my books are, levelling blocks, X-Chocks by BAL, and a tripod...all can be bought on Amazon and they offer better prices than most, and you can have shipped to your door...many will say you don't any of these items, except for maybe levelling blocks....but the x-chocks and tripod absolutely help with decreasing movement in the trailer.
You will also want extras like more potable water hose than you think you will need, an extension for your power cord, some power supply boxes in some parks are set way back. Also invest in a good sewer hose, like the Rhino hose rather than the crap the dealer provides with the trailer.
oh...and a water pressure regulator as well.
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Amazon is my life line for RV supplies. Look under the Automotive title. This will allow you better selections. Everything from water pressure reducers/regulators to drainage hoses/accesories.
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Hello from Minnesota and welcome to the forum! Always good information to be found here.
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:25 AM   #6
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Just wanted to drop a note and say hello. I am buying a 2014 Sabre 34tbok next week. This is my first 5th wheel camper. We have rented some pull behinds in the past, but this is a whole new adventure.

My dealer is going to hold the 5er over the winter and I will do my PDI next spring. That will give me plenty of time to read up on what I need to look for.

Quick question, I need to buy some supplies for the rig, like level blocks, chocks, etc. Any suggestions on what are necessities or where to buy them? Any products people really love or dislike? Any guidance would be appreciated.

Again I just wanted to say Hi.
I would do the (PDI) BEFORE I Paid the Dealer! Since the Dealer is going to store the unit till spring,that would be a (GOOD) time to FIX anything found during the (PDI)! Come spring everything is Fixed and you are ready to Camp,unlike many other Members who are inline come Spring (Waiting for Service/Repair)! Your choice! Youroo!!
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The first mods to my 5r werr JB Stablizers for sway removal. Bottle jacks under the front axel to remove bounce. Vent covers to increase the life of vent covers. Leveling blocks to ensure leveling. And, a bubble level on the front king pin. I removed the bearings on my 5r. and repacked them with grease. Several on this forum will advise that. Their not packed well from the factory. The search bar is very nice on this page to find past modification... Good luck with your fiver and keep those bearing greased up..
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:47 AM   #8
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3 must haves in my books are, levelling blocks, X-Chocks by BAL, and a tripod...all can be bought on Amazon and they offer better prices than most, and you can have shipped to your door...many will say you don't any of these items, except for maybe levelling blocks....but the x-chocks and tripod absolutely help with decreasing movement in the trailer.
You will also want extras like more potable water hose than you think you will need, an extension for your power cord, some power supply boxes in some parks are set way back. Also invest in a good sewer hose, like the Rhino hose rather than the crap the dealer provides with the trailer.
oh...and a water pressure regulator as well.
Thanks for the suggestions. I understand what a king tripod will do, but excuse my ignorance on one thing. After the camper is level and chocked, in what order I go about stabilizing the unit? My unit is equipped with Tj strong arms too. Would I lock the strong arms after the rear stabilizers are in place or after I have to back and kingpin tripod in place?
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:57 AM   #9
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Vent covers to increase the life of vent covers.
That sounds like the department of redundancy department, but I know what you mean. What does everyone think of fantastic fans? I have one in the bathroom, but I was thinking of swapping out the ones from the bunks and the master too.

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I removed the bearings on my 5r. and repacked them with grease. Several on this forum will advise that. Their not packed well from the factory. The search bar is very nice on this page to find past modification... Good luck with your fiver and keep those bearing greased up..
The Sabre's come with the Super Lube bearing setup. Sounds as if it is really easy to keep the bearings fully of good new grease.

Thanks for the tips, keep them coming.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:01 AM   #10
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I would do the (PDI) BEFORE I Paid the Dealer! Since the Dealer is going to store the unit till spring,that would be a (GOOD) time to FIX anything found during the (PDI)! Come spring everything is Fixed and you are ready to Camp,unlike many other Members who are inline come Spring (Waiting for Service/Repair)! Your choice! Youroo!!
Good thought. Anyone have the "extensive" PDI list. Everytime I find a list, I find another with even more things to check!
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