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Old 01-25-2013, 09:11 PM   #91
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It's official! Just have to inspect the unit and take in our trade. Deal will complete once this happens. We are super excited to welcome our new, and first 5er, the Sabre 36QBOK!


Awesome!! That is the unit I viewed prior to ordering mine. When do you plan on picking up? Please share you PDI experience and your towing experience on the way home. I will also tow with a 3/4 ton and am interested to hear your take on the towing difference between your TT and the new fiver.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:56 AM   #92
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Well, thanks to mother nature we'll be holding off our signing until next weekend. It's supposed to snow all day here tomorrow so we're deciding to hold tight. I'll be sure to take the camera and post up some pics.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #93
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Well, thanks to mother nature we'll be holding off our signing until next weekend. It's supposed to snow all day here tomorrow so we're deciding to hold tight. I'll be sure to take the camera and post up some pics.
I would do the same....not only the snow but cold temps. We had a near white out here in Lex last night and I am at home with my younger one for a school "snow day". I'll be looking for your pics next weekend. I am anxious to hear how they process your trade unit, the paperwork portion and PDI. I am planning on taking delivery of our unit in two weeks and am allowing for an all day experience. Too bad we can't have the temps we had earlier this week!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:32 AM   #94
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New to this forum, Glad to have so much info available!

We have just ordered our 36 qbok!! We are very excited! We are upgrading from a 99 wilderness 24 ft 5ER! Should be quite a change for us!

Ours is due the end of Feb!
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:54 PM   #95
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Congrats bluflame11! We are incredibly happy with ours! She's in storage now, but somehow - even 6miles away, I can still hear her whisper my name at night.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:44 PM   #96
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Lol! My wife says I'm obsessed!! Haha!

My only little concern is towing a unit that size...I have been towing since I could drive, but never anything longer than 28 foot...yet...
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:22 PM   #97
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New to this forum, Glad to have so much info available!

We have just ordered our 36 qbok!! We are very excited! We are upgrading from a 99 wilderness 24 ft 5ER! Should be quite a change for us!

Ours is due the end of Feb!
Our dealer just called and our 36 QBOK is ready for pickup (We ordered Dec. 20, 2012) Will wait till next week to pickup, cann't use it in MN yet. I have pulled a 28 and a 33 FW's but this is the first one this long (41.7) just take alittle getting used to. Going down the road won't be a problem just the parking will want an extra pair of eyes watching.
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Lol! My wife says I'm obsessed!! Haha!

My only little concern is towing a unit that size...I have been towing since I could drive, but never anything longer than 28 foot...yet...
LOL, I gots you beat there. Before my pop-up, my prior towing experience before the FW was a kayak trailer being pulled from a parking lot, down a walking path to a lake. If we couldn't park it back in it's parking lot, we'd simply get it close and PUSH IT INTO POSITION! Same with hitching up!

Then I got the pop-up - it was something like 3,300 lbs. and no longer had the option of pushing it around by hand. That was 19' from coupler to bumper. We had that for a year.

THEN we got the fifth wheel. The dealership sent one of their techs on a test-drive with me. I made him pull it around the building (back to front) before I'd get in and drive. We drove for 30 or 45 minutes and he gave me tips as we went.

After leaving there, we stopped at a couple of Walmarts on our way to a campground; I hopped 3 curbs and almost ran out of gas!

Since then, I've only gently kissed a curb or two.

The size doesn't bother me so much now. I still get anxious thinking about making it around campgrounds and having to back into our sites. But wife and I have been working on it. Our storage lot parking experience has gone from 50+ minutes down to about 5.

Most importantly: !!!
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Going down the road won't be a problem just the parking will want an extra pair of eyes watching.
Yep, wife and I always work as a team. It's funny - parking with friends and family, there's always a guy who ends up trying to give directions. We've found if she calls me on my cell, I listen only to her. Our friends and family quickly get the hint. I really only want them around to yell STOP if I'm going to hit something (and even then, sometimes I know I'm coming within inches of something).

As for out on the road - truck stops are our best friend. We use the truck pumps in the back and just pretend we're one of them.
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New to this forum, Glad to have so much info available!

We have just ordered our 36 qbok!! We are very excited! We are upgrading from a 99 wilderness 24 ft 5ER! Should be quite a change for us!

Ours is due the end of Feb!
Congrats to you! We can't wait to go get ours. Darn snow is keeping us here in Cincy tomorrow or we'd have it tomorrow. I'm sure we are equally excited to pick them up and get campin!

Welcome to the forum!

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