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Old 07-31-2012, 08:09 PM   #11
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Sabre 36QBOK

We took delivery of our 36QBOK in June. It's our second camper. First was a 33 ft bumper pull bunkhouse. The Sabre is a whole new ball game. It's BIG but manageable and it pulls like a dream with our Chevy 3500HD Diesel Dually. One word of caution when opening the living area slide. Make sure the door to the kids bunk room is closed. If it's not the door handle might catch on the slide trim and cause a little...uh... problem . I mounted a flat screen above the window in the front BR and mounted another one in the kids BR. I've read that you should not mount a TV to an outside wall but I can't see the harm in doing so. We'll have to let time determine who is right.

I have had a couple of pretty significant problems. The door on the outdoor kitchen was defective on delivery. A few of the rivets connecting the door to the hinge pulled through the metal leaving the door hanging uneven. The dealer took the measurements on the spot and ordered a new door assembly the day I took delivery (at least he said he did). It's been about six weeks and the door still has not arrived. The second problem I'm having is with one of the bunkhouse slides. It stuck open after we returned home from our first trip. I managed to close it and I took it to the dealer for repairs. That was 2 1/2 weeks ago and they still haven't fixed the slide or the door. They claim that the factory has to authorize the warranty work and they won't fix it until they receive the authorization. So between the door and the slide I'm beginning to grow a little impatient. But I believe I have a dealer service issue instead of a factory issue. I intent to contact the factory tomorrow to check out the dealer's story. Bottom line...this is a nice unit and we are looking forward to some great trips over the next few years. I"m disappointed in the quality issues we have experienced thus far but I'm counting on the folks at Palomino to make it right.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:11 PM   #12
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We took delivery of our 36QBOK in June. It's our second camper. First was a 33 ft bumper pull bunkhouse. The Sabre is a whole new ball game. It's BIG but manageable and it pulls like a dream with our Chevy 3500HD Diesel Dually. One word of caution when opening the living area slide. Make sure the door to the kids bunk room is closed. If it's not the door handle might catch on the slide trim and cause a little...uh... problem . I mounted a flat screen above the window in the front BR and mounted another one in the kids BR. I've read that you should not mount a TV to an outside wall but I can't see the harm in doing so. We'll have to let time determine who is right.

I have had a couple of pretty significant problems. The door on the outdoor kitchen was defective on delivery. A few of the rivets connecting the door to the hinge pulled through the metal leaving the door hanging uneven. The dealer took the measurements on the spot and ordered a new door assembly the day I took delivery (at least he said he did). It's been about six weeks and the door still has not arrived. The second problem I'm having is with one of the bunkhouse slides. It stuck open after we returned home from our first trip. I managed to close it and I took it to the dealer for repairs. That was 2 1/2 weeks ago and they still haven't fixed the slide or the door. They claim that the factory has to authorize the warranty work and they won't fix it until they receive the authorization. So between the door and the slide I'm beginning to grow a little impatient. But I believe I have a dealer service issue instead of a factory issue. I intent to contact the factory tomorrow to check out the dealer's story. Bottom line...this is a nice unit and we are looking forward to some great trips over the next few years. I"m disappointed in the quality issues we have experienced thus far but I'm counting on the folks at Palomino to make it right.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:48 PM   #13
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Finally Arrived!!!

Here's my 36QBOK that I ordered from RVW. About to go camping with the family in a few hours when the wife gets off work.







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Old 10-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #14
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We too are new 36 QBOK owners. We took delivery last Monday and it is back at the dealer for a heavy 14ga wire that was hanging under the rig when we got home with it. I really hope thats not a bad 'omen'. And one of the latchs on the OS kitchen door is junk. I'm not totally nieve, I know there will be issues with it, I just hope there minor ones. Time will tell.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #15
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We too are new 36 QBOK owners. We took delivery last Monday and it is back at the dealer for a heavy 14ga wire that was hanging under the rig when we got home with it. I really hope thats not a bad 'omen'. And one of the latchs on the OS kitchen door is junk. I'm not totally nieve, I know there will be issues with it, I just hope there minor ones. Time will tell.
Congrats on your new 36qbok!!!

Yes, there'll be plenty of little things that they could've done better. We've made a punch list and will hopefully get them resolved during the winter months. I hope that you get a chance to get your camper out before it gets too cold. We're spending Thanksgiving with our in-laws in North Alabama!

Post some pics when you get a chance...B
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:19 AM   #16
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We too are new 36 QBOK owners. We took delivery last Monday and it is back at the dealer for a heavy 14ga wire that was hanging under the rig when we got home with it. I really hope thats not a bad 'omen'. And one of the latchs on the OS kitchen door is junk. I'm not totally nieve, I know there will be issues with it, I just hope there minor ones. Time will tell.
I'm curious what the wire hanging from under it was... I know from looking under somethings, I wouldn't be surprised if it was just a stray piece of scrap.

And, the latches on the outdoor kitchen leave a bit to be desired. On one of ours, it's so loose that it barely catches. One of the 2 locks themselves were installed upside down so that it looks into thin air and unlocked into more thin air. I will tell you - ensure that you have it locked for travel! Through a miss in communication and standard procedure, my wife and I had ours come open while we were driving down the road!

Overall, though - our issues have been minor. A couple of little things here and there. I love the heck out of this thing! Yes - pictures, pictures are a MUST!
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:16 AM   #17
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Securing the outdoor stove cover

FYI,

I used chain links purchased from the local home supply store to help secure the cover on the outside stove. Without it, the cover would fling more than 180 degree backward and warp the metal where the hinges are located.



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Old 10-16-2012, 02:06 PM   #18
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We have had our 2013 Sabre 36QBOK for a few months and have camped with it a few times. We have had a few small issues but all in all are very happy.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:26 PM   #19
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Does anyone have any recommendations over the 34TBOK vs. 36QBOK? Trying to decide which way to go. Wondering what the room difference is around the in the master between the 2 and if the main slides are the same size or not.
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It actually appears that you get a slightly more spacious master bedroom in the 34TBOK, but smaller bunkhouse and are missing the 1/2 bath. I can tell you - we LOVE our 1/2 bath with the door directly from the outside. We also love the 2-slides in the bunkhouse - it really opens up the room for the kids and our guests (who get stuck with the kids).

The deciding factor for us was the slides in the bunkhouse and 1/2 bath. I can tell you, my wife and I are (ahem) "healthy" in our stature and we're comfortable in the master bedroom of the 36QB.
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