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Old 07-16-2012, 12:09 AM   #1
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Any Sabre 36QBOK's out there?

Our Sabre 36QBOK is scheduled to come offline on July 25th and hopefully we'll pick it up later that week. I wanted to know if anyone else has one, what are your thoughts on this new unit?
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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Our Sabre 36QBOK is scheduled to come offline on July 25th and hopefully we'll pick it up later that week. I wanted to know if anyone else has one, what are your thoughts on this new unit?
No ........ but congrats on the new unit when u get it!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
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We picked ours up this past Saturday and we've spent 2 nights in it now. It's pretty, but HUGE. Be aware, I'm a newbie when it comes to RV'ing.

Little surprises... it has 2 sewer connections. My dealer sucked with their "demo" even after I told them I was completely new to RV'ing. They barely gave me a sewer hose, much less any help in figuring out the 2 tanks. One of the 2 is under a slide pretty far, so it should get hooked up before hand.

There are little things here or there, but I assume that's with everything.

Overall, we're VERY happy with it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:32 PM   #4
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We picked ours up this past Saturday and we've spent 2 nights in it now. It's pretty, but HUGE. Be aware, I'm a newbie when it comes to RV'ing.

Little surprises... it has 2 sewer connections. My dealer sucked with their "demo" even after I told them I was completely new to RV'ing. They barely gave me a sewer hose, much less any help in figuring out the 2 tanks. One of the 2 is under a slide pretty far, so it should get hooked up before hand.

There are little things here or there, but I assume that's with everything.

Overall, we're VERY happy with it.
Thanks for the feedback! We're in the exact same boat as you (newbies purchasing the 36QBOK). Glad to hear you're happy with it. We chose this model over the Sandpiper/Sierra 365SAQ. Hoping that we made the right decision.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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We looked at about 60 different units (mostly online based on specs + floorplans). We were only ever able to walk through about 1/2 a dozen of bunkhouse models at dealers + RV shows. I kept a spreadsheet of all of the models with columns for each of the main features that we were interested in. Ironically, after all of that - we ended up buying the Sabre sight-unseen except for pictures straight from the manufacturer. It was nerve wracking to say the least!

The unit is high. I am planning on ordering the quadra-steps to get the last step a little lower AND will pick-up a fold-up step for times where it's just too much. With a shorter wife, an 8 year old daughter and 6-week old son - we want it as easy as possible.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
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One other thought as I was writing up my first trip report...

Our camper did NOT come with levels on the outside in order to level it. I ended up buying an 18" level from Walmart ahead of time and used that on the floor inside of the door.

The problem was - "level" changed, depending on where you put it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #7
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Forgot to ask you about scissor chocks...do you think that you need them or do you have enough stability the way it is?

I plan to get TVs and brackets for the master and rear bunkhouse so Sabre Sam's info was on this in another post was helpful!
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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I am going to get a pair of Rotochoks for each side. Right now I have 4 wheel chocks on one side. I'd personally be more comfortable having wheel chocks on both sides.

To be honest, with the knock-off JT's (UltraFab eliminators), there is more movement than I expected. Maybe I did something wrong - the's VERY possible. We are out until Sunday and then go again on Thursday of next week, so I'll play with them some more. But, I'm not getting the scissor chocks because of movement - I am getting it because I like them better than regular wheel chocks.

Another thought, this is a TALL fifth wheel - it's quite a bit off of the ground. The 3 steps aren't nearly enough for the site that we're on (the high-side is the opposite side). We actually have a step stool at the bottom of the steps. I plan on investing the $500 in Quadra Steps and step supports when I can. It'll bring the steps down a bit and then I'll still get an extra folding step for when it's needed.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:13 PM   #9
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As for the TVs... I'm not 100% sure I'm going to get the wall-mount brackets. I think I might just get the quick disconnects for the cable and plan on throwing the TVs on the bed/couch for travel. The Walmart TVs I bought were TV/DVD combos, so it should be just a single cord that I have to deal with. (That is until we start hooking up the Wii in the bunkhouse. LOL, this sooooo is NOT camping! But we're travelling quite a bit in it.)
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:01 PM   #10
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I like your stories. We are looking at the 34TBOK. And yes, many will say that this is not really camping, but the memories we are making for our boys is priceless....
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