Took delivery of my Sabre 32 RCTS this week. (believe it or not my brand new F-350 overheated on the way home from the RV dealer and we had to be towed in 35 miles. Looks as though it was a bad radiator cap. Never showed up just driving around or towing my lighter trailer. I need to pull up 3500 feet to get home and I guess the temperature, 90+ and added weight of the 5'r was too much as the radiator could not keep pressure. You believe that? Not a good day), but I regress.
Back to the battery box. I had my dealer install two six volt batteries. They were already installed when I inspected the rig. It looks as though the 32RCTS comes stock with the ability to install two batteries one on each side of the storage compartment. Funny thing is only the driver side was vented from the factory. The passenger side just has the battery sitting in a battery box in the battery well. I really think this is a safety issue. If the rig comes stock with the ability for two batteries I feel it should have venting for both. Yes, I know $$ and bean counters. I am guessing it will cost me $100.00 to get it vented and if the factory did it, it would be about $5.00.
Can someone confirm that the Sabre 32RCTS does indeed come prepped for two batteries?
Speaking of battery boxes. I ordered the JT Strong Arm Stabilizers on my rig from the factory, thinking, let them do so it all works together & warranted versus after market. When raising the landing gear the strong arms hit the battery boxes and can not retract all the way leaving the landing gear extended several inches. Also a safety issue I believe. Taking out the locking screws gives me about another inch of retraction. I will post some pics when I hook up later this week. Strange thing is there is plenty of room to move the battery boxes towards the rear a few inches and alleviate this issue. I just don't get it. It is like they never even looked at it. I plan of taking this up with my dealer after my August trip. Haven't spent any time in it yet but we did a 7 hour inspection prior to our PDI and all looked fairly good.
Cannot wait to get out there in it next month. I know over time all these issues will be resolved. If these two are the worse things for me than I will feel lucky.
Thanks for the vent time (no pun intended)
2013 Ford F-350 SD Diesel, 4X4, Crew Cab, Lariat
Sabre 2014 32RCTS, Pullrite Superglide 2900 18K