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Old 05-22-2012, 11:22 AM   #51
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Just a quick question about the bike rack....what size bikes fit in that? 26" standard bikes absolutely do not fit. We love our Columbus 320RS but certainly not the bike rack....a real headache.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #52
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Our 26" bikes don't fit - looks like it should be a 30" or 32" (and I'm pretty sure they don't make a bike that size).

Bottom line, I think it's a great concept but a design flaw. I sure wish Christopher Columubus would weigh in on that.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #53
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Yeah, Christopher Columbus please weigh in on the bike rack....would love to hear from you.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:59 AM   #54
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ya--- where was R&D on this one, one wheel fits in the slot and the other is up on the frame. Have to use a lot of bungee cords to hold them in place!!!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:23 AM   #55
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Dear Customers,
I will give you a little background on the bike/utility rack. We are always looking for constructive input on our products.

Rack History lesson:
The industry started to use a pull out bike rack several years ago. Sabre tried that concept and had several customer complaints due to the rack's guides getting rusty and not sliding in and out well. This rack also seemed to flop up and down going down the road. The pull out rack was normally rated at 220 lbs or less.

Customers continued to ask for a rack that addressed bikes and cargo.

So the next generation rack flipped down. This addressed the sliding in and out problem and increased the carrying capacity that customers were asking for. The main platform was made of expanded metal. It was very difficult to get the edges of this expanded metal covered with paint. Also being one flat piece of metal there were no slots for tires to rest in. But the cargo people loved the flat surface.

So the next generation of bike rack tried to address slots for tires while also keeping the carrying capacity. As we worked with all the sizes of bikes we found that if we made the slots so that both tires fit for kids bikes it then caused the larger bike's wheels to fall through and rest on the axle bolts. Per bike owners this was not acceptable. And as we addressed all the sizes the creation became too difficult to build and very expensive. So we conceeded thinking that if one tire could be placed in the slot it would be an improvement. And we still had a strong rack that address the cargo carrying customers.

Trying to create the rack that works for everyone and is cost effective has been a real challenge. I've enjoyed seeing how Sabre customers have modified the rack to fit their needs. We've had such a great responce on the rack that Columbus decided to use the same rack. Hopefully with all your great input,we can improve the product while keeping ALL the customers needs in mind.

Our rack is not perfect and we will continue to look for improvements. I hope this answers some questions.

I posted this from my phone so spelling may be off. Sorry.
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Very nice sabre Sam!
Thanks for clearing up or showing how your end result rack is the way it is.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:52 AM   #57
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Thanks SabreSam - I guess we'll see how innovative we all are in figuring out a way to keep our bikes from falling off and being lost or dragging behind us as we head down the highway. Twice we've nearly lost ours - and laying them flat I've damaged the rubber handlebar grips going through low spots. I'll study things further and see if I come up with any workable solutions - and everybody else...please share your solutions if/when you come up with a dependable way to get them to hang on for the ride.
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THANK YOU Sabre Sam, that helps a lot. So Far the one wheel in the slot works for me with the aid of a few bungee cords. I'm thinking of remodeling it with a couple moveable rods thru holes drilled thru the frame.
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385 Oven & Stove

Is the oven gas or electric?

Is the inside kitchen stove gas or electric?
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385 Oven & Stove

Is the oven gas or electric?

Is the inside kitchen stove gas or electric?
I have never seen and electric stove or oven in a camper .
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