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Old 03-23-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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Kingpin Cover on 36QBOK

Hello all, my first post here! I bought a 36QBOK and picked it up a week ago. I live in CT and got it in NC because there aren't any dealers around here. When I picked it up I had to have the dealer adjust the kingpin to bring the nose of the camper down. When they were done they told me they couldn't put the cover piece back on. It appears to me as well that it won't fit now. Why would they design a cover for an adjustable kingpin if it doesn't fit when you adjust the kingpin? Is there a remedy for this? I am including a picture to show the cover (and my awesome new camper!!!)

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Old 03-23-2015, 10:58 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new Sabre!! As far as the cover, I had to replace mine under warranty because it kept cracking. Even after replacing, I had to heavily modify the way it mounted and the knotches in it so it would clear the pin frame. My new Sabre won't have one and I'm good with that. I'm sure you could cut away part of it to make it fit you adjusted hitch if you really want it.
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:12 AM   #3
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Congrats on the new Sabre!! As far as the cover, I had to replace mine under warranty because it kept cracking. Even after replacing, I had to heavily modify the way it mounted and the knotches in it so it would clear the pin frame. My new Sabre won't have one and I'm good with that. I'm sure you could cut away part of it to make it fit you adjusted hitch if you really want it.
Thanks. I'm glad to hear you are replacing your old Sabre with a new Sabre. I would think that has to say something about the brand. Iím a little nervous making such a big investment with no local dealer support. We will be taking our first trip in a few weeks for opening day of fishing and Iím hoping all goes well. Since we bought it in the winter it has been winterized since I first saw it so hopefully I donít have any major issues Iím still unaware of. Overall Iím very happy so far though.
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Do you have pictures showing the problem that it can't be reinstalled? I'm having a hard time imagining the issue...
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:35 AM   #5
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I don't right now, but if you angle the kingpin up, as I did, there is no longer enough room to slide that cover back on. There is less space between the top of the arm and the bottom of the camper.
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:38 AM   #6
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I don't right now, but if you angle the kingpin up, as I did, there is no longer enough room to slide that cover back on. There is less space between the top of the arm and the bottom of the camper.
Can you not trim it? But the question is why is it tilted instead of being raised or lowered level?
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:42 AM   #7
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Very nice looking 5th wheel. We just bought a 312 RKDS and brought it home two days before X-Mas. Living in WI we obviously haven't had a chance to get it out yet either. Ours didn't come with the kingpin cover but I can see how you would want it on there because it does make it look nicer.
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Can you not trim it? But the question is why is it tilted instead of being raised or lowered level?
So tilting may not be the right term. I think the adjustment actually moves it up and forward as it goes up. I'm not sure trimming will work because of the way it is made but maybe someone has already tried it?
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:29 PM   #9
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To bad your hitch didn't have a height adjustment on it.
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King pin cover

I took an inch and a half off from where the flat part of the cover is at the pin plate, tapered all the way back and rounded the ends in the back. used a drammel tool work slow and smooth...looks good and most people thinks it came that way....
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