Sabre Sam (long read)
So, here's my weekend.....first off wife and I have been looking for a 5er for past 9 months. I've been a member of the forum for sometime and have actually reached out to some of you with questions etc (Thanks TURBS). DW and I narrowed search down to Sabre 32BHOK or the TBOK. Our search was on Internet hadn't actually walked through one, but this forum and the Sabre owners swayed us...most impressive was this dude named Sabre Sam....factory rep reaching out and helping his customers....good stuff...fast forward to Saturday
DW and I met the besties at the Louisville RV and Boat show, first in the door....moving from left to right, We started walking through everything on the floor, had a list of what we wanted, on a mission armed with the knowledge provided by the members of this forum, dreams of someone hooking up my new 5er and me pulling it home.....4hours later, sore feet confused and tired of salesman, it was time for cold beverages. Fully refreshed (ok 2 cold ones later) we continued the mission and actually really liked the Montana equivalent to the BHOK. Great set up, more $ then what I priced the Sabres but still a quality 5er....DW and I sat down and started crunching numbers.....we still hadn't seen any Sabres, so before we pulled the trigger, told the salesman we needed to go talk....we walked through the show talking about the purchase, excited but wife a little disappointed because she couldn't get the super lounge with the Montana. I look up and what do I see but a huge SABRE sign, looked ove and the TBOK is sitting there. Grabbed all and away we went...of course fell in love with it, but had some questions.
Looked over and noticed a gentleman standing by with a Forrest river ID that said Sabre, I introduced myself, he started off by saying "I'm sorry, but I'm a factory rep" I looked at his name and it said SAM...jokingly I asked "hey hahahaha, are you Sabre Sam haha?". Flash to wife and I can hear her saying "OMG what is my DH doing now?". He says "yes, yes I am". Me: from the FR community? SAM: Yeah that's me. So me the skeptical one I test him, so you Know who TURBO is? (got him now I thought). SAM: yeah he has a 32BHOK in fact I have him in my cell.......OMG SABRE SAM IS REAL!!! I introduce my wife, my buddy and tell them all "hey this is freaking Sabre Sam!". As I continue to tell them about the community and Sam and they look at me like I've lost my mind......who cares, this is freaking Sabre Sam!
Sam was very gracious and took the time to talk with me, show me things, diagram the AC and answered every question my wife and I had, just as he has in the forum. His passion and belief in the Sabre product resonated throughout our lengthy discussion. On the way home, DW commented that she wished we could buy directly from Sam (she actually read some of the postings from Sabre Sam when we got home).
We cancelled our order for the Montana, and have an appointment with a dealer to order our 2013 32BHOK with the super lounger on Monday. Thank you Sam for taking the time, we will be new Sabre owners soon. More to follow!