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Old 03-25-2016, 12:39 PM   #6861
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Yeah my theory is I would never tow behind a Trailer, too many things can go wrong and the MFG was right for denying the claim never seen that before but I am sure it had to do with frame not being able to handle that.....ouch anyway and ugh...lol
Honestly, it surprises me- Sabre advertises their great frames in their marketing material. It was one of the things on my 1-on-1 factory tour that he made a fairly big to-do about.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:56 PM   #6862
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Honestly, it surprises me- Sabre advertises their great frames in their marketing material. It was one of the things on my 1-on-1 factory tour that he made a fairly big to-do about.


It's an 11" I beam which is great!

No where does Sabre say " tow a trailer " with it !
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:58 PM   #6863
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It's an 11" I beam which is great!

No where does Sabre say " tow a trailer " with it !
Just makes me nervous- I want to take a bike rack (which was originally a factory offered option) and modify it to be a generator rack. I'm thinking to Honda 2000, some fuel, and various cord accouterments.
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:15 PM   #6864
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I appreciate the concern. However, I learned from an early age that I am responsible for my own actions. No crying here.

I bought the swivel wheel right now just because I got a great buy on it and intend to use it in the future for our one (no more than two) trips a year to Ocean Lakes. It won't make any other trips as we don't need a golf cart for them. It will not be attached to the frame until the warranty has expired. When it is attached, it will be done by a professional that has done similar work before and is aware of the work that needs to be done to make it safe.

I would never use the swivel wheel for every day "towing" behind the RV. I will, however use it for our trips to Ocean lakes.

I appreciate the concern!

I do have to say.... Backing this thing on the driveway with the truck was freaky. I kept wanting to back it like my utility trailer. Took some getting use to.

As an aside. I scored a sweet Club Car in the deal for a friend of mine.


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Old 03-25-2016, 01:25 PM   #6865
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Just makes me nervous- I want to take a bike rack (which was originally a factory offered option) and modify it to be a generator rack. I'm thinking to Honda 2000, some fuel, and various cord accouterments.


I had four full coolers of beer on mine, I think a Honda 2000 or two will be fine ✌️
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:33 PM   #6866
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Just makes me nervous- I want to take a bike rack (which was originally a factory offered option) and modify it to be a generator rack. I'm thinking to Honda 2000, some fuel, and various cord accouterments.

I had a Shasta with one of those slide racks with built in bike rack, never used it just put everything in pickup bed makes me feel better nothing is hanging off the back. My F150 can tow 11,200 however I never exceed 6,000# between cargo and Roo so plenty of payload weight left for pickup.
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:42 PM   #6867
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It's an 11" I beam which is great!

No where does Sabre say " tow a trailer " with it!
It might be 11", but it is extremely light gauge material and look at the flimsy reinforcing bracket welded at the walking beam mount. Looks like they knew it was weak there and just "band aided" it rather than really reinforcing it.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:10 PM   #6868
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Last week the DW and I installed a Double Towel Rack and Toliet Paper Holder in our Rockwood 2703.

How did you anchor those to the wall?
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:16 PM   #6869
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It might be 11", but it is extremely light gauge material and look at the flimsy reinforcing bracket welded at the walking beam mount. Looks like they knew it was weak there and just "band aided" it rather than really reinforcing it.


Funny I made it 5 years on my Sabre with the extremely light gauge material and flimsy reinforcing bracket.
It's a true I beam unlike the cheesy crap under yours.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:21 PM   #6870
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I did some duck tape artwork today on my skylight. We are in for 4 days of rain. We'll see how it fairs.

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I would think Eternabond tape would wor much better and longer. Just sayin'😎

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Old 03-25-2016, 04:23 PM   #6871
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I would think Eternabond tape would wor much better and longer. Just sayin'


Apparently! But I didn't have any Eternabond so I tried what I had handy.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:27 PM   #6872
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Funny I made it 5 years on my Sabre with the extremely light gauge material and flimsy reinforcing bracket.
It's a true I beam unlike the cheesy crap under yours.
Don't have any walking beams under mine I have a more sophisticated suspension with shocks and I've towed it more in one yr than you did in 5.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:29 PM   #6873
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Don't have any walking beams under mine I have a more sophisticated suspension with shocks and I've towed it more in one yr than you did in 5.


Don't have walking beams either.
Glad we got that outa the way
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:32 PM   #6874
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Don't have walking beams either.
Glad we got that outa the way
What does the Columbus have suspension wise, if it has springs, it has a walking beam of some sort.
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I'm glad you two are miles apart....last time I saw you together it was all hug and smiles. Don't scare off unsuspecting FROGs!
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:38 PM   #6876
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What does the Columbus have suspension wise, if it has springs, it has a walking beam of some sort.


This is a walking beam suspension .

I have nothing like it.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:57 PM   #6877
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This is a walking beam suspension .
I have nothing like it.
Ok, the beam between the springs.
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:20 PM   #6879
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Ok, the beam between the springs.


The equalizer.
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:36 PM   #6880
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Got the RV out, took her to the house and gave her a bath. Washing the nose the letter "D" came off the word ROCKWOOD, now I have a "ROCKWOO". The remainder of the letters seem pretty tight. I'm Three months out of the 2 year warranty, not sure if FR would do anything or not and frankly I don't care. What I want to do is remove the rest of the decals from the front cap, I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to remove them. The RV not being very old and shaded most of the time in storage may not have much of a ghost yet. When washing it I use car wash soap in a bucket of warm water and a soft brush on a pole, rinsing with the garden hose. The decals have been treated a few time with 303, pressure washing has never happened on this unit. Any suggestion on how to remove the remaining decals? Thanks in advance.
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