Our 4th RV was a 2008 Jayco TT and we had zero problems with it. I was a bit skeptical switching brands but couldn't find a Jayco floorplan we liked enough. We've had our 2013 Sabre 34REQS for about 3 months now. It's parked on a seasonal site outside Montello so no comments/expeience with towing. We factory ordered it with alot of options including the thermopane windows. We are very happy with the construction, fit & finish, and livability of the unit. I'm retired so I spend Tuesday thru Sunday at the camper. Even though it's not fulltiming I've spent enough time in it to put the systems thru the paces with no problems so far. PM me if you have questions.
I see folks full timing in just about everything out here, from MoHo(s) to truck campers. I've even seen the homeless in tents at some campgrounds. A lot of things work, some for longer periods of time, under the right conditions.
I'm assuming your concern is for the quality of a 5er relative to a full time lifestyle. My suggestion would be to visit RV Consumer Group online and join. The cost is negligible, relative to the over-all cost of RV ownership and use. While some fail to see value in their information, many find it invaluable... a testament to their longevity. Get a copy for 5th wheels and note the Reliability / Highway Control / Value / 5 Star ratings. Those manufacturers who build products for Snowbirding and Full Time use would logically be a better choice for the purpose it was intended. Perhaps, due to budgetary concerns, you might decide to look at used 5ers. At least you'll have the reasonable knowledge upon which to base an intelligent decision. Good luck.
We had a Forest River product and had no problems. It was definitely entry level quality, but the Sabre fiver seems to have the bells and whistles. I'd be interested in its frame and its floor, wall and ceiling construction and insulation. I suppose whether you plan on moving around a lot as opposed to parking it on a more permanent site would be a consideration too.
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I don't really think the Palamino Sabre is designed for full time use. I looked on the website, but I could not find the insulation specs. I'm not saying you could not full time in it, it's just not designed for it like some fivers that cost substantially more.
I see you just joined the forum. Take your time and research fivers for fulltiming before jumping. Search the fivers forum for fulltming use and you will get many opinions on the best fivers. Remember, it will be your next house so don't hurry it. Good luck.
We have had our Sabre 3 seasons now, and have no complaints what so ever,very well made,and highly optioned for the price,everyone that has one will tell you they love theirs.We do not full time,so all I can respond to is how ours is used,it does have a vented "attic",triple seals on the slideouts,and enclosed underbelly,with heated tanks,I do know you can order them with dual pane windows and twin A/Cs,(there are not many options,as they are well appointed)They are relatively light,have "E" rated 16" tires,and pull great.Hope this helps,look around and compare,do your homework,there are a lot of larger well made,more expensive, units out there,but in THIS price category,you will have a hard time finding one that compares...JMO
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