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Old 06-16-2014, 04:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by LKicklight View Post
the road conditions can change so quickly here, as you round a curve the road looks just great, go around the next curve and bam, there is no more pavement, just loose gravel. The tires on our coach or date coded LATE 2011, all are in terrific shape with less than 4k miles on each of them. Where the camper slideout pivot rod made contact with the tire and ripped the tread opff, yuou can see the mark on the tire where it made contact. Forestr River/Prime Time needs to recall these Crusader270RET for that problem. I know of another owner who had a similar problem with his unit. Simple fix, just shorten the pivot rod are move it to the frame rail.

I had the recall performed on my crusader. Is yours not on the list?

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Old 06-16-2014, 05:23 PM   #12
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Canada Highway

For one thing it's the" Alaska highway"
Not all Canadian roads are like the one you speak of
Drive slow and enjoy

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Old 06-16-2014, 05:36 PM   #13
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Alaskan Highway

Was there last year, covered most every road and highway in the Yukon and Alaska and Jasper and Banff. Had no problem with tires or our motor home. Yes the roads are very bad in places, but we survived it, 15,000.00 miles round trip, Cant wait to go back and do it again, Just another year or to, Enjoy it all and take it in, Hope your past your tire problems, As the summer progresses the roads will get fixed and improved, Yes it might be 20-30 mile streach,s of loose gravel but it beats the lumps and bumps.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:52 PM   #14
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I agree about the hwys, drove thru NB and then to NS. roads
are terrible. It is like driving a road course missing the deep
pot holes. Some are two and three layers of asphalt missing.

Driving slow and having the DW also on the lookout is a must.

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Old 07-28-2014, 05:37 PM   #15
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update, hwy 101 from Halifax to Digby is fine, only a few bad
spots. The Canadian Hwy 2 is a total mess.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:43 PM   #16
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Return Trip Thru Canada

We re-enter Canada tomorrow for the first since our problems here in June. Can't see we have been looking forward to this day, hopefully the roads may have improved somewhat since June. Will have to just take it nice and slow, at least there will not be a snow strom either.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:55 AM   #17
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L what is that stuff on your trk and trailer?

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Old 08-01-2014, 08:28 AM   #18
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Were the tires the original tires? What brand tires? Thinking of doing Alaska next year. I will change out tires before going.

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Old 08-02-2014, 09:36 AM   #19
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Have you driven across Minnesota? We did in 2012 going to the 1st Goshen rally and by the time we were in Wisconsin our dining table had ripped free of the floor, there was a light fixture torn off the wall and our end table with the lamp on it had flipped and smashed the light. Will that stop us from traveling through there? hell no, not sure what your deal is.

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Old 01-11-2015, 12:03 PM   #20
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We are heading to Alaska from Florida early this summer. Tires was one of my big concerns. I upgraded the Chinese tires it Michelin XPS Ribs. I had them on my last camper and there were great.

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