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Old 10-22-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Smile Want to buy a quality unit. Need your help!

Hi! I am researching new RV's and came across the Crusader 290RLT. I own a Cougar 5th wheel and it has been super. Crusaders have a bit more fresh ideas and I am considering "jumping the fence". I am acquainted with some of Forest River's other models which includes a new Wildcat that my son purchased this year (number of issues). Can someone assure me that this Prime Time line is the quality I am used to? Any issues? Any superior points? I need your help here!

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Old 10-22-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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I guess you're implying that your Cougar is built better than any offering of Forest River. I wouldn't have reached that conclusion browsing on Cougar (Keystone) isn't any better than any of the RV manufacturers. Your experience may be good but I wouldn't imply that there no unhappy Cougar owners.

I've have nothing but good things to say about our Rockwood 5th wheel but I know that they build a 'dud' every once in a while. Unfortunately that seems to be true of the RV quality isn't consistent.

I don't believe Prime has a better build quality than other other manufacturer. I can say from being on this forum, that they are quick to respond to owners issues and seem to have better after-sale customer service than any other FR product line.




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Old 10-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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Hi! We have a 290RLT TE and love it! (See my other posts on this topic!) Great trailer; easy towing; outstanding customer service and support, etc. etc.
Jim & Kathy

2012 Crusader 290RLT TE, TrailAir flex pin: 2012 Toyota Tundra 5.7 SR5 Dbl cab 4X2 Tow, 4.30 gears, RideRite air, TRD cold-air induction & dual exhaust: Reese 16K Slider: TST tpms
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