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Old 05-01-2013, 06:54 AM   #1
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New Prime Time Crusader 325 res

Its in the driveway at home !! It was supposed to be 70 and sunny ..got to the delarship.. started to rain..went through pdi...it was pouring... a shiny truck and polished up new 5th wheel ..pulling it home ..60 miles of yuck !! so..they both got a bath after dinner..now for the re-packing..
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:15 AM   #2
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Its in the driveway at home !! It was supposed to be 70 and sunny ..got to the delarship.. started to rain..went through pdi...it was pouring... a shiny truck and polished up new 5th wheel ..pulling it home ..60 miles of yuck !! so..they both got a bath after dinner..now for the re-packing..
Awesome!
Congrats and have fun!

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Old 06-04-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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We picked up our Crusader 325 res the last weekend of April and took it out on its maiden voyage on Memorial Day weekend. The first issue we had as soon as we parked it to set up we noticed one of the tires was flat. We called roadside service and they came out and changed it with the spare. The next day we took it to Walmart and the screw that was in it that I thought was the culprit wasn't it was a 4" crosstip screwdriver!

The only issues with the RV that we found was the small bedroom curtain holder screws came out of the walls. I am going to purchase some small plastic screw anchors and see if that will keep them in there.

When we were packing up to come home I over tightened the tie down strap for one of the table chairs. The tie-down anchor came out of the floor. I haven't investigated it to determine how I am going to repair that yet.

The TV antenna crank handle came out of the ceiling along with the assembly. I figured that was gonna happen soon or later! It happened sooner. Anyway if anyone has any ideas to remedy this I would be greatful. I just know this is going to be a consistant problem everytime we deploy for a weekend.

Future lessons:
1. Pack an airpump and pressure guage
2. Keep a small but good set of tools for small fixit issues. (I did, could of had more)
3. Utility Knife on hand
4. Duct Tape (No I didn't need it, however a neighbor did)

We had a great time, we tried out everything!

Our next trip was for this weekend close to home, but a lot of the parks around OKC are closed due to flooding. But we have a reservation for the 4th of July weekend.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:48 PM   #4
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If you are not to far away from your dealer let them fix the things that you find..make a list... and have them correct it all...We had a issue our first time out with trying to put fresh water in the fill tube...went back to the dealer the next morning and had it taken care of ...my door lock plate on the inside ..of the door..has all loose screws ... it wobbles alot 9 different things wrong so far...and counting...they are slapping these things together
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:06 PM   #5
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That's good to know, however our dealer is about 4 hrs. From us
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:03 AM   #6
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We..are about 25 miles away from the closest Prime time dealer...could i tighten 4 screws of the door lock plate on my own? Or repair a stripped screw hole on a floor vent cover ? Zip tie sticking out of freezer compartment 5" ? those are a few of the things i did ....But ...should we have to ???
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:45 PM   #7
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If I was only 25mi from my dealer I would absolutely take any and all issue to them. But because of my location it would cost me nearly $200 in gas and time off from work to take it back.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:02 PM   #8
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Gents - I too had some issues but took care of these myself.
One was loose interior trim which was not hard to believe. When we were touring the factory, I took time to watch the guy installing these pieces and was amazed (and frankly dismayed) to see how fast he was moving with a pneumatic brad nailer. No wonder he missed some of it. I fired up my own finish nailer and 'finished' the job myself.

All is good though, and I have a better appreciation and understanding of my new 325RES. I'm only about 10 miles from my dealer, but don't really trust them much, so I prefer to tackle issues myself if I can.

Enjoy your new 5ers!
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I also have had several problems over the 2.5 years I have had my unit. That is the number 0ne reason why I bought a 7 year extended warranty. Although, I must say this about Prime Time. They have bent over backwards to resolve my issues !!
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I also have had several problems over the 2.5 years I have had my unit. That is the number 0ne reason why I bought a 7 year extended warranty. Although, I must say this about Prime Time. They have bent over backwards to resolve my issues !!
I need to add this to the above statement. Prime time has taken care of my issues, not my dealer ( General Trailer ).
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