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Old 05-23-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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2013 Lacrosse 318 BHS water fill problems

Anybody out there have any troubles filling up their Lacrosse using the gravity fill in the UDC? I have had some difficulty since owning the unit (very slow) and now just a pain spitting water everywhere. I have been told by an experienced RV tech who looked at the unit that I am going to need to drop the front of the underbelly in order to drop the tank because access is very limited. We think the gravity fill hose is kinked. We looked at the top of the UDC from inside the coach after removing an access panel. All of the connections to the water tank disappear through a relatively small opening. We also need to drop the front stabilizer jacks. Is there an easier way to do this.....this sounds like alot of work? I am right at the end of my warranty period and don't have a local dealer (my dealer is 2000 miles away) so I use a mobile rv tech that I now and trust. Any assistance is appreciated.

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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I don't have the same model as yours but I do have a problem with the fresh water fill on my Crusader. Initially it would only fill to 1/3, but after having the dealer drop the underbelly to fix a leak, it now will fill to 2/3.

This seems to be a problem on many Prime Time units (RV Guy, you should investigate this as it is surely costing you money in warranty repairs, also Roger is claiming he is unaware of this issue, but as can be seen it is happening on many of your products).

If you cannot get access to see what is going on by investigating behind the UDC, then the only way to fix the issue will be drop the underbelly. Which really isn't quite as bad as it sounds.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply, I sent an email inquiry in to Prime Time's service, so we shall wait and see if they have any guidance or can assist. I bought my coach April 23/2012 and it was delivered from General RV to us on May 26/2012. I was told warranty is from delivery, but the warranty itself says date of purchase. Hopefully Prime Time can assist. We shall see........
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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Well, Roger from PT has been in contact with me. My warranty expired May 21....bummer, but it would seem they are willing to assist with the water fill problem. Seems like a pretty good outfit Prime Time. Would consider one of their coaches again for sure. Maybe they will build toy haulers one day?
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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That is great news! Prime Time definitely continues to have a very high standard of customer service.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #6
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Well, my rv tech wants to drop the front stab jacks, then lower the underbelly to gain access to the hoses. My examination would agree with him that the jacks need to be removed. Otherwise there is no way you could see in as the jacks are directly underneath the UDC. PT has told him to cut into the underbelly. He won't and I would agree with him......my underbelly wasn't sealed that great when I bought it, spent considerable time and effort sealing it up so as not to get a mouse or squirrel infestation and now we are going to cut into it? Kind of disappointed...oh well guess I am not as happy as I was.
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Well, my rv tech wants to drop the front stab jacks, then lower the underbelly to gain access to the hoses. My examination would agree with him that the jacks need to be removed. Otherwise there is no way you could see in as the jacks are directly underneath the UDC. PT has told him to cut into the underbelly. He won't and I would agree with him......my underbelly wasn't sealed that great when I bought it, spent considerable time and effort sealing it up so as not to get a mouse or squirrel infestation and now we are going to cut into it? Kind of disappointed...oh well guess I am not as happy as I was.
You should be able to cut out a section of the underbelly and either pop rivet thin strips of alum around the perimeter of the hole and then sheet metal screw the cutout back in. Would give you an access panel into the area should you need to get in there again.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:16 PM   #8
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No problems yet. Just found it takes a long time to fill with the gravity fill. It spits out the vent for about 5 minutes. Then settles down and takes another 5 mon or so to fill all the way up and comes out the fill neck
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:51 PM   #9
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Well fixed the problem this weekend. The air discharge hose for the fresh water tank was pretty much inoperable and hence the air had no where to go, so the fresh water took the path of least resistance and came back out the gravity fill. Did have to drop the front power stab jacks and pull the underbelly down by the UDC. Would up cutting about 6 inches off the hose and straightening it out. Seems fine now. Re-sealed the underbelly with some "great stuff".

Also fixed up the flimsy front bed by replacing the standard 2X2 supports with 2X4 and more beefy screws put in sideways to bite more. Now the bed lift/strust works like a charm.

So lucky to have come across a very capable, mobile rv technician by the name of Bruce Wagner of WHR2NXTRV.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:23 PM   #10
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I have the 318 and mine will start filling, will spit a little water out of the vent, then stops and fills up no problem. I let t go until I hear income to the top and I shut off..works good.
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