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Old 03-05-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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we picked the unit up on 02 /08 /2014 sense that time weather has not permited a shakedown cruise.but it is kept pluged up and under cover at the house . First impression lights everywhere except for where you really need one over the stove and sink area i guess they think that little light in the exaust vent over the stove is enough. All of the switches are conveniently located except for the bed room light switch which is on the far side of the bed room . So you either go through the bathroom to access the switch or go down the hall and through the bedroom in the dark to access the switch.
I have already fixed a few issues myself #1 the range hood was crooked screw on rt side missed support brace relocated screw.#2 molding at the top of the wall was loose and sagging on both sides about a 4 foot section electric brad nailer did the trick. The fridge is what they call automatic. It switches itself from gas & electric but has no manuel setting for either. nor can you set the temp in the fridge or the freezer. I did put a 6 pack in the fridge they got pretty cold but not ice cream cold the way i like them. Over all we really love this unit can't wait till this crazy tn weather decides that it is spring time so we can go camping. Ps we trade our 27' gulf stream tt with only a sofa slide for this unit. It is like going from a pup tent to the suites at the hilton . Will post results of shakedown cruise when weather breakes.
Happy camping everyone , thanks sportsman
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:48 PM   #2
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I'm with you in the same boat. I bought my crusader 315 in December which is almost same floor plan as your but slightly longer and the bed is in a slider vs your wardrobe. I've been looking and drooling at it until the first trip. Weather here just won't give up. We do have a 3 pendant light setup over our sink/island so no complaint there from us. And our bedroom switch is convient too. My complaint is no area for the trash can. But that's it so far. Anywho Goodluck with the rig.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
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Where are your bedroom light switches? We have a 2014 295RST-TE & we don't have a light switch in the bedroom? We have to reach up to the ceiling light over the bed to turn it on. Do you both have the LED lighting package?
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I have the touring edition with leds
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:12 PM   #5
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I'm with you in the same boat. I bought my crusader 315 in December which is almost same floor plan as your but slightly longer and the bed is in a slider vs your wardrobe. I've been looking and drooling at it until the first trip. Weather here just won't give up. We do have a 3 pendant light setup over our sink/island so no complaint there from us. And our bedroom switch is convient too. My complaint is no area for the trash can. But that's it so far. Anywho Goodluck with the rig.
Trash can? I moved the small false wall under the sink back several inches to gain more storage. We put the trash can under the sink now.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:42 PM   #6
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Where are your bedroom light switches? We have a 2014 295RST-TE & we don't have a light switch in the bedroom? We have to reach up to the ceiling light over the bed to turn it on. Do you both have the LED lighting package?


the one light switch that we have for the bed room is on the wall that seperates the bedroom from the bathroom. it is under the space for the tv to mount on the wall . the light itself is just forward of the celing vent tn the bedroom. ours also has the led light package and the touring package and the champaign edition.
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In our 295RST TE there is no wall light switch. The overhead lights have to be switched off and on at the fixture. Doesn't really bother me all that much since the ceiling fixture is not used all that much, we tend to use the overhead lights right above the bed.

I would remove the little metal 'clips' that affix the curtains in the bedroom along the bottom as sooner or later you'll hit up against them and just rip them out of the wall. After one got torn out I removed the other and let the curtains just hang which works fine.
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Our 2014 325RES has no bedroom light wall switch either - its an early 14 and the later ones have some other changes too - always happens when the model yrs change over ....i agree it is not convenient to reach up to the ceiling for the light switch
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:03 PM   #9
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I knocked the curtain rod loose to the first time making the bed also....design flaw
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:54 PM   #10
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We use a small lamp on the bedside table. Agree something better over the island needed. We are planning to add a drop light similar to what the bigger units have. Cut out and finished the edge of the shelf under the island for garbage can. All units need small fixes and mods to get them perfect for you.
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