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Old 03-11-2016, 11:13 AM   #1
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Adiós to FR/PrimeTime

After 4 yrs of owning a Forest River Sierra and 5 yrs. owning a Prime Time Crusader, I bid my goodbyes to the group. While the group has been helpful and friendly, I can't say I'm going to miss owning a Forest River/Prime Time product. The quality of River Forest/Prime Time rv's leave a lot to be desired also the support personnel for Prime Time seem to pick and choose who they help. IE, the faded front cap on my Crusader. Good luck to all.

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Old 03-11-2016, 11:19 AM   #2
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Good luck...know what you mean though. I moved from a Jayco to a FR/HG.

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Old 03-12-2016, 04:08 PM   #3
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Ok, don't leave us hanging....what are you/did you move to?
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:44 AM   #4
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I think they all have their fair share of issues but I stayed away from the PT Crusader due to the cap issues and some other stories. I owned a Shasta I bought used, was ok but quirky issues, went to a New FR Rockwood Roo 23ikss and I have to say buying new isn't worth it when you have to almost beg for the MFG to fix the darn thing under warranty, I am fighting with FR now to get my steps replaced by they didn't want to and I still have the same issue where the left side sags and right side is sturdy ugh..... It's under warranty why have the dealer adjust them when they are not right to begin with
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:03 AM   #5
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Best of luck! Just remember to keep a good coat of wax on the cap, even your new one to keep her from oxidizing if its a color gel coat cap. Like boats, gel coat does not stay perfect forever without some help.
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:19 PM   #6
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I like that my Primetime Tracer was manufactured the year before they switched to the fiberglass cap & brown color scheme... When I saw the new ones on the lot, my first thought was that the front cap will eventually fade at a different rate than the sides & therefore look ugly in a few years (5 years or so...) I did not realize that some would fade the very first year... I also feel the brown color scheme absorbs more heat which may lead to other issues...
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:25 PM   #7
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Is there ANY front caps that do not fade? Any brand? Which FR are painted?
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:08 PM   #8
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If you're concerned about a dark front cap fading, look for a brand that offers a traditional white. Personally, I prefer the classic white vs. the new brown colours but all the other upgrades that come with many of the packages are very nice. Rockwood offers the Platinum Package that has all the upgrades of their Diamond Package but without the "champagne" colour exterior.
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:23 PM   #9
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Is there ANY front caps that do not fade? Any brand? Which FR are painted?
We were looking at a new Coachman Chaparral that advertised a painted frt cap.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:43 AM   #10
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We brought ours in for the front cap fading and the material under the kitchen slide being damaged plus a few small issues. The tech extended the slide to check out the damage and when the tech retracted the slide it torn the floor covering in the kitchen. I walked on to the show room and purchased another 5er that very day from someone other than Forest River. That was a 8 month old 5er that was paid off and we planned on keeping for a lot of years. Now we have 12 months of payments on the replacement 5er delaying by 2017 Ford F350 for another year.

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