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Old 07-26-2016, 06:31 PM   #1
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Question Crusader 297RSK

Thinking.......just THINKING about trading our LaCrosse 303RKS in for a Crusader 297RSK.

Crusader Fifth Wheels by Prime Time Manufacturing

The main reason is because of my past knee (both) and back (2) surgeries. I've about had enough of handling my Equalizer hitch. I'm thinking the auto leveling system will be an added bonus as well. Other than that the LaCrosse has been, and still is, a great trailer.
It looks like the floorplan would fit our needs, price is within budget and all tow ratings will easily be within my truck's capabilities.
Anyone out there own one? Would like to know how this floorplan is working for you....pro's & con's.
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Only thing I don't like about my Prime Time fifth wheel is the main floor construction. Super thin wood, then foam & then more thin wood.
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:23 PM   #3
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If it's the same as my LaCrosse I won't have a problem with it. It's pretty solid.
It's been a few years since I looked at a Crusader and when I did I was just looking around....not looking to buy. I'll make a note of that when I do.....might be next week.
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Gary, definitely go for the 6 point hydraulic leveling system. I love it. It's quicker than the electric and press one button & go on to something else. ☺
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BTW, you could put air bags in the TV if you think you'll be close on payload (just in case) I did. Truck rides level with 25 lbs in them.
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I think with this unit the hitch weight won't be a problem (1336 dry). If I do purchase the trailer and the truck looks like it's sitting a little low I'll install some air bags then. Already been looking into that some.
What recommendations do you have for a hitch?
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rracer.....Looks like the one I'm looking at has the electronic leveling system. Maybe I'll look around some more.

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I think with this unit the hitch weight won't be a problem (1336 dry). If I do purchase the trailer and the truck looks like it's sitting a little low I'll install some air bags then. Already been looking into that some.
What recommendations do you have for a hitch?

I got the (dealer stocked) Husky 16kw. (we had some issues when we ordered the unit and I negotiated to throw in a hitch) I wasn't happy at first but, I've grown to love it. It is built really "beefy" and is either locked or it's not. The locking mechanism and release lever can never be "maybe locked"! The locking spring is very strong and really slams the mechanism locked lining up the tabs to put a pin or padlock through. If they're not lined up, it's not locked!

Your payload seem a little light for a F250. I would go with the Crusader you like and not worry too much. Your truck is more than capable of the pin weights of any of the Crusaders.

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rracer.....Looks like the one I'm looking at has the electronic leveling system. Maybe I'll look around some more.


I have the same control panel but, are the jacks electric or hydraulic?
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I got the (dealer stocked) Husky 16kw. (we had some issues when we ordered the unit and I negotiated to throw in a hitch) I wasn't happy at first but, I've grown to love it. It is built really "beefy" and is either locked or it's not. The locking mechanism and release lever can never be "maybe locked"! The locking spring is very strong and really slams the mechanism locked lining up the tabs to put a pin or padlock through. If they're not lined up, it's not locked!

Your payload seem a little light for a F250. I would go with the Crusader you like and not worry too much. Your truck is more than capable of the pin weights of any of the Crusaders.

I have the same control panel but, are the jacks electric or hydraulic?
I'll look into the Husky hitches. That company has been around for awhile and I've used their products before. Always good quality.
Did you get the 16K?

Yeah I'm not sure about the payload....2020 on the yellow sticker but the brochure states 3190. I know that actual payload will be lighter than the brochure due to options installed on the truck, but that just seems a little too much lighter to me.

I'm not sure on the jacks. I haven't checked any out in person yet.....just some internet shopping so far. Trying to see what is available locally to narrow the search down.

Thanks for your help. I do appreciate it.
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I'll look into the Husky hitches. That company has been around for awhile and I've used their products before. Always good quality.
Did you get the 16K?

Yeah I'm not sure about the payload....2020 on the yellow sticker but the brochure states 3190. I know that actual payload will be lighter than the brochure due to options installed on the truck, but that just seems a little too much lighter to me.

I'm not sure on the jacks. I haven't checked any out in person yet.....just some internet shopping so far. Trying to see what is available locally to narrow the search down.

Thanks for your help. I do appreciate it.


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