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Old 08-07-2016, 10:18 AM   #1
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Crusader 315RST - Anybody got one?

Considering a 2017 Crusader 315RST and was able to look at one yesterday. DW and I both liked the trailer. We negotiated a little and the dealer made an "OK" offer.....not exactly what I hoped for though. They did throw in a Curt fifth wheel hitch at their cost with free installation along with free installed roof vent covers.
I did notice the auto leveling is the electric 4 point. I was told that's what they install on all Crusaders....hydraulic 6 point on the Sanibel's. I'm thinking the 4 point is better than no auto leveling.
Anybody else out there own a 315RST and if so, how is it working out for you?.....pros and cons?
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:44 AM   #2
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Considering a 2017 Crusader 315RST and was able to look at one yesterday. DW and I both liked the trailer. We negotiated a little and the dealer made an "OK" offer.....not exactly what I hoped for though. They did throw in a Curt fifth wheel hitch at their cost with free installation along with free installed roof vent covers.

I did notice the auto leveling is the 4 point. I was told that's what they install on all Crusaders....6 point on the Sanibel's. I'm thinking the point is better than no auto leveling.

Anybody else out there own a 315RST and if so, how is it working out for you?.....pros and cons?


We bought one a month or so ago. We love the layout and I have had no trouble except for E1 errors on the thermostat. We are still working on that but getting a handle on it. The leveling system works fine. Very livable unit.
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Old 08-07-2016, 12:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info Jlreeves ....

After seeing the unit first hand, DW and I like the 315rst's floorplan as well.
We also looked at a 297rsk because of the outdoor kitchen, but decided we like the 315rst's bathroom/bedroom layout better than having an outdoor kitchen.
The 315rst has more room around the bed which will make it easier to make the bed, more storage, bathroom has a better sink and cabinet and the shower is bigger than the 297rsk.
The kitchen and living area are almost identical in both units.

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We have a 2015 Crusader 315RST. We like the floor plan especially the bathroom/bedroom layout. Towing the coach with a Chevy Silverado 2500HD gas with 410 rear end with no problems. If we were to do it over I would upgrade the tires before taking delivery. We did have an issue with them. Our front cap needed to be replaced due to fading as well as some slide issues. With that being said Prime Time has stood behind their warranty on all occasions. I believe all units will have some issues but all of our issue's have been addressed to our satisfaction and beyond.
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We have a 2015 Crusader 315RST. We like the floor plan especially the bathroom/bedroom layout. Towing the coach with a Chevy Silverado 2500HD gas with 410 rear end with no problems. If we were to do it over I would upgrade the tires before taking delivery. We did have an issue with them. Our front cap needed to be replaced due to fading as well as some slide issues. With that being said Prime Time has stood behind their warranty on all occasions. I believe all units will have some issues but all of our issue's have been addressed to our satisfaction and beyond.
What tires came on your trailer and what did you replace them with?
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Came with Towmax replaced with Goodyear.
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Came with Towmax replaced with Goodyear.
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I bought one a year ago and have several problems windows that don't open, slide that pops when opening cracks on slide side front cap fade would I buy again maybe. Look at the Grand Design 318 about same floor plan and I believe better quality
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Glad to hear the mostly good words about them. I pick ours up this Friday.

For colo_native, what year is yours? Did those things happen during the initial one year warranty? If so, what did Prime Time say about the problems? How long after the warranty period did they appear?
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Glad to hear the mostly good words about them. I pick ours up this Friday.

For colo_native, what year is yours? Did those things happen during the initial one year warranty? If so, what did Prime Time say about the problems? How long after the warranty period did they appear?
While I do feel for colo_native and the problems he's having, I believe his experience is outside the norm for PT. We have owned our LaCrosse for 6 years this Nov and what few minor problems we've had was dealt with promptly by my dealer and PT.

The dealer is an important part of choosing a camper. Their support and quality of service is key. colo_native didn't mention if he contacted PT himself or if the dealer did and then told him what PT said......and he mentioned the dealer wasn't treating him right, so.......

Here's a video from a Colorado RV dealer that he made about PT. It's long and he is showing the features of PT's toy hauler, but the first couple of minutes tells PT's history.

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