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Old 04-12-2013, 09:52 PM   #11
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Congrats SD!!!! You're gonna love your new rig, these things are awesome! Now, if the weather would EVER change, we'll actually get to use ours... I've been going to the storage lot at least once a week just to ogle over it!

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:36 PM   #12
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Well its about time you guys came to the light! Having a fiver is like power windows,once you have them you always wonder what took you so long to get them. The Crusader has been great to us,and hopefully you guys will feel the same as well.Congrats!!!
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:03 AM   #13
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Lookie what we picked up yesterday. Wow, it pulls nicer than my previous 28 foot TT. What an amazing unit. 24 degrees here this morning...sat in it drinking my coffee watching TV and my breath. Who cares...absolutely love it! Oh, by the way, to our pleasant surprise, it was one of (if not the) first 2014 Crusader 335BHS's to cross the dealer's showroom this year. I'm like a kid at Christmas.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:17 AM   #14
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Congrats SD!! Looks really nice!
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:49 AM   #15
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Congrats to the newest 335BHS club member!!!!

Let the mods begin!
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:42 PM   #16
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SD10 that looks nice. Congrats.
Your Ford SD looks like a short bed. Any issues with 90 degree turns or backing? If not what type of bed hitch did you go with? Also did you (or EXGM) go with the outside kitchen option?
Curious as I am currently researching the Crusader and short bed diesel to pull it with.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:45 PM   #17
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dgiturbo, I'm not an expert, but these are my two cents. You're absolutely right, it's a short bed. I went with a 16K Reese slider, but to be honest, I don't see myself really utilizing the slider much because a majority of the places we camp are pretty well open and easy to get into. I was told - and observed - that the Crusader has a somewhat forward positioned hitch pin (some manufacturers' hitch pins are positioned a little further back) so very sharp turns are no problem at all and I have plenty of clearance - even while the hitch is in towing position. The hitch is positioned slightly forward of my rear axle and therefore the unit is very stable while towing. With the "camper package" on my F-250, the rear of the truck only sat down maybe 2 inches.

As far as the outdoor kitchen goes, that's one of my favorite parts of the camper. Can't wait until the weather gets nicer so I can actually use it.

Hope this info helps. Good luck!
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:45 AM   #18
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SD10 that looks nice. Congrats.
Your Ford SD looks like a short bed. Any issues with 90 degree turns or backing? If not what type of bed hitch did you go with? Also did you (or EXGM) go with the outside kitchen option?
Curious as I am currently researching the Crusader and short bed diesel to pull it with.
I don't think the outside kitchen is an option on this model...standard.

Can't wait to use it!
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:32 AM   #19
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Hey SD -- Congrats!!! Looks awesome! Any differences from the 2013 to 2014 models?

dgiturbo - I too have a 335BHS and a 2011 F350 short bed diesel. I installed a Pullrite Superglide, one less thing to think about! Installation was pretty simple and I'm glad I spent the extra money for the hitch. Also installed an RDS 51 gallon aux. diesel tank/toolbox combo - the short bed diesel trucks have STUPIDLY small fuel tanks on them (26g or so). This is my second Prime Time with an outside kitchen - they are great! Perfect to have the beer, err beverage, fridge outside -- don't need a cooler or having to keep go inside for a refill. The extra storage and having a gas grill and stove is really nice.

And a word of caution - stopped at the storage lot this morning, found the pull handle for the rear gray tank (the one under the main slide) laying on the ground! It just threads onto the rod from the valve - needs some loc-tite or something so it doesn't fall off going down the road. RV Guy - might want to add that to your assembly procedure.

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Old 04-22-2013, 11:34 AM   #20
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Congrats man! Yeah, the 2014s are arriving. We just got the bunkhouse model on our lot and the thing is pretty awesome.
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