We purchased a Crusader 330MKS in March of 2013 and have had nothing but problems and now 17 months later still awaiting another attempt to repair our recliners.
1. The first time I went to hook up after bringing the rig home the landing gear motor died. Contacted Forest River and they had Lippert (who makes the frames) send a new motor, which I replaced.
2. Next the sound bar majicaly powers on at any hour. Once again contacted F.R. and found they had no replacement. Accepted a $200.00 cssh replacement and purchased another brand.
3. Went to use the air mattress and it had a leak, so bad that it was flat in an hour. Again contacted F.R. and they once again had no replacements. Again Cash reimbursement and purchased a new one from Amazon.
The above were not very upsetting just annoying problems. NOW HERE WE GO!!!!!
4.Second time out and the recliners fail to remain reclined. Once again contacted F.R. and they said take it to the dealer. Well now called the local dealer in our new location and there first question was "Did you purchase it here?" my response was no. He then said they could not see the coach for seven weeks, temperature is going up.
Now I contact a local F.R. (Cedar Creek) dealer and they say bring the coach up next week to look at. After the look at the dealer informs F.R. with pics of the problem.
Now back and forth to the dealer taking pics, phone calls, videos, and many hours and mileage wasted.
TWO repairs attempted. Next attempt to F.R replace the recliners and after back and forth again they finally agree.
NEW recliners are installed and one arm the release is below the cushion, back to F.R.
NOW 17 MONTHS LATER AND WE ARE STILL AWAITING THE PROPER REPAIR OF THE CHAIRS.
F.R.said they would replace the recliners with the new Lane models if I were to drive to the Indiana plant (10+ hours drive with no stops, each way). But they would only replace the recliners, which are a different color than the original furniture. If I wanted my furniture to match I would have to order a new sofa at $1400.00 and pay the local dealer to install.
At this point I wish I could afford to dump this thing but as another thread we're not made of money.
I am now going to contact the States Attorney General to see what action I can take against F.R.
I can't believe a company can be so complacent with their customer satisfaction.