Longer trip report in 295RST
This past week we had our first longer trip with our 2014 295RST. Up until this point our longest trip had been 3 nights and on that one only DW, the dog and I went along. This one our entire family, including our 14 yr old DD came.
I am extremely happy to report that by in large the unit performed almost flawlessly.
The trip conisted of 1 night at a Walmart, then 5 in a KOA style campground with full hookup and ended with 2 nights in a more rustic campground with on site water and electricity. The trip cosisted of about 1000 mile towing through some mountainous areas of PA and NY. The truck and trailer combo did very well. Averaged about 10 MPG which is very consistent.
We experienced extreme heat conditions for our region topping out at up to 100F. The KOA style campground offered no shade and in order to maintain consisten inside temperatures we were forced to leave the blinds closed and only open the door when necessary. After the sun went down the A/C did fine. We will be installing a second A/C eventually and this trip confirmed it necessary only during the hottest months.
The fridge kept up without issue. Given that the A/C was running almost non-stop for 6 days I didn't notice the fridge fan, but I had already purchased a better set of fans for that anyway.
The floorplan worked out perfectly for us. We are now convinced more than ever that we made the right choice. The pullout couch was very comfortable for our DDand we left it out for the longer stays and it did not interfere with our ability to use the full trailer.
The power awning was GREAT and it enabled us to deploy it and retract it at a moments notice which helped during T-storms.
No issues with the water system on either city water or pump.
Overall we hope this trip is a predictor of many to come. We simply LOVE our Prime Time product.
2015 F-350 SRW 6.7 PSD
2014 Crusader 295RST
1 Fantastic DW
1 Amazing DD
1 Beagle that will be missed (RIP Zeus)