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Old 10-12-2016, 04:20 PM   #1
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Maiden Voyage

Headed to Port Aransas TX with the new rig (Crusader 315). Did a shakedown cruise over Monarch Pass. Tows nice. Had a refer problem. The igniter was touching the burner so no spark to light. Talked to the dealership and was able to fix it on the road. Couple of trim issues but pleased overall. Can't wait to head out. Traded off the old Montana for this rig.

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Old 10-12-2016, 04:35 PM   #2
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Enjoy. We have one and love the livability it provides. Pulls good too.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:01 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new 315RST.

We took our new 315RST on it's maiden voyage Labor Day weekend, then our second trip a couple of weeks ago. Hoping for a third trip the second week of next month before winterizing. We'll take it to the dealership sometime after that to have warranty issues fixed.

The floorplan works out great for us. Love the large shower with the seat. Plenty of storage throughout the trailer, especially in the bedroom. Enjoyed watching the 50" TV from the reclining theater seats.

I also like the way it tows. No issues so far, but I've only pulled it approx. 500 miles.

We are only experiencing a few issues, black rinse tank connection leaks, main slide out needs adjusting and one slow leaking tire. Come to find out it was leaking around a previous plug..........I contacted PT and they're taking care of it.

This is our first 5'er and overall we are well pleased with it.

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Old 10-12-2016, 09:44 PM   #4
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Haven't run into to many issues so far. Been able to deal with them myself so far. Have yearsof RV experience. This is my 4th rig. 2 Motorhomes and this is my second 5er. Had our Montana for 10 years. Finally gave in to the electric awning and self leveling system. Love the layout. Rides better than the Montana. Lighter suspension,doesn't have the load capacity so have to be more careful with the weight. Got rid of the TowMaxes and went with Michelin XPS's. Steel sidewall steel belts. Tough tire. This trip will tell the tale. 2200 miles round trip.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:12 AM   #5
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I had the electric awning on my PT LaCrosse tt, but this is my first camper with the self leveling system. Makes it so easy to set up and tear down.

We are hoping that in a couple of years after my DW retires we'll be able to take some longer trips. I should have all the "new camper bugs" worked out by then. I will probably upgrade the 5'ers tires and maybe upgrade the tv to an F-350 before we take those trips.

I weighed at a CAT Scale on our first trip out. We were going out for 6 days, so we loaded a little heavier than normal. We had about 2/3 of water in the fresh water tank (forgot to drain after dealer's PDI ) and also loaded some items for the boat, etc... I was still surprised to find out that we loaded 1,338 lbs of stuff. Guess it adds up quicker than you think.

Have fun on your trip and keep us updated on how the trailer performs.
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:46 PM   #6
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I had the electric awning on my PT LaCrosse tt, but this is my first camper with the self leveling system. Makes it so easy to set up and tear down.

We are hoping that in a couple of years after my DW retires we'll be able to take some longer trips. I should have all the "new camper bugs" worked out by then. I will probably upgrade the 5'ers tires and maybe upgrade the tv to an F-350 before we take those trips.

I weighed at a CAT Scale on our first trip out. We were going out for 6 days, so we loaded a little heavier than normal. We had about 2/3 of water in the fresh water tank (forgot to drain after dealer's PDI ) and also loaded some items for the boat, etc... I was still surprised to find out that we loaded 1,338 lbs of stuff. Guess it adds up quicker than you think.

Have fun on your trip and keep us updated on how the trailer performs.
Think your good with the 315 to 2250 pounds added weight according to the stickers. I never run with water. Weighs too much to haul over the passes in Colorado. Only been a very few places where water wasn't available although seems to be more now than in the past. Some won't let you use a fill hose off of an outlet. They make you use a container which would be tough on a 315. The recessed water fill makes it difficult to pour water into the fill spout. Still looking for a solution to that one. (National Forest Service Campgrounds such as Lake Granby and Shadow Mountain Reservoir).
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We use a water bandit to get water from faucets that are not threaded.
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We use a water bandit to get water from faucets that are not threaded.
Used them.Keep one in the trailer but the camp hosts will yell at you if they catch you. Actually quit going to those parks because of the Park Nazi's.
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Congrats on the new trailer and best of luck on the trip. Where are you staying in Port A?
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Congrats on the new trailer and best of luck on the trip. Where are you staying in Port A?
We like Surfside. Have friends there every year and we like it's near enough to walk to the beach, but not on it. Plenty of other good ones though. Pioneer is good and Gulf Waters, just both very big. Surfside is smaller and quieter, and closer to town.
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