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Old 09-06-2012, 01:10 AM   #1
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Maiden Voyage - LaCrosse 318BHS

We are about half way through our maiden voyage in our new LaCrosse 318BHS and I must say we are VERY pleased so far. Left the Texas Hill Country last saturday and drove to Roswell NM. Stayed there for 2 nights then headed up north to Colorado. We've been hanging out in the Taylor River Canyon for three nights. Saturday morning we will trek back to New Mexico for 2 nights then back home. So far this TT has exceeded our expectations.

Couple of observations...
1. The 50 Amp Service - Awesome! We really needed some serious cooling in the Roswell heat and the 2 AC units delivered + I can run the TV, Coffee Pot, and Pump water all at the same time while both AC's are running... no problem.
2. Sidekick Grill... I've heard some not so good comments about this grill but our experience has been very positive. Deer sausage, Brats, and steaks... all turned out perfectly. A very nice finish to the outdoor kitchen.
3. Build quality... Excellent. I can't find anything wrong with this rig except for the antenna - it won't turn. We normally use Satellite anyway, I am just checking everything out. Fit and Finish is excellent, all appliances work, and it tows very nicely behind the F250 Diesel. Very, very satisfied... great job Prime Time!

I will try and post up some pics before we get back.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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Great to hear about your experience with the 318BHS. We are considering the same TT. From what you said I will definitely go with dual AC and 50 amp service since we live in VA with hot and humid summers. Did you have to special order the dual AC and 50 amp? Keep giving your updates when possible.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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Hello fellow 318bhs owner. Glad to hear that you are enjoying your trailer. I wish my trailer had 50amp service...but then I could not plug it into my 30amp service I ran for my trailer. I hope you have many great memories to come.....
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:06 AM   #4
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That's great to hear. Hope you have many more enjoyable trips with the 318BHS, which seems to be PT's most popular floorplan.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:13 AM   #5
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Great to hear about your experience with the 318BHS. We are considering the same TT. From what you said I will definitely go with dual AC and 50 amp service since we live in VA with hot and humid summers. Did you have to special order the dual AC and 50 amp? Keep giving your updates when possible.
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JBurley I did not have to special order the dual AC/50 amp model. My dealer only had 2 on the lot and both were 50amp with the dual AC's. He told me they only were ordering the 50amp model because of the Texas weather... Now, that being said, I did look at another unit at a different dealer and it only had the single AC 30 amp service.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:26 AM   #6
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Glad to hear you are happy with your new camper. I also have the same camper and we love it too. I am so glad we got the 50 amp service as well. There is no trouble cooling that puppy down in the southern Louisiana heat. Camping world sells a short adaptor cable that allows you to convert the 50 amp to 30 amp so you can plug in to a 30 amp service. everything will work fine but you can only run one of the A/C units at a time. I have had to use it at a few state parks because they only had 30 amp sites available. This is one of those things that I carry at all times, just in case. Happy camping.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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We just finished our 2nd camping trip with our 318 BHS. Pretty happy with it. We had a bit of a problem on our first trip. After the 2nd time of running out the big room slide, we noticed that our floor was roughed up a bit. Moved slide in and back out after moving and then we had a really big gash in the floor and you could see where the slide was trying to rip the carpet too. Took it in to the dealer to have them take a look at it, turns out there was a screw? loose? And they are waiting on prime time to authorize the repair. Other than that, everything worked well. Love all the space, I'm not even sure what to put in all those cupboards.

There seems to be a lot of movement when people are walking and we'd like to get some x chock's but I can't find the bigger ones anywhere and I think the regular ones won't fit. Only other complaint is the bed-already replaced the mattress and then the length is too short for us tall people-no room for our feet to hang off.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:06 PM   #8
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Only other complaint is the bed-already replaced the mattress and then the length is too short for us tall people-no room for our feet to hang off.
Curious... where did you find a mattress at? We've been wanting to replace ours also but can't find that oddball size anywhere...

We purchased our BAL X-Tended X-Chocks off of ebay... try the link below

BAL X-Tended X-Chocks
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Bought the mattress on amazon. Type in short queen and several will come up. We bought a cheaper one (about$200). It's not as good as mine at home, but MUCH better then the original. We put our topper on it and it's pretty good. It is also made in the USA, and weighs about 30 lbs or less, so getting I to the bed storage is fine. In fact the board stays up better than the original. And thanks for the link. I'll check that out. I take it the x chocks work well?
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Try this, you need x-tended x-chocks. I have them and work fine.

http://www.adventurerv.net/bal-xtend...k-p-27020.html
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