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Old 02-24-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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New LaCrosse 322RES Owner - Initial Questions and Feedback

Last night the Mrs and I picked up our shiny new LaCrosse 322RES. We got it home before it started snowing and it towed really nicely. JUST managed to back it onto our driveway.

I have some questions in case anyone here knows the answers.

1. According to the brochure there is an easy winterizing set-up somewhere. Does anyone know where? My dealer says it doesn't have one and I can't find one anywhere.

2. As usual with RVs, despite the price tag the instructions for the trailer are all quite generic and largely inapplicable to the actual model we bought. Does anyone have any idea on the limits for camping in cold weather in a 2012 LaCrosse? I know there's a 2" heat duct in the underfloor area, but I'd really like to understand the do's and dont's of camping in freezing conditions (eg minimum temperature, minimum thermostat setting, etc). Since we live in Michigan and since even the dump valves are enclosed, it would be nice to know the limits of the unit. All tips/ suggestions/ info would be greatly appreciated.

3. Apparently we have a year of roadside assistance via CoachNet but there appears to be no information on this anywhere. Do we have to activate this somehow?

In terms of initial feedback, the fit and finish are excellent. We do have a couple of stripped hinge screws on a cabinet door to take care of as well as a hint of daylight at the bottom of one of the slideout seals but, as far as I can tell, that's all. I think that's amazing given the size and fitment level of the trailer.

When we got it home we filled it with friends and neighbors and, with all the space created by the double opposing slideouts, as well as the large kitchen with breakfast bar, I can testify that it is definitely a great place for a party
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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I can answer one of your Q's....they will send you everything you need from coach net, no need to do anything. It took us about 2 months to get it. We picked up our sandpiper in November & got the coach net stuff in January. And congrats on your new camper!!! :-)
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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Last night the Mrs and I picked up our shiny new LaCrosse 322RES. We got it home before it started snowing and it towed really nicely. JUST managed to back it onto our driveway.

I have some questions in case anyone here knows the answers.

1. According to the brochure there is an easy winterizing set-up somewhere. Does anyone know where? My dealer says it doesn't have one and I can't find one anywhere.

2. As usual with RVs, despite the price tag the instructions for the trailer are all quite generic and largely inapplicable to the actual model we bought. Does anyone have any idea on the limits for camping in cold weather in a 2012 LaCrosse? I know there's a 2" heat duct in the underfloor area, but I'd really like to understand the do's and dont's of camping in freezing conditions (eg minimum temperature, minimum thermostat setting, etc). Since we live in Michigan and since even the dump valves are enclosed, it would be nice to know the limits of the unit. All tips/ suggestions/ info would be greatly appreciated.

3. Apparently we have a year of roadside assistance via CoachNet but there appears to be no information on this anywhere. Do we have to activate this somehow?

In terms of initial feedback, the fit and finish are excellent. We do have a couple of stripped hinge screws on a cabinet door to take care of as well as a hint of daylight at the bottom of one of the slideout seals but, as far as I can tell, that's all. I think that's amazing given the size and fitment level of the trailer.

When we got it home we filled it with friends and neighbors and, with all the space created by the double opposing slideouts, as well as the large kitchen with breakfast bar, I can testify that it is definitely a great place for a party
Congrats on your new TT. We also purchased a 322RES in Feb. We live in FL so we don't have to winterize but I am sure someday we may have to know the answer to that also. We are still in our initial 90 day warranty period and have just a few minor issues to be fixed but overall it is a very nice TT. After orientation we took it for a week long camping trip to test it out and laughed about how we couldn't remember a thing we learned. I guess we will learn as we go. I am sure CoachNet has sent you your new member packet by now. It did take a long time to get the cards.
Good luck with your new TT.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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Look under the bathroom sink. Ours has a door on the bottom with four screws. Remove the screws and your pump should be in there. There will be a hose and 2 valves. Reverse the valves and the pump will suck from the hose.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #5
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Your water pump is in the cabinet directly below your kitchen sink. This is where your winterizing hose will be. Good luck and thank you for your Prime Time purchase.

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:26 PM   #6
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yes the water pump is under the sink with the extra hose for sucking the anti-freeze out of the bottles and your water heater bypass valves are in the panel under the radio dvd player
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:33 PM   #7
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As far as the instructions go to the prime time website under support they have all the component manuals there you can download along with the generic one...I downloaded all the ones I needed and made a nice organized 3 ring binder.
As far as cold...I used my old fifth wheel that had a similar deal as the lacrosse...heated underbelly and enclosed tanks...I didn't have any freeze issues until it got close to zero degrees out...
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #8
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We just signed for a 322RES and wondered, now that you've had a summer with your unit, any suggestions or thoughts for us new owners?
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:04 PM   #9
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We love ours no major issues....bed is hard as a rock, we plan on getting a different mattress next year. We have broken that is my wife has broken 2 fridge handles, they lock every time you close the door so you have to pull sideways then toward yourself to open. Its a pain but a great fridge. I'm 6' 3" and have to watch my head around the slides. Awning is only 10' so not much of an area for shade. these are all minor issues the build quality is great we have had some heavy rain with no issues. we really like the roominess,television is great,kitchen is great.we have the twin air bed couches and found the seating too upright so I took some of the black spacers out to lean back the posture,worked good.we have the free standing table and we like that also. We have the 13,5 AC and was leery about that but it has done a good job. All in all we are happy with the floorplan and quality of the unit. We have ours on a piece of land in Maine and had it delivered so I can't give any opinion on towing. Any questions you may have please feel free to ask or PM me DJB
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:17 PM   #10
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I had the same problem with broken fridge handles. I recently discovered some spring-loaded "locking pins" were missing. These pins ensure the handles rotate correctly and carry some of the loads. I was checking out a Sanibel recently and noticed the pins were installed. My dealer sent me the pins at no charge. I installed them in five minutes. You may have the same issue. I hope this is helpful.
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