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Old 08-27-2014, 09:25 AM   #361
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Thanks , I will continue to be a member. I learned the more you read the more you will learn. Good and bad!
The GD units seem awesome and would be top of my list if currently shopping. They do seem to be a bit more $$ and a few less features but fit/finish are top notch and very nice floor plans with reported great customer service. Would be a close call for me (easy to say since my slide wear issue is fixed) between GD and PT. I've had really good response from PT on warranty so overall very happy with what I have - but always mentally shopping even if I'm not.

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:12 PM   #362
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Last time I looked, Grand Design had Darco under the slides, and no wear strips. So, unless they have changed, they also have the potential for wearing and tearing of the fabric. We're actually looking at SOB as well right now, and regardless of how they are done, I will be adding the wear strips, or glides as we call them.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:30 PM   #363
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The GD reflections I've seen have a hard black plastic material on slide bottom.


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Old 08-27-2014, 10:22 PM   #364
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The GD reflections I've seen have a hard black plastic material on slide bottom.


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Me too! Seen them at the rv show last Feb. in Chi town..
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:37 PM   #365
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Yes I agree with you. That was the first thing I looked at when I went to go check out the Reflections. If it had the same slide underneath material as the Crusaders I would of walked away. If I remember right where the outside slide out wall meets the underneath Primetime uses a tape on the edge. I remember pushing in on the tape material and thought I felt plywood. Maybe that's what they call Darco tape. Following this posting over the last year I have learned a lot on the material being use on the underneath of slide-outs. Thank you to everyone who have written valuable information.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:45 PM   #366
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Last time I looked, Grand Design had Darco under the slides, and no wear strips. So, unless they have changed, they also have the potential for wearing and tearing of the fabric. We're actually looking at SOB as well right now, and regardless of how they are done, I will be adding the wear strips, or glides as we call them.
SOB?
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Ah hah, then they have changed, which is a good thing. Earlier on when they first came on the market, I don't think they had it. I remember fussing a couple of years ago about that, or whenever they came out with them. Then again, I've looked at 100's of RVs this year, so I may be thinking of another one. Big thing to look at, no matter what brand. It's one of the first things I look at.
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Some Other Brand, as in not Forest River. Sorry about that.
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Some Other Brand, as in not Forest River. Sorry about that.
Thanks I get it now!
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Our 2014 prime time crusader 295rst, has been at general RV since August 1st, waiting for forest river to send them the "slide out repair kit", they say. Dealer does not know what parts the kit consists of. Also, the service rep told me he'd never even heard of the slide out wear issue on crusaders?! I asked if he was new, he said he's been there 7 years. I find all of it really hard to believe.
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