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Old 09-24-2014, 04:54 AM   #11
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We had the same issue with the bottom filling up with water. It was a hose/clamp issue. It was replaced and also another issue under the bathroom sink. We have had way to many issues for a new trailer but our dealer has been great. I also contacted forest river and they will stand behind everything, but the quality control definitely needs major upgrading. No pride in their workmanship, just get them out and sold.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:19 PM   #12
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We had our Phoenix 32RE delivered from Michigan (Terrytown RV) in November 2013. We saved a great deal of money purchasing it from Terrytown RV in Michigan. Tanner was our salesman. Actually, at the time, there were no dealers carrying the Phoenix in New Jersey. We Skyped with Terrytown RV and the Phoenix was delivered the following week.



We have been very happy with the Shasta Phoenix 32RE. The unit has everything we wanted in a fifth wheel - rear living room, open floor plan, fireplace, large shower, 15K AC, 50 Amp service, upgraded insulation package, good size bedroom closest, 16-inch wheels, theater seating, 10-gallon water heater, rear jacks, etc. We used it in temperature of the upper 20's and we were perfectly warm inside. The only problem we had was the plastic vacuum breaker check valve under the bathroom vanity broke and leaked slightly when we used the black tank rinse system. We replaced it with a new brass part and it is fine now.

I am in NJ and looking at Primetime Crusader and Shasta Phoenix, I have a 2012 Shasta 27RLSS but want to go from TT to Fifth. Closest dealer to us now is in PA as we are in central NJ.


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Old 09-25-2014, 11:18 PM   #13
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I am in NJ and looking at Primetime Crusader and Shasta Phoenix, I have a 2012 Shasta 27RLSS but want to go from TT to Fifth. Closest dealer to us now is in PA as we are in central NJ.


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Go to the Primetime website and watch all the videos on the quality checks they do on each unit and you should be convinced to go with the Crusader. That's what sold us!
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:28 PM   #14
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Go to the Primetime website and watch all the videos on the quality checks they do on each unit and you should be convinced to go with the Crusader. That's what sold us!


Which one did you wind up getting I was looking at the 190 but now I am down to the 294 as they just discontinued the 290


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Which one did you wind up getting I was looking at the 190 but now I am down to the 294 as they just discontinued the 290


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Which one did you wind up getting I was looking at the 190 but now I am down to the 294 as they just discontinued the 290


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The 294 has a beautiful pantry and cabinet area!
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:19 PM   #17
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Go to the Primetime website and watch all the videos on the quality checks they do on each unit and you should be convinced to go with the Crusader. That's what sold us!

That was what made us decide on a Crusader too ! Also we went to the dealer who carried them to see one hands on and kick the tires - we were SOLD on the quality in person 👍


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Been to PT website and I like all the options they include talked to several dealers on a Crusader 294 just waiting to see who gives me the best deal


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Our Phoenix has been fixed. Click image for larger version

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ID:	63797 it was the hot water heater with a bad fitting. Not impressed with the quality control final inspection. This and the fact that they tried to heat shrink a plastic hose and burnt a hole in it rather than use the proper size, shows that the director of quality needs remedial training in what and how they are inspecting.
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We had our Phoenix 32RE delivered from Michigan (Terrytown RV) in November 2013. We saved a great deal of money purchasing it from Terrytown RV in Michigan. Tanner was our salesman. Actually, at the time, there were no dealers carrying the Phoenix in New Jersey. We Skyped with Terrytown RV and the Phoenix was delivered the following week.



We have been very happy with the Shasta Phoenix 32RE. The unit has everything we wanted in a fifth wheel - rear living room, open floor plan, fireplace, large shower, 15K AC, 50 Amp service, upgraded insulation package, good size bedroom closest, 16-inch wheels, theater seating, 10-gallon water heater, rear jacks, etc. We used it in temperature of the upper 20's and we were perfectly warm inside. The only problem we had was the plastic vacuum breaker check valve under the bathroom vanity broke and leaked slightly when we used the black tank rinse system. We replaced it with a new brass part and it is fine now.

We looked at the 32RE a 2015 and dealer is trying to get $39,995 which we think is a tad high since we got a PT dealer who will sell us a 2015 295RST with everything for Mid $30's? Not sure which way to go as they are both nice but Crusader has auto leveling for less Phoenix has 10 gal HWHeater and 15K AC but otherwise they are about the same


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