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Old 08-08-2013, 11:03 PM   #11
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Purchased our Crusader in March and put more than 3200 miles on it. We've experienced several problems, but fortunately, we have a good dealer.

Issues include: Hot water heater leaks, wet/damp cargo bay, inoperative water pump, delamination (top of) dinette slide, TV inop, radio/DVD player inop, warped cargo bay door, shoddy trimwork, and leveling system inconsistencies.

We purchased our Crusader because we believed Prime Time was a step above average, but the 295RST has been anything but trouble-free... Fortunately no major problems. The unit tends to spend lots of time back at the dealership for warranty repairs, but they and Prime Time have been responsive to our needs. We hope to have what we, as experienced owners, consider minor annoyances ironed out within this first warranty year...

Personal observation: Quality control is a major problem within the RV industry, and engineering standards are haphazardly incorporated within the manufacturing process, regardless of brand. As owners of our sixth RV (Starcraft, Coachmen, Winnebago, Flagstaff, Keystone, and Prime Time), we've learned the hard way that there is no craftsmanship pride within the RV industry. You tend to get what rolls off the line by semiskilled assembly line workers on any given day. That, unfortunately, is a shame.

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Old 08-09-2013, 06:00 AM   #12
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Our 2005 Rockwood was never back to the dealer in the 7 1/2 years we owned it.

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Old 08-09-2013, 06:27 AM   #13
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I haven't had my Mini that long or camped that many nights but so far so good. I'm very happy with my purchase at the 7 week mark. I camped for 4 days. (Such a newby I know)

I have checked and rechecked everything I could think of. All major components work great. No plumbing issues/leaks. It has been rained on severely and no obvious roof leaks. I towed it 450 miles and it towed well.

I can find flaws in almost everything if I look hard enough. Screen door doesnt open quite right yet, a couple screws fell out during ride home etc. Nothing to complain about in my opinion and nothing I cant fix. I love it!! Can't wait until September when I go on my next trip.

I am knocking on wood right now tho.......

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Old 08-09-2013, 06:36 AM   #14
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We had a screw fall out (the bottom screw) on the striker plates on both doors this last trip. Odd, eh?

Fortunately our friends who were camping with us are well seasoned. He carries a small ziplock bag of screws. Fixed 'er right up he did!

If age is a state of mind, and I've lost my mind, I'm AGELESS, right?
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:39 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Cowboy 54 View Post
It's like buying a new car or truck you always have to take them back for something if you have a good dealer and service it make a difference if the dealer doesn't care then you call the company.
I've had quite a fewcars that had no problems at all upon delivery. Not all of them, of course, but I can think of many that had excellent fit and finish and everything worked as it was supposed to.

On the vehicles that DID need attention, it has always been something small, and I have never had a problem getting a dealer to take care of a problem immediately.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:49 AM   #16
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Guess we have been lucky.
2007 tundra, only return was a faulty fuel gauge indicator.
2010 Ford Fusion, never taken back to dealer
2011 Flagstaff 5vr, only return was to fix damage from blowout.
About 7000 miles of towing and about 150 nights.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #17
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We have had a few minor things with our V-Lite over 4 years but never a show stopper. Our previous trailer had an issue with the lino floor the first winter (not uncommon around here apparently) as it buckled up pretty bad in a few areas but it was fixed very quickly by the dealer. Now our 08 Ram 2500 well that was a whole other kettle of fish, 42 trips in 25 months for warranty.

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Old 08-09-2013, 07:23 AM   #18
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No major problems/repairs with all of our owned FR campers...always minor issues that I could take care of myself with most of the issues.

I have not tried another brand, though tempting, I like my run with FR & happy camping that comes with them
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:24 AM   #19
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We purchased a 2014 haritage glen lite 300bh in April. Have made 2 trips for a total of 900 miles. The only real problem we've had or found is on one of the slide outs. The tape or whatever it is is slightly loose and has a wrinkle in it. We've been through two major storms and it hasn't leaked. I'll take it back some day and get it corrected.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:48 AM   #20
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We bought our Roo 233s in June and have been on 3 trips. Each trip it has rained at least one day and guess what NO LEAKS. Shocking huh. ( I just screwed myself didn't I). We have a few little things that need to be fixed. So little I am the only one who noticed. So far our biggest issue was the dinette would not stay up. The dealer fixed that before I even took it home. My shower surround was put in crooked, which is annoying but does not really cause an issue. It would probably cause more of an issue if I had it fixed. All in all we love this camper!!!!!

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