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Old 10-31-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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Hello from the frozen north.

Hello fellow campers. Me and the wife are researching several 5vers. The Columbus th and the prime time crusader are among the list of possibles. Would like to know owners opinions of them. I know all units have ups and downs, but would like to know if there is a certain defect that would make a new buyer stay away. Thanks for any input you have.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:31 AM   #2
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We have a Crusader - first year owning have only had one blown light bulb and a kinked hose on water pump - both stupid easy to fix

Have the extended warranty but hope to never need it 👍
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:32 PM   #3
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Hello, we just purchased a Rockwood 8289ws Platinum package 5th wheel. Sold the Class C Sunseeker and we are loving it. Took it out twice before putting it to sleep for the winter. We love the layout of it. Just the wife and myself with the dogs. We have 2 college boys, and if they decide to come with us its enough room.

I have a 2014 Ford F150 Ecoboost and so far I have had no issues with power or performance. Out of the 2100 miles I put on the truck, I towed 800. That's pretty good.

Check the models out. Good prices also.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:17 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums! Good luck with your search too.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. I've been looking (dreaming) for years now, and finally are in a position to get one and finding one that has everything on the list is getting harder to do. The more time passes, the better the 5vers get.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:05 PM   #6
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Acquired the Prime Time Crusader Touring Edition in July and have been out several times. A few minor issues were quickly repaired, and currently waiting for 2 replacement parts on order. Love the unit, tows solid and is a perfect floorplan, great finishes. Love it so far!!
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:08 PM   #7
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Rigpdx, the Crusader 351 REQ is one on my list. Do you have the res fridge, and if so how does it effect battery life?
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:58 PM   #8
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Hello, we just purchased a Rockwood 8289ws Platinum package 5th wheel. Sold the Class C Sunseeker and we are loving it. Took it out twice before putting it to sleep for the winter. We love the layout of it. Just the wife and myself with the dogs. We have 2 college boys, and if they decide to come with us its enough room.

I have a 2014 Ford F150 Ecoboost and so far I have had no issues with power or performance. Out of the 2100 miles I put on the truck, I towed 800. That's pretty good.

Check the models out. Good prices also.
Second the Trailer and the Ecoboost. Excellent performer and matched TT/ TV for capacities.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:26 PM   #9
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Already have TV problem solved, we have a 1 ton dually diesel. Now the hard part is finding something to put behind it!
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:20 AM   #10
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Smitty,

We have the residential fridge. I'm probably not the one to answer the battery draw question for you...perhaps another owner will chime in.

So far I have only traveled within 2 hours of Portland to various State Parks, all of which are fully serviced. My first 'dry camp' with generator will most likely not be until next summer in Calgary. Unless I try a trial run beforehand.

However, I must say that when I arrive at the storage facility and hook up, I switch on the fridge and the inverter, and by the time I am at the park the fridge is really cold...it has a 'rapid cool' feature. Way faster than the RV fridge in my previous trailer.
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