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Old 01-20-2014, 10:51 PM   #181
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Last Friday at the Tampa RV show I asked the Prime Time rep what the status is on this fix. He didn't know there was a problem. I took him to a 325 RES and showed him what was happening on their model. I told him I looked at other makes (Winabego Grand Design, Lance, Cardinal) and they didn't seem to experience this problem.
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:17 PM   #182
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Last Friday at the Tampa RV show I asked the Prime Time rep what the status is on this fix. He didn't know there was a problem. I took him to a 325 RES and showed him what was happening on their model. I told him I looked at other makes (Winabego Grand Design, Lance, Cardinal) and they didn't seem to experience this problem.

Was that unit at the show showing any wear yet? And if so, what did he say or was going to do?
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:38 AM   #183
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There was a small amount of rubbing but the problem starts small and grows over time. The best results I saw were on units that had a hard plastic bottom that ran along the strip we see this problem developing.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:23 AM   #184
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Too bad... the325res is such a nice unit too.
Definitely something to keep a eye on

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Old 01-21-2014, 01:09 PM   #185
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Im going to look at the upcoming shows for ideas to solve my slide wear problem.
I want something that will fix the problem like a wear strip not more tape or a band-aid.

PT makes a good unit and the people are great too...WHY DO THEY DROP THE BALL when it comes to a fix for the slide wear issue.......aggravating
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:50 PM   #186
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Wow, I just Read this whole thread and was hoping by the end there would be a fix. Now Im worried about the unit I just ordered.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:34 PM   #187
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If it has the Darco wrap, you should be worried. RV Guy said in his post that they are transitioning away from the Darco but who is to say that the newer materials are the answer?
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:00 PM   #188
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If it has the Darco wrap, you should be worried. RV Guy said in his post that they are transitioning away from the Darco but who is to say that the newer materials are the answer?
What is the purpose of the fabric anyway? Just even wondering why they installed it to begin with, I know of no other line that has it. Could someone explain this to me? I been following this thread and just do not see the need. If it is for water proofing there must be a 100 products that would protect the under floor.....
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:18 AM   #189
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I would buy a Crusader but not until I see they have a answer to this problem! Have not seen RV GUY answering questions like he use to on this site lately. Does he still work for Primetime?
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What is the purpose of the fabric anyway? Just even wondering why they installed it to begin with, I know of no other line that has it. Could someone explain this to me? I been following this thread and just do not see the need. If it is for water proofing there must be a 100 products that would protect the under floor.....
The wrap is to protect the bottom and you are correct. There are many other proven options that would do a better job and they now realize that because they are transitioning away from it even though they say they are not away of any problems.. Have no idea what they were thinking, or not thinking, when they decided on it. Newer is not always better.

Last post I can find for RV Guy is 9/3/13.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:46 PM   #191
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I just checked back on this thread (hoping you all had found a solution), but alas, it appears that is not the case. The Crusader 335bhs was at the top of our list, and I was hoping to see one at the show this coming weekend, but not having a permanent fix for this issue is likely a deal breaker for me. Can't see spending 50k or so when there is a known issue, apparently affecting quite a few people. That's really too bad as the PT has everything we wanted (bunkhouse, full U shaped dinette, 3 slides). I hope they get it fixed for you all.
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Hopefully your post will be noticed and they respond with some information rather than continue to be silent. Not a good feeling.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:35 PM   #193
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I hope so (for everyone's sake). You hear the phrase "all rv's have issues" quite often...it really seems to be an industry thing (certainly not specific to PT).....I can see spending 20k on an RV and having fit and finish issues....start spending 50-60k and that should not happen imo. I cant really understand why the quality control on RV's is so lacking compared to the auto or the boat industry?? I guess when the average discount is 20-30% off MSRP, one can't expect but so much?
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:46 PM   #194
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Shouldn't happen at 20K either. My old Surveyor Hybrid slide out had rollers at the bottom that rode directly on the wood. Granted it was only a 2ft slide and probably not very heavy but there came that day when I put it out and heard the wood ripping. Fixed it with 1/8" X 3" steel straps for the rollers to ride on and readjustments.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:02 AM   #196
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I notice other units on the market with this fabric all have plastic wear strips. PT don't offer that on there models.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:13 AM   #197
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I went to the show in Chicago last weekend.
No slide out improvements imo to potential wear issues . I talked to the PT sales rep , he knew nothing of the issue.
But of all the units we look at over all I still think PT has some of the best units on the market!
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:52 AM   #198
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Had a chance to look closely at mine after getting it back from our fantastic dealer last weekend. The darco tape that was put in place by the dealer is holding up incredibly well. I also taped up the opposite end of the kitchen slide myself and it is holding up very well. Not much more evidence of further rubbing. I did have my dealer adjust the slide to deal with a gap issue in the seal above the tires.

We will see how this progresses this season. Should there be further issues I am 100% confident that Prime Time will do their best to assist as they have on every other issue I've had.
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Had a chance to look closely at mine after getting it back from our fantastic dealer last weekend. The darco tape that was put in place by the dealer is holding up incredibly well. I also taped up the opposite end of the kitchen slide myself and it is holding up very well. Not much more evidence of further rubbing. I did have my dealer adjust the slide to deal with a gap issue in the seal above the tires.

We will see how this progresses this season. Should there be further issues I am 100% confident that Prime Time will do their best to assist as they have on every other issue I've had.
My dealer in there efforts of adjusting the slide to reduce the wear also created a gap in the seal on the underside.They also removed the half round corner wiper seals, thus creating more of a air gap. This however created a different issue. Driving in heavy rain , water entered my unit. When the slide was closed I could see daylight shining in from below.. Perfect entry point for mice / bugs and water.
Prime time had them put the slide back to spec and re-install the corner 1/2 round wiper.
My darco tape is orange pealed for lack of a better word. I need to get some more darco tape or something else.The old tape doesn't want to come off to easy.
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The same thing happened to my slide platokidd. Exactly the same thing. On our Florida trip we hauled in extremely heavy rain and I had water on the floor inside the unit. I am going to closely check the slide today when I go by our storage lot to prep for a winter camping trip tomorrow.

I had Shane send me a roll of darco tape and I applied it myself. So far so good, but I will keep a very close eye on it. Should any problems continue I'll be heading to the factory.
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