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Old 06-27-2014, 06:30 AM   #1
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I have just purchased a new 2013 rushmore jefferson 39je. I feel like we have paid entirely too much, however if it is a good unit I am fine with that. I pick up my unit today, and I am not so excited. I have read numerous reports of these units being poorly built which leads to numerous problems. We are installing a slide hitch just because of all of the lippert frame and pinbox issues. We have always pulled our fifth wheels with a gooseneck adapter and had no problems, but we are trying to avoid the frame separation issues. Never have I been so nervous about a purchase. I did find out that my unit was manufactured on 11/14/12. Some say that matters. Please, please if anyone has any info for me with this new purchase I would be ever so greatful!
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:49 AM   #2
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I can fully appreciate your apprehension. Rushmore has certainly been in the limelight for their issues, but, what other makes and models are problem free?
I don't know if you have a good PDI list to go by when you pick your's up, but here is a link to one that a lot of the members have used. I suggest you print out a copy and take it with and follow it. Some even video tape their PDI.
http://www.angelfire.com/trek/buenavistas/

It surprises me that you are going thru with the deal if you are that nervous and apprehensive about it.
Regardless, I wish you the best of luck and hope you have a wonderful unit.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for the PDI advice. I will certainly print that off and take it with me today. I have a bad feeling about it for sure, but we have already signed the papers! We traded our 2006 Coachman Somerset..I think I already miss it!! It was a great unit. We wanted more room...looked at campers one day..our friend is a salesman here locally...don't even think he knew of all of the problems Crossroads has had. At least, I hope he didn't know!
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:30 AM   #4
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We have been in ours fulltime over 1 1/2 years. If you want to chat? PM me your number. I'm on the west coast. Ours was built 11/28/12
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:24 AM   #5
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So ours were manufactured relatively close in date. I would love to know how you feel about yours and how good of a unit it has been. Also, how long have you had yours? Thanks in advance for all information!
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:55 AM   #6
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The number of complaints on here represent only those people that have had problems. I'm sure there are a lot more that don't post on here that have had no problems. It's the old "if it's broke I'll complain and post, if it is fine, there's no reason to post."
Good luck with your new purchase.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:43 PM   #7
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Mine was broomed out the door 11/30/2012
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:46 PM   #8
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Not true. On the posts. I am on a corvette forum
2009 15000 miles daily driver 483 posts and only problem sway bar links wore out and 2 windshields in 2 months
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:28 PM   #9
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We're not talking about cars.
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No talking about only posting problems
Was just a example
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