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Old 08-04-2012, 05:48 AM   #1
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We have purchased our first 5th wheel, a Cruiser CF31RE, in the spring of 2011. Since that time we have had several things break, or just fall apart. We have had two curtain brackets break, one curtain wall mount fall down, the blind above the sink has broken, we don't use the shade just leave it in the down position. Also there must be a cross connection leak between the City Water lines and the fresh water tank. I have never used the tank, how ever after our trip last week the fresh water tank was 1/2 full of water.

Are these breakdowns normal? Has anyone else had problems like this with Crossroads?

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Old 08-04-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
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The camper also came with two recliners, we have used them about six times and I have had to replace bolts in both chairs.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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The recliners Crossroads uses seem to be very cheaply made. In our 2011 325CK fifth wheel, they had to repair one of the euro-style recliners before we even drove off the lot. We make it a habit not to recline them too often, since the reclining mechanism is the piece that needed repair. Fortunately, they're comfortable in their regular position. But it's not the quality I expected in that sort of thing for the money we paid.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:36 AM   #4
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Thanks, Now the sliding closet door plastic latch just broke. It seams that the more we touch the unit the quicker something breaks.

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Old 08-04-2012, 09:15 AM   #5
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The closet latch seems to be a common complaint, judging from what I've seen in the Crossroads forums. If you search around in the forums, you can probably find one or two other threads in which this is discussed, with suggestions from some folks on what they've done to work around the problem. Though I'd say we shouldn't have to work around any problems with new units.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:10 AM   #6
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The closet latch isone screw and easily found part. They break easily should you slam the door. I broke one after 4 + years. Now I make sure the catch is out when I close the door....I help it a bit. This is the common part found in most RVs. I carry a spare now....I don't want the door unsecured when in transit, I've heard of the mirrored doors breaking when unlatched.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:43 AM   #7
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Ours broke at the dealership.Cut two pieces of dowl or old broom handle and slide in bottom rail to jamb doors shut and no more problems when travelling.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:06 AM   #8
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I have the Jensen AWM970 in my 5th Wheel the TV is directly below the AC and when the AC comes on you can't hear the TV. I want to run the TV through the Jensen to get the surround sound, can anyone tell me what connections are needed.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:37 AM   #9
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Been several months since I've done this, but let me try to remember what I did. Hope it helps.

You're going to have to take the stereo out of its cabinet. Not a big problem, just a few screws, and the unit is very lightweight.

Behind it is a forest of wires. But there should be an unused set of plugs labeled AUX1 or AUX2 or maybe just AUX on a paper tag wrapped around the bundle of cables coming from the back of the stereo. Probably some combo of white, yellow and red plugs.

Look on the back of your TV and find similarly colored plugs. They send the left and right channel audio and the video out from your TV. (you don't actually have to worry about the video plug) Just run cables with RCA plugs from the back of the TV to those unused plugs of similar colors coming from the back of your stereo unit.

Screw the stereo back into its cabinet and you should be good to go.

When you use the TV, in order for it to play through the stereo system, you'll need to set the stereo system's source to AUX1 or AUX2 or AUX (depending on how those unused cables were labeled), as opposed to the FM band or the weather band or whatever. And you'll want to turn down the sound on the TV itself.
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