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Old 01-02-2017, 05:28 AM   #11
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Since buying our unit under 3 years ago, it's been in the shop more than in a campground. It's been back in now for 2 months with another major issue!

What has gotten me thinking is how do we, the buyers, allow them to give us such lousy warrantee's? The 1 year typical is not very comforting when you role it out of the dealership. And when you get to that 1 year point, it's like you drove off a cliff!
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:38 AM   #12
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What should happen is document every day it's setting at the dealership & that should be added the the warranty.
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:30 PM   #13
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LLoyd, you pose an interesting question...one that we faced 1.5 years ago with our 7.5 year old CT31RL that had been trouble free except for one water pump that I replaced. We had an opportunity to move into a Rushmore via Tiara RV in Elkhart that was actually priced cheaper than some of the Cruiser 5th wheels we were pricing in a similar floor plan. So far, after 1.5 years, the Rushmore has been pretty solid, but we did purchase an extended warranty from a local dealer that is an authorized Crossroads dealer for any repairs down the road. If you have not done so already, jump over to the redwood website, sign up for the forum AND the owners group...TONS of information over there...just like here. As mine trailer is a 2015, it actually has a redwood frame and was made before they moved the plant, so I lurk on both places for information.
Probably more important, is where do you see your camping in the next couple of years, or in 5-years?? That could have a an impact on your decision as you are well aware of. For us, a recent job change on my part was part of the decision to upgrade as we would be able to spend more time camping in the future than we had in the past. Might be time to schedule an appointment to tour the factory if you can budget the time. Time will tell with the new CEO of Crossroads as to the direction, but we can only hope the will get back to the basics.....
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:28 AM   #14
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Lloyd, didn't see this mentioned in your posts but are you looking for a new RV to be your permanent base camp or are you going to be towing the new RV frequently?
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We have a stick home, so anything we would go to would definitely be towed around the country. BUT, like I stated in my first post, "just kind of musing out loud".

The new campers scare the heck out of me.

I think sitting around here in the winter watching the snow come down, then going out and shoveling, is not a good combination. I have to much time think about it.
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We had a 2008 Cedar Creek Silverback that was optioned out. Got it new. I had to work out all the bugs. We loved that camper but we got rid of it and the diesel we towed it with when my daughter went to college. I wished I had it now. I have a new 5th wheel now and it's nice, but I paid out the nose for a new one. Keep what you got if you like it and it serves your needs. These things may not be made any better than 10 years ago. RV technology in construction and frames really hasn't changed that much, only the doo-dads like TVs, refrigerators, decor, stuff like that.
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