Just to let you know there is no certainty in any rv purchase you could read this:
"We purchased a 2013 Prime time Crusader 355BHQ a year ago May. On the
positive side, the unit tows very nicely using a Silverado 2500HD
Duramax. It is an excellent floor plan for those who camp with kids and
a crowd, We also love the outdoor kitchen. On the negative side,
there seems to be quite a few quality issues that are not major but very
1. In the outdoor kitchen, there is a refrigerator. The refrigerator
was secured to the wall with 4 brackets which were screwed into the very
thin particle board. Needless to say, these pulled out immediately.
2. The outdoor drawer does not have any locking mechanism so it opens while traveling.
3. The referrer was placed directly on the wood without any kind of protection so it wearing away the wood.
4. Some of the outdoor seals are coming loose since they were only secured with 1 or 2 screws.
5. The water mixing value was set incorrectly so hot water was luke warm (fixed under warranty).
6. It seems that the sewer drain needs trailer movement to get it
completely emptied. The result is when you open the cap, sewer water
splashes on the ground. I added a valve to stop the splashing.
7. The microwave was secured with 4 screws through the metal/plastic
trim. The trim started bulging and upon further investigation, the
microwave was not sitting on any kind of support and only held in place
with those 4 screws.
8. The drawer in the back bedroom can come loose which makes putting
the slide out problematic since you have to extend the slide to get in
the door to push the drawer back in.
9. The TV was wired to the sound bar with start video cables instead of
using a nice HDMI cable. Additionally, the cabling was done
incorrectly so that cable did not go through the sound bar,
10. Two tires failed (belts peeling off) after only 1 year of use. Not
sure if this is normal or due to the inexpensive tires.
11. You will need a 90 degree fitting on the water connection as well as
use a light weight coil hose so that you don't pull on the fitting.
Otherwise it will leak. I put in the 90 degree fitting along with a
quick disconnect fitting which works fine.
12. Back latter screws pulled loose within the ladder itself. "
It's plain and simple; you can never guarantee that the rv you choose and purchase will be free of defects. It almost more important to choose a good dealer that will give you good warranty service.
Pick out any rv you want to; there will be posts on dissatisfied customers. All you have to do is go to their forum and see what their owners say. You will find lost of complaining posts and not too many that praise the product. Wait a minute, that sounds like our Crossroads forums.