Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-24-2015, 12:46 PM   #1
New Camper
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3
New member - Harry

We have been Travel Trailer campers for many years but now that we have retired, we wanted something with more space and comfort than our current trailer. I have been looking at a 2012 Sunset Trail Reserve ST30RE. Looks to be in very nice shape, not towed or camped very much. Does anyone know of problems with that year and model trailer that I should know about and look for before I purchase?
frisbyh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2015, 04:03 PM   #2
Full Time Camper
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,508
Crossroads had lots of problems with the Schwintek slide out mechanisms and that is probably what the ST has. Bedroom slides are not as problematic as on the main slides. Other brands seemed to have better results with the Schwintek than CR. Newer units now use the BAL Accu-slide system. Don't have experience with either, so hopefully some 2012 owners will have better info for you.
Larry Day

Texas Baptist Men-Retiree Builders member since '01
13 Silverado 3500HD D/A, 2wd CCSB srw, custom RKI bed
11 Cruiser CF32MK
Dayle1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2015, 05:13 PM   #3
Weekend Camper
p4lrjfd's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 95
I have a 2013 ST Reserve 30RE. It has the Schwinteck slide and thus far have had no problems with it. I do make sure the camper is level side to side and front to back before I extend it. The large couch/dinette slide is very heavy and I don't want to overtax the 2 little motors that move it in and out. The newer models have a cable system. If I had the option I would go with the cable system even though I'm sure there are/will be problems with them as well. The biggest downfall with the Schwinteck is that there is no way to manually extend or retract the slide if the motor(s) fail (short of getting 3 or 4 strong fellas to manually push it in). But again, I don't know what happens if a cable breaks or the motors quit on the cable system. I just keep my fingers crossed!
2014 Ram Hemi Outdoorsman 3:92RE
2013 ST Reserve 30RE
p4lrjfd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2015, 06:05 PM   #4
Full Time Camper
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 548
Welcome aboard and have a great summer camping.
Lee & Jane and Black Lab Zoey
2008 Ford F250 CC Lariat 6.8L
2011 Crossroads Cruiser 31RK
Faribault MN
LeBo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2015, 06:32 PM   #5
Site Team
DavisK's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: VA
Posts: 1,743
Welcome to the forum.

2013 Silverado 2500HD LTZ CC 6.6L Duramax Diesel
2023 Rockwood 2445WS
2024: 3 trips, 30 nights in 9 states, 5421 miles
2023: 9 trips, 48 nights in 12 states, 2 provinces, 8120 miles
2019: 7 trips, 43 nights in 6 states, 3904 miles
DavisK is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.