Crossroads RV started in the 1990s, and they are famous for their luxurious and modern exterior and interior. In addition, they manufacture travel trailers, 5th wheels, and toy haulers at competitive rates and better quality.
Common Problems with Crossroads RV include faulty slide-outs that do not work properly due to poor lubrication, blown fuse, and bad wiring. The exterior contains low-quality fiberglass, which does not last long. In addition, the furnace vents are also not correctly installed, which is necessary for better air crossing.
These are comfortable trailers that are easy to tow and clean for better maintenance. The interior is roomier, having large bathrooms and rooms.
Poor quality Fiberglass exterior
The exterior body of these RVs contains fiberglass material to make them lightweight and cool. The quality of this material during construction is not good, which causes specific problems.
Mostly the manufacturers use this material because they are more durable and resistant to scratches and dents.
When they build up with low-quality manufacturing material, cracks will sometimes appear on their surface.
The presence of cracks will allow the entry of water and dust into the interior side, damaging other valuable things.
Moreover, the AC and heater do not work efficiently due to open holes and cracking exterior walls or roof surfaces.
They are costly, and due to cracking, you should have to maintain them, which will increase their maintenance cost.
Moreover, they will not last long in case of accidents and scratches compared to steel or wooden material.
It will also damage when something hard collides with their surface; it can be the hammer or other appliance.
For example, many people complain that when they want to fix something, hitting a hammer mistakenly with the exterior surface damages its surface.
The other disadvantage of using fiberglass exterior is that they will not resist heat due to low quality and poor infusion.
Even when you park them for longer in front of sunlight, the heat will damage their structure.
I surveyed 200 people who were using Crossroads RV for at least one year and asked their experience about the exterior structure.
123 out of 200 said they had no issue with the fiberglass material because it is lightweight. However, 77 people mentioned that low-quality fiberglass is not suitable because it has less energy-absorbing power than steel.
In addition, I prefer the steel or wooden exterior more than the fiberglass because of its reliability and durability.
When facing the exterior cracking, you should seal the surface to prevent the entry of moisture and dirt.
You can also replace the high-quality fiberglass material to increase its life.
The axle is the central part of any vehicle to maintain its stability and control while supporting its weight.
They are specially designed rods or shafts that help rotate wheels during driving. The significant issue people faced in these travel trailers was mislabeled axles.
The weight-bearing capacity of the axle is about 4000 pounds, but the Federal Identification Label states that it has a capacity of 5000 pounds.
After reading the label, people put heavy loads of luggage in their RVs which can directly damage their axle and cause their bending.
The broken and bent axle causes more problems, increasing the risk of accidents. In addition, they cannot maintain stability and control, which increases the vulnerability to crashes.
Moreover, the bent axle also affects the wheels; the tire will also damage if you drive a long time with them. Long-term driving with a damaged axle will also affect the hubs and rims.
The steering wheel can also not maintain stability, and they start to move on one side. When it fails to perform its function, your vehicle will begin to move on one side because of the loss of power of tires.
When the axle starts to bend, it will also stress the shock absorber and decrease its life. Due to a broken or damaged axle, you can hear the bumping and grinding sound. You should notice this sound; otherwise, the loss of stability will lead to accidents and crashes.
You should repair the bent axle, or in case of complete damage when they fail to work, you can replace them with a new one.
Problem with CO detector
Carbon monoxide detectors are present in Crossroads RV to prevent the alarming situation. They will start to sense the carbon dioxide from every corner and avoid a life-threatening condition.
Many of my friend who uses this RV complains that the position of the CO detector is also not suitable. It is present on the outer side near to the kitchen.
The smoke from the kitchen or outer side urges to produce the wrong alarm, disturbing for people. Moreover, they also tell that their detector does not last for a long time.
The average life of these devices is about 10 to 15 years when you use them with proper care and maintenance.
They fail to perform its activity before their average life. Moreover, these devices go wrong due to the accumulation of dirt and dust in their sensors.
Moreover, they can b of low quality that last for an extended period. The sensor sensitivity will also dull due to the wrong position and consistent exposure to smoke or gas.
Furthermore, they also need a proper electricity supply and electric circuits for their appropriate functioning. When the electricity supply is less, it will fail to comply with its function consistently.
You should always place them in the correct position in the middle of your trailer for their adequate performance.
You can also increase their life by regular maintenance and care. If they go wrong or fail to detect carbon dioxide from the surrounding environment, you should replace them with new ones.
Improper installation of furnace vents
The furnace vents play a crucial role in exchanging gas with the outside environment for the trailer. These vents help remove hazardous gas carbon dioxide from the inside and exchange them with the outer environment.
Furnace vents are a crucial part of vehicles’ combustion process, preventing alarming and hazardous situations.
My brother, who used this RV for about 2 to 3 years, complains that their furnace vents are not correctly installed, which can cause accumulation of carbon dioxide gas inside the trailer.
Many people also complain that some of its travel trailers also lack furnace vents, making the situation more dangerous.
When they are poorly installed, it will also clog their filters, reducing their efficiency to perform its function.
The cogged filters cannot supply fresh air inside while removing carbon dioxide from the combustion process.
When you feel the excessive gas accumulation or uneven smell inside, you should check the filters and wash them for proper airflow.
You can also change their location if they are not working correctly. For example, you can install it on the outside for better air crossing.
Slideouts are crucial for every vehicle, making them roomier and luxurious. They are specifically designed to increase the space in the RV.
You can extend the space and make the interior comfortable by increasing the length. Some people complain that they have a problem with the movement of slide-outs.
The slide-outs will remain stuck, and they are not moving inside. So it will put you in a challenging situation when you want to extend them.
The stuck of slideouts more commonly occur due to poor electricity supply. Due to poor electricity supply from the battery source, the motor will not work to extend them out.
The weak battery also fails to supply enough electricity to operate the motors of slide out. In addition, the blown fuse and bad wiring will also make the slideout faulty.
The improper lubrication will also stick these extended slide-outs due to poor friction between the surfaces.