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Sales of Crusader fifth wheels climb 18 percent

Sales of Crusader fifth wheels climb 18 percent

ELKHART, Ind. – Elkhart, Indiana-based Forest River Inc., announces that the Prime Time Manufacturing Crusader fifth wheel line has continued its impressive growth, gaining more than 18 percent in retail sales volume in the US through August 2017, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc.

Crusader Product Manager Paul Morrison detailed several reasons behind the brand’s sustained growth. “From the beginning, Prime Time has focused on delivering a fifth wheel lineup that looks great aesthetically with lots of features customers love. More importantly, though, our business model is extremely dealer-centric and we’ve made sure to remain a company that our dealers appreciate doing business with.”

According to Morrison, the Crusader Lite lineup has been a key area of growth for Prime Time. “There are a lot of new product offerings in the half-ton towable fifth wheel segment. Crusader Lite has been there and led the way for three years now and is the hottest brand in that arena still today. Our growth isn’t ‘beginner growth.’ We’re growing off of already substantial volume. Our dealer body has embraced the product and really made it a core part of their fifth wheel business.”

The lightweight products are only one portion of Crusader’s successful growth. Crusader is also the fastest growing mainstream fifth wheel brand in the industry in the $35,000 to $45,000 retail price category; up over 57 percent in the United States according to Statistical Surveys, Inc.

“In our flagship Crusader line, we’ve added some really impressive features to complement our redesigned contemporary interiors. MORryde ‘Zero Gravity’ entry steps and Furrion’s residential cooktop and oven highlight the numerous of improvements we’ve recently made to the product,” added Morrison.
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Prime Time Manufacturing has become one of the largest and fastest growing RV manufacturers in the industry. For more information on Prime Time Manufacturing and Crusader fifth wheels, visit
Prime Time Manufacturing is a division of Forest River, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company.
Forest River, Inc. is one of America’s leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles, pontoon boats, cargo trailers and buses.

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Ronnie Garrett is the editor in chief of RV Daily Report. She's been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and now the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year.

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