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Old 02-16-2014, 10:30 AM   #1
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Hi folks-
I was happy to find this group as we just upgraded from a pop-up to the Zinger. As yet we don't have a tow vehicle, but hoping a 1/2 ton will be adequate for the 7774 GVW rating.

In terms of documentation, I was looking for electrical schematics, but they don't seem to exist. Also maintenance locations for the water pump, water heater bypass etc will just be a discovery process, unless there is a diagram somewhere.

Also, I was curious how Crossroads determines their model numbers. We got the 25RB, but the model on the vehicle says "ZT-250-RB." Is that related to options (it has the polar package etc)?

Anyway, I will be looking through the posts for information and pass along any experiences that might help too.

Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:53 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new trailer!!

You would be well matched with most any 1/2 pickup and that unit. Model number doesn't mean much. If you have already taken delivery, then I assume the dealer did a crappy PDI.

Look around and you will find most of the access points. It is a good bet water pump is behind the plywood divider under the stove. It may also be right by water heater...the blank panel under the pantry/storage just behind the fridge should come off and you can access water heater and related valves.

Ask if anything else comes up - this forum is the best!
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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Hi folks-
I was happy to find this group as we just upgraded from a pop-up to the Zinger. As yet we don't have a tow vehicle, but hoping a 1/2 ton will be adequate for the 7774 GVW rating.

In terms of documentation, I was looking for electrical schematics, but they don't seem to exist. Also maintenance locations for the water pump, water heater bypass etc will just be a discovery process, unless there is a diagram somewhere.

Also, I was curious how Crossroads determines their model numbers. We got the 25RB, but the model on the vehicle says "ZT-250-RB." Is that related to options (it has the polar package etc)?

Anyway, I will be looking through the posts for information and pass along any experiences that might help too.

Thanks!
ZT means Zinger trailer 250 means the amount of square footage in the unit.. RB did mean rear bath
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:07 PM   #4
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Good luck with your new Zinger ...and welcome to the forum. I've had good luck towing with my Ford Ecoboost. Should be more that adequate for you. Just make sure on any TV you check the amount of weight you can load into the TV. Stay within that and you'll be fine.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:56 PM   #5
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welcome and congrats on the new zinger. As mark eluded to, you need to pay attention to all capacities of the truck you get. make sure you get the towing package and go as big as you can.... my TT also has a 7700 gvwr, it currently weighs 7000 lbs and has a loaded tongue weight of close to 1000 lbs. there are certainly 1/2 tons that can handle this but not all half tons can do it. look for higher payloads (upwards of 1500 lbs on the door jamb sticker). The ford ecoboost can do it but check that number, the ecoboost at the auto show yesterday only had an 1100 lb available payload (mark, I'm betting yours is higher than that particular one). the tundra at the autos how had a 1400 lb available payload. the big payload winners there were the Chevy and ram with 1500 lb payloads. enjoy your new zinger and happy hunting on the new truck.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:43 PM   #6
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Yeah, I believe my Ecoboost is rated for about 2310 lbs, with the heavy duty payload package. GCWR 17200.
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A person has to be careful, just because it says Eco-Boost on the side, doesn't necessarily mean it has a high tow/hauling capacity. It all is determined by what packages it comes with.
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A person has to be careful, just because it says Eco-Boost on the side, doesn't necessarily mean it has a high tow/hauling capacity. It all is determined by what packages it comes with.
exactly my point. that is true for any truck including the 3/4 and 1 tons. I learned that lesson the hard way.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:36 PM   #9
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This is from Ford's web site:

"3.5L V6 EcoBoost Engine
Regular unleaded gasoline with a pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87 is recommended. Some stations offer fuels posted as Regular with an octane rating below 87, particularly in high altitude areas. Fuels with octane levels below 87 are not recommended.
Premium fuel will provide improved performance and is recommended for severe duty usage such as trailer tow."

That means, at least around here, that the fuel will cost as much, if not more, than diesel, and it won't get as good fuel economy.
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new Zinger.
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