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Old 02-21-2017, 11:17 AM   #1
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We went to the local RV show last weekend and looked at fivers only, no big suprises. One dealer did have 2 Rushmores and a Volante. Did look at the Rushmores, but since they don't meet my minimum requirement of a coat closet, it was a quick look. We did take a longer look at the Volante since it is a new series for CR and it was kind of disappointing. About $11k more than what we paid for the Cruiser, the cabinet doors were vinyl wrapped rather than raised panel hardwood. The Volante line basically has no options, other than the "mandatory options", the only real option is a 2nd A/C unit. The only other similiar priced unit at the show was a Cougar and it was a better unit in many ways including raised panel doors.

Majority of the other fivers were in the $70k to $95k+ range, 38 ft and longer and over 12k lbs empty. Lots of fancy stuff, but still plenty of quality/design problems. 4" wide black marks on a cream colored floor from the main slide, doors that would latch, loose trim and this with just casual looking.

One unit with an optional king bed had an un-usable bedroom door. There was a rubber door knob protector on the bedroom wall, but the door couldn't be opened past 45 degrees since it hit the mattress. Even if the mattress was moved, it still hit the bed frame. Who would want a bigger bed but then be unable to get thru the bedroom door?

Then there was the front bath with large tub and picture window in the front cap. How can an RV water heater provide enough hot water to fill it? And if you do use the tub, you can count the bug hits on that front window!
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:37 PM   #2
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I didn't go our local rv show last month, but it sounds like I didn't miss much. What a shame...
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:36 PM   #3
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I got a couple of shows comming up around my area...The sad fact is the big boys have bought out all the independent manufacturers and the quality and everyday functionality of the campers is suffering...I have to admit I was sucked in when I went from my 2007 Cruiser to my 2013 Cruiser...Electric this, motorized that...Should have stayed with the manual equiptment...
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I got a couple of shows comming up around my area...The sad fact is the big boys have bought out all the independent manufacturers and the quality and everyday functionality of the campers is suffering...I have to admit I was sucked in when I went from my 2007 Cruiser to my 2013 Cruiser...Electric this, motorized that...Should have stayed with the manual equiptment...

Tommy, don't know if they make any more manual equipment type Rv's. Pretty sure all the Rv's our size has done away with "manual" equipment and even the newer ones than ours are even more high tech.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:13 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=Dayle1;121487]We went to the local RV show last weekend and looked at fivers only, no big suprises. One dealer did have 2 Rushmores and a Volante. Did look at the Rushmores, but since they don't meet my minimum requirement of a coat closet, it was a quick look.

I'm surprised to hear there was Rushmores at the show. Were they older, left over models? I thought they had been discontinued.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:32 PM   #6
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I thought the Rushmore line was discontinued also... Was the Carriage it's replacement..???
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I thought the Rushmore line was discontinued also... Was the Carriage it's replacement..???
My mistake, they were Redwoods.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:21 AM   #8
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Not even sure if the Redwood is part of the Crossroads family anymore...If you look at the lead page for this forum, at the bottom of the page, it is not listed as one of CR's products...I think they are a stand alone brand now...
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From the Redwood forum;

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The manufacturer of the ROG units is known as Redwood RV Company, a division of DS Corp DBA Crossroads RV
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