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Old 03-21-2011, 10:46 AM   #1
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My wife & I are looking to buy our first 5th wheel and are torn between a crusier and a montana . I will be towing with a 2007 silverado 2500 hd but as for the price I like the crusier which looks pretty good to me , could someone please help us out
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:52 AM   #2
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Check out the weights. I think most Montana models are better suited for a one ton.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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I agree, weigh your truck's rear axle weight (fully loaded) to see if you have sufficient remaining capacity to handle the Montana's pin weight. Of course all you will have available is the dry pin weight. Most RVers suggest that the loaded pin weight increases as a direct percentage of the dry pin weight to total dry weight. Again, that is the best info available prior to actual ownership. But, most fifth wheels have far more storage at the front of the unit than over or behind it's axles. So, in reality, loaded pin weight will be a higher percentage of loaded total weight than dry pin weight to dry total weight.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:48 AM   #4
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We looked at some of the Montanas, they are great units, but a little heavy and pricey for our budget. IMHO, best bang for the buck is the Cruiser. We bought a CF335 in December, had a couple of issues which the dealer promptly corrected. Since then we have camped 26 nights and put 3,200 miles on it and it feels more like home than the house.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:39 PM   #5
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I'll second M&M's recommendation. I looked a long time, ruled out the Montana's, and a bunch of other's, because of wt. and price. Narrowed my choices to Cruiser, Denali, and Open Range; bought a Cruiser because it offered the best overall value.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:28 AM   #6
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Never had a Montana but sure LOVE my Cruiser.

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Old 03-22-2011, 01:29 AM   #7
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X2 on the above suggestions. Can't beat a cruiser for weight, features, bang for the buck, and service.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:07 PM   #8
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Owned 2 Keystone and never again! Try to get warrant out of them Thanks to my dealer for paying out of his pocket as Keystone would not stand behind there work. Have had 2 new Cruiser and they take care of there warranty with out any questions. My next trailer will be a Crossroads product Hands down.

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Old 03-24-2011, 12:24 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the info ,my wife and I believe our first 5th wheel will definitely be a cruiser. Also thanks for the info on Keystone you would think being a big company as they are they would stand by their products.
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Crossroads warranty ,weight, and therefore mileage, is why we bought...
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