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Old 01-27-2016, 09:18 PM   #1
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Information on Crossroads Construction

Hi,

We are in the process of buying a Crossroads Zinger Z1, Model 328SB. Unlike other RV companies, there is very limited information about how this TT is constructed. We know it is stick and tin, steel frame, rubber membrane roof, the usual dicor type seals, and we know that the appliances are the usual types of appliances used in most RVs.

What I'm really looking for is more information on construction details - for example, questions we have are:
  • How is the roof constructed, and what is it's weight capacity - is it plywood or some other product - and if plywood, what thickness, and is it screwed or stapled down?
  • What type of insulation is used, and what is the R value?
  • Is the steel frame of the unit painted or powder coated?
  • Are the walls wood framed (we assume so, in an entry level unit), or aluminum framed?
  • What type of slide mechanisms are used in the trailer?

Unlike other companies, which talk about their construction details as a selling feature, we've been able to find virtually nothing on Crossroads.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:38 AM   #2
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Features for Zinger by Crossroads RV

Hope this helps
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:55 AM   #3
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That's useful - I'm guessing that the Z-1 will be the same, but not sure - the construction details are not listed for the Z-1, as they are for the Zinger.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:19 AM   #4
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Z-1 and Zinger are built on same line. We toured factory in 2012.

Stick and tin construction (wood framed) with fiberglass insulation.
Roof is wood framed w/ 3/8" plywood, but you can walk on it (carefully).
Frame is powdercoated. Opt for enclosed underbelly if you can (warmer/quieter).
Unless something changed, the slides are Lippert old-school rack & pinion - tried and true.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:42 PM   #5
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We have the z218-TD model. Zero issues with it for our purpose of weekend get aways with our toys. We did not want a slide out only due to that being a weak point in any unit for water intrusion.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:17 PM   #6
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Thanks - that's helpful.

The customer service rep said the frames now are not powder coated, but I confess that seems odd. He advised that the wood for the roofs are now OSB, with wood framing for the trusses.
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Z-1 and Zinger are built on same line. We toured factory in 2012.

Stick and tin construction (wood framed) with fiberglass insulation.
Roof is wood framed w/ 3/8" plywood, but you can walk on it (carefully).
Frame is powdercoated. Opt for enclosed underbelly if you can (warmer/quieter).
Unless something changed, the slides are Lippert old-school rack & pinion - tried and true.
Wish I could find a factory tour video. Unfortunately, there is almost nothing on Crossroads out there.
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:14 AM   #8
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Z-1 and Zinger are built on same line. We toured factory in 2012.

The slides are Lippert old-school rack & pinion - tried and true.
I'm so glad we have this set-up on our slide.
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:12 PM   #9
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It took a lot of doing to get pictures of construction of the roof. I have an issue and they were not supplying answers. They finally sent a couple of roof pictures if you are interested. I caution on CR as with everything Buyer Beware. I wanted insight on how the roof was constructed because I had some weird bump on the roof. I was looking to fix it my self but they offered no help. Looking to get rid of it now.

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Old 02-01-2016, 09:52 AM   #10
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Sounds like that bump on the roof could be a moisture bubble that expands with heat. If so, it will have to be "popped" and resealed.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:35 AM   #11
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CR isn't any worse than the others.

As far as roof construction, I assume mine is 3/8" OSB or exterior grade plywood. Solid as can be expected. I walk on it, but try not to dance too much .

This is our 2nd Zinger - trouble free.
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Old 11-12-2016, 10:24 PM   #12
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We're considering purchasing this same model. OP...did you ever find out for sure the roof & flooring material? A salesman at one dealer told me it was OSB in the floor. I found a youtube video that mentioned it being tongue & groove plywood. Other than that...have you been happy so far? Not sure if we're going with this one or not but I love the layout of the floorplan.
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We did. It is OSB on top of a wood frame. You can get on the roof and walk around to do repairs if you have to.

The walls are wood framed. The steel frame underneath is painted, not powder coated.
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We're considering purchasing this same model. OP...did you ever find out for sure the roof & flooring material? A salesman at one dealer told me it was OSB in the floor. I found a youtube video that mentioned it being tongue & groove plywood. Other than that...have you been happy so far? Not sure if we're going with this one or not but I love the layout of the floorplan.

Construction

  • 13,500 BTU Ducted A/C w/ quick cool
  • 16" OC truss rafters with 4-1/2" crown
  • Rain gutters along entire roof line
  • 5/8" floor decking
  • One piece rubber roof with 3" rolled roof wrap and 12 year manufacturer warranty
  • R-7 Rated fiberglass foof insulation
  • 25,000 BTU floor ducted furnace (35,000 in 30RK and larger)
  • 16" O/C stud placement in sidewalls, endwalls and slide rooms
  • R-7 Rated fiberglass sidewall insulation
  • Steel I-Beam frame
  • R-7 Rated fiberglass floor insulation
  • Maximum amount of linoleum throughout
  • Moisture barrier wrapped floor
  • 30" Radius entry door with screen (main door)
  • Secure Stance axles (varies by model)
  • Walk-on 3/8" roof decking
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:17 AM   #15
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I found that info but, like the original poster, I was wondering if it's wood or aluminum studs/subfloor...osb or plywood roof/floor, etc. Whatever we end up getting will be my third but the first new one. So, I want to get the best for the money. I figure water will kill any one of them fairly quickly so I've about decided to not worry quite so much and just be meticulous with the maintenance.




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Construction

  • 13,500 BTU Ducted A/C w/ quick cool
  • 16" OC truss rafters with 4-1/2" crown
  • Rain gutters along entire roof line
  • 5/8" floor decking
  • One piece rubber roof with 3" rolled roof wrap and 12 year manufacturer warranty
  • R-7 Rated fiberglass foof insulation
  • 25,000 BTU floor ducted furnace (35,000 in 30RK and larger)
  • 16" O/C stud placement in sidewalls, endwalls and slide rooms
  • R-7 Rated fiberglass sidewall insulation
  • Steel I-Beam frame
  • R-7 Rated fiberglass floor insulation
  • Maximum amount of linoleum throughout
  • Moisture barrier wrapped floor
  • 30" Radius entry door with screen (main door)
  • Secure Stance axles (varies by model)
  • Walk-on 3/8" roof decking
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:39 AM   #16
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Give CR a call and ask them your questions that you are don't getting answered here to your satisfaction. Then you should have the correct info.
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:20 PM   #17
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Heres CR reply when I asked similar questions:

The only suggestion I would have would be to contact an authorized Crossroads dealer and order the correct front panel for this unit.
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