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Old 11-24-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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In various threads current Crossroads owners have mentioned"upgrades" or "improvements" that Crossroads could make to their product. Some handy owners have even taken matters into their own hands posting fantastic "mods" for us all to see!!!



Crossroads seems very in-tune with customer's and as such they change their product features and ammenities frequently.



I think this thread would be a great place for us, the owners, to help out the Crossroads Product Team know exactly what we would like to see in "next years model".... Please keep it positive and post your ideas!
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After owning my Cruiser for about 1.5 years I have some suggestions I would like to see on the next Cruiser:

*Add (2) attic vents to roof - many mid-pro's are adding these as they discover many people are part-timing in the rigs.



*When installing the main floor deck over the pass-thru area install the Astro-foil under the floor decking (Heartland Sundance does this) -OR- Do like other's are doing and make the floor over the pass-thru a composite floor (luan/foam/alum. frame/luan laminated together. This is lightweight, strong and has a R7 insulation value on rigs that do this. R7 is much better then the plywood alone!



* Make the following Patriot package features available as stand-alone options: 50AMP service w/ 2nd AC bracing/wiring, Solid counter tops, Roto-Flex pinbox, Electric rear leveling jacks. Keystone's Laredo and Copper Canyon in the same price range are adding these features as options or standards.



*Make floorplan for the Cruiser line similar to the Kingston double bunk house rear slide unit. Love this floorplan, wish you had it in the Cruiser lineup!Edited by: mwebber78
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:34 PM   #3
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You can also pick a model from the main page and go to the right side and click on the "Send us your ideas" link and send it to them.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:41 PM   #4
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The forum seems kinda slow lately - I think a active thread about camping when it's cold outside would be nice

Why not share our idea's in a forum
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Having been to a couple of the Factory Rallys in Shipshewana, I can tell you that not only do they listen to what we don't like, they are also very interested in what we like about the units.

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:01 AM   #6
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...I was just wondering...If so many people have a problem with the inherent instability of fifth wheels that many have installed the various kinds of stability bars, then why not make that an option on new models?...
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I would like a drawer dishwasher option instead of an oven. If you have the convection/microwave oven, two ovens seems a bit redundant. This week we are installing a convection/microwave in place of the micro only and bought a FisherPaykel drawer dishwasher. We'll remove the oven and place the dishwasher there which will really help by having someplace to place the dirty dishes I use while I'm cooking. It seems like I never have enough counter space.
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That's a great idea. Atwood does make a euro-looking cooktop that is used on Cameo's when they have the drawer dishwasher installed.
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:12 AM   #9
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We just took delivery of our Cruiser yesterday. We are very excited and cannot wait to try it out.

As we were looking at all the models and brands, one feature that I really found to be nice is on the Sierra. They offer a hose connection with a short coiled hose and sprayer so that you can wash off the rig or do anything like that without having to run a hose to the hookup or if you are camping in a rustic site, try and fill a bucket if needed.

I am going to be looking at adding this over the winter. I will be sure to share pictures when I complete it.

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I would like to see them install a tv jack in the bedroom for satellite reciever.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:10 AM   #11
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Offer ahard floor choice, rather than carpet

Drop leaf or extensionson diningtable.

Adjustable shelfing in kitchen cupboards.

Slide out shelves in pantry area.

Two steps, instead of one, going to bedroom/bathroom area.

Removable curtains on windows.

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Oooooo good ones! cwit on this forum built a GREAT LOOKING set of solid oak dual stairs to his upper bedroom in his camper. Matched the wood tone perfectily and is great looking. I'd love to build a set for mine.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:14 PM   #13
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*Plexiglas on the wall paper around the stove in the kitchen.
*Slide out draws/shelves in the pantry and under the stove .
*Better shower head and angle (the water is not dripping directly down)
*Support for the table extension(it is to weak by itself).
*Full storage pull out.
*Electrical sockets in storage area.
*Automatic outdoor light when some one approaches the trailer.
*An arrangement for garbage.
*Much better mattress and sofa (my son preferred to put the mattress on the trailer floor to spend the night).
*Instead of the oven and the micro a cook oven(combo of oven+micro).
All this is related to my 2006 Cruiser, maybe some things are already on new models.



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I love doing mods to my camper. My wife says one of the best mods I did was the put clear panels on screen door so we can leave the door open during the day. My wife loves the sun and this make a big picture window.
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I have seen cwit's Zinger first hand, he is the MOD man!
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I love the idea of wood floors and adjustable shelves in the cupboard. Hope Crossroads takes some of these suggestions. I would also like to see some accommodation for those of us with physical handicaps like bathtubs instead of showers.
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Crossroads always has it's ears on so I think they will glean as much suggestions as they can.

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better step at the bedside. DH built one and carpeted it so he didn't need a ladder to get into bed.

Better door latches on the sliding closet doors. Replaced ours with the black ones.

Better system to hold the glass in the overhead cabinetdoors.

Offer three foot power cord - 50 amp

Offer a better choice for couch/sleeper.

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I've only had my Cruiser 5vr a short while but have also done a few mods that I now enjoy.
- Installed a Hunter digital thermostat (reduces the variance of temperature to +/- 1 degree)
- Installed a battery cut-off switch on the top of the battery box.
- Installed a Supco easy start capacitor on the 15K AC so it will now run on my Yamaha 2400is generator.
- Installed sound absorbing material in the furnace intake area. Reduces the loudness by half. Now I do not even turn the flat screen up when it comes on.

Things to do:
-modify my Cabelas gas grill to work with the low pressure propane quick release outlet.
-make some tire covers to protect from the sum while parked for weeks.
-install the wet bolt system.
-figure a solution to keep glasses from tipping in the cabinet.
-figure out how to input the sound from the flat panel into the sound system organic to the Cruiser.
-and on and on. Isn't that the fun of it?

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NCretiree- I'd like to hear more about how you added the sound proofing to the furnace. That should be a good improvement. The furnace in our Cruiser is quite loud also.
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