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Old 06-30-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
2012 Micro Lite 21 FBRS
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Buying a Shadow Cruiser TT 2012 285RLS

I am probably going to buy a Shadow Cruiser TT 2012 285RLS

I was just wondering if anyone knows much about them. I looked at it yesterday and all seems fine. here is a link to a sister TT:

2012 - Cruiser - Shadow Cruiser - 285RLS - Travel Trailer - Appleton, WI - Appleton Camping Center, Inc.

Thanks for your input - positive or negative

2012 Flagstaff Micro Lite 21 FBRS
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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Looks Great, Wide open floor plan DW would love to have a floor plan like that! Should have a lot of room w/28 ft!

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Old 08-06-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
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We just traded in our 2012 Shadow Cruiser for a 2013 Trace Primetime 3150BHD. Overall I was very unsatisfied with my Shadow Cruiser. The steel frame was was the smallest and weakest I've seen on trailers in this class, the stabilizer jacks were useless, the floor was very soft and un-level, and all the materials were so cheap. In the first 3 months we had 3 air conditioners replaced and recently had 2 LP/CO2 detectors replaced...all malfunctioned. The Shadow Cruisers price-wise can't be beat, but I learned the hard way that you get what you pay for. I really hope your experience is much better than mine. After owning Forest River models in the past, I've come back with my tail between my legs and less cash in my pocket...but in the end I'm happier with my trailer.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:38 PM   #4
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I had a Shadow Cruiser 185 BFS (I think the letters are correct) and it was just too small. Everything worked everytime I used it. However, the tires lasted only about 2K miles. Daughter and son-in-law still have it, and everything still works. It had walls that were only 1" thick but it was small enough that the air and heat worked well. My Surveyor Select SV-264 has 2" walls and it uses just about the same amount of heating/cooling time as the smaller Shadow Cruiser. You might check the wall thickness for that as it seems to make a difference in comfort. Have fun!
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