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Old 03-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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325res vs 330mks

We are new here and driving ourselves crazy with the choices!

We thought we had it narrowed down to 325res, but now are totally confused with

325res 330mks and sabre 33ckts

Anyone shoot ideas our way on why you bought what you did, might help us actually pick one and order it!

Lost and his long suffering wife.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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Fully understand your dilema. We were bouncing around between the 325res and the Wildcat Maxx 313RES. At one point we actually made the decision for the 325, then realized (after actually measuring it) that it wouldn't fit into our storage area, or our driveway, plus getting into that grey area of overtaxing our tow pickup. We loved the layout and storage in the unit, but finally had to accept we were overstepping our means a bit and went with the Wildcat. We had owned a Wildcat before this, and were fully satisfied with it, so we had no issues going that way. Did a factory tour (twice) which I recommend no matter what your decision. We finally narrowed it down based on the few features we figured we couldn't live without and went with it. Big decision, big worries, but once done you'll be so glad and ready to hit the trails. We're getting ready (8 Mar) to head out on our first long trip with this unit and we're very excited. (the cat isn't so sure) Best of luck to you and don't forget to enjoy all this leading up to your purchase, after all, it's part of the fun of purchasing a new RV. :-)


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Old 03-06-2013, 03:37 PM   #3
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I was torn between the 320, 325 and 330.

We eliminated the 320 because we wanted the 12' fridge and on the 320 that would have left next to no kitchen storage.

Our choice between the 330 and 325 came down to the fact that we simply liked the larger shower and rear entertainment better.

We have had our 325RES TE since 12/29/12 and been out in it for 5 trips (or 18 days). We are very happy with our choice!

Any of these units will work great and are very well built. It all comes down to what's important to you and your family.
Dan n Dione

TV: 2012 Ram 3500 Laramie CC LB 4x4 DRW
RV: 2013 Crusader 325RES Touring Edition
Days Camped: 2012 (3) 2013 (22)
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:50 PM   #4
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I can understand your kunundra.
Both are quite similar, but we did not like the island kitchen and preferred the separation and better storage in the kitchen the 325RES layout offered. We also liked the rear entertainment center.
One thing I did like about the 33ckts is the glass in the bedroom door, pretty minor thing though.
I hope this helps.

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:10 PM   #5
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We picked up our 325 on Monday. What did we like about it? Large amount of kitchen counter top space, central vac, large shower, two large Lane couches, large amount of storage in the bedroom, in the kitchen, in the living room, four large windows on the curb side living room. The 33cks is about 14,000 lbs GVWR, compared to the 325 at 12,000. What is your tow vehicle? Get the yellow pad out and put the pros and cons down for each, then see how they rate. Good luck.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:40 PM   #6
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We too thought we were sold on the 325, but went with the 330. In the end, we wanted the double sofa bed in the 330. L-shaped sofa in 325 is just a single pull-out bed. We also liked the more open kitchen island in the 330. Must admit, we really liked the look of the rear entertainment in the 325, but above reasons swayed us to the 330. Looking forward to delivery in 3 weeks!

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