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Old 01-08-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Crusader w/ wardrobe slide, headroom?

Still researching a new 5er, very interested in the new Crusader 335BHS. Finally found some pictures online (RV Guy, when will pix & a 360 tour be available on your website?), love the inside - great layout and tons of storage. My one concern is the bedroom - being a mid-profile unit with the wardrobe slide, I'm concerned about the height in the bedroom. I'm 6'-1" and a bit concerned about banging my head on the ceiling. Those of you with wardrobe slide Crusaders, how do find the headroom & clearance in the bedroom? I'm hoping to look through a Crusader with the wardrobe slide this weekend at the local dealer, they have 335BHS's on order but still a month away or so on delivery.

RV Guy - if you made this same coach with a bed slide instead of the wardrobe slide, we'd probably buy it tomorrow! We've been to a number of campsites that would be too difficult to accommodate a quad-slide bunkhouse and be able to open/use the outside kitchen - so, no slides on the entry side is perfect.

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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Hockey Dad,

I did a quick search on the 335 and could only find 1 dealer that had one in stock with pics. It's in Florida w/Touring Edition

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I have a bed slide, am 5'11" and have no troubles with the bedroom height (or in the shower either).

The 355 looks really nice and is almost the same as the 335 but with a bed slide...Just a thought
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:08 PM   #3
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DnD - yep, those are the same pictures that I saw - only ones anywhere! Glad to hear that you have no trouble with the height, good to know.

The 355 (and 360) are nice, but I'm really trying to avoid a quad-slide bunkhouse. We've been in a number of campsites where having slides on both sides of the coach and trying open/use the outside kitchen would be a problem. Also, the 355 & 360 are longer than we'd like, the 355 is at the limit. I don't really see the need for the 1/2 bath, and having the walk-in pantry plus the added countertop & cabinets to the right of the stove in the 335 is great! Looking at the pictures of the pantry in the 335 = perfect place to hang my fishing rods & gear !

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:18 PM   #4
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I had a feeling those might be the reasons you liked the 335. Well maybe not the fishing poles in the pantry part though!

Did you run that by the Mrs???

I am guessing because it's such a new model there aren't too many out there yet. I kinda went through the same thing waiting to see what the changes for the Touring Editions would look like before ordering. Hopefully RV Guy can respond and help you out. He certainly did for us.

Best of luck to you in your search!
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The headroom in the 335 should be the same as in the 320, 330, 325, 355 and 360.

They are taller than the shorter models with the north/south beds, and don't have the step up in the bedroom. If you have headroom in the models with the bedslide, it won't change in the 335.

I've found that you actually have a bit more walk around space on the n/s beds since they are 5 foot wide beds in an 8 foot wide trailer.
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DnD - I did mention fishing poles in the pantry to the Mrs., she just smiled so that's a YES in my book!

2008Wildcat - actually, the 335 has a north/south bed like the 200 series coaches with a step at the foot of the bed, that's my concern....

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DnD - I did mention fishing poles in the pantry to the Mrs., she just smiled so that's a YES in my book!

2008Wildcat - actually, the 335 has a north/south bed like the 200 series coaches with a step at the foot of the bed, that's my concern....

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Yes, I see that now. We haven't gotten that model in yet either, and I just assumed it would share the front end like its brothers.

Wonder why they did that........it will be short on head space for sure with that step up. The only saving grace is, that you usually don't have to stand on the sides of the N/S beds. You kind of lay into the mattress.
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The bedroom on the 335 is EXACTLY like the bedroom on the 285, 290, 295, 298.

The reason we designed it this way was for weight and price. We wanted something under 10,000 pounds and (typically) several thousand dollars less than it's big brother the 355/360. Obviously, its impossible to build all of the configurations that are out there but we try to listen to feedback and suggestions and work toward getting it right for everyone as much as possible.

Check it out when you can. I think you'll be impressed.

We are working on the gallery - probably a couple of weeks out still.

Thanks, again, for your interest.

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Thanks RV Guy! I'll be checking out one of the wardrobe slide Crusaders this weekend so I can see the bedroom.

Can you tell me how the black and gray tanks are plumbed on the 335 -- is the outside kitchen plumbed into the black tank or gray?

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Outside Kitchen plumbed into galley gray. Bathroom is all the way toward the front on this model (unlike our TTs where toilet is next tank over) so there's no issue with having to utilize the black tank.
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