SO we are thinking of maybe upgrading to a 5ver from our VLite. We have a floor plan in mind that we want and there are a few options 2 of which are Forest River units. The Crusader is only 2900 cdn more than the Surveyor but we have to drive 6 hours or more to Calgary to possibly get one vs 2 1/2 hours to where the Surveyor is.
John & Deb
2011 F250 Lariat FX4 Crew Cab 6.2
2011 Flagstaff V-Lite 30WRLS
I don't know much about either one but I will say that it was a big mistake we made with our Crusader is not having windows on the door side of the 5er. We would sit and eat at the dinning table looking at our neighbor site and not ours. if you kids or grand kids you can watch them while they are outside playing. Just my thoughts.
2017 Fleetwood Discovery LXE 40D Diesel Pusher 41 foot. CC 5740
2017 Solitude 310GK-R Pick Up Oct 24th.
2016 GMC Denali 1 ton Cargo Capacity 3722 lbs
Sold 2016 Keystone Montana 3711FL
Sold - 2015 Crusader 315RST 5th Wheel -
2015 Ford F350 SRW Cargo Capacity 3744
They look pretty similar from pictures. Of course I am bias ...But so far 0 complaints about our 294. The "campside" slide with tv and dinette was what really drew us in and all the features the PT oftered. It is nice while eating or even just watching tv to be able to look at our site.
I don't know much about the other brand. Best of luck!
2016 Prime Time Crusader 294RLT
2021 RAM 3500 Laramie Mega HO\CTD, CC, 4x4...ect
Days Camped in last 3 years - 79
Planned Days in 2021 - 50
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