Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-27-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Courtenay Van Isle BC Canada
Posts: 105
Default Funfinder vs Trail-lite crossover

I recently viewed a 21' Trail-lite crossover. They are lighter than Funfinders. Upon close inspection, there appears to be good reason for this. The chassis and running gear look flimsy compared to the Funfinder. All in all the quality of the Trail-lite seems to be lower than Funfinder. Has anyone else done a comparison test between these two?
__________________

flugelboneman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 04:31 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 21
Default

Its kinda of like asking which is better, Ford, Chevy, or Chrysler.

Its difficult to judge a TT based on just weight since there are so many ways companies use to determine their published weight. Some include the hitch weight and some don't. Trail-Lite publishes axle, hitch and the total of the two. However, the published weight does not include any options and different TT maufacturers have different standard equipment and options (and I think many understate the real weight). The weight of options can add up fast.

R-Vision has been around for about 10 years and I'm sure if you read their forums http://r-visioncamping.org/ the will sound a whole lot like the Funfinder forums. My Funfinder has been great so far, but if shopping I certainly would consider a R-Vision product if the package was what I wanted.
__________________

__________________
Jerry
TT: 16' Fun Finder
TV: 08 Ford Explorer V8
No pets - Sponser Child http://www.childfund.org
gheicher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 05:52 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Courtenay Van Isle BC Canada
Posts: 105
Default Funfinder vs Trail-lite crossover

Jerry,

Thx for ur input. That website on R Vision will be a good one to examine. I hear ya about all the variables in weight etc. Good to hear from someone who has looked at both.

Ian Parsons
flugelboneman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2008, 11:51 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yorktown, VA
Posts: 5
Default

My first post, so Hello everyone. Forgive me if I mess this up, but it should get better! My wife and I are looking for our first RV and have really liked the Fun Finders we've seen at a couple of shows.

Jerry, That's a good point about how different manufacturers include different things in the weight figures. Is that information posted on the web anywhere for the Cruiser Fun Finders? As I mentioned, we're just getting into this and my truck only tows 5,000 pounds. In some early number crunching, it seems like we're going to be close to that limit real fast. Knowing what is and is not in the manufacturers number would keep me from counting things twice and possibly ruling out a model when I don't need to.
VaVet96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 06:53 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 21
Default

The only place I am aware the weight of Fun Finders is published is at their website http://www.shadowcruiser.com/funfinderX/specs.html. I'm sure the figures they publish is without any options. If you want a more realistic weight you have to search some of the other Fun Finder / Shadow Cruiser forums for someone that has actually weighed their unit.
__________________
Jerry
TT: 16' Fun Finder
TV: 08 Ford Explorer V8
No pets - Sponser Child http://www.childfund.org
gheicher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2008, 07:02 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yorktown, VA
Posts: 5
Default

Thanks Jerry. I'll check out the other forums.
Roger
__________________

VaVet96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.