Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-24-2016, 01:51 PM   #1
RKV
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 17
Default 2017 Fun Finders

I see from the Cruiser RV website that there is a new line of Fun Finders for 2017.The F214WSD (our trailer) is gone, and there are some different floorplans. The new online brochure does not give many details about the standard and optional features and has very few inside photos. The brochure download and the dealer locator do not work. Is the company having problems?
__________________

__________________
Robin and Gloria
2014 Fun Finder F214WSD
2010 F150 XLT SuperCrew 4X4
RKV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2016, 05:12 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 2,590
Default

Not that I am aware of.

Thor Industries purchased Cruiser RV in Jan. 2015

Thor Industries, Inc. - Thor Announces Acquisition Of Towable Manufacturer Cruiser RV And DRV
__________________

__________________
2012 Fun Finder XT 276 Toy Hauler & Harley Davidson Ultra Classic with Condor wheel chock
2014 Dodge Ram 2500 AT 4X4 Crew Cab 6.4 L Hemi, 373 gears, tow package, Rambox option, Revolver X2 tonneau cover, Equal-I-zer anti-sway hitch.
Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2016, 12:03 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,330
Default

Found this.
Fun Finder XTREME LITE Travel Trailer | RV Sales | 19 Floorplans
__________________
2008 Fun Finder 189 FBR, (replaced by) 1996 Shasta 265DBFW April 2017.
2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7 (replaced by.....)
2006 Chevy 2500HD, Duramax, crew cab
It's a big world...explore it!!!
Michigantraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2016, 04:40 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 37
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michigantraveler View Post
Wow. All their new TT are huge.
NedProvince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2016, 04:57 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,330
Default

Much bigger than ours, and all are at least 4000# dry weight! I think they are going for the big bucks spenders now and realizing that the small trailer market is getting saturated. But actually, I guess, most tow vehicles bigger than ours could pull 4000? The mini Winnebagos are similar to ours but more pricey too.
__________________
2008 Fun Finder 189 FBR, (replaced by) 1996 Shasta 265DBFW April 2017.
2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7 (replaced by.....)
2006 Chevy 2500HD, Duramax, crew cab
It's a big world...explore it!!!
Michigantraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2016, 09:33 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,621
Default

How could the small trailer market be saturated? Almost nobody makes 12 or 13 foot trailers, like my X-139. If and when we need a new trailer, I am going to have to modify a cargo trailer, I guess, if I want to stay with a very small unit (which I do).

So often, people stop us and say "where can I get a trailer like that?" I have to tell them that there are used units available, but not new ones.

And if you have never seen a trailer like mine, just scroll up to the top of this page -- the picture is of a unit exactly like mine.
profdant139 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2016, 01:05 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,330
Default

Scamp, Casita, lilsnoozy, Airstream, Winibago, teardrops, etc., etc. Many manufacturers have come on the scene. I think it's because of the millennial generation.
Manufacturers | The Small Trailer Enthusiast

This was just posted.
http://www.johnweeks.com/tour/campers/index.html
__________________
2008 Fun Finder 189 FBR, (replaced by) 1996 Shasta 265DBFW April 2017.
2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7 (replaced by.....)
2006 Chevy 2500HD, Duramax, crew cab
It's a big world...explore it!!!
Michigantraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2016, 02:26 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 37
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michigantraveler View Post
Scamp, Casita, lilsnoozy, Airstream, Winibago, teardrops, etc., etc. Many manufacturers have come on the scene. I think it's because of the millennial generation.
Manufacturers | The Small Trailer Enthusiast

This was just posted.
Guide To Ultra-Lightweight Travel Trailers
I agree with everyone -- to have a big caravan, you need a big truck. We have the same 139x, and a 2006 Nissan Frontier, and on our maiden voyage (from where we purchased it in Ventura, to home, in West Los Angeles) it seemed a real trudge up the hill in Camarillo. Jim was saying we may need another truck -- and we just invested in the FF! (We are not getting another truck. Yikes.)

The smaller ones -- the teardrops -- are everywhere -- because anything can pull one. There are a lot of companies making them. There's one company that is making a small trailer, based in Silver Lake. I think they are called Happier Campers. But they are pretty pricey.

In regards to how few manufacturers are making the smaller trailers, that is certainly true of US manufacturers, but in the UK and Australia there seem to be some SUPER cute small trailers.

I don't know if the Cells (FF in Australia) are manufactured in Indiana and shipped there or made there.
NedProvince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2016, 06:36 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,330
Default

Other countries also got the smaller cars and vans before us too. Some of them are so cool. I guess they think all Americans want big things. We pull our 189fbr with a Jeep Liberty 3.7 V6. It's working here in Michigan but in places with bigger hills and mountains..nah, But, it's what we have and we two track a lot and get a lot of snow so the four wheel drive is good. Is yours the 4.0 V6?
__________________
2008 Fun Finder 189 FBR, (replaced by) 1996 Shasta 265DBFW April 2017.
2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7 (replaced by.....)
2006 Chevy 2500HD, Duramax, crew cab
It's a big world...explore it!!!
Michigantraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2016, 11:54 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 37
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michigantraveler View Post
Other countries also got the smaller cars and vans before us too. Some of them are so cool. I guess they think all Americans want big things. We pull our 189fbr with a Jeep Liberty 3.7 V6. It's working here in Michigan but in places with bigger hills and mountains..nah, But, it's what we have and we two track a lot and get a lot of snow so the four wheel drive is good. Is yours the 4.0 V6?
I know, right? When we were in Ireland last year, the cars HAD to be small because of the small cars. We saw NO SUV like cars or big trucks, so if anything was going to be pulling a caravan, it would have to be by one of those cars.

Michigantraveler, my husband Jim says our 2004 Nissan Frontier is a 3.3 SE V6.

Nadine
NedProvince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2016, 04:11 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,330
Default

Well the roads in Europe are pretty narrow and often lined with stone walls. Love that! So smaller vehicles can maneuver better over there.
__________________
2008 Fun Finder 189 FBR, (replaced by) 1996 Shasta 265DBFW April 2017.
2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7 (replaced by.....)
2006 Chevy 2500HD, Duramax, crew cab
It's a big world...explore it!!!
Michigantraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2016, 04:37 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,330
Default

Check out this cutie 13'. But pricey!!!
armadillo trailer manufacturing

Also check out the Escape. Better pricing.
Both made in Canada.
__________________
2008 Fun Finder 189 FBR, (replaced by) 1996 Shasta 265DBFW April 2017.
2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7 (replaced by.....)
2006 Chevy 2500HD, Duramax, crew cab
It's a big world...explore it!!!
Michigantraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2016, 08:03 AM   #13
Junior Member
 
casadelydia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 18
Default

We just lost our beloved 2012 FF214WSD to Hurricane Matthew's floodwaters. Now I'm just learning the Cruiser RV folks are not making that model anymore...go figure! I just looked at all the other models, but none are exactly what I want. Does anyone know why they discontinued the 214WSD? It was the perfect size and had everything we needed!!
__________________
Lydia & Barry Dunaway-St. Augustine, FL
2008 Chevy Tahoe V8 - 2018 FF-24RK
Dogs:JRT: '05-Noggin-'08-Abbey-'18-Jesse-'18-Lily
One Campin' Cat: '16-CheeBe
casadelydia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2016, 09:06 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,621
Default

Nadine, if your truck could pull the trailer up that grade in Camarillo at 40 mph, you are good to go -- that is as steep as almost anything you will encounter. There are a few steeper roads in the Sierras (like Sonora Pass), but they are very rare, and you take those hills at 20 mph, at most!!
profdant139 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2016, 02:31 PM   #15
RKV
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 17
Default

Suggestion for Casadelydia - check with other Cruiser dealers, you may find a 2016 still on the lot somewhere. The 2016 has some additional features that were not available previously, such as a ladder and a rear view camera. I agree that the 214WSD is the perfect model for two (retired) people, the full width bathroom and the rotating TV sold it for us.
__________________
Robin and Gloria
2014 Fun Finder F214WSD
2010 F150 XLT SuperCrew 4X4
RKV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2016, 04:27 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,330
Default

Bait and switch?
2017 Cruiser Rv Fun Finder 214 WSD, Burlington WI - - RVtrader.com

Your year.
http://www.campersinn.com/product/us...-wsd-585469-29

http://www.generalrv.com/product/use...-wsd-470125-29

I Googled these.
__________________
2008 Fun Finder 189 FBR, (replaced by) 1996 Shasta 265DBFW April 2017.
2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7 (replaced by.....)
2006 Chevy 2500HD, Duramax, crew cab
It's a big world...explore it!!!
Michigantraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2016, 08:44 AM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 37
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michigantraveler View Post
Check out this cutie 13'. But pricey!!!
armadillo trailer manufacturing

Also check out the Escape. Better pricing.
Both made in Canada.
Wow, how adorable is that?? VERY cute.
I am not crazy about one thing (and it's an obvious one) and that is the port-a-potty thingy. I think it would be fine for middle-of-the-night urination, but if you were boon docking more than a couple of nights, I suspect that would get old quickly.

We binged watched Adria Altea 4Four Go videos last night. The best feature is the amazing window, which is huge and has a skylight. So much light! Adria Altea 4four Go Signature review - Adria caravans | Practical Caravan I am in love!
NedProvince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2016, 08:47 AM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 37
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by casadelydia View Post
We just lost our beloved 2012 FF214WSD to Hurricane Matthew's floodwaters. Now I'm just learning the Cruiser RV folks are not making that model anymore...go figure! I just looked at all the other models, but none are exactly what I want. Does anyone know why they discontinued the 214WSD? It was the perfect size and had everything we needed!!
Hi Lydia and Barry,

I'm so sorry to hear that .

You probably saw this, but here's one on RV Trader: 2012 Cruiser Rv Corp FUN FINDER 214WSD, Anaheim CA - - RVtrader.com
NedProvince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2016, 08:50 AM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 37
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by profdant139 View Post
Nadine, if your truck could pull the trailer up that grade in Camarillo at 40 mph, you are good to go -- that is as steep as almost anything you will encounter. There are a few steeper roads in the Sierras (like Sonora Pass), but they are very rare, and you take those hills at 20 mph, at most!!
Hi,

Well, that is very good to know, thanks!! We're doing our inaugural trip on Saturday for our anniversary (this is the oft-mentioned Dockweiler jaunt) and I am super excited.

Do you have any favorite local-ish weekend kind of spots (from West LA) that you recommend? I would love your take. I'm especially interested in beach spots.
NedProvince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2016, 09:05 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,621
Default

Nadine, weekend beach spots are hard to find in SoCal! There's Bolsa Chica (good surf), and Paradise in Oceanside (very good surf but expensive). In Big Sur, there is Limekiln and Kirk Creek and Plaskett -- not quite on the beach, but walking distance.

Good luck this weekend!!
__________________

profdant139 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
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Fun Finder RV, Cruiser RV, or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×