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Old 02-11-2016, 11:09 AM   #1
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We are new to this. My husband and I have been tent campers all our vacationing lives. Husband is already retired and I will be in a little over a year from now. We just bought a 2009 16ft Fun Finder X160. We are thrilled and can't wait for warmer weather to take our first excursion. Curious if anyone can answer a question for us. We went to the Cruiser RV site. It doesn't appear they make the 16ft any longer. Is this correct or did I miss something?
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Old 02-11-2016, 01:25 PM   #2
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I don't have an answer to your question, but congratulations on your new trailer! If this is your first trailer, be sure to ask lots of questions -- we were all newbies once, and we remember how overwhelming it can feel. Also, check out RV.net -- lots of forums, lots of advice, and some of it is good.
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Welcome from another newbie. Yes, it looks like they don't offer anything below 20 or more feet anymore. Cruiser RV was bought out by Heartland and maybe that's when things changed. I was told that by s local dealer yesterday. Not sure when it happened. I have asked lots of questions. Happy you are joining us!!
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Welcome to the Fun Finder community forum.

Yes, never be afraid to ask questions as that is how you learn and it can save you time and money too.

The components/appliances in your 160 are probably the same as those used on larger units so parts/repairs should be available for years to come.
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Welcome as well! Good to know that cruiser/heartland isn't making anything smaller than 20' anymore. We have a 2007 19fbr and good to know we might be out of luck for replacement parts!
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Hi Mimitjc,
Welcome to the forum!!
Look for your trailer book (I call it a build-book for lack of a better term). I received a 3-ring binder that had nearly all the manuals for the appliances; if you didn't get it (check the trailer), call the person/dealership you purchased your trailer from and see if they still have it... You will find it valuable as you go forward and have a great place to keep trailer documentation; I added data for the new TV/DVD units and radio I installed (I need to upgrade the TV antenna and install a small Ham radio in the rig and a bunch of other things that can be better or quieter)...

We have a 2008, 19' Toy hauler and love the rig... it has a few issues, but nothing major. We put over 5,000 miles on ours last year and I am looking on putting more on ours this year...

Good luck and have fun with you new toy...
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Welcome as well! Good to know that cruiser/heartland isn't making anything smaller than 20' anymore. We have a 2007 19fbr and good to know we might be out of luck for replacement parts!
I think Eagle is right re: replacement parts. They seem to be used in many brands and models across the industry. Although a search for replacement door handles is getting frustrating for one owner.
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One of the many nice things about these RV's is that they are in fact an assembly of many parts from various suppliers. The beauty of that, to use an example is that for instance, let's take water heaters or furnaces. Suburban is one manufacturer of these and they make them for many different trailer companies. These components are typically made in "industry standard" sizes. So even if the company that built your trailer goes out of business in the future, you could still buy parts or even a complete new heater or furnace, and likely install it with little difficulty in the the same place in the trailer.
A lot of the "other stuff" in the trailer, can be simply fabricated from common materials. Things like cabinetry, etc.
In other words, there are very few things indeed on your trailer that are unique to Cruiser. These RV's are essentially as rebuildable as you want them to be for a very long time.
To the OP, for sure, from your home base in Springfield, you have many very nice places to camp within just hours of home ( I'm from KC ). So enjoy your new trailer and welcome to forum. By the way....we love pictures here.....so post up some pics of you all finding fun in your funfinder !
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Welcome! The CruiserRV website used to display FunFinder brochures going way back. Now all I see is back to 2013 models under the tab, "Brochures." I am sure someone out there knows when the 16' was last made. I can tell you it was a common model when we bought our first X189 in 2006 and that it was no longer listed as an available model when we bought our current 2012. Happy camping
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Just some X160 stuff:
http://staffweb.psdschools.org/wlegg...rum/sc2006.pdf

Fun Finder X 2009 X-160 WB

2009 FUN FINDER X X-160______________
CommentsThe Fun Finder X Travel Trailer represents the latest in product development from Cruiser RV! Originators of the lightweight seven foot and seven and a half foot lightweight travel trailer, Cruiser RV continues to push ahead of the competition with innovative features and high quality craftsmanship. The Fun Finder X sports a harmony white or contemporary mixed wood interior, spiced with distinctively fresh accent colors that set the X apart. Are you ready to Xperience the Xcitement? The Fun Finder X series comes with many features, such as: Alumi-X lightweight aluminum superstructure Laminated fiberglass sidewalls Laminated crowned roof Cast aluminum wheels with radial tires Stainless steel appliances DVD / CD / MPS / AM / FM stereo Exterior waterproof speakers
GENERAL INFORMATIONMSRPRequest a QuoteWEIGHTSDry Weight2,583 lbs.Gross Vehicle Wt Rating (GVWR)3,390 lbs.Axle Weight2,293 lbs.Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC)807 lbs.Hitch Weight290 lbs.MEASUREMENTSLength Feet16Overall Length16 ft. 11 in.Exterior Height8 ft. 9 in.Exterior Width84 in.Interior Height6 ft. 4 in.BODYInterior ColorsCarbon Stone, Platinum, Bon Fire BlazeExterior StorageYesOPERATIONALFresh Water Capacity25 gal.Gray Water Capacity32 gal.Black Water Capacity25 gal.Furnace BTU Rating16,000Water Heater Capacity6 gal.Propane Tank Capacity20 lbs.
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Cruiser still makes the two versions of the 189. I just this morning asked my dealer if he would special order a Fun Finder (this dealer dealt with the Radiance models, and when I was looking for my 2nd Fun Finder two years ago, he convinced Cruiser to sell it to him). Here is the dealer's reply this morning:

We are no longer a Cruiser RV dealer. They did not fair pay warranty claims and were hard to deal with when needing assistance.
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Michelle, that is quite an indictment -- yikes!

And do I read that right -- you are looking for another trailer??
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That is sad to hear but perhaps that is the same reason the dealer I purchased my XT276 from in 2012 no longer carries Cruiser products anymore.

However, I would not hesitate to make a purchase from that dealer again because they fulfilled their obligations 100%.......and I never had a "warranty issue" to contend with.

I am very pleased with my FunFinder.
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Cruiser still makes the two versions of the 189. I just this morning asked my dealer if he would special order a Fun Finder (this dealer dealt with the Radiance models, and when I was looking for my 2nd Fun Finder two years ago, he convinced Cruiser to sell it to him). Here is the dealer's reply this morning:

We are no longer a Cruiser RV dealer. They did not fair pay warranty claims and were hard to deal with when needing assistance.
Here is the 2016 brochure. I think the dealer was in error. When Cruiser was bought out by Heartland they must have dropped the smaller trailers. I also was told by a dealer that they only carry Radiance models now.
http://cruiserrv.com/images/download...Fun-Finder.pdf

In 2015 they did have one 189 model.
http://cruiserrv.com/images/download...nFinder-4p.pdf
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Here is the 2016 brochure. I think the dealer was in error. When Cruiser was bought out by Heartland they must have dropped the smaller trailers. I also was told by a dealer that they only carry Radiance models now.
http://cruiserrv.com/images/download...Fun-Finder.pdf

In 2015 they did have one 189 model.
http://cruiserrv.com/images/download...nFinder-4p.pdf
Cruiser still makes the toy hauler line .... now called Striker.

http://www.rvt.com/Cruiser-RV-Stryke...59498-UX129326
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Sticker shock! My first house cost $15,000. This is almost $40,000! Lol!
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