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Old 06-11-2015, 09:06 AM   #1
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2016 Cruiser Stryker 2912 Toy Hauler

Hello all! My family is currently shopping for a Toy Hauler TT. My company provides a truck, but only a 1/2 ton F150. Fifth Wheels are not an option for us. With that being said, there are a few Toy Hauler TT's that would work. We have narrowed our search to a Cruiser RV Stryker 2912. Big door, big tanks, aluminum framed, and other minor advantages over some others. We know nothing about that brand and it's quality. Their website is vague when it comes to construction details, and I cannot even find what the warranty period is. Does anyone own this brand and can share any experiences with the Stryker toy haulers? We currently own a 35' gas Class A, and have previously owned a Keystone Passport TT, which we enjoyed. Thanks!
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*** Update... As of January 2015, Cruiser RV was purchased by Heartland RV in Elkhart, IN. Probably why information on the Stryker line is slim. Heartland makes a Torque series that seems to have the same floorplans as the Cruiser Stryker line. That's good news. The bad news is there doesn't seem to be much inventory of the Heartland Torque TQ T29 yet. I've read positive reviews on Heartland RV products. Anyone have any experience with them? Thanks!
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I believe I have a camper that is a predecessor to the current line.. It is a 2008 Rage'n Stryker 4005 fifth wheel Toy Hauler.
It seems to be pretty solidly built albeit a bit heavier than some others out there. I think Rage'n came back as Weekend Warrior from some of the info I have seen on the WWW. One of the few trailer manufacturers based in California (Riverside I believe)..



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Have used Cruiser RVs and I really like them. Little bit better planning and execution on their units than some others.
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*** Update... As of January 2015, Cruiser RV was purchased by Heartland RV in Elkhart, IN. Probably why information on the Stryker line is slim. Heartland makes a Torque series that seems to have the same floorplans as the Cruiser Stryker line. That's good news. The bad news is there doesn't seem to be much inventory of the Heartland Torque TQ T29 yet. I've read positive reviews on Heartland RV products. Anyone have any experience with them? Thanks!

Heartland was once a step above in quality. Since they were bought out by Thor back in 2010, there has been reported a steady decline in quality. Another reason for their quality dropping is Cyclone being number one in sales causing them to pump them out at a very fast pace. Our last rig was a Heartland product but we looked elsewhere this time around. That said, no brand is without it's issues. Find the floorplan you like and go for it. We went with XLR based on floorplan, them having the most standards and options, and their customer service after the sale.
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What does quality mean to you? What did you notice with the newer line that differed from prior?
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Quality means fit and finish. They all use the same parts otherwise. Service after the sale is also very important to me. To be honest, I didn't shop Heartland this time at all as I read too many negative posts recently...
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I agree with you on fit and attention to detail. To me "finish" is trim level and it's completely independent of quality. You can always pay for more stuff (finish), but having it installed well is "quality" to me.

In terms of after the sale, I'm not sure what brand you're talking about, but down here the local dealers are in charge of service after the sale. An my understanding is that they're not actually obligated to service the RV in any sort of timeline if they have "more pressing" (meaning more $$) work in front...

That doesn't mean that all dealers are bad about it, I'm just suggesting that people ask "what's the turn around time on service" before the sale - try to get it in writing, as I'll bet most dealers wont.... Some of it is certainly parts availability - which the dealer has no control - but lots of stories about RVs sitting for the majority of their first years....

I do have a deep appreciation for manufacturers that will work with customers directly - not all will do that.

Lots of owner expectations out of wack too... Best thing you can do is learn to fix the little stuff yourself.
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In terms of after the sale, I'm not sure what brand you're talking about, but down here the local dealers are in charge of service after the sale. An my understanding is that they're not actually obligated to service the RV in any sort of timeline if they have "more pressing" (meaning more $$) work in front...
Best thing you can do is learn to fix the little stuff yourself.
I fix everything myself and Forest River as well as my out of state dealer (Jeff Couch's) have been outstanding about sending me warranty items. If they want the old one back to inspect, they just send a return shipping label with the new part...
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That's great feedback!
Some manufacturers will work with consumers direct, some won't.. Glad you've got a good relationship with your dealer that makes that sort of thing unnecessary.
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That's great feedback!
Some manufacturers will work with consumers direct, some won't.. Glad you've got a good relationship with your dealer that makes that sort of thing unnecessary.
Actually, I have dealt with FR directly too. Also very easy to work with. I can go through the dealer or FR depending on the issue.
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We have decided to pull the trigger on the Cruiser Stryker 2912 TT toy hauler. We feel that it is the best value for us. King bed, large shower with doors, 10 gal G/E water heater, 7000 lbs dry, slam latch doors, big tanks, ect. We looked at every toy hauler manufacturer that had available travel trailer floorplans. We liked the Evergreen Amped (too heavy and $$), Weekend Warrior ($14K more), and decided on the Stryker. Signing papers tomorrow. Trading in our Class A MH, and will be our first toy hauler. I intend to haul a golf cart, grills/smokers, bikes, motorcycles, ect. Hope it works out! Thanks for your feedback.
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Congratulations. Be sure to post pictures when you get her home....
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