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Old 04-27-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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New vs. Used, Crossroads vs. Surveyor

Hi everyone,

We are getting ready to buy our first TT, and it is down to a new Crossroads Z-1 211RD or a used Surveyor 235RS.

They are about the same price and seem to be fairly similar in weight and length.

The used Surveyor has a queen-bed slide and so it has more space and can sleep more (adult-sized) people. But the person sleeping on the back of the bed would have to crawl over the other person to get in and out.

The new Z-1 doesn't have a slide but it does have a walk around queen bed. It is also from a dealer that is only 15 miles away while the Surveyor is 100 miles away.

I have been reading a lot online, but I don't have any experience to rely on in making the comparison.

Anyone have suggestions for the newbie?


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Old 05-01-2012, 06:02 AM   #2
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I think the crawl over your partner in the middle of the night to go pee would get real old real quick.

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:07 AM   #3
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Howdy and welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll enjoy the site and will be getting some answers to your questions. Good luck on the TT purchase and hope you find the one that suits you best. Hope to see you down the road.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:11 AM   #4
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To make a comparison I need to know more details on the used i.e. year, ammenities etc. as well as the new.

Based only on the bed issue, walk around always wins for me, but I'm surprised a bedroom slide is configured in such a way.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for all of your input!

We did decide to go with the new Crossroads Z-1, even though it has room for fewer people. The price seemed good for a new unit and the dealer is much closer if (when) there are issues to get taken care of. Looks like we will be picking it up on Monday.

I'm sure I will have LOTS of questions in the future
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