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Old 11-25-2020, 03:08 PM   #1
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BT Cruiser Quality ?

Looking at BT Cruisers and any owners what do you like and not like about the quality, issues, etc..

Also can you add a extra fresh water tank, I noticed some of their models have only 33 gallons fresh tank..
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I guess no BT Cruiser owners on this forum..
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:37 PM   #3
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Looking at BT Cruisers and any owners what do you like and not like about the quality, issues, etc..

Also can you add a extra fresh water tank, I noticed some of their models have only 33 gallons fresh tank..
Off topic question, is that a double stack trailer in your photo? If so, Where id you get that?
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I guess no BT Cruiser owners on this forum..
I just typed in BT Cruiser Quality on Google and got quite a bit of reading mtl. Perhaps you have already done that though.............

As usual though Jack, I believe those who have had problems are a LOT more likely to post than "happy" owners.

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My Mom has an older 2004 BT Cruiser, don't remember the model, that she bought used back around 2015. I had to replace the sticking front calipers, otherwise the Ford chassis has done well. The rig drives like a van and the 6.9 has plenty of pep. I just changed the engine oil/filter again the other day and can definitely say that it's easy peasy. Don't quote me on this but I'm pretty sure she told me a while back that she got about 12 mpg.

The coach itself seems to have some quality built into it. There has never been any water leaks that we know of. It has all original appliances, we believe, that are all working. We all just got back from our annual Thanksgiving camping trip with no problems to report.

On a water tank addition, don't have a clue.
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Off topic question, is that a double stack trailer in your photo? If so, Where id you get that?
Custom made, sold it 18 months ago..
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I just typed in BT Cruiser Quality on Google and got quite a bit of reading mtl. Perhaps you have already done that though.............

As usual though Jack, I believe those who have had problems are a LOT more likely to post than "happy" owners.

Stay safe.
I have done some searching and found old post about some complaints, I am hoping to come across some one on one with BT Cruiser owners on here..
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My Mom has an older 2004 BT Cruiser, don't remember the model, that she bought used back around 2015. I had to replace the sticking front calipers, otherwise the Ford chassis has done well. The rig drives like a van and the 6.9 has plenty of pep. I just changed the engine oil/filter again the other day and can definitely say that it's easy peasy. Don't quote me on this but I'm pretty sure she told me a while back that she got about 12 mpg.

The coach itself seems to have some quality built into it. There has never been any water leaks that we know of. It has all original appliances, we believe, that are all working. We all just got back from our annual Thanksgiving camping trip with no problems to report.

On a water tank addition, don't have a clue.
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I drove a new one last year. It had many squeaks and rattles throughout the coach. The fit and finish was sub par in my opinion. I also noticed a very soft shower floor under my 170lb body weight. They have a very small network of dealers and little consumer recognition. Resale could be very difficult ; I would stay away.
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I drove a new one last year. It had many squeaks and rattles throughout the coach. The fit and finish was sub par in my opinion. I also noticed a very soft shower floor under my 170lb body weight. They have a very small network of dealers and little consumer recognition. Resale could be very difficult ; I would stay away.
Thanks..

I am thinking of down sizing into a B+ motorhome, I like the twin bed models best, I don't like the size of the B van type they are just to small, I have no use for the over the bed C type's.

I guess I will just keep searching..
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You might want to check Phoenix Cruiser. They have some very nice twin bed floor plans. Higher price point, but reportedly excellent quality.
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We have a 2016 24' BT Cruiser, which we like a lot. It has the 5.4 V8 motor, which is a little less power than I would prefer, but we are able to climb any grade at at least 45mph, even towing a 12' cargo trailer. It will easily do 70mph on level roadway. Handling and comfort are much better than our previous Rexhall Class A. The interior quality is not quite as nice as the Pleasureway we had for several years, but is entirely adequate and comfortable. Water and holding tank capacity is more limited than a Class A, but significantly better than the Pleasureway. So far, quality has not been a problem. The only change we made was to add mattress toppers to the jacknife folding beds. The padding is adequate for a nap, but a night's sleep is much more comfortable with the toppers. We looked at others, but the BT Cruiser was the best for us.

If you have some specific question, let me know.

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Every "C" doesn't have a bed over the cab. I've seen some smaller ones like those on Mercedes Sprinter chassis that don't. I've only briefly looked since it's not an RV type that will suit us well.

EDIT, sometimes things get called a "B+" which is supposedly a misnomer for a smaller "C" without extensive cab-over.
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Thanks..

I am thinking of down sizing into a B+ motorhome, I like the twin bed models best, I don't like the size of the B van type they are just to small, I have no use for the over the bed C type's.

I guess I will just keep searching..
Our 2007 Phoenix Cruiser model 2350 will be 14 years old this spring. It's been a joy to own. They have gone up in price since those days so a new one might be unattractive. The company keeps adding more upgrades and bells & whistles of which in-part has increased the price. But you can special order one too, even without a slide-out like we did, if that is your desire. If "used" works for you, do a search for used ones. Model 2551, 2552, and 3100 have twin beds.

One word of caution. I can't recommend one if you are over 6 feet tall because the ceiling and beds don't accommodate a person so tall. I am 5'-11" tall without shoes and I have no issues, but I feel I am close to the limit. With shoes on and standing straight up, the hair on my head (I still have lots of hair at 62) starts to touch the light fixtures and a/c unit. People would say "Why not build taller?" but it's low profile and narrow aerodynamic body is one of it's many attractions. It's size and shape makes it stronger and easier to handle.

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