The X-Country is Crusaders’ rugged, versatile ‘off road’ model built for the more intrepid, adventurous traveller. With more demand than ever for ‘off-road’ vans, this one will certainly catch your eye.
Inspection of the heavy duty, hot dipped galvanised chassis and rugged coil spring suspension with 16’’ heavy duty tyres will give you confidence in the X-Country’s ability to go ‘just about anywhere’ in Australia.
Although the X-Country is built for the rugged outdoors, Crusader Caravans have not compromised on the internal luxuries, with a variety of seating choices, a choice of single beds or a full queen-size bed, and the choice of a shower-toilet or non-shower model. There are also a variety of fabrics and decor choices that can be made depending on your personal preferences.
A number of models in the Crusader Caravan range can be converted to accommodate and incorporate all the X-Country chassis and ‘off-road’ capabilities.
While the X-Country is one of the smaller vans in the Crusader range, the interior uses the available space to its advantage. The café dinette features a foldaway table and with all the cupboards in here the X-Country offers almost the same amount of storage space that its larger rivals do. A nicely sized bench provides a good meal preparation area and a Dometic 120L fridge plus Daewoo microwave round out a quality appliance package.
Located at the front of the X-Country, the kitchen may look small but is well laid out and makes good use of available space. A Dometic 3+1 gas/electric stove and grill does the cooking while a single bowl stainless steel sink does the cleaning up afterwards. All your water metering and necessary switches can be found above the stainless steel slim-line rangehood.
Crusader undertakes vigorous testing to ensure that the weight balance of all their caravans is correct for any towing vehicle.
A Dometic B3000 A/C unit keeps the Crusader cool in summer and warm in the colder months. A pop-up dust vent provides great cross ventilation.
Underneath the X-Country is where you’ll find its secret weapon. Equipped with heavy-duty independent suspension the X-Country has been designed by Crusader to tackle the toughest roads this country can throw at you. The coil over shock design also gives the X-Country superior ride and handling qualities. The LT245/75R16 All-Terrain tyres help out as well.
The combination ensuite features a height adjustable showerhead with a removable hand wand. Hot water is supplied by a Suburban gas/electric system and there’s also an external shower as standard.
The Dometic 15ft awning provides good shade when fully extended and a drop down table provides an instant preparation space if you have a BBQ out or perhaps just a nice place to rest your drink when you’re taking it easy.
Inside the front boot you find the 120ah battery along with a 30amp charger to help keep it topped up. The boot is made from galvanised steel sheeting and will swallow up most of your bigger gear with easy.
This Kenwood unit forms the focus point of the X-Country’s entertainment package. With the ability to play AM-FM radio, CDs and DVDs, the Kenwood unit pumps out sound via a set of four Pioneer or Sony speakers.
The Queen bed lifts up on struts to reveal more storage room and can be swapped out for a set of optional twin single beds. There are 240v outlets next to both nightstands and reading lights above the bed.
UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
• RUGGED AND STRONG CHASSIS
• EXCEPTIONAL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION SYSTEM
• QUALITY APPLIANCE PACKAGE
• EXCELLENT STANDARD EQUIPMENT PACKAGE
MAKE/MODEL: Crusader X-Country
EXTERNAL BODY LENGTH: 17ft 6in (5.3m)
EXTERNAL WIDTH: 8ft (2.4m)
EXTERNAL HEIGHT: 10ft 6in (3.2m)
VIN TARE WEIGHT: 2270kg
BALL WEIGHT: 230kg
RRP: Contact your nearest Crusader dealer for pricing
Our thanks must go to Brisbane RVs in Slacks Creek, QLD for supplying us with the Crusader X-Country you see here.
If you’re in the neighbourhood and are in the market for an X-Country or any of the other fine Crusader caravans then drop in and say hi at 3763 Pacific Hwy, Slacks Creek or give them a ring on (07) 3806 0202.
Don’t forget to visit them on the web at www.brisbanervs.com.au
FOR MORE INFORMATION
COMPANY NAME: Crusader Caravans
ADDRESS: 8 Dreamhaven Court, Epping Victoria
PHONE: (03) 9408 0166
FAX: (03) 9401 5225
MANUFACTURER: Crusader Caravans
Please note that current prices may vary from this review. Please confirm with the manufacturer.