Purchasing a Light Weight Towable Travel Trailer The Story of Cruiser RV Funfinder

We'll the stock market has tanked, the world is in meltdown soooo we bought another rv! Here's the story, ok Blog, of how Miss FunFinder came into our life. Linda and I took our good old class c in for some minor fall rv service to the great folks at Camperland here in Tulsa where we hang our hats part of the year. While we're there we check out all the neat light weight travel trailers. Then that sly Phil Collins says "have your heard or seen the new
Funfinder lightweight towable camper"? Nope. Sooo, we take a look with Phil and we really like what we see. Long story short we bought the darn thing. 5 reasons why we bought the
FunfinderX light weight travel trailer: - Well made with light weight aluminum construction - Fiberglass bonded Walls - Good interior Layout with a full queen bed, nice dinette and full couch for my old back - Lots of free goodies that we asked for to go with the travel trailer. -
Camperland's excellent, and close by, service department to do any "tweeking" of the rig that my old back can't do. Here are a few important things we had added (for free!) to Miss FunFinder travel trailer: - Real heavy duty Electric Jack. Otherwise it's 53 cranks up and down. No way with my old back. - Electric jacks on each corner to, hopefully, level and balance Miss FunFinder. - Upgraded battery to power the above. - Weight distributing trailer hitch. (no sway bars. we'll see if that's needed) Now, on any "new" trailer either "new" used travel trailer or a true new one (never had one) there's always some fixin and tweekin to do. So, here's what I consider to be the "first list" of fixin Miss FunFinder before we go down the road. Here's what Camperland either fixed on their own or at our request before take delivery: - Replaced door glass frame. Showing signs of weathering. - Lower left panel diamond place about 1/2 to short exposing interior of trailer. - Lower left corner ragged and slightly bent. - Bathroom window did not go up and down (never fixed) - Light fixture scratch and cover broken in bathroom - Removed fold down bunk above rear couch to save 80# weight (no grandkids so we don't need it) - Paint end of dinette wood trim. Raw wood showing (never fixed) - Bathroom door installed backwards so can't access bathroom without opening slide - Undberbelly not sealed where wiring and water hoses pass into coach... Mouse highway! - Can't fill freshwater tank from hose with exterior filler. Seems like it's designed to have water poured into it by a pitcher or something. No hose connection and hose won't fit into entry. (not fixed/replaced) - Remved and reinforced freshwater tank in underbelly with steel straps. Important that you probably have this done in any newer travel trailer since they are usually only supported at the ends of the plastic tank and we're goin into some hard country with ours dry camping. Check back on our light weight travel trailer blog of "Miss FunFinder" every week to see what we find and upgrade.

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Comment by Pat Daly on February 13, 2009 at 12:16pm

wow! another FunFinder pulled in right down the campground from us here in Broward County, Florida. Will have to meet them and see how they like their Funfinder lightweight towable travel trailer. We did meet two wonderful people, Mark and Judy and their dogs who own the FunFinder. They now make their base camp in Little Rock, Arkansas after moving from Florida just like us. They love their Funfinder too! Our interior trailer layout is different from theirs so we've invited them down to check out our interior. Mark noted something that might be important for me. He does not even use the leveling "bars" on his trailer hitch since his Funfinder tows so well. I might try this since the weight transfer bar installation always kills my old back. Anybody have experience with trying this? pat Now off for a coldie (beer) at the Fort Lauderdale beach.
Comment by Pat Daly on February 7, 2009 at 9:34pm

Miss Funfinder is performing very well. She's tucked into a nice comfy space at Upriver RV Resort in Fort Meyers, Florida. She survived the 2,384 mile haul from the cabin in Oklahoma to Fort Meyers with no complaints. We continue to be impressed with how well Miss FunFinder tows behind our ole GMC Yukon; a perfect match I'd say. Things needin Fixin after the haul down: - Bathroom door jam needs to be reattached at the top... nonrver decided to open the door "inward" when in the bathroom and, of course, it only opens outwards. Causal reason possibly too much wine. - Lower Right exterior screw missing and small portion of exterior flapping around a little. Fixed temporarily and gave me a reason to buy a lithium battery screwdrivers I've always wanted! - Tonight I raised the left rear jack to get a little more angle on the tanks as I emptied them. Darn thing won't work at all now... it's dark so maybe it will work in the morning?! Note that we are bouncin around inside Miss FunFinder without the jack down... didn't realize how big a difference it made! - Some trim pieces coming slightly loose due to flexing and some bouncing going down the highway. A little glue and a few wood staples will easily fix that. These are just minor things and she's workin great. Negatives to date: Only two: - the Squirrel cage fan in the Propane furnace makes the heater sound like a small jet plane. Man is it loud! And, you roast in the back... where the slide is, and freeze up front where the bed is. One possible solution to be added to my Fun RV Projects list is rippin out the noisy thing and replacing it with an "old school" catalytic heater. Already a place under the Oven that looks like a fit and propane lines runnin right past. - Made big mistake by not getting the model with the slide IN FRONT, or better yet no slide (saves weight and Miss Funfunder is plenty large inside without a stinkin slide) and the couch IN FRONT is a MUST... I only have the dinette to my skinny but* at, otherwise I'm kinda scrunched up on the queen bed stuffin tons of pillows behind me to sit upright to read or watch the too tiny 13 inch tv. Note that this bad choice was MY choice, not Funfinder RV's. I bought the model the way it is and as a bunkhouse model and later changed my mind... after we owned it. Lady dog loves having the rear couch all to herself however!!



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