Crusader Deluxe in detail
A grey murky day saw us hastily set up the Crusader in the showroom so we could have a proper look over the unit. First impressions are important and the folded camper looks good with its quality moulded front and rear panels finished off in silver with striking graphics. Alloy wheels too and all of a sudden you realise that these models look stylish as well as being very practical. An AKS 1300 stabiliser is fitted, spare wheel, alloy wheels and an Al-Ko chassis.
Once on site the unit is then unfolded into its erected position ready to then add the hook-up and water. Folding out the Crusader may look a little daunting, but it’s a case of once you have realised the basic steps its easily mastered as the super Isabella Acrylic material used to form the sides and roof is not only attractive to look at, but also will provide many years of service. Interestingly Pennine Group has named the Crusader as a ‘convertible caravan’!
When you see the Crusader erected and then step inside the marketing team are not far wrong with their tag. The interior is years away from the once basic designs that once graced campsites. The interior is so spacious enhanced by the light wood effect on the furniture and the light grey charcoal soft furnishings. You know that this is a caravan with material for the roof and sides but it really feels so comfortable.
The layout consists of two double beds – one each end, wardrobe by entrance door with fridge below. Opposite is the washroom and kitchen, while next to the right of the entrance door is a side dresser. A double dinette makes into a bed while at the rear is the other double bed unit.