2014 Shadow Cruiser S-260BHS Review

Affordable travel trailer sleeps 10

By Agata Gutkowska, Nov. 04, 2013, Photography by Cruiser RV
With the available bunkhouse options, the Shadow Cruiser sleeps 10 offering plenty of room for the whole family. It's the perfect camping companion because of its towability and lightweight.
 
Ten unique floorplans are available to choose from. We decided to explore the S-260BHS. It has an exterior length of 28'-7", exterior width of 8', exterior height of 10'-7 and interior height of 6'-9". The S-260BHS Shadow Cruiser has an axle weight of 4,335 lbs, hitch weight of 520 lbs, dry weight of 4,855 lbs, gross vehicle weight rating of 7, 520 lbs and cargo capacity of 2,665 lbs. For water, there's a fresh tank capacity of 36 gallons, gray tank capacity of 38 gallons and black tank capacity of 38 gallons.

2014 Shadow Cruiser S-260BHS Interior

In an RV world dominated by corporate giants, it's important that we mention Cruiser RV is a family owned business. Truly passionate about RVs, David Fought purchased Cruiser RV after successfully building a company that you're probably already familiar with: DRV. His son, Jeff Fought, is now president of Cruiser and is charged with maintaining Cruiser RV's its reputation for high quality and easy-to-tow travel trailers.

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The S-260BHS Shadow Cruiser features fully laminated, aluminum framed construction, which makes it lighter than many of its competitors. It has a sweeping front profile, contributing to its aerodynamic construction and helping make it easy to pull when traveling. Its front cap is gel coated and it is equipped with a diamond plate front rock guard. Tuff-Coat scratch resistant skirt metal is designed to take a lot of abuse before showing any scars. A sloped slide-out roof is part of a one-piece roof membrane. The roof is also barreled, laminated and ducted.

2014 Shadow Cruiser S-260BHS Kitchen

Walking into the Shadow Cruiser, you instantly feel warmth from the cottage-like ambience. Featuring hardwood box valances, hardwood framed cabinet doors and Havana Maple cabinets; the interior is built for indoor living in the wild outdoors. Hidden euro-hinges and designer fabrics throughout the space contribute to the Shadow Cruiser's homey interior. The ceiling is barreled and features ceiling speakers, while floors are cold-crack resistant.  The Shadow Cruiser is equipped with adjustable air conditioning vents and a 55-amp power converter. Oversized windows soak in a lot of natural light and make for scenic breakfasts.

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Long camping trips mean few trips to the grocery store. Plus, who wants to go grocery shopping when adventuring in national parks and lush forests? The kitchen is equipped with the necessary amenities to store food, prepare and serve food. Keep veggies and meats in the seven-cubic foot Atwood Helium filled refrigerator.  Fry meat on the three-burner cooktop or bake it in the oven, located just below. The power range is equipped with a light. Prepare meals on the HD countertops and store dirty dishes in the residential deep sink, which comes with sink covers and a gooseneck faucet. When the food is ready, enjoy it at the super booth dinette, located by a large window. Lastly, the kitchen features a tile accent wall, which makes you feel like you're at home.

2014 Shadow Cruiser S-260BHS Kitchen Counter

Located beside the dinette, is the jack knife sofa, which is the perfect spot for an after-dinner nap. It is leather and comes with cup holders. You can request a 32 LED TV with bracket. You can also request a mega-lounge, equipped with an airbed. The TV, adjacent to the sofa, can swivel around into the bedroom.

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Wood doors lead into the master bedroom, which features a lift-up Queen bed. Under-bed storage provides you with ample space to hide cumbersome objects and knickknacks. Two mirrored wardrobes means clothes can be hung easily. For extra storage, there's an overhead cabinet above the bed. Fabric valances have lambrequins and the large windows have a residential feel. Other members of your family can sleep in the bunk beds, located on the opposite side of the Shadow Cruiser.

2014 Shadow Cruiser S-260BHS Bedroom

Your morning routine doesn't have to be compromised in the S-260BHS Shadow Cruiser. Bubble baths are even an option with the tub/shower, which also comes with a skylight above. Groom in front of the mirrored medicine cabinet, which is located beside the foot flush toilet.

2014 Shadow Cruiser S-260BHS Bunks and Bathroom

The S-260BHS Shadow Cruiser sells for around $25,000. For more information visit http://www.cruiserrv.com/.

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