2018 Crossroads Zinger ZR285RL Review

by RVGuide.com

As its flagship travel trailer, Crossroads RV pays plenty of attention to making its Zinger line appealing to customers with a range of needs and wants. So, there are an impressive 20 floorplans available to choose from, all of which have nearly 7’ interior ceiling height. The floor plans give you a wide range of layout options and sizes, from 25’ to 38’ long.

The Zinger ZR285RL measures in at 32’6” long, 8’ wide, and 11’2” high (with the A/C unit). It has a gross vehicle weight rating of 9520 lbs, dry weight 6506 lbs, and a hitch weight of 720 lbs. It can carry 51 gallons of fresh water, 44 gallons of gray water, and 44 gallons of black water. It also has a six-gallon water heater and carries 40 lbs of propane (two 20-lb tanks).

Designed with a sleek, aerodynamic aluminum front cap, the Crossroads Zinger ZR285RL features a power tongue jack, drain hose storage in the bumper, and molded rain gutters with 3” drain spouts. It’s also prepped for a back-up camera and solar power. An 18’ power awning with LED lights, speakers with LED accents, and an outside shower with hot and cold water help you maximize your time outdoors.

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The door closest to the front leads into the bedroom, with its walkaround Queen bed, a nightstand and shirt closet on each side, as well as an overhead shelf. A pocket door separates the bedroom from the main living space.

Access to the bathroom is available through entrances from both bedroom and the main living area. Inside you’ll find a porcelain toilet bowl and sink with under counter storage, a mirrored medicine cabinet, and a roomy corner shower.

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Move to the kitchen to find an efficient L-shaped layout with a double sink and stainless steel high-rise faucet, stainless steel oven with three-burner range top, range hood with light and exhaust fan, six-cubic-foot gas/electric DSI refrigerator, and a stainless steel microwave. Touches like the maple cabinet drawers, raised panel cabinets doors, and the backsplash give the space a residential feel. A wide, full-height pantry gives you plenty of space to store food and other kitchen items.

The ZR285RL’s super slide houses the large U-shaped dinette booth and jackknife sofa, leaving the main living area nice and open. That, combined with the 6’9” ceiling height gives the trailer a spacious feel. Large windows all around the slide walls keep things feeling light and breezy.

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Dinette benches have storage underneath, which is where you might store sheets and pillows for when the dinette is converted to a bed. A jackknife sofa faces the trailer’s entertainment center, with its electric fireplace, AM/FM stereo system with Bluetooth, and space to mount a television. At the rear of the trailer, there’s a second jackknife sofa, creating a great conversation area with plenty of comfortable seating. Both sofas convert into beds, adding sleeping space for four more. The trailer’s second door leads right into and out of the main living space, right by the sofa at the rear.

Crossroads offers three different décor themes to pick from so you can tailor your trailer to suit your taste.

The 2018 Crossroads Zinger ZR285RL starts at about $22,000. For more information, visit http://www.crossroadsrv.com/.