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Old 09-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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New direction for Crossorads?

CrossRoads RV recently announced that Jamie Buckmeier will become the new head of Engineering. He formerly worked at Jayco as director of product development and engineering and focused on concept development, including the first motorized Class A toy hauler.

This is one of many changes recently at the Topeka, Indiana based RV manufacturer including a new customer support program and a spiffy redesign of the Crossroads website. Faster page loads and slick navigation tools make it user friendly and new layout and art are clearly aimed at younger customers.

It should be interesting to see if these recent changes continue and if future models mirror this trend.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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If they call us a fan club I think I'm done.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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Interesting comment from janet H. administrator.Second paragraph,so where do the younger customers get the money to buy an RV while buying a house,making other payments and raising a family and trying to keep a job in one of the poorest economies ever???
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:37 PM   #4
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Their new web site is an eye sore. They had many complaints about that as well as the new warranty.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:45 PM   #5
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Their new web site is an eye sore.
Yeah - not sure what's up with the guy in the redbull cap. I hope they got some ad revenue for that
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:39 PM   #6
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He looks like the Ford guys brother.
Just as big a pain in the butt to.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #7
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I guess I'm too old to understand what it means.

Looks disappointed, yet he "flipped"? When he saw what?

Looks like it means he flipped, as in "they want how much for this piece of crap?!"

Surely that's not what they are trying to say.
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It is Travis Pastrana. Races motorcycles and trying to break into NASCAR. Has nothing to do with RVing just someone they thought the "in" crowd would dig man.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #9
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I don't dig it at all.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:37 PM   #10
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Interesting comment from janet H. administrator.Second paragraph,so where do the younger customers get the money to buy an RV while buying a house,making other payments and raising a family and trying to keep a job in one of the poorest economies ever???
I resemble that remark. My DH and I are part of the 30 something crowd. We bought our first TT last year. We bought our first house this year and we are raising our 5 yr old DD. How did we do it? We moved out of expensive NJ to NC for one. For 2, I had a dad who was very intelligent financially and set me up properly as well as taught me how to be financially prudent. Not to mention we are blessed enough to both have very good jobs in healthcare. There are lots of people our age doing the same thing. You need common sense, a good education, and a lot of luck to get here.


As to the travis comment it is supposed to be a play on words as they are referring to him doing a trick (he is part of nitro circus). That said, I had to ask my husband because I had no idea who the heck he was or who nitro circus was. I as part of the younger crowd hate the website. Tom Montague did tell me in an email that the new website is planned to go live in Jan. I am not sure why it will take so long to go live but I guess when it takes almost 2 weeks to upgrade a forum we have our answer as to why it takes this long to fix the website.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:42 PM   #11
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I know few people in their 40's that like to RV, or could afford to if they wanted. Virtually none in their 30's.

I think most of the younger folks would be appalled at what we put up with as far as quality goes, as well as the value you get for your money. I think also that alot of people get their feet wet in the used market, get burned, and no way will they spend money (even if they had it) on a new RV.

The RV market may have a last hurrah with the baby boomers. They have money to spend and retirement dreams still. I just don't see the following generations having the free money to do the same thing.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:11 PM   #12
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My wife and I spend the whole season on a Corps campground Summers and see thousands of campers. Truly the majority of Motor Coaches belong to the retired sector but as far as younger campers with units one might be surprised. Camping is still a great FAMILY activity and we witness many young couples in there early thirties enjoying their spare time recreating with their families. I enjoy nothing more than walking through the campground in the dark of early night seeing families sitting around their campfires and hearing the chatter of voices and the occasional burst of laughter. America needs more of this badly. There is a market for younger couples buying campers. It is just a case of priorities. Some buy Harleys, some buy bass boats and some buy campers.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:43 AM   #13
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Walkingstick,

Your statement is very true. It all boils down to recreation priorities. What do you like to do. And when do you feel it is the right time to get financing for that fun item.

Yes, as different opinions of the economy play on peoples minds they want to do something. People watch what other people are doing. If somebody is spending money on recreational vehicles, whatever it may be, it gets contageous.

Today, I have seen a new Harley in the back of a pick-up truck. I've seen temporary registration plates on a new pick-up. I went to an RV show and witnessed young people in negotions of purchasing new campers.

We were set to make a purchase of another 5er in '09. Was it the right time? No. We had the money. It was the unknown of the economy that stopped us and everyone else in America. Eventually and slowly we have watched America start making purchases, again. Early 2012 was when we made that particular purchase for our Infinity RV.

History has always shown the people that make wise purchases and people that should not make purchases, but they do. That will never change, no matter what the economy.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:09 PM   #14
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Janet and I just returned from a short short trip and at the placed we stayed it seemed half and half Half were old guys like Lloyd, and half were younger folks with lots of kids. I did enjoy sitting out and reading a book and watch those youngster have great time. All I could think of is there goes the future and those kids will be on a forum ten or fifteen years from now telling how they had a great time with their parents. This is what memories are
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I don't know will those kids be doing virtual camping by then?
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:25 AM   #16
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Do not know about that. i did not see the first teen walking the road texting or on the cell phone, what the do in their own RV maybe different.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:18 AM   #17
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Have you ever been to Topeka, IN home of Cross Roads RV. It is 98% Amish. I doubt if they even have broadband there. IT probably takes 2 weeks to upload the new web page. LMAO.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:36 AM   #18
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I resemble that remark. My DH and I are part of the 30 something crowd. We bought our first TT last year. We bought our first house this year and we are raising our 5 yr old DD. How did we do it? We moved out of expensive NJ to NC for one. For 2, I had a dad who was very intelligent financially and set me up properly as well as taught me how to be financially prudent. Not to mention we are blessed enough to both have very good jobs in healthcare. There are lots of people our age doing the same thing. You need common sense, a good education, and a lot of luck to get here.


As to the travis comment it is supposed to be a play on words as they are referring to him doing a trick (he is part of nitro circus). That said, I had to ask my husband because I had no idea who the heck he was or who nitro circus was. I as part of the younger crowd hate the website. Tom Montague did tell me in an email that the new website is planned to go live in Jan. I am not sure why it will take so long to go live but I guess when it takes almost 2 weeks to upgrade a forum we have our answer as to why it takes this long to fix the website.
Good for you kids/young adults. I think alot of these people on here are disgruntled over the hill crabs with nothing better to do in retirement. I'm sure it will ruffle a few feathers but so be it.
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My wife and I spend the whole season on a Corps campground Summers and see thousands of campers. Truly the majority of Motor Coaches belong to the retired sector but as far as younger campers with units one might be surprised. Camping is still a great FAMILY activity and we witness many young couples in there early thirties enjoying their spare time recreating with their families. I enjoy nothing more than walking through the campground in the dark of early night seeing families sitting around their campfires and hearing the chatter of voices and the occasional burst of laughter. America needs more of this badly. There is a market for younger couples buying campers. It is just a case of priorities. Some buy Harleys, some buy bass boats and some buy campers.
From a CT. campground owner I can tell you that 98% of my business is young familes, with everything from tents to fifth wheels. I winter in southern states and 99% of what I see is older couples, but its also not vacation time or peak season for those rv parks. Thats why we go to escape winter and enjoy some R&R
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