With thanks to our customers for the following reviews.
We went to Wodonga RV world just to look. Well bugger me 45 minutes later we put a deposit down on a Musketeer Recliner, Sean Morley came over and we just fell in love with it straight away, the quality, the workmanship, he showed us the ins and outs of the van, we even had it delivered to our front door in Wangaratta, just waiting for the restrictions to be lifted then helooooo world.
We had been looking for a 2nd hand van but couldn’t find one that had all the fittings and layout we wanted. We started looking at new vans but found we were obliged to add this and that to bring it up to spec. Driving past the Crusader dealership one Sunday we dropped in to kick the tyres. Just about everything we wanted was standard and build quality was obvious. An hour later, we had swapped the washing machine for an oven and added ESC and signed on the dotted line.
We had been looking and researching for about 18 months. Nothing ticked all the boxes although we saw some lovely vans. In June we looked at 2 manufacturers, one of which was Crusader. At first view we loved the full height cupboard at the door and the standard of finish throughout the van. After another 2 visits we decided on The Trailbreaker – my husband was really impressed with the airbag system, lithium batteries etc. We’ve only made minor changes to the caravan and are now waiting for a 2021 delivery! After reading all the comments on this group, we are confident we have made the right choice and can’t wait to get travelling
Julie Dawn Coster
When we first were looking at caravans, crusader was the first port of call. Due to the car we had the time, we could not tow the van. We went to another brand. Due to our kids growing up, it was time to look at a new van. Well, we went straight to Crusader and yayy we were able to buy one. Will not regret buying the best on the market. The way the van is built, it sure is quality workmanship. It is not about the quality of building, it’s the quality. Love how Crusader is warmer than previous van, and that of course is because of the depth of insulation around the van. Crusader tows like a dream behind our new car. Does not feel it is behind you. We love our Aramis and will not change it for the world. It is the comfort all round that wants us wanting to go out more. Crusader all the way.
After owning 3 previous vans and being full time caravaners for over 8 years we bought a new 2018 Prince. We loved the spaciousness, the quality and finish of the caravan.
Unfortunately, earlier this year we were in massive hailstorm and even though our Prince put up a good fight it did get damaged. We were lucky our van was less than 2 years old and we had a ‘new for old’ clause in our insurance. We contacted Crusader in Melbourne and spoke with Michael, who has been wonderful to deal with. Now we are patiently waiting for our new Prince to be finished…. after COVID-19 lockdown.
We went to caravan show in Wodonga Daniel from Houlihan’s in Albury was so friendly and helpful we loved the Porthos Put deposit down and Houlihan’s even sold our other Crusader for us. Great quality caravans.
We were ready to upgrade and Crusader had everything we could have asked for. With our Muskateer Aramis, we were able to choose the colours we wanted, inside and out. We were able to design and add exactly what we wanted, and we love our Queen size bed. Our salesman also had ideas that we had not thought about. All the extras to make life easy. Thankyou Dennis. We are very happy with the choice we made and love being part of the Crusader family.
We wanted a full van with bunks and shower and toilet that was under 2.5t to tow. Crusader was one our options. The minute we walked inside the Family Bunkie at the LeisureFeast we fell in love with the quality, space, storage, and value for money. The service we have received from Crusader has been brilliant. We are now on our second lap of Oz and our van has been brilliant every step of the way. I couldn’t recommend Crusader vans more highly.
Australian owned and built. Great height inside of our Musketeer. The Grey over black exterior colours never dates. The only issue we have with our loved Musky is there are no issues to talk about.
After having 3 Euro vans in 8 years, we decided it was time to buy an Australian van. It just happened that the dealer we bought our Euros from started selling Crusader. One look and we were hooked!! We love our Aramis and Crusader has been absolutely amazing! We could not be happier with our decision and our van. It’s the best van we have ever had!!
We looked around for quite some time. The Crusader Prince design ticked all the boxes for what we had been looking for. We travel with our Adult disabled daughter therefore we were looking for a caravan to accommodate 3 adults. The Crusader Prince is like nothing else on the Market. We loved the club lounge that turns into a double bed for our daughter. The doors separating the bedroom from the rest of the van also gives us the privacy we need. The quality of the build was also another tick for us.
We went to RV World Wodonga for a look as we have a disabled son the beds in normal vans were not suitable hubby and I were chatting together when the salesman popped his head in and explained to us, we could design the Crusader Athos to suit our needs, so our son got a king single bed (we took out shower and toilet) and we love it had awesome holidays Thank you RV World for giving us our dream crusader
After having a x country for 9 years that never missed a beat, it was time to move it on, had no problems selling it even through the covid outbreak. We had already been to the Melbourne caravan show not really intended to buy anything straight away, just a peak to see what’s new. After having a look at many caravans, we kept going back to look at the Crusaders and getting more and more keen to bite the bullet on an upgrade. We also found the sales staff were very approachable especially Michael for giving us all the right advise and answered any questions we had. It was a toss up between New Age and Crusader and knowing we had a good run with our x country and also a quality product in comparison to all the other caravans, as we kept looking at it ended up being a no brainer. So what did we end up with? The Musketeer Treville with trailing arm suspension, heaps of extras and an empty wallet. We just can’t wait to get it now. We have picked all the colours and it is somewhere along the production line, can’t wait.
We loved that Crusader listened to what we wanted 8 years ago. Crusader worked with us in designing our perfect van.
Our friends had a Crusader Manhattan that we loved so we copied them. Ours is 10yrs old but we love it. It has recliner chairs, the best thing ever!!
We bought a Crusader Inspiration about 7 years ago and lived the van. When deciding to upgrade we went for another Crusader. We love the style, the build and most of all the service. Nothing is too much trouble and we feel part of the Crusader family.
We attended a regional Caravan and Camping Show as newbies never having owned a van or camper armed with a long list of must haves thanks to Google and caravanning friends. The Crusader Duke on show ticked all our boxes. We have now completed two extensive trips in our 2019 Duke and love the choice we made.
Absolutely the finest caravan on the market. When you look at others around the same price range there are so many quality features that stand out on a crusader caravan. They are built with love and built to last and once you’ve had one you won’t want anything else. quality
been an insider of the caravanning world, you just know you have to go with quality. For me it was these factors that got us hooked on a crusader!
1. the quality for the price tag (some Van’s with high price tags without the quality)
2. Australia made (some say they are, but they are not)
3. made to order (I’m picky)
4. the reviews from long term crusader owners weigh out the negative (which isn’t many negatives)
5. the warranty that the crusaders have
6. the list goes on you get my drift.
I’m glad that my wonderful salesman didn’t give up on me THANK YOU Dennis, he knew what I wanted and made sure I had it all! Having such an awesome knowledgeable salesman also helps with a sale and crusaders dealerships are full of knowledge
We are very happy with our palace
Our Inspiration is 10 years old and cannot fault the build or the fit out after a few initiation purchases the Inspiration suits our needs and wants perfectly and off at the end of the month for a few days RnR, Crusader help out with queries and Facebook Crusader site has some of the happiest caravanners to turn to for tips it’s DEFINITELY the best van n the best company
Australian built. Quality of build. Inclusions. Ease of getting the extras we wanted. Layout we loved and being able to see it in the flesh – so many brands would build what we wanted but it’s a risk without seeing it. And would you believe the width of the toilet space was the clincher – we rejected so many brands as hubby’s arm movement was restricted.
We wanted a van with bunks and toilet and shower but were limited to towing 2.5t. Other brands we looked at had to choose straight of the brochure with no flexibility in design or choices and they tried to sell us vans we didn’t really want. Crusader was brilliant! Our van was built to our specs with so much flexibility to ensure we’re underweight. No other brand offered that service and the quality, finish and value for money isn’t even comparable. Stoked with our bunkie and Dennis’s honesty and service was beyond expectation. Can’t recommend the brand enough!
After deciding to get a caravan after 30+ years of 4WD touring in a camper trailer, we spent a VERY LONG time researching types of vans & their manufacturers. As we had particular wants straight of the shelf wasn’t going to work for us. Crusader & associated Dealer were the only ones willing to Frankenstein van for us, a stretched Porthos on a X-Country chassis. Had it now for 5 years it’s a keeper!
Walked into the Crusader Display at the Newcastle Caravan and Camping Show in 2018.
Fell in love with the Nobleman Advance build quality and layout.
Love the high ceiling because we are both tall.
Salesperson was not pushy and knew his stuff.
Best decision we ever made.
Our Crusader van has ticked all of our boxes.
Armed with notebook and biro we started looking at caravans knowing this was going to be our home. Interior was important as to accommodate our 2xdogs and 1 cat. A lot of the vans we looked at the manufactures were not prepared to do any modifications that we needed. Off to the Caravan and show at the Ekka in Bne we go. Walked straight into the Crusader stand and saw the Family Bunkie. Looked inside the van and the only saw the bunks and went that’s it. My partner went over the van with a fine-tooth comb and said perfect for our needs. Crusader were brilliant and did a couple of mods in the bunk area. So glad with our purchase to join another family and excellent customer service.
After looking at a range of other brands and styles of caravan, only the Crusader range ticked all the boxes. I only wished we discovered Crusader earlier in our research endeavours. Eighteen months on, we couldn’t be happier with our decision to go with a Crusader caravan.
After looking and researching for 18 months, we stepped inside the Excalibur and just knew we had found our van! We loved the open, spacious feel of the van and the extra storage of the rear boot. Everything was included, nothing we needed was an optional extra.
The service we received from Crusader Melbourne was second to none, nothing was too much trouble and we were kept informed of the progress of our van from start to finish.
Our van is four years old and we love it now as much as we did the day we chose it.
We’re so happy to be a part of the Crusader family!!
Crusader nobleman 2018 model with recliners. Best van ever. Bought from Houlihans in Albury. Very helpful staff.
Chris Ian Stevens
We attended Qld Caravan show in June 2012! After looking at numerous brands separately, both my husband and I chose the Inspiration! We both loved the layout, the quality of the finish inside and out! When we did order through Brisbane RV we were pleased to find we could have some custom made to order inclusions such as an outside fold down door to cupboard under the sink! Wonderful for easy access to bigger items such as frypan, wok, slow cooker etc! After 8 years, upholstery and carpentry has weathered well! We travel with our cat! I love that it is still dust proof, (no dust in cupboards above wheel wells or under fridge!!) So pleased we went with a Crusader!
2018 Crusader Family Castle. Love the space, love the quality, love the service. We had a small issue with the fridge late on a Saturday afternoon and received a call from Michael within 5 mins with the easy solution to reset it. Very impressive, highly recommend Crusader.
2019 Crusader Wayfarer I bought from city caravans amazing staff did not at any time feel pressured. Love the quality and the after sales service and being able to speak to head office the first time I call thanks Crusader.
Every year we made a big day out of the Lismore Outdoor & Leisure show. We always arranged to catch up with friends there, arrive at opening & be last to leave as they shut the gates in late afternoon with the Land Cruiser wagon packed full of goodies that we apparently just had to have lol. Every year Hubby would spend his day at the show climbing around under caravans checking out the strength of the chassis. He decided the best on show each year was the Crusader brand. We have had other older vans for many years & had the thought that ‘one day’ when we retire, we would buy an ensuite van. Then in 2016 Hubby & I decided to take my little car instead of the big wagon so that we could not buy anything because we wouldn’t be able to carry it home in the little car. Well, that was a mega fail because we were there with friends as usual & looking at the Crusader vans. We fell in love with the mighty little X Country Porthos. Our friend called us aside & said what do you reckon, do you think we would get a bargain for a double deal. Well Hubby & I were at least 2 years off our serious plan to purchase a new van but before we knew it we were signing the papers. We all went out for a drink after the show & couldn’t quite believe we had done it! I think I felt a bit sick actually! But when we received our Porthos, stretched with extra-long lounge & table we just loved it & still do 3 years later. We had 3 prerequisites when we looked at buying a new van. 1. Not too long,17ft6″ is perfect. 2. Full ensuite 3. Good height clearance. The X Country Porthos ticked all of those boxes. Very happy campers here
We bought our Excalibur Duke as Crusader was the only manufacturer who would build to our special requirements. Thoroughly love our mobile palace and would look at a Crusader if and when we buy again. Lewis RV were brilliant dealers.
The perfect van in every way. Looked for 9 years. One look at this van and I was hooked.
My dear late wife and I brought a Mark 11 crusader second hand, unfortunately she passed away with cancer before she had a trip in it, so when I did the half lap your from Perth and up the centre over nearly three months I took her ashes with me, it was her idea to caravan and see what Australia has to offer. Sometimes life deals you a shit card. Love tripping in it.
Purchased our 2015 Excalibur 2 years ago we were newbies to caravanning & feel in love with the spaciousness of the Crusader. We have all the creature comforts we need while on the road for weeks on end. More than happy with our current Crusader but not ruling out a new one in our future.
Well after many shows and visiting dealers, the wife and I kept coming.back.to the Crusader, excellent service by Ian from Lewis RV was also a big selling point, feeling comfortable with seller important. we loved the layout and finish of the Recliner Nobleman, and after some discussion decided on this model.
Now we are just awaiting delivery around end of November now due to factory closure. But we OK with this delay we just want to make sure the Crusader Family are all safe and well. So yes, Lynette Starling and I are waiting with bated breath for our new home, then after few test runs off for the big lap for as long as it takes.
We had been looking to upgrade our poptop to a full en-suite van for a while. My hubby kept a spreadsheet of caravans reviews, good and bad and reasons for or against certain vans. He got it down to a short list and Crusader was on that list. We were fortunate enough to come across a van that had just come on the market, ono, 16 months old and used twice. The couple decided that caravanning was not for them and the rest is history- oh we got it in February 2020 and bloody Covid hit so Ari (Musketeer Aramis) has been sitting in the carport waiting for our first trip away (which we are on now)
We love the thoughtfulness that has gone into making the crusader caravan a comfortable home. We have a Musketeer recliner as we love the comfort and manoeuvrability that they provide. The low weight and 900kgm carrying capacity was matched by no other. We did a lot of research on other makes and they were all not up to the Crusader standard. I asked one other maker why they didn’t provide usb chargers and he laughed and said that was extra. We have also enjoyed dealing with Michael and his crew and watching the excellent videos on how things work. We have had our Muskie for eight days now and are very impressed with it. The fridge size and elevation is excellent for two people. Shower is great. We now play spot the other Crusaders on the road. Now at Lake Indoon WA.
Wayne N Gail Rachow
In our travels we have seen so many Van’s on the road but we have to say our Crusader is by far the best – Inspiration Last Edition !!!
We went to the 4WD and Camping expo in Perth November last year to look at van, unluckily for the other dealer the Crusader display was the first that we came across, after looking at the vans on display we settled back in the recliners and couldn’t believe how comfortable they were and how much more room they gave you, to be fair we looked at the other brands on display but none came up to the finish and standard of the Musketeer Recliner, we had to go and have another sit in them before we left the show, we were sold, we were in Melbourne earlier this year and purchased our recliner mid-March, the dealer crew in Melbourne are great and we loved dealing with Michael, the virus messed our delivery around and we couldn’t get back to Melbourne for the pickup Michael arranged the shipping for us from Melbourne to Perth with no problems or hassles, we have had the van for just over a week now doing a slow trip home from Perth to Geraldton we love the van, might take a long time to get home.
The overall quality of the build and the explanation of the van components by our Dealer, Ian from Lewis RV. Two things that stuck with me were the thick insulated floor and the build quality of the drawers. We reviewed half a dozen vans in our research while one other was close the insulated floor separated them.
Exceptional van our 5th ,2020 Muskuteer Treville. Purchased over the phone unseen. To the team at Crusader Caravans Bendigo for the presentation service & expertise in delivering! Musky! to the NSW boarder at Tocumwal at no extra cost under Covid conditions. To Paul & the team we say a big thank you for the massive effort as the van was impeccable as described over the phone before handover. As the Dealer 12 out of 10.
2019 Excalibur Serenity purchased from Newcsatle Caravan and RVs at Heatherbrae. We were just looking around thinking to purchase in about 6 months but after looking at the Serenity it was an easy decision not to wait any longer. Steve at NCRV was very helpful and easy to deal with.
We have travelled about 10,000km and absolutely love our Serenity, have removed the cafe lounge and installed leather recliners improving comfortability 10-fold. Installed a gas heater so now comfortable to go anywhere at any time of the year. Overall, couldn’t be happier with our Crusader.
Our prince is our 4th van and the first crusader. Initially we were impressed with the layout. Then looked at the finish and the features and I was sold. We are now on our maiden voyage…. love our prince. Haven’t found a fault yet. Don’t think we will.
Amanda Paul Cassells
We were originally going to buy a more common brand van until at the Brisbane Caravan Show we stumbled across the Musketeer Athos recliner and felt that for not a lot more money we would be getting exactly what we were looking for and a quality build.
We brought another Crusader as we had loved our previous one which we had for nine years. Looked at other vans but just couldn’t go past the Crusader
After owning a camper trailer, then 2 caravans, we went along to a caravan show expecting to buy a Jayco as we previously owned 2, luckily, we stumbled upon the crusader site and fell in love, the quality difference was night and day, from cupboard and furniture quality to undercarriage neatness, I found myself with nothing to fix or silicone clean or tighten, as previously I was used to. 6 months on and 1st service coming up, I think our fix list is probably only 1 cupboard latch that has to be adjusted, and that’s a true testament of its quality build, keep up the good work Crusader, cheers.