2008 Trail Cruiser 23SB
We purchased the Trail Cruiser 23SB in June 2008. This was an upgrade from the Jayco Kiwi 17A hybrid. We were looking at getting a larger hybrid, but found the Trail Cruiser and liked the slide out rear queen bed. The TC23SB has large bunks in the front and the slide out queen in the rear. In addition, the sofa and the dining table all make into beds, so in a pinch it can sleep 10 people. Its an ultra-light, weighting 3790 empty with a gross vehicle weight of 5500 pounds.
We were looking for a trailer that would accomodate us and the grandkids. Janet wanted a larger bathroom than the Kiwi had, plus some walk around room in the trailer. I wanted something that the truck could pull, without any upgrading. So a lightweight trailer was necessary. We wanted less than 25 feet, so we could get into the forest service and smaller state park campgrounds. This one fit all of our needs. It pulls really well, even with the small V8 (4.6L) in the F150.
On our maiden voyage, we took it to Seaquest State Park to view Mount Saint Helens. It went fine, no problems with the trailer at all, very happy with it. It was plenty comfortable and set up easy.
My tow vehicle is a 2001 Ford F150 Supercrew, 4.6L V8 engine, auto and 3.73 rear end. I have modified the air intake using the Gott’s Mod, got information on this off the F150 forums. It uses an K&N filter and improves my horsepower. I use an ez-lift weight distribution hitch (WDH) and have ordered the friction anti-sway bar for it. It tows well and hardly any sway, except when you have 18 wheelers pass you on both sides at once.