November '19

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14 • RV PRO • November 2019 rv-pro.com O P E N H O U S E C O V E R A G E Crossroads Zinger 299RE The Crossroads Zinger has a travel trailer model for just about any taste. But the 299RE, with its rear entertainment center and hidden pantry, offers a little bit of all of that versatility wrapped up in one mid-sized, affordably priced model. "It's well-equipped and built well," says Product Manager Robert Fitzsimmons. "And it has plenty of new features to lead the segment to market and not have to copy off of everybody else." The 299RE is 33-feet, 11-inches long and weighs 6,944 pounds. Situated about in the middle of the Zinger size range, it takes full advantage of its available space with a large slide-out in the living room/ kitchen area that creates an open feel. Windows in the slide-out, in the opposite kitchen wall and above a wine cooler in the back wall, give added light and add to the feel. Light interior color options, including the Karbon on display, make the space seem larger as well. That isn't to say that 299RE is just a big empty, open trailer. For a smaller unit with an MSRP starting in the upper $20,000s, it is surprisingly well-equipped. The wine cooler by itself might be a surprising touch, but when taken in combination with items such as washer-dryer prep, second air conditioner prep, an outdoor kitchen and a wall that holds the large 50-inch TV, soundbar and 30-inch fireplace that opens to reveal a large pantry and hidden storage area, the 299RE not only feels larger than it is but like it might come at a higher price tag. Zinger comes with power stabilizer jacks, a tongue jack and an awning as well as flip-up steps and a large assist grab handle. It also has exterior Bluetooth speakers and is prepped for Zamp solar, a backup camera and Wi-Fi. "With all the things that are standard, nobody else has any- thing like it," Fitzsimmons says. "With the outside kitchen and using porcelain as opposed to plastic on the toilet – there are a lot of little details in this innovative floorplan" What impressed RV PRO: The 299RE shows off the versa- tility of the Zinger line. From its external kitchen and space-cre- ating slide-out, the coach feels much larger than it really is. A pantry hidden behind the entertainment center not only adds storage, but keeps valuables out of view. Crossroads' Zinger 299RE offers a number of amenities that might surprise potential buyers, given the model's MSRP in the upper $20s. An outside kitchen and the use of porcelain instead of plastic in the bathroom are examples of details.

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