Cruiser RV has been specializing in lightweight travel trailers since 1988. The Hitch is one of their newest product lines and it’s available in four floorplans, each aimed at getting a group of four (or even five) out into the outdoors. This year I took a closer look at a 2022 Cruiser RV Hitch 17BHS. Here’s a summary of the features that I think make this travel trailer standout.
Cruiser RV Hitch trailers are lightweight so they can be towed with a wide variety of trucks and SUVs. The length of each Cruiser RV Hitch trailer is in the 21 – 23-foot range. They all feature a torsion axle and 15-inch all terrain tires, powder coated steel fenders and rock guards for the house battery and propane tanks. These design features make getting off the pavement easier. In fact, everything about the Hitch is aimed at being outside, including the power awning with LED lights, exterior speakers and outdoor plugs. Inside, it provides a cozy retreat for your overnights.
Another feature that the Cruiser RV Hitch trailers offer is power for off-grid adventures. A standard 110W solar panel feeds a 1200W inverter to provide 110V of power to the unit. While the amount of power is limited, it will be a welcome addition to the 12V house power. There is also a solar monitor to keep track of the power production and usage.
The Hitch décor theme is sleek and simple. The European styled cabinetry has a two-tone colour scheme, while the solid surface kitchen countertop holds the recessed gas cooktop and the 16-inch round kitchen sink. To keep the floor clean they have used seamless marine grade flooring. Each model has a standard 60”x80″ queen sized bed and bunks (or foldouts).
The Hitch 17BHS I looked at has a set of bunks in the design. The freestanding dinette can be used indoors or taken outside. Some other standard features on the Hitch include city water hook-up, black tank flush, outdoor spray hose and hook-up, a 26″ entry door with grab handle and a backlit entry step.
The construction of the Cruiser RV Hitch includes features often found on larger more expensive units. Many of these build features are not visible, but each contributes to the overall quality of the trailer. Frankly, in my experience, the value in these features reveals itself as the years go by. Here is a list of the some of these build features.
- Fully walkable roof
- Azdel composite
- 5/8” Tongue and groove
- Lumber core stiles provide strength
- MDF face stiles provide smooth finish free of knots and grain defects
- Dual pocket screw joinery provides strength and tight joints
- 6 Side aluminum construction
- Plywood flooring throughout
- Heavy duty 35mm multiway adjustable hinges
- Barreled roof for water repulsion
- Aluminum and/or plywood backers
- Mounted, sealed, and tested roof top features
- 21V Heat pads on holding tanks
The Hitch is not going to be the cheapest unit on the lot, but the cost of the build should keep you camping in comfort for many years to come.
Cruiser RV Hitch 17BHS Specifications
- GVWR: 4,800 lb
- Dry Weight: 3,342 lb
- Length: 21’4”
- Height: 10’5”
- Width: 7’7”
- Fresh Water: 46 gal
- Gray Water: 30 lb
- Black Water: 30 gal
- Water Heater: 6 gal
- Furnace: 20K BTU
- A/C: 15K BTU
- LPG: 2 x 20 l