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Old 12-19-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone know anything about these units? The were last manufactured in 2001 I believe.

I've run across a very nice one with 51K miles on it. It's unique with a rear entry. It does have a rather high roof, kind of like the older Airstreams and actually looks exactly like the roof line on the Airstream Westfailia that was built on the Sprinter chassis.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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I found some info for the American Cruiser RE 2000

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Standard Features American Cruiser RE 2000.
Interior Features
13.5' foot aisle walking area with 6' 3" head room
Padded interior wall paneling
Large open counter top work surface
Oak overhead cabinets with residential hardware
Commercial grade Berber carpet
Front privacy curtain
Privacy shades
Storage closet with dressing mirror
Front entertainment center cabinetry with 13" color TV
Reading lights above the bed
Removable pedestal table
Flip sofa and dinette seats make into a 72" x 72" sleeping area
Including drivers seat there are a total of seven belted seats
Under sofa and seat storage
Front floor mats
Padded fabric ceiling
Fire extinguisher
Moisture resistant wood sub-floor
Four season internal water system
All curtains, upholstery and wall fabric are Scotchguard and fire retardant

Gallery Features
2 burner propane stove
Refrigerator - 3-way 12V, 110V, LP gas, 3 cubic foot
Microwave oven - 110V, .5 cubic foot, with turntable
Stainless steel sink and splash guard

System Features
Interior fresh water tank - 31 U.S. gallons
Holding tank - 31 U.S. gallons
Self-contained shower with no set up required
Thetford marine flush toilet
Sink in bathroom with hot and cold water
Monitor panel for water, LP gas, battery, and waste tank
6 gallon, automatic ignition LP gas water heater with bypass valve
12V Shurflo demand water pump
7.9 cubic foot LP gas tank

Electrical
Auxiliary deep cycle battery and easy access slide-out tray
110V/12V/ 32-amp converter with charger
12V incandescent lighting
Battery isolator
Auxiliary coach electrical shut off switch
110V electric outlets
25-foot 110V shore power cord
Generator prep package for ONAN 4.0 KW
Carbon dioxide detector
LP gas detector with shutoff
Built in TV antenna

Cooling and Heating
16,000 BTU LP gas furnace with automatic ignition
10,000 BTU 110V built in air conditioner
12V roof vent with light
Insulated floor, sidewalls and roof

Exterior
Aerodynamic fiberglass top
Ground effects custom crafted for American Cruiser
Motorhome rear entry door with 6-foot clearance
Electric automatic rear step
Custom Class III hitch
TV cable connection
Sewer hose carrier
City water connector
110V electric outlet
2 Porch lights and an illuminated courtesy handle
Continental tire cover & carrier
Fresh water fill
Custom windows with double screens (231/2" x 671/2" )
Box type awning package - passenger side 12' x 7'; drivers side - 6' x 30"








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American Cruiser RE 2000 Options

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Onan Microlite 4000 Series 4.0 KW generator
16" Mag wheels
Video player
AM/FM stereo receiver with CD player, interior and exterior speakers
Bug deflector
Fantastic fan with thermostat and rain detector
Auxiliary outside shower
Second auxiliary deep cycle battery
Coffee maker
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American Cruiser RE 2000

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine - 5.9L/360 gas
Driver and front passenger air bags
Air conditioning
136 amp alternator
4.10 rear axle ratio
750 amp battery
Rear anti-lock brakes
Transmission oil cooling
Electronic cruise control
Power door locks - driver and passenger side
Fuel capacity - 35 US gallons
Power 9" x 6" mirrors
Keyless remote entry
Tinted windows
Premium AM/FM stereo cassette sound system
Tilt steering wheel
Full size spare - LT245/75R16E BW
Torque - 335 foot pounds
Towing capacity - standard gas engine - 5,000 pounds
Towing tongue weight - 1,000 pounds
Transmission - 4-speed automatic w/overdrive
Wheels - 16" steel w/custom wheel covers
Power windows front doors only
Wiper system - 2-speed intermittent

Specifications
Exterior Length 20' 3"
Height Overall 9'
Width Overall (w/o mirrors) 6' 8"
Wheelbase 127.2"
Base Weight (w/o options) 7,200 lbs. (Approx.)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 9,200 lbs.
Interior Standing Height 6' 3"
Bed Size 72" x 72"
Aisle Length 13' 6"

Warranties
CHASSIS
3 Year/36,000 Mile "Bumper to Bumper" Limited Warranty with Roadside Assistance and 7 year/100,000 "Corrosion Protection" as offered by CHRYSLER CORPORATION.

MOTORHOME
1 Year/12,000 Mile Limited Warranty offered by AMERICAN CRUISER INC. covering the Manufacture of the Motorhome only. The chassis is warranted by CHRYSLER CORPORATION.

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The appliances are warranted by their respective manufacturers.
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and a bit of info on the American Cruiser RE 2000X

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American Cruiser RE 2000X Features

* 1 Foot Additional Length
* Redesigned Top with Additional Head Room in Bath
* Additional Interior Storage
* Larger Holding Tanks - 12 Gallon Black, 32 Gallons Grey
* Maximized Passenger Leg Room
* Upgraded Rear Suspension System
* Shown with Optional Laser Graphics
* 11 Inch Larger Kitchen Counter Work Area
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Thanks for the information. That's a lot more than I've been able to find out on the net.
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i hope you bought it.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:49 PM   #8
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Wow, thanks for all the info Marko....that sounds like a super nice B, and I do hope he bought it. Keep us posted on the future for the vehicle. Safe travels.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:04 AM   #9
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Had I found a good one of these for sale I'd very likely be writing from inside of it instead of my mini "C". It was banging my head on the aisle air conditioner in a Pleasure-Way Excel that deleted the B-Class from my consideration. But with 6'3" headroom...my C only has two inches more. That would have been fine.

Not sure about black tank size in the normal config if 12 gallons is larger. :P

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Howdy All I just joined the forum and I hope that you can help me. I found a 2000 american cruiser on line here in tx and think it is a good floorplan for me but the miles 103,000 on a 2000 mod veh. scares me,also they are asking $18,995 for it . Sooo. my questions are does anyone think good or bad about this one and do you know of any other units like it for sale?
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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I have a '95 Pleasure Way on a Dodge chassis with, 318 cid engine and 100,000 miles. Those numbers really don't mean too much to me in terms of vehicle reliability - it's the driving history, maintenance record and vehicle/mechanical condition that count. Only issue I've had is the occasional need for a part replacement when the Chrysler dealer says they need to search for a "vintage" part.
If you look at it and seriously consider purchasing, make sure you get a thorough mechanical inspection first; then an inspection of the RV systems, plus a real test drive.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:03 AM   #12
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I have a 1999 American Cruiser 2000 I purchased a few months ago. It has a Dodge 360 motor with 40,000 miles and it performs great. I love the rear entry door, the large bed, overhead entertainment center and custom look. The only thing I wish it had was a shower. We have used it several times now and have had no problems. It has a 4000 watt onan generator mounted underneath it that works great but I wonder why it is so large.
In my opinion I think the unit you are looking at is over priced considering the mileage but I am new to this market so I could be wrong.

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I found some info for the American Cruiser RE 2000
Okay, I will admit it: I am massively in love with the American Cruiser!

However, I have not been able to find the information you shared here. Where and how did you find all this info?

One important thing for anyone considering buying one of these is that SOME of them do have SERIOUS handling problems. Folks who have had them recommend taking them for a test drive on the highway preferably some where trucks will be passing you. The ones that have the problem will be blown all over when a truck passes.

I would think if the vehicle has high mileage, you probably wouldn't really have to worry about this -- but a low mileage vehicle might not be the good deal it appears to be.

I am having a horrible time finding one for myself! Almost every time I find one, someone beats me to it.

I want a newer one. I like the seats and cabinetry in the later ones better. Although it seems as though the changes they made were not necessarily year specific. I believe I saw pictures of the interior of one 1999 that was like what I have seen in the 2000's.

Also, I have not been able to find out why they quit making these. I love the floorplan and I love the rear door! I love them so much that if I can't find one, getting a different Class B will be a bit of a disappointment.

Markopolo, do you know: Who made these and why they stopped? I would really like to know.

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I probably got the info from Internet Archive http://wayback.archive.org That resource doesn't work as well for me as it used to.
I'm glad the info is useful.
American Cruiser probably ran out of money.

A member here had one for sale viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2138 but it sold quickly I see.
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I just bought a 1999 American Cruiser in June. We love it. We were returning from Acadia National Park in our old Sherrod high top Ford conversion van. At Accadia, we had admired a number of Roadtreks and had agreed that we'd love to have a Class B but probably would never be able to afford one. On the trip home we passed a used RV dealer that had a class B out front. We stopped for a look and fell in love. It was an American Cruiser in great shape - 98000 miles - everything works - runs and rides great. The best part was the price. It was an estate sale on consignment and they only wanted $8,900 for it. Needless to say, we put a deposit down and went to the bank. We've made several trips in it so far and haven't noticed any adverse handling, even in gusty highway driving. It tugs a little but it much more stable than the Sherrod was. My interior is the same layout as the schematic and photos in one of the prior e-mails. If you can find one, I highly recommend you buy it. It a great unit for 2 people. I plan to retire in 3 years and we plan to hit the road in ernest then.
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Hi, We just purchased a 2000 American Cruiser and we are in need of a manual.
Anyone know where we can find one?
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Hi, We just purchased a 2000 American Cruiser and we are in need of a manual.
Anyone know where we can find one?
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Hey Risa,

I just picked up a 1997 American Cruiser on a Dodge chassis. I can scan and share the documentation that came with it, if you'd like. If yours is a different chassis, it might not be very useful.
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Hi Straylight, Our camper is a dodge chassis! I would love to have copies of whatever you have. Currently we are fumbling around and pretty much figuring out how things work. You could send scanned docs to my email at risa113@ymail.com thanks solo much, Risa
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Great, will do. Mine's in the shop right now (all the attendant literature is with it), and I won't have access to a scanner over the weekend, but I'll be able to get you things next week for sure.

But I'm happy to tell you as much as I can and answer any questions you have. Anything in particular that's confusing you?
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Thanks so much for your help. There is remarkably little I can find on the internet about the American Cruiser. We can not get the fridge working, can't get the venting fan running and I have no idea what the "micro monitor" does.
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