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The Conway Crusader was introduced into the Conway range in 1998, and is one of only two Conway models still in production (albeit,
now, by Pennine Outdoor Leisure Limited). The other current Conway model is the Conway Countryman
The Crusader was brought into
the range on the back of the success of the Conway Cruiser
. It was, effectively, a Cruiser, but with the addition of a toilet / washroom
compartment, plus a number of other optional 'luxury' items, such as a full oven. The only model that came close to the specifications
of the Crusader was the Conway Clubman
, which was, in essence, a hard top version of the Crusader.
Although the Crusader is still
in production, today, it's lifespan, within the original company, was only six years, from 1998 to 2003. During that time, it
only underwent one change of colour scheme, perhaps not surprisingly, in tandem with that of the Clubman. Like the Clubman, the Crusader
was, initially, introduced in the violine blue and beige colour scheme. Again, like the Clubman, this continued for a couple of years,
and was replaced, in 2000 by the algue green and beige colour scheme of its contemporary.
Although the dimensions of the Crusader
didn't vary significantly over the years (apart from an increase in width from 202cm to 210cm) its weigh did, with early models leaving
the factory weighing just 670kg, and later models right up to 800kg (with 900kg and 1,000kg gross weight, respectively).
fellow sibling, the Cruiser, the Crusader featured the Connaumatic quick setup system. This, basically, involved pulling out the two
bed boards, which, in turn, extended the canvas poles, automatically. This can, very briefly, be seen in Pictures 5 to 7, above.
of equipment levels, options and extras can be found in the brochures in the Paperwork section above.
Included in that section
above are the first (1998) and last (2003) Conway brochures that included the Crusader as well as the generic manual
of the time. At the bottom of the page are the setup instructions for the Conway Crusader (again, first and last year). As with
all of the Conway models these are included with the kind permission of the Conway Owners Club
We have, also, included a couple
of brief walk through videos below. One is an owner produced slideshow video, prepared in order to sell their 2000 model Crusader.
The second, produced by our old friends at Campers & Leisure, is, actually, a 2004 model Crusader (manufactured by Pennine)
however, at that point in time, it remained unchanged from the last models made by Conway, and, hence, is relevant to this part of
To check out details of the post 2003 model (as manufactured by Pennine) take a look at the Pennine Conway Crusader
of this guide.