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Folding Camper & Trailer Tent Definitive Guide
Model Summary: Conway Crusader
Folding Camper (Current Model)
Weight (Ex Works)
Length (Inc Hitch)
Travelling / Stored:
Set Up / On Site:
Wheels / Tyres:
Gallery (Click on Images To Enlarge):
The Crusader was, originally, manufactured by Conway, up until November 2002, when the company was acquired by main competitors, Pennine. They continued to be manufactured under the Conway banner until 2008, when the recently renamed Pennine Group relaunched both the Countryman and the Crusader as part of their own product range. They still retained their Conway names, but any association with the old company was completely severed. By 2010, both models had been further integrated into the fold, with matching liveries and the newly introduced Isabella acrylic canvases.
As the Crusader is, inherently, a Conway, its history and evolution are covered more in the Conway section of this guide. The dimensions and specifications above, all relate to the current version of the model. Equivalent details for older models can be found on the Conway Crusader page of the guide.
When the two companies were both active in the marketplace, it is fair to say that the Crusader was marketed as a direct competitor to the Pennine Pathfinder. That comparison has now continued to its ultimate conclusion, in that the two models are, effectively, the same product, with different interior specifications and equipment. Anyone looking at the page for the Pathfinder will note that the external dimensions are identical, however, it is internally, where the distinctions can, clearly, be seen.
The Pathfinder is available in one, set, format, with oven, toilet, wash basin, wardrobe, etc. The Crusader comprised an identical internal layout to the Pathfinder, but Pennine offer the option of mixing and matching these items, to create a customised camping experience (although why you would want anything other than the full spec is, as yet, unclear).
In September 2014, the Crusader disappeared from the Pennine web site, however, it was re introduced, in October, of that year, at the Motorhome and Caravanning Show, at the NEC. Pennine advised us this was in order to use up existing stocks, but that, if demand was sufficient, the model would be brought back into production. At this moment, the future of the model remains uncertain, however, it does appear to remain popular and has appeared at all subsequent shows to date.
Not only did the Crusader disappear from the web site, in 2014, it is, also, a noticeable ommision from the brochures, since that time. consequently, we have included the sales brochures from the time the Conway models were incorporated into the Pennine range, in 2009, up to their 'disappearance' in 2013.
See Brochures Below
620cm x 250cm
165 x 13
198cm x 137cm
198cm x 122cm
198cm x 122cm
Conway Crusader Assembly Video
2010 Conway Crusader Walk Through
2005 Conway Crusader Walk Through / Setup