The BT Cruiser has been reported to have problems with slide outs, plumbing, roof, doors, and loose screws.
Users in RV forums generally rate it well, but note these common issues:
- Poor construction
- Battery failure
- Slideout seals leaking
- Axles not enough grease
- Inadequate solar circuit fuse
- Screws loosing while traveling
- Mattress easily tears
- Shade in coach door will not raise
- Seat belt are off center
- Bath door will not shut
- Missing auto headlights
The BT Cruiser is made by Gulf Stream Coach. They have models 22 ft to 29 ft long, that are built on the Ford E-350 and E-450 chassis. Here is a video:
- Electrical issues:
- Check for blown fuses, loose connections, or damaged wiring.
- Verify that the RV’s battery is charged and in good condition.
- Ensure proper functioning of the converter, inverter, and generator.
- Plumbing and water system issues:
- Check for leaks or clogs in the water lines and drains.
- Inspect the water pump, water heater, and fresh, gray, and black water tanks for proper functioning.
- Winterize your RV’s water system if you plan to use it in freezing temperatures.
- Propane and appliances:
- Inspect propane lines and connections for leaks or damage.
- Ensure that propane tanks are full and properly secured.
- Verify that appliances like the refrigerator, stove, furnace, and water heater are functioning correctly.
- Slide-outs and leveling systems:
- Inspect the slide-out mechanism for debris or obstructions.
- Lubricate slide-out rails and gears as needed.
- Check the leveling system for proper functioning and ensure that the RV is level before extending slide-outs.
- Roof and exterior:
- Inspect the roof for leaks, cracks, or damaged seals.
- Clean and maintain seals around windows, doors, and vents.
- Check the exterior for damage or signs of wear.
- Tires and brakes:
- Regularly inspect tires for proper inflation, wear, and damage.
- Ensure that lug nuts are properly tightened.
- Check the brake system for wear or damage and replace components as needed.
- HVAC system:
- Clean and replace air filters as needed.
- Inspect the air conditioning and heating system for proper functioning.
- Check ductwork for obstructions or damage.
More detailed info: https://www.rvcampgear.com/common-gulfstream-bt-cruiser-problems/
Here is what people like:
- Good Maneuverability
- Not too big
- Has full dry bath
- Seats are comfortable
- Slide outs give more space
- Good gas mileage
Features of a Class B+ motorhome
- Size: Class B+ motorhomes are generally larger than Class B motorhomes but smaller than Class C motorhomes. They typically range from 20 to 30 feet in length.
- Amenities: Class B+ motorhomes offer more amenities than Class B motorhomes, such as a larger bathroom, more storage space, and sometimes a separate bedroom area.
- Fuel Efficiency: Due to their smaller size compared to Class C motorhomes, Class B+ motorhomes tend to have better fuel efficiency, making them more economical for long trips.
- Maneuverability: Class B+ motorhomes are easier to maneuver and park than Class C motorhomes due to their smaller size. They are a good option for travelers who want to explore urban areas or smaller campsites where larger motorhomes may have difficulty navigating.
- Cost: The price of a Class B+ motorhome typically falls between the cost of a Class B and Class C motorhome.