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Old 11-06-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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We gathered with 30 other BT Cruisers for a rally in Pigeon Forge this weekend. At the rally we voted to start a new chapter of GulfStreamers for BT Cruisers only. We elected officers and discussed how often and where we might have more rallys. We proposed several names for the new club but haven't chosen one yet. We had a great time with a really nice group of Cruisers.

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Old 02-08-2006, 08:10 AM   #2
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I would be very interested in any rally the BT Cruisers plan to have.
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:33 AM   #3
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Carlsen,

The next BT Cruiser rally is planned for June 2006 just before the Back Home In Indiana Rally sponsored by Gulf Stream. Contact our president, Nancy Miller, at [email protected] for more information.

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Old 05-31-2020, 04:13 PM   #4
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Would love to know if there is ever another BT Cruiser Rally.
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Old 06-03-2020, 01:13 PM   #5
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I too, would be interested in a rally. The closer to WA State the better.
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Old 06-03-2020, 01:59 PM   #6
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I too, would be interested in a rally. The closer to WA State the better.
I think it would be nice to see other BT Cruiser owners and get ideas from each other.
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Old 06-08-2020, 01:04 AM   #7
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Me too as far as a Rally for BT Cruisers. Close to WA since we are from BC (Canada). But with Covid restrictions we will hope for borders to open soon.
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Old 09-04-2020, 05:46 PM   #8
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We gathered with 30 other BT Cruisers for a rally in Pigeon Forge this weekend. At the rally we voted to start a new chapter of GulfStreamers for BT Cruisers only. We elected officers and discussed how often and where we might have more rallys. We proposed several names for the new club but haven't chosen one yet. We had a great time with a really nice group of Cruisers.

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newby question: I considering ordering a 5210 with the twin jackknife sofas. I have been told that these sofas are only 68 inches long. Does anyone know the GS offers a longer sofa or do these sofas fold out to make a queen bed and you can sleep crossways since the rv is 8 feet wide? I am 72 inches tall is the main issue. Any insight in this issue would be appreciated. thanks John
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Old 09-04-2020, 05:54 PM   #9
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newby question: I considering ordering a 5210 with the twin jackknife sofas. I have been told that these sofas are only 68 inches long. Does anyone know the GS offers a longer sofa or do these sofas fold out to make a queen bed and you can sleep crossways since the rv is 8 feet wide? I am 72 inches tall is the main issue. Any insight in this issue would be appreciated. thanks John
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Old 10-01-2020, 02:01 AM   #10
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We have an older, 2004, 5210 with the jack knife beds. It is spec'd in the brochure as a 4 person RV with two beds.

You can put both beds down and sleep cross ways but may find the gap in between the two beds to be bothersome. I'm 73 inches and sleep ok a little diagonally.

The only options I've seen for the 5210 are two jack knife beds or one jack knife and one banquet that makes down to a bed.

But then, I'm talking about 2004.
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Old 10-04-2020, 11:50 AM   #11
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We have a 5210 with jackknife sofas and use a double sized memory foam pad on it. I am down to 70 inches at this stage of life and sleep comfortably on it. The foam pad negates the crevice down the middle.
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:27 AM   #12
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WE have a 2018 BT Cruiser 5245 and have continueous problems with the Swintec slide. Anyone else have problems with this? What is the fix?
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Old 12-04-2020, 09:24 AM   #13
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Is there a link or something else to join this club? 2004 BT Cruiser 5230 owner. Thanks.
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Old 12-06-2020, 03:06 PM   #14
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The first Post was in 2005, might have to start a new Chapter.
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Old 08-25-2021, 11:30 AM   #15
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now this is funny started in 2006 then the next posts are in 2020, however this would be fun to meet us with other BT Cruiser owners and hey its now 2021.
were in Indiana in the middle of the country anyone up for this ?

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Old 09-24-2023, 11:17 AM   #16
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BT cruiser GX2
Interested in joining Club & rally
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Old 11-05-2023, 07:47 PM   #17
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Yes that would be good. Like to compare notes on BT Cruisers
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Old 11-12-2023, 09:32 AM   #18
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Default Gulfstream 2021 b/t Cruiser 5240 Alaska trip results

Hello fellow Cruiser enthusiasts! There doesn’t seem to be any so I thought I would drum up some enthusiasm with my Alaska experiences. My wife and I and our “beloved hunting dawg SeaSea left Florida for Alaska on March 3, 2023. We returned home on July 2, 2023. 17,000 miles over 4 months on rough roads and some really bad weather provided a lot of experience with this machine. There is probably no one interested in my experience anyway so I’ll summarize how I feel about my B/T Cruiser.

The Ford part is wonderful! Powerful, quiet, economical and reliable. Great brakes. The Ford chassis is strong and stable and I couldn’t ask for a better one. The Box roof, caps, walls, windows finish etc. are excellent also. At 33,000 miles currently on my machine, it looks and runs as new!

However, the interior elements really suffered on this trip. The trip was very hard on the interior roof panels and trim strips, water lines leaking, sink and counter tops, bathroom door ripping out of overhead hangers, closet doors sagging, and rattles from everywhere but especially the front cap attachments to the cab roof. I am currently replacing counter tops, bath sink, renailing and glueing inside cabinets and trim.

All is almost fixed and our “Magic Carpet” is ready to go again! It even rides quietly since I screwed it all back together again. If anyone can benefit from my experiences and/or I from yours, please holler at this post. I do still LOVE my B/T Cruiser!
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Greetings. Thank you for the up to date experiences. We have a 2021 -- 5210 with 9,000 miles on it. The best part of a BT cruiser is the Ford Part. Excellent vehicle, great power and transmission and very reliable. I wish Ford built the rest of the BT cruiser.
Our experience has been similar to yours, except for exterior roof leaks, AC unit never tightened down, missing caulk around the front triple clearance lights let water in which sagged the ceiling. Interior equipment provided by outside suppliers work well.
It would be interesting to have a BT gathering of old and new owners to compare experiences and solutions . Does Gulfstream promote any national gatherings? Maybe there is a chapter in Family Motor Coach Association, I will look. Roadtrek is very big in FMCA. One last question, Did you hold 12 MPG on such a long trip?
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Old 11-12-2023, 12:36 PM   #20
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The trip average was 11.4. Had I strived for mileage 12 would have been possible I believe. 12.5 was a constant Highway average. I cruise at 100 km (62 to 65 mph). Ran great even at altitude on regular. The interior problems are easy to fix although having new counter tops put in and bath sink are expensive. We are using a composite material due to weight of granite etc. the counters would never stand up with heavier materials.

I would love it if Gulf Stream would look my unit over as a quality control exercise. They could dramatically improve their product with little effort.

“Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.” Burma Shave ?
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