A 2007 Starcraft Starstream SS24QB caught my eye recently, so I looked it up. Apparently they've gone out of production, at least temporarily, but if you are shopping for a used RV travel trailer, this might be one you don't want to overlook. There is some talk about Starcraft resuming production of the Starstream, but that isn't confirmed, yet.
Model: Starstream SS24QB
Overall Length: 26' 11”
Height: 9' 8” (with A/C)
GVW: 5,800 lbs.
Carrying Capacity: 1,526 lbs
GVWR: 7,100 lbs
Front Axel: 3,500 lbs
Rear Axel: 3,500 lbs
Fresh Water: 36 gal
Waste Water: 26 gal
Gray Water: 30 gal
More standard specifications can be viewed at RV Guidebook where you can download a brochure for MY 2007.
While the Starstream has been discontinued, Starcraft currently offers three other travel trailer product lines. But, if you like the Starstream, and unless you find an unsold new unit, you'll have to settle for used one, for now. Starcraft is owned by Jayco. Take a look at Starstream's 2009 models.
In addition to the streamlined curved shape of the Starstream, the exterior is uniquely designed with pre-coated aluminum EuraVehicle® Metallics. It also has three exterior storage bins, covered propane tanks and battery, exterior speakers, LED lights, manual jacks, and a sunroof over the shower.
Inside the overhead cabinet doors sport smoked glass panels, dinette-seat storage, double kitchen sink with drawers and a cabinet below, three-burner range, refrigerator linoleum floor, bathroom shower-tub, medicine cabinet, wardrobe, bedroom includes queen bed, night stand, wardrobe, overhead cabinets, under-bed storage, and TV stand.
Since different accessories were available for the Starstream, you have the option for switching some things out. Starcraft prides itself on designing affordable RVs, knowing that people don't want to pay for features they won't use or don't need.
One owner commented on a forum that their Starstream was very expensive relative to the trade-in value and recommended negotiating a good purchase price. Since the Starstream has been discontinued, with no assurance that they will resume production in the future, used prices may be quite affordable. I'm finding prices for MY 2007 around the $11,000 to $14,000 range for this and other models.
As with all travel trailers, your mileage is primarily determined by your tow vehicle. At 7,100 pounds GVWR, this travel trailer is towable by smaller vehicles, which means you won't have to buy a heavy-duty truck to pull it.
One forum poster commented that the only difference he saw between the quality of Jayco and Starcraft trailers was in the standard features and the two-year warranty. Other owners have pretty consistently made positive comments about the quality of the Starstream travel trailers, with many either regretting selling theirs or saying they would buy a Starstream again.
Starcraft hosts the Starcraft International Camper Club. From this link you can join, look over their tour schedule, find a chapter near you, sign up for their newsletter, or read it online.
The Jayco/Starcraft forum is functional as far as being able to read posts, but doesn't appear to have any posts since about October 2010. Maybe I just picked a bad day to log on. You can still read the posts and get some answers, and it may, yet, be a functional forum site.
- NHTSA campaign ID number 08V381000: Issued July 29, 2008. Dometic refrigerator may have a defective boiler tube that could release pressurized coolant, that if exposed to a flame, could ignite, causing a fire. Contact Dometic at 1-888-446-5157 or Starcraft at 1-260-593-2550
It seems that most owners are very happy with their Starstream travel trailers, providing they purchased the right size to begin with. Those who want to purchase another trailer either want more or less space, or features that don't exist on the Starstream.
The comments and testimonials I've read about the Starstream trailers say the quality is excellent. Most people commenting have owned their Starstreams from one to four years and say that their Starstreams have held up well.
Aside from the lower trade in value compared to the purchase price, I have yet to find any negative comments about the Starcraft travel trailers.
Billy Hook, owner of Park at Port Mansfield, loves his Starstream SS24QB, but wants a larger model. Since this is his home at the park he plans to upgrade to a slideout model that would give him a bit more living space. Again, another owner speaks well of the quality of the Starstream's ability to hold up under full-time living conditions.
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http://www.starcraftrv.com/RV Review of the Starstream Travel Trailer