Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-27-2014, 07:44 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 10
2004 Forest River Surveyor 233T

Hello! We are looking at a Surveryor 233T at weight of 3,500. We have a 2008 Jeep Cherokee 8 cylinder, 4.7 4x4 with tow package. Manual says we can pull 5000. We wont be going long distances nor hills. Any thoughts on the jeep pulling this? Any help is appreciated. Thank you so much!\
__________________

__________________
Mike and Loree (Peanut and Sophie also)
Sheboygan Falls, WI
TheShrives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2014, 07:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
jimdd810's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 141
Should be fine


Life is a highway!!!!!
__________________

__________________
jimdd810 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2014, 01:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
thebrakeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canton, Michigan
Posts: 1,105
3500 lbs is the dry weight. I have a 27' 2004 Surveyor 261T hybrid that is about 3500 dry as well. The actual yellow-sticker empty weight is nearly 4000 lbs. You should expect about the same. Loaded up with cargo/food/gear, you should estimate around 4500lbs.

I'm not sure about the Jeep, but most trucks require you to subtract any passengers & cargo in the tow vehicle from MAX tow rating, not including the driver. As you can see, you are going to be very close, if not over, depending on your actual loaded trailer weight, and what you put in the Jeep.
__________________
thebrakeman ('70), DW ('71), DD ('99), DD ('01), DD ('05)
2004 Surveyor SV261T (UltraLite Bunkhouse Hybrid)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD Premier
Equal-i-zer WDH (10k), Prodigy Brake Controller
thebrakeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2014, 06:47 PM   #4
RichL
 
Rich70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bayport, New York
Posts: 11
I have a Surveyor 23RB and when I used a Jeep, it was a horrible experience when travelling over 50 mph. I believe the wheelbase is too short for any trailer over 25'. I switched to a RAm1500 and the handling is 100% better. Yes I have anti-sway bars and load levelers. The Jeep would act as if the trailer was pushing the Jeep. Don't use it.
__________________
Rich70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2014, 10:31 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fraser, Michigan
Posts: 181
I have a 2008 Surveyor 233T and dry weight is 4069. We had a Ford Explorer V6 that we pulled it with. It wasn't too bad here in Michigan but I think it was under powered plus the short wheel base.. Got rid of the Ford for a Tahoe 5.3L which does a better job. I supposed your V8 should be fine based on my experience.
__________________


Jim & Kathy
Bailey, waiting at the Rainbow Bridge
Gracie, a rescued Beagle
2007 Chevy Tahoe
2008 FR Surveyor 233T
JimChow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
233, forest river, surveyor

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:32 AM.