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Old 07-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Farewell to the FR family

After two years of FR - Surveyor ownership, we have sold our SP-189 and bought a competitor product.

Nothing to complain about with our Surveyor, other than having discovered we wanted a slightly bigger layout. We looked at the Surveyor 220, but I need a full size queen, not the short bed version.

We found a 2012 Lance 1985 that has a full-size walk around queen, a large playpen dinette, couch and large shower. For only 3' more length, we gained 44 sq ft considering the 8' wide (from 7' on our Surveyor).

We also had to get a Ford F150 to tow it, because my little Range Rover wasn't suited for the wider unit. I got blown all over the road bringing it home during California winds.

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I chose NOT to trade in the Surveyor, and did a FSBO. Sold in 2 days with 2 cash offers. Didn't even have AC on it, and still got $3k more than the dealer's best trade-in offer.

I've learned a lot on this forum, as the Surveyor was our first trailer. We decided we liked camping enough to get exactly what we wanted.

Farewell and All the Best.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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Nice looking setup! There's always value in gaining space. What is FSBO? You are right - it sure can get windy here in California!
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
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Nice looking setup! There's always value in gaining space. What is FSBO? You are right - it sure can get windy here in California!
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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Just because you don't have a FR doesn't mean you have to leave us. I'm sure you have gained knowledge and insight that could be shared no matter what brand of trailer you own. Either way, nice looking setup and best of luck to you.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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Dont leave.. Too much info here and nice people that care about others.... I started with a used puma TT.. now have a keystone 5th wheel... but..who knows ?? May be back to a Forest river someday ??
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Just because you don't have a FR doesn't mean you have to leave us.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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Ditto! Had a Shasta now a Jayco 5W but still
Here cuz it's the best forum and people afe friendly and helpful.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:41 PM   #8
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Ditto on still being able to share your experience and knowledge. It doesn't have to be "farewell" to the FR family.
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