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Old 08-22-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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Shopping for Camper

We are starting to shop for a retirement camper. We are looking at the Rockwood 1809s, the Flagstaff Microlite 18FBRS, and the Surveyor Sport Trailer SP-189. Other than color choices, is there any difference among the three campers?

Also, how well do these campers hold up? We are going to try to look for a used one. We are not in a rush as we don't need it for a few years.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:54 PM   #2
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All are pretty small for much more than a weekend. Is that what you are looking for?
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:49 PM   #3
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We are starting to shop for a retirement camper. We are looking at the Rockwood 1809s, the Flagstaff Microlite 18FBRS, and the Surveyor Sport Trailer SP-189. Other than color choices, is there any difference among the three campers?

Also, how well do these campers hold up? We are going to try to look for a used one. We are not in a rush as we don't need it for a few years.
We have the Rockwood Minni Lite 1809S & love it - however we don't live in for long periods during the winter like we did when we have a 30.5 foot 5th wheel with two slides.

If interested you can look in mods & updates & see pictures of the inside mods I have done to ours Or PM me for more pictures. It will soon be 4 months since we got ours & there has only been two small items that if we had a dealer close by I would of had handle. Total cost to do both was $8.88 & a toothpick. A no brainer why I didn't drag it 150 miles to have the work done.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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Weekends and an occasional week would be the longest we would go. We are used to a truck camper with no room to move at all. Compared to our current camper, the 1809s looks roomy.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:25 PM   #5
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Glad you like yours. That makes it sound promising. An occasional winter weekend is the most winter camping we'd do.

If I can figure out how to find your camper pix, I will look at them.
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:17 PM   #6
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Glad you like yours. That makes it sound promising. An occasional winter weekend is the most winter camping we'd do.

If I can figure out how to find your camper pix, I will look at them.
Go to the mods & updates forum - then look for a posting by emptypockets
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:55 PM   #7
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I found them. They look good. I think I'll sew something like that when we get our camper.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:44 PM   #8
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I have the Surveyor Sport 186. Same as the 189 except a dinette in place of the couch and no slide. Just the wife and I so it is perfect for us. Had it just over a year now and are very happy with it. Some minor fixes but to be expected with any trailer. We also looked at the other models. I believe the Flagstaff and the Rockwood are the same camper just different names. The Surveyor is only 7 ft wide while I believe the other two are 8 ft wide. We decided on the Surveyor as I thought it was built a little better and liked the interior options more. The only gripe I have is the shower is a little small. Keep in mind I am 6'2" and 270, the wife has no issues. Hope that helps. As far as new and used the deals on new units are still very good. i was looking for used but found I could get a new one for just a few thousand more. Good Luck.
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:33 PM   #9
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Thanks. Your response answered a lot of my questions.

We thought the Surveyor may be a bit better, but I think any of the 3 would work for us.

The shower does look small, but I am small and my hubby isn't afraid of the public shower houses. He can squeeze into the camper shower when showers aren't available at the sites.
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