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Old 01-24-2009, 04:52 PM   #11
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Richman, your post doesn't indicate where you are located. If you're in the WEST market, be certain you find what you like and shop (online) the central/eastern markets. I found trailers here in So Cal can be as much as $10k more !! Shop around...some great deals out there right now. Personally, I would stay with a NEW trailer...but that's just me.
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:13 AM   #12
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SV291 owner here. Love it...tows great behind a 2001 Chev Z71...no problems...10 MPG...or so.
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:00 AM   #13
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The Surveyor's appear to have a more sloped front end, which may (I hope) contribute to better aerodynamics and better gas mileage . But I think that is also why the units with the front bedrooms have the wardrobes coming all of the way down, preventing a night stand under the wardrobe. The Surveyors also don't have a front window, which I really wanted.

The Surveyors also have ducted heat and air with an enclosed undercarriage, but I not sure about those items in other Forest River products.

They all appear to be well made units, so have fun shopping around and choose the floorplan that fits your needs.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:53 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone for all of the help.....we are really liking the Surveyor 302 floorplan. A local dealer in Ohio has them for under $20,000 new. We have one more RV show in our area to look at competing models.

Did any of you look at Keystone Passports/Laredos/Outbacks or other lightweight before you bought Forest River?

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Old 01-28-2009, 08:34 AM   #15
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That seems like a lot of camper for the buck. I did a quick search on the net, and the units I found were between $20.5k and $24k, so it seems like you are getting a decent deal, depending on options, of course.
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