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Old 01-18-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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New Trailer Questions

Retiring at the end of the month and looking at entering the RV market. Have been looking for some time, and we like the Forest River ultra lites (1/2 ton truck).

I am wondering of the quality difference between Rockwood/Flagstaff/Surveyor and even Grand Surveyor (used)? What are the main differences?

Is this like General Motors (Pontiac/Chevrolet/GMC?)

Any thoughts are apprceiated.


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Old 01-18-2009, 11:00 AM   #2
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All are great trailers for the $$. Rockwood and Flagstaff are almost identical except for outside decals and interior fabric colours. All are made by Forest River. Personnally prefer Rock,Flagstaff over the Surveyor but individual floorplan that works for you dictates which one to buy. Buy the one you really want the first time as initial cost is not that great a difference from say a 26'to32'model. Half ton pickup should be able to pull all models and get either Reese/Drawtight dual cam set up or Equalizer brand of hitches with sway bars.

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Old 01-18-2009, 05:18 PM   #3
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By the way Richman, to FRF, it's a great Forum. Good luck with your selection of TT's.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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I just bought my first TT today; 2009 Surveyor SV 233T. No more tent for this guy!! Like dezolen said, floor plan was one of the main reasons for us. We spent the whole day at the RV show in Grand Rapids. It was a great way to see all of the models side-by-side.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:05 PM   #5
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congrats, enjoy your new rv. my wife and i attendd the greensboro, nc show two weeks ago and enjoyed it.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:13 AM   #6
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Welcome Rich. dezolen is spot on from what I can tell.

Find what you like and roll with it.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:36 PM   #7
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Welcome to the Forum Rich. You will find that Rockwood/Flagstaff units are very well built. Go to an RV show and kick the tires on a few different models of light weights and see the difference. Order soon, it will take awhile unless you find one on the lot that has everything you need.

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Old 01-23-2009, 02:52 PM   #8
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We have a zx600 concertone for our tv , radio and dvd. We can hear all the outside sounds on the dvd but not the talking. We would like the 800 number if possible to talk to one if can't find an answer? This our 3rd exchange on the system ! Thankyou Charlie
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:13 AM   #9
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Hi 'dabrows6', we bought a 2008 SV233T teo years ago and enjoy it very much. No real problems to speak of. Enjoy your HTT.

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Old 01-24-2009, 12:47 PM   #10
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Hi Rich,

Rockwood, Flagstaff, and Surveyor(Grand Surveyor) are all quality light weight trailers. The Surveyor has more aluminum bracing in the walls. The fit and finish of all three are also of good quality.

Good luck with your decision.

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