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Old 10-20-2012, 09:37 AM   #11
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the 305 is a great RV. We had a couple little problems with it when we did are walk throw but the dealer took care of them. Have no problem with the A/C not cooling.
@ligthspan46 I like you idea for reinforcing the other sleeping beds. Have to look at mine and see if I have same issues are you are. Then reinforce them like you say.
I pull my 305 with a 2012 F-150 eco boost with max tow/hauling package. Don't know it is back there unless it is windy out.

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Old 10-20-2012, 10:19 AM   #12
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its a good idea to check both areas that have the inflatable mattress on top of them. i am going to screw and glue the 1x2's to the permanent 1x2's . just couldn't believe they used staples to think that would hold the weight on top.what were they thinking. i have this contoured foam that is used for the transport of ice cream cones that i will put on top of the plywood strips i am going to put across between the solid parts of the bed frame to keep the inflatable mattress from contacting the plywood.

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:50 AM   #13
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its a good idea to check both areas that have the inflatable mattress on top of them. i am going to screw and glue the 1x2's to the permanent 1x2's . just couldn't believe they used staples to think that would hold the weight on top.what were they thinking. i have this contoured foam that is used for the transport of ice cream cones that i will put on top of the plywood strips i am going to put across between the solid parts of the bed frame to keep the inflatable mattress from contacting the plywood.

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Thanks for the idea. Could you take pics of before and after and post here? Would like to see how you do it.

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:32 PM   #14
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we brought it home today, and due to this monster storm coming to south jersey it will be while before i fix the support structures for the counch/ air mattress. all of a sudden all my friends want transfer switches for their generators. had the whole summer but this storm is scaring a lot of people, me included. but lets hope for the best but i will post pics for the modifications.also if you want a cheap 15amp power cord adapter to feed your camper off of house power, go to harbor freight, 7 bucks and ul approved to boot. they were much more in the rv stores.

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:24 AM   #15
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we brought it home today, and due to this monster storm coming to south jersey it will be while before i fix the support structures for the counch/ air mattress. all of a sudden all my friends want transfer switches for their generators. had the whole summer but this storm is scaring a lot of people, me included. but lets hope for the best but i will post pics for the modifications.also if you want a cheap 15amp power cord adapter to feed your camper off of house power, go to harbor freight, 7 bucks and ul approved to boot. they were much more in the rv stores.

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Ok, thanks. I will be waiting for the pics. Stay safe. I will have to look at Harbor freight for that power cord adapter.

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Old 10-31-2012, 01:06 PM   #16
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water filter

just took the panel off under the bathroom sink, no water filter there. i followed water line by hand to cabinet near toilet couldn't feel a filter plus no access panel there. guess i have to call dealer.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:24 PM   #17
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water filter

called service dept. at dealer. none of the surveyors this dealer orders have a water filter installed. wonder why they would make such a big deal about it in the owners manual. maybe the dealership had problems in the past with leaking, clogging etc.

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:45 PM   #18
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Hmmm, I thought the water filter was standard on the regular Surveyors, but not the sport models. I didn't think that was dealer choice.

Where is the city water connection ?? Check the inside area around that. Also, check the area where your water pump is located.

Well, forget I said anything. I don't see it listed in the Surveyor brochure, either as standard equipment or as an option. Truthfully, we don't use ours because it restricts the water flow too much......I just use an external filter that hooks up at the hydrant.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:43 AM   #19
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we brought it home today, and due to this monster storm coming to south jersey it will be while before i fix the support structures for the counch/ air mattress. all of a sudden all my friends want transfer switches for their generators. had the whole summer but this storm is scaring a lot of people, me included. but lets hope for the best but i will post pics for the modifications.also if you want a cheap 15amp power cord adapter to feed your camper off of house power, go to harbor freight, 7 bucks and ul approved to boot. they were much more in the rv stores.

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Hi Gene,
Hope you are doing ok after Sandy went thur. Have you had a chance to fix the support under the beds yet?

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:54 PM   #20
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we r waiting for the dealer to make an appointment with us to fix some warranty issues. i took a picture of the staples that pulled out from 1 -1x2 that was stapled to the other. i want the dealer to fix that and if they just re-staple it then i will screw and glue it and put in plywood supports.

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