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Old 04-23-2015, 09:14 AM   #1
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2012 surveyor 294 quad bunk

Looking at buying one- there is 6 of us -2 adults, 2 teens, a 7 and 9 year old two dogs. This our first big camper moving up from a pop up anyone have any thoughts or info about it.

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Old 04-23-2015, 10:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

My impressions after looking at this exact model at my dealer a couple of years back is that its a great layout for a family your size and with two dogs to boot! I'm sure current Surveyor owners will chime in with more personal information about the model.

One piece of advice for a fellow camper moving up from a pup to a long TT is to make sure you have enough tow vehicle. Be aware that Surveyor lists a very light dry weight, so plan to be much closer to its GVWR after loading when you calculate your towing needs. It will likely weigh 6500-7000lbs loaded and 33' can wag the dog so your vehicle needs to be up to the task.

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Old 04-23-2015, 11:52 AM   #3
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I full time in my 2012 220 Surveyor and have been very happy with it. I will say that it is not really an all weather rig, but as long as you stay within moderate temperatures I think you would be happy with it. With that large of a family though I would be a little concerned with the tank capacities. As a single I don't have a problem, but I also carry a 40 gallon bladder in the back of my rig and that will carry me over for a good month.

Quality wise I have no complaints. There isn't a lot of countertop in the kitchen and the dinet table leaves a little to be desired, but overall it's put together pretty well.

On the plus side.. the bathroom is quite expansive and the floor plan is very intuitive. All in all I've been very happy with my Surveyor.
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:27 PM   #4
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Mine's 29' and I used to pull it with an F-150. I'd echo the post about being sure you have enough tow vehicle for that rig. I upgraded because I was tired of being pushed around by the trailer.... and I'm about to go to a bigger TT.

Have fun, and have safe travels. Camping with our kids kept them close and made lots of good memories. Now we're getting covered up with grand children, so we need a bigger trailer.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:54 PM   #5
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I have the 36.5' - 2015 Surveyor Cadet, pull it with a 2008 GMC equipped with towing package, and have had no problems. We only have one dog but 3 Grand Kids that love camping with us. I agree with above post, be sure you can cover towing & braking without concerns.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:04 PM   #6
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I have a 2015 surveyor cadet 294 quad bunk and we full time in it. With just the two kids they use the top bunks for storage. It can get a little tight but overall we are happy with it. My dry weight is around 5700 and I've towed it with my F150 no problem.

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Old 04-29-2015, 06:11 PM   #7
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I have an sp295. My only complaint is that it is too low to the ground. Other than that it is excellent.
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:59 PM   #8
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We usually camp with two adults, 1 teen, and two 12 year olds with an occasional two additional adults. Each bunk is good for 1 person up to 6'. Sleep accommodations are fine, but day time use (with over 5 people) is cramped especially with small slideout extension. Rainy days get very interesting. Keep in mind we usually need 1 or 2 bunks to accommodate everyone's gear depending on length of stay.

Quality has been very good. Ours has the suspension lift kit installed which I am glad to have.

Recommend 3/4 or 1 ton tow vehicle. Tried with 1/2 truck and "tail wagged the dog". Our tow vehicle handles it extremely well especially in the switchbacks of western Maryland and West Virginia.


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