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Old 05-14-2013, 01:00 PM   #21
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The toe thing can be important

We bought a cutting board that fit over half the sink for our additional counterspace. Gives you about 9 more inches and you still have full use of the other sink.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:02 PM   #22
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ID:	30473Thanks to both of you for the new posts on the Surveyor 220. We took our first long trip in this camper to Cherokee, NC, and everything worked well with the exception of the Chinese-made scissor jacks. Two of mine have a couple of spots where they get very hard to crank, and I have to turn it so hard that they feel like they are going to twist off the frame before it finally continues turning. They feel very cheap. I know I can replace them with BAL scissor jacks but first I will try some dry graphite to see if that will cure it.

Shown are a couple of shots of the excellent site we had in Cherokee.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #23
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Nice pictures! I will have to remember to take some next time (and then learn how to post them). I can tell you now that they won't look as good as yours. Wow.

I am new to the scissor jack issue (I guess the pup had good ones) but I am having some trouble with mine as well. You mentioned dry graphite? What about regular grease or WD-40? I was hoping mine was just rough because it was new but from your post I guess now I will have to be proactive (i.e. do something because it won't fix itself)
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #24
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Nice pictures! I will have to remember to take some next time (and then learn how to post them). I can tell you now that they won't look as good as yours. Wow.

I am new to the scissor jack issue (I guess the pup had good ones) but I am having some trouble with mine as well. You mentioned dry graphite? What about regular grease or WD-40? I was hoping mine was just rough because it was new but from your post I guess now I will have to be proactive (i.e. do something because it won't fix itself)

Others here wiser than I suggested the dry graphite because wet grease might attract road grime and dirt and eventually gunk things up.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:44 PM   #25
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Strangely enough, we were disappointed with the foam in the dinette cushions and also had the foam replaced. Heading out Friday for two weeks with new foam. Couldn't sit too long on the original foam. Even the grandkids complained so you know it was poor quality.

Other then that, no real issues that weren't addressed when we purchased on SP220 last year.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #26
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A lot of people don't seem happy with the cushions. It hasnt really bothered me yet (insert joke here) but I can understand it.

mjones12:
Thanks for the heads up on the lube. It makes sense. I would of it it with grease because that is what I have around. I will get some of the graphite and try it. Replacment looks expensive.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:43 PM   #27
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:36 PM   #28
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I'm thinking of buying one of these. Would you recommend it?
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:58 AM   #29
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I would reccomend it. Esp. after reading some of the headaches that are to be expected with a new unit. Ours has been great. It is only my and my wife so it is the perfect size for us. We wanted something light enough to tow with a reasonable sized car but still looked like a "home" and not a camper on the inside. I think it is the perfect size camper for couples.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #30
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My wife (Norma), small dog and I have just finished our second trip with a SP 220. Previously owned a 2007 Surveyor 160T which was a fun unit, however eventually got tired of having to crawl over a body when hitting the sack. I was originally looking at a comparable size Rockwood or Flagstaff, but Norma fell in love with the Surveyor entertainment centre. I must admit that It offers a nice privacy screen between the bed and kitchen areas even though it adds weight to the trailer. Overall it is a nice looking trailer and the workmanship is good as far as trailer construction is concerned. The only design flaw is that the bathroom cannot be accessed with the slide fully closed (minor for us).
Picked up the trailer on the 6th of June and spent a few days camping near the dealership (600 miles from home). Any major problems can be repaired immediately by the Dealer: A/C fan in this case.
Camped on the way home to find out what minor things needed to be repaired and where to put everything. After mounting the towel racks etc, the only adjustments I made were: installing a half shelf in the overhead cabinet, cutting two slots in the knife holder so the stove cover hinges lie flat, lengthening one of the straps to secure the table, reposition the strut bases so the foot of the bed stays in the upright position and tightened a nut to stop a water leak. The unit came with a full sink cover, but we added a cutting board to cover the small sink leaving the large sink open ( Original Gripper 11 by 14 fits nicely within the sink groves )
We love the idea of the sofa instead of the typical dinette area (with this you can stretch out). No problem seating 4 adults and two teenagers after bring in one stool. It seems quite a few do not like the table, but ours is not giving us any problems. The cushions are soft and the foam might be replaced sometime in the future.
Based on some of the questions in the other threads, just for information purposes:
1. In the 2013 model the water plump is located outside the bathroom wall left of the sofa. Remove the left sofa skirt for ease of access (slide out).
2. The slide motor is located under the middle of the sofa. Remove the middle sofa skirt: 3 screws.
At this point in time no regrets purchasing this trailer. Further trips are being planned.
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