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Old 02-28-2017, 09:27 PM   #1
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Any Surveyor 275BHSS owners out there?

Hello!

It looks like we might getting ready to purchase our first RV ever, and that it will be a 2016 Surveyor 275BHSS. We have seen it once on a whirlwind tour of 6 dealerships a couple of weeks ago & we are going to look at it again this Friday, and see if we can settle on a price if all goes well. Any owners of one of these out there? Would love to know how you like it.

It is a 'new' 2016, but been sitting on the lot for over 1 1/2 years. It makes me a bit nervous that it has been sitting there, but in our search for a smaller 5th wheel with bunks, we have found that most people want bigger and they are not really a hot item out there. Would anyone has any suggestions of anything we should look at specifically because it has been sitting on the lot for so long? Also, any suggestions to use how long it has been sitting there in the price negotiation process?

It has a Lippert 4.0 Ground Control leveling system on it. I've hear good and not so great about them. We have ask for them to give us a demo when we visit. We'll have them run the AC too.

Thanks for any input!
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:28 AM   #2
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We have a 2016 5th wheel Surveyor. We bought it last year and love it. The smaller size is such a bonus. Never have to worry about getting in or out of a spot. We changed out the kingpin to the Reece 5th Airborne Sidewinder. Hugely better than any slider out there. We pull it with our 1/2 ton Toyota Tundra. No problem!
Take your time when you go through the walk through. Make sure to mark down anything you want fixed.
We have had our rig it lots. Already been out this year for Mardi Gras in Galveston TX.
Good luck and enjoy!

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Old 03-01-2017, 07:31 AM   #3
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By the way the 4.O ground control takes a little bit to get use to using. Make sure you drop the front pins only about 6 holes. That was the trick that worked for us! Also get them to show you how to reset the system Incase it starts reading a error. We figured that out on our own using the Lippert internet info.

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Old 06-17-2017, 02:28 PM   #4
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Surveyor 275BHSS

Did you get your Surveyor 275BHSS and how do you like it? We are considering getting one in 2018. Also, the 1/2 ton Tundra; is it gas or diesel? What type of gas mileage do you get pulling the fifth wheel? Thanks.
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Old 06-18-2017, 03:45 PM   #5
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Did you get your Surveyor 275BHSS and how do you like it? We are considering getting one in 2018. Also, the 1/2 ton Tundra; is it gas or diesel? What type of gas mileage do you get pulling the fifth wheel? Thanks.
Yes - we got a 2016 Surveyor 275BHSS (it was new, it had just been on the lot a while) at the end of March. We are pulling with 3/4 Chevy Silverado diesel. Have not driven it too much yet, but so far, about 10mpg (pretty flat here).

How do we like it... not sure yet. We leave in 2 days (June 20) for a big trip.

We have done some mods for our needs. Among them: built a ladder for the bunk, took out the fireplace for more storage for the kids to reach, took out most of the outside kitchen (it was not a good use of space for our needs, now we have a big storage space we don't have to crouch down to use), and beefed up the bike rack.

Problems: The tank indicator lights were wired wrong, so the galley was reading the blank tank light or something like that. My husband fixed it. The oven, which appeared to work at the walk-thur, had a problem. Trying to bake cookies, the flame kept going out. Turns out it is a known issue on this Suburban oven - the pilot orifice is too small. Suburban would not send part directly to us, so our dealer had to order it and then mail it to us (for $20 for a small part from 4 hours a way - not good customer service) and my husband installed it. So, run the oven for 20 minutes or so at the walk-thru to make sure it stays on.

If you want to see how we like it after a couple of weeks - reply back here and I will try to comment on how it is going.
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:00 PM   #6
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Thank you so much for the info. I will def get back to you after your big trip to see how it goes. Also note your speed you are going when you equate what you get mileage-wise Heard you get best mpg when you travel around 60-65 mph. Thanks again! Have fun
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