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Old 03-02-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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Biting the Bullet on a SP295BHS

Hi all,

I'm a newbie who has been lurking here for a while, deciding on which TT to possibly purchase. I come from a pop-up (years ago) and wanted to get back in to camping so here I am. I was at the MD RV show the last two weekends and narrowed it down to the Surveyor Sport SP295BHS. With 3 kids I needed the bunkhouse and headroom (I'm 6'5") and love the outdoor kitchen. Anyway, I went to my local dealer yesterday and got what I think was a good price. I basically priced all of the available options except the 15K BTU air conditioner. Now I am thinking that I should get that also since the dog days of summer here can reach high 90's with lots of humidity. For those that have the upgrade, do you think it is necessary in a TT of this size? Will the AC affect re-sale value?

The dealer is going to call me tomorrow with loan rates and will probably be looking for a decision (which at this point is a YES), I am really excited (and nervous). Wish me luck and hopefully I will have the TT in about 6 weeks!!


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Old 03-02-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
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I would get the A/C For the comfort value alone. Easier to have them do it now then to try getting it done after the fact....

Good luck with the new camper.

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Old 03-02-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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I don't think the upgrade is very much if done pre-build. I would def opt for it, I'd rather be able to turn it back a bit than swelter because I didn't have it. As far as resale, I don't think it will affect it one way or another.
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:00 PM   #4
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I think it was only a $350 upgrade (50A and AC). You're probably right, kind of minimal compared to the total cost. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:41 PM   #5
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Did It!!

Well I did it!! They threw in the 15K A/C (only $200) so I placed the order. Now a LONG 6 week wait. At least I should have it before Memorial Day. Time to start stockpiling all the needed necessities.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:00 PM   #6
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your new Surveyor Sport SP295BHS. Hope your wait time goes quickly.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:29 PM   #7
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We had a sp295 and loved it. We now how a s305 and love it too. The surveyors are great campers!

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Old 03-24-2014, 09:28 PM   #8
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Thanks for the welcome. I've been going crazy on buying all the extra "necessities", this may cost more than the RV itself!! About 3 weeks to go!
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:52 PM   #9
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I think you are going to enjoy this a lot more than the pop-up you had in the past. That outside kitchen will give you lots of room for cooking and if it rains you can run the family inside. Pop-ups are a bit more clammy in rainy weather so you should keep everyone good and dry in the new trailer. Good luck with the new unit!!!!
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:34 PM   #10
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welcome to the forums from a fellow Spt295'er. We've had that model since October and have really loved it. It is perfect for our needs with three girls, haven't yet found something I wish I had on it.
Ours has the 15Btu AC, but we've not had much need for it yet. I can say the furnace works well though!
The only thing I've changed is adding a foam mattress topper for each bed - made a huge difference in our sleep.

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