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Old 06-24-2018, 07:49 PM   #1
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Buying new 2018 Surveyor

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We are buying a 24 foot, 2018 Surveyor in a couple weeks. It has 2 slide outs, outside kitchen, etc....
My question is, we looked up reviews and a lot of people were disappointed and said not to buy it! I found this site, and am looking for feedback. Does anyone own one that can tell us good things about it? Thank you in advance!
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:12 PM   #2
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Do you have a model number for us?

My gut is telling me it's probably a 247BHDS?

Honestly, I wouldn't trust the online "reviews". They are as good as the paper they're written on...And I mean that 100%

If you want real world experience, this is an ok place to look but also don't read into all the "I have a problem" threads. This is a forum of like minded owners of like products to help eachother. Very seldom is there a thread that says "Hey, everything's working great...just wanted you guys to know." We come here to help others solve issues.

Now...to a review:

My experience with a 24 foot Surveyor with 2 slides and an outdoor kitchen is good.

1. I liked how they are built and the superior features:
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2. The outdoor kitchen is awesome. To date, I don't think you can find another brand with a metal cabinet and actual BBQ. You want 2 more burners...add a Coleman stove.
3. They are well built trailers at a good value (not the cheape$t). My wife and I explored every brand out there and kept coming back to Surveyor. Did we pay more? Yes. Do we have regrets? No

After an 8 month long search for the "perfect" trailer, Surveyors were it. The features, build quality and pricing allowed us to buy an awesome trailer for only a couple thousand more than a much less brand.

In the 1 year and a day we've owned it, our family of 4 has spent 31 nights away from home, covered 3200 miles and are chomping at the bit for the next vacation. At no time have I regretted the purchase or ever felt the need to upgrade. I always tell people, "I paid a little more but bought my 2nd trailer first."

If you have any direct questions feel free to PM me or we can text or call.
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Old 06-25-2018, 03:34 PM   #3
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I am going to generalize and say ALL RV manufactures are having issues...too much demand and cost cutting. However, after looking for a year at a variety of models, we felt Surveyor was the best quality in the price level of units we were looking at.
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Old 06-25-2018, 03:52 PM   #4
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Keep in mind "online reviewers" do so to complain and not praise. The number of complainers is quite disproportionate to praisers.

I looked at the online reviews for my TT and if I would've listed to them, I probably wouldn't have bought a TT.

My TT has been trouble free so far.

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Old 06-26-2018, 02:09 PM   #5
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My first 2 TT were Wildwood by Forest River. I now have a Surveyor 201rbs and love it. It has 1 slide, no outside kitchen, but I'm fine with that. I travel mostly solo. The one thing I would suggest is make sure you get a really good PDI, make a list of any problems found. If possible, don't close the sale until everything is fixed. I had wonderful dealers for the first 2 and this last I got from his best friend. I only had one problem found on my first trip and the dealer fixed it, even replaced the kitchen faucet with a one from Home Depot, because it would take weeks to get one from FR. So check everything.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:57 PM   #6
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245 BHSS

We have a 2018 245 BHSS and love it. If I were buying again I would go with the same unit. We have had no issues.
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Old 06-26-2018, 04:31 PM   #7
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Hello!
We are buying a 24 foot, 2018 Surveyor in a couple weeks. It has 2 slide outs, outside kitchen, etc....
My question is, we looked up reviews and a lot of people were disappointed and said not to buy it! I found this site, and am looking for feedback. Does anyone own one that can tell us good things about it? Thank you in advance!
I'm on my 3rd Surveyor TT and I think they are as good as any other one out there.
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Old 06-26-2018, 04:47 PM   #8
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We just took our 2018 Surveyor 265 RLDS out for its second trip to put it through the test and besides a coupe very minor fine tune items , it performed like a charm. Ask me again in a year and I'll know more but I'm very happy with it.
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Old 06-26-2018, 04:57 PM   #9
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Hello!
We are buying a 24 foot, 2018 Surveyor in a couple weeks. It has 2 slide outs, outside kitchen, etc....
My question is, we looked up reviews and a lot of people were disappointed and said not to buy it! I found this site, and am looking for feedback. Does anyone own one that can tell us good things about it? Thank you in advance!
We have a 2013 Surveyor and are very happy with it. Very few issues, 24 ft. with 1 slide out.
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Old 06-26-2018, 05:45 PM   #10
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We have had our trailer to Virginia last year and to Mt Airy NC this year all from S FL. We try use ours at least once a month. The only problems we have encountered is the 2016 F150 didn't handle the sway and mountains the way we wanted. We have taken care of with a 2018 F250 super duty 6.7. Can't wait to readjust the Equalizer 4 point.
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