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Old 10-25-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Forest River Surveyor 292RK 5th wheel

We are brand new to RVing and purchased a 2013 Surveyor 292RK 5th wheel in August. Due to work commitments are first trip is scheduled the first week of December. I have not noticed discussions about the Surveyor 5th wheels and would love to hear opinions, advice, and lessons learned from anyone who owns one of these. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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We purchased our 2013 SVF293 in April and love it. Just some minor issues that were taken care of by the dealer. We put about 2000 miles on it this year and plan to travel to Florida in January. The only advise I have is have fun!!! Try to make it to the FROG rally in August. I was the only Surveyor 5ver there last August and would liked to have commiserated with others. Enjoy your new toy.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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Just purchased a 2014 SVF293RL surveyor ,have not even taken delivery yet waiting for hitch to be installed
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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Congrats

Congratulations. Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy ours. Hope to see you at the Goshen rally in August too. We could have Surveyor gathering!!!
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:11 PM   #5
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Here's what you guys have to look forward to! Hope we meet up some day.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:46 PM   #6
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Just purchased a 2014 SVF293RL surveyor ,have not even taken delivery yet waiting for hitch to be installed
Congratulations. We are loading up getting ready for our first trip in about a month.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:08 AM   #7
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Hey Lloyd, nice rig!

I am going to look at a Surveyor 293 today and I hoped you would answer a few questions. I hope this doesn't devolve into a towing capacity/safety discussion... I have an F-250 short bed, crew cab diesel. I have calculated my max pin weight to be about 1800 lbs. The 293 has a rated pin weight of 1792.

Questions:
how does it tow?
was the slider required for that trailer or more of a just-in-case thing?
any concerns or advice?

Thanks a lot,
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:49 PM   #8
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Hey Lloyd, nice rig!

I am going to look at a Surveyor 293 today and I hoped you would answer a few questions. I hope this doesn't devolve into a towing capacity/safety discussion... I have an F-250 short bed, crew cab diesel. I have calculated my max pin weight to be about 1800 lbs. The 293 has a rated pin weight of 1792.

Questions:
how does it tow?
was the slider required for that trailer or more of a just-in-case thing?
any concerns or advice?

Thanks a lot,
I think it tows great, but I don't have much to compare it to. I just installed air bags to eliminate the minimal squat I had. Everyone tells me that the towing will be much improved so I'm looking forward to see how it changes. I towed about 2000 miles this past summer. I have a gas engine so I should think you would see a different if not a better towing experience than I have.
I bought the slider as a "just in case thing" and have not used it yet. I have a super cab vs. your crew cab so my bed is a few inches longer than yours. I'm glad I have the slider and if I had your bed I think it would be even more important. I got the final price for the 5er then went out and looked for a hitch and the best price. Came back to the dealer and got them to throw in the hitch for what I think was their cost. Good luck with your search.
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Hey Lloyd, nice rig!

I am going to look at a Surveyor 293 today and I hoped you would answer a few questions. I hope this doesn't devolve into a towing capacity/safety discussion... I have an F-250 short bed, crew cab diesel. I have calculated my max pin weight to be about 1800 lbs. The 293 has a rated pin weight of 1792.

Questions:
how does it tow?
was the slider required for that trailer or more of a just-in-case thing?
any concerns or advice?

Thanks a lot,
Hey Jamie

i know people will say i'm not very smart but i will be towing mine with a F150 eco-boost w/ a pullrite super slide .

I have a co worker that pulls his 2013 293 just fine and with no problems
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Hey Jamie i know people will say i'm not very smart but i will be towing mine with a F150 eco-boost w/ a pullrite super slide . I have a co worker that pulls his 2013 293 just fine and with no problems
No way I'll say you're not smart- far be it from me to judge! But, unless you have one of the newer high payload F-150s, you'll quite likely be over you're ratings.
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