Frame/floor issue 2004 29" Surveyor
We bought our 29" 2004 Surveyor in 2005 and have had basically no real problems with it other than for things that break down on the road. We just made the decision to down-size (we anticipated a trailer-full of grandkids so bought a big one with a bunk, in reality we never camped with more than two at the same time) and now just noticed a problem at the left rear end of the trailer below where the tub is located. Since the tub has only been used once, and we both hated it, it has gone unused except as a dirty clothes hamper. The left rear end of the trailer appears to be dropping, and has dropped almost an inch. I noticed it because of the broken plastic fascia at the rear of the trailer, and the dropping of the side bottom fascia along the lower part of the of the trailer. It occurred during our just-completed trip to the Pac NW.
I have attached two pictures which show the details. It may be a design error in that the weight of the side of the trailer rests on the edge of the floor. It is possible to put a board on the top of a jack and push the entire edge back up, but there is nothing to hold it with or to attach it to if you do that, so when the jack is lowered, so is the entire edge. The floor mounts under the trailer along the frame have not loosened nor have they moved.
I am interested to find if others have had this problem, and if there is a way to fix it short of a major overhaul of the trailer. This is discouraging because I have really taken good care of the trailer -- stored under a roof, maintained well, up-graded accessories, and never loaned.