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Old 09-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #11
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WELCOME TO THE RV LIFESTYLE! My suggestion is to have plenty of money. Once you enter into this rv business; the truck won't be big enough, trailer won't be nice enough, you'll need/want this or that. It never ends! You can't take it with you but boy it $ure helps when you're here!


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Old 09-05-2011, 09:39 AM   #12
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Hey ptt87

The dry weight was 4300, but by the time you add a/c, awning, spare tire,battery and stuff like that it comes in more like 4800. I have a lot of stuff stored in it, and I carry my own water, I don't fill up at the campgrounds, so that runs about an extra 300#. On the flats I get about 12mpg, and if there are a lot of hills involved, I get between 10.5 and 11 mpg. It all depends on how you drive it. As far as the 264 goes, it has a lot of neet features that make it comfortabe, and easy to set up. it has electric stabalizer jacks, electric awning, and the torsion axle puts it lower to the ground for easier entry. Some of the key features of the interior design are, rear kitchen, gives tons of counter space. Triangle glasss enclosed shower instead of a tub. Private front bedroom with walk around queen bed, and a sliding pocket door for privacy. The vertical drawer that holds the tv and comes down out the the cabinet is pure genius and puts the TV in a perfect spot to be veiwed directly across from the couch, and can be easily viewed from the dinette from all seats. It sleeps six, and is just the perfect laywout in a 29 foot lightweight TT. The trailer already has so many features, that all I added was a propane connection for my outside grill, the "t" was already there, in case you wanted to buy the gas grill option. I already had a grill, so I added it myself. I also added an outside waterproof type 'F" antenna jack to the outside next to the window under the awning. The cable went directly in to the cabinet where the antenna connections are. Now I can have TV outside on the picnic table under the awning without running a cable through a window or door. I also added a 22" LED TV to the bedroom, because the power plug and antenna jack was alreay there, just add mounting bracket and TV. The Serta matress was good, but we added a 4" Memory Foam topper, and now sleep like babies. This is our 3rd TT and most likely our last, because it's just the right size and has absoultly everything we need and want. It has a fully enclosed underbelly, and makes it a truely 3 season TT that we could actually live in. It has everything. It's a great choice, and a super great layout for comfort and ergnomics. Look at the features of the Surveyor Select Series, you won't be dissapointed. Well off for three days on the St Lawrence River in upstate NY. Have a great one. Seeya Don

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Old 09-05-2011, 12:23 PM   #13
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Don...that's great feedback, thank you.

Appreciate the review of the 264. The wife had her heart set on the SP293 for the extra large guest sofa/bed (for adult kids), but it is a little longer and heavier than I was hoping, and the bottom isn't enclosed. Your positive comments may make her feel better!

Have fun in NY - beautiful area up there!
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:50 PM   #14
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If you look carefully, I think you will find that, in addition to the layout, the SV264 has more features than a Sport model. A good friend has the 264 and it is an awesome trailer.

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