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Old 11-18-2017, 11:52 AM   #1
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New 248BHLE Info?

Does anyone have any info on this new TT? None of my local dealers have them, was thinking maybe someone on the East/Mid Coast had some info. Specifically how it compares to the 247BHDS.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:30 AM   #2
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:46 AM   #3
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...Specifically how it compares to the 247BHDS.
Not sure what kind of information you're looking for exactly; but, I have the 247BHDS and can give a couple thoughts. Our purchase was made in comparison to the 245BHS.

1. I like that there is 2 paths front to back on the trailer. Bunkhouses have kids and kids move...A LOT!!! The island creates a good separation for people using the kitchen and the incidental "I need to go to the bathroom" or "I need to go onto my bed"

2. Overall length...You have to put a value on layout and where you're gaining or losing space. In this case, the 248 has a full walk around bed; however, that extra foot needed to make that bed a walk around is taken from the kitchen/living area.

3. In any of the trailers, the fridge is pretty much inaccessable unless a slide is out. It's just the reality of it.

4. The bathroom door in the 247 is very nice to have; but, the 248 has direct access so its a moot point.

5. The kitchen island in the 247 is a nice feature since you can cover the sink
(cover included) and make a serving buffet or eating area out of it.

6. If you like the outdoor kitchen, consider the 247. The BBQ alone is very cool and the sink slides out as well making it very useful. If you look at the BTU's for the 2 burner stove they put in those things, they are very pathetic. I love having the BBQ built in (less mess and stuff to pack). To fill the needs for the outside burners, I ended up buying a Camp Chef Everest stove. It puts out 3 times the heat of the stove burners inside the trailer and you have infinite control of the flame. And, the stove packs much easier than an awkward shaped, dirty BBQ.

The 248 has better viewing for TV.

The 248 also has better outdoor awning coverage. I love the 247 but a major downside is that the kitchen slide out takes up room outside.

In all reality, they are both very good layouts. We are a family of 4 (soon to be 5) with lots of room. We've also had 8 people in it for breakfast. It was a tight squeeze but with 5 at the table and 3 using the island as a bar, it worked well.

When it comes to deciding, get what you like for you and your family. If you like the Surveyor line, you've settled on a very nice line of trailers. The interiors are bright and they seem to be well built.

Let us know your thoughts.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:18 AM   #4
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Yeah, I've been looking at the 247BHDS for about a year now. Nice comparison btw... a lot of good points too.

Noticed you're in WA, where did you end up getting yours? What year? And if you dont mind me asking, how much?

Im about 20 miles south of Seattle.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:40 AM   #5
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I bought ours from Dreamchasers in Burlington. The other 2 dealers I considered were Canopy Country in Ellensburg and Baydos in Fife. After price checking all three places for the best deal, it really came down to location. All 3 were within a couple hundred dollars after sales tax, PDI fee and extended warranty. In the end, Dreamchasers was the cheapest and the closest to Everett. The thought of having to drive through Seattle or 100+ miles each way to Ellensburg was just too much for service work.

The trailer is a later built 2017. Some of the '17's had the 2 burner outdoor kitchen but we were set on having BBQ. To my knowledge, Surveyor was the only manufacturer with that feature...at least in June when we purchased it.

What did it cost?...The ever burning question...We paid $28,995 for the trailer, upgraded the batteries to dual 6 volts and purchased the extended warranty plus sales tax. Was it a good deal? In June there was no room for negotiating but I ended up with a large credit to the parts and service department that helped handsomely in outfitting the trailer. Prices currently on the incoming '18's are set about $1500 higher than the previous year. It does not appear much has changed (if at all) so I am now more happy with the price we paid.
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:49 AM   #6
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Wasnt aware that they were adding BBQ's instead of the outdoor burner. BBQ makes more sense.

Have you done any mods to the TT? What did you outfit it with?
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....Have you done any mods to the TT?...
I really haven't done much modifying of the trailer. A lot of the work on it has been bringing lack of quality issues to function correctly. Listed:
1. Queen mattress replaced for a mattress that you can actually sleep on.
2. Struts for lifting the mattress to access storage needed longer and stronger hardware.
3. Locking mechanism on the exterior fridge so that it doesn't fly open going down the road.
4. Built an access ladder for the upper bunk. The round bar ones in the 248 are hard on the feet.


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...What did you outfit it with?
All of the essential items needed for the trailer to function.

Honestly, that question is tough to answer. My counter question would be: "What supplies do you need to fully function in your home, entertain and have a BBQ in the same day?"

Once you've answered it in full then you've got your list to outfit a trailer.
Kitchen supplies, bedding, entertainment, toiletries, food, outdoor camp gear and all your personal touches. There's lots of stuff to get.
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