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Old 09-10-2011, 07:55 AM   #1
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Preparing to purchase 235rks

Hello, I've been reading on this site for several weeks gathering information. My family has been camping in a Surveyor hybrid for 7 years and we are ready to be done with the tent ends. Other than the time to set up and break down - we have loved our Surveyor. We have basically decided on the 235rks. Is there anything we should consider that we may not have thought of? Any and all feedback is appreciated. We tow with a '07 Suburban 1500 (3.73 ar). The dry weight from the hybrid to the 235 will increase quite a bit. Thanking you in advance.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:06 PM   #2
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Hi, Your tow vehicle will be fine. Like any trailer, the 235RKS has its good and bad points. We really love ours and it has been a good unit. It sleeps a lot of people and has everything you need. It it relatively compact so you can get into a lot of places that you couldn't with a longer trailer. The King bed is awesome. Here are some of the drawbacks that we see after living with one for 4 years and about 80 nights. 1) Lot's of storage room but not a lot of storage places! e.g. shelves, cabinets, etc. 2) There is not a lot of open floor space (no floor slide). So you can be bumping into each other a bit; especially on a rainy day. A bigger issue with kids present (and/or dogs). We would buy another 235RKS in a heartbeat though. It is perfect for our needs. Tows like a dream; lower than competitive brands; less wind resistance. I figure we get about 1 mpg advantage with the Surveyor vs units that typically sit about 1.5 feet higher. Good luck. Have fun. Let us all know what you do.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:16 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for the information. We plan on purchasing/ordering tomorrow. I'm sure we'll have questions for you after we pick it up. Having had the Surveyor 190T, I think our storage will actually increase a little. Thank you for the positive feedback - we really appreciate it.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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You are more than welcome. Below is a link to some pictures of cabinets that I installed in our 235RKS. It is an easy solution. Also check out Mod Guy's fantastic mods for storage. Shineysideup too.

SV235RKS Extra Cabinet Photos
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
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Thanks for the pictures - I've shown them all to my husband - lots of great ideas.
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We have the older version (235RS), a little shorter and with a queen bed.
We love this trailer, a lot of bang for the buck. The front lower bed area makes a great space for the kids on a rainy day.
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I am amazed by all of the modifications you all have made to your trailers - thank you for sharing your ideas.
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