Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2011, 05:44 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 53
I have the same question as we also just purchased an SP- 260 about a month ago (actually the one from Country Roads in the above link). I asked about the outside shower and the dealer agreed with me but that he has had 3 of the SP-260 units come through this spring and none of them have had the outside shower. I knew about it before the purchase and inherently agreed to it but I would be interested in what Forest River says.

Craig
__________________

__________________
chof16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 04:18 AM   #12
Member
 
LunaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 46
Here is the email I received from Surveyor explaining why.

"
I am sorry to say when Surveyor built your Sport 260 01/19/2011 we were not offering the outside shower. We have just recently added them to our Sport Models effective 02/14/2011.

We are constantly striving for improvements and listening to our dealerships and customers as to what they want to see on our Surveyor and or R.Pods. When we submit to have a brochure printed we most likely have already made a change.

Sincerely,

Susan Thornberg
Warranty, Parts & Service Manager"

Doesn't really makes sense. I know for a fact we went to Country Roads to look at a SP-260 and they just sold the one they had and had ordered another that was due in the first of April. If that is the one you got, it should have had the outside shower. Do a little research for us and see when yours was made (I sent my VIN number to Surveyor for them to check). If it was after 2/14, maybe we can get them to install one for us since it is advertised there is supposed to be one there. I can send you her email address if you want me to. Check with Country Roads to verify the one you have is the last one they ordered. Keep me informed on what you find.

Jeff
__________________

__________________
LunaTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 06:11 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
sherdep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Saint Cloud FL
Posts: 1,565
not even a month - that really blows

It doesnt sound right - why would they put it in there brochure and not start putting them in either before or at the same time it was posted.

Maybe find out where they have them installed now and can install one pretty easy I would hope anyways.
__________________
2011 Rockwood Mini Lite 2306 - Matt
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Qaud Cab 4x4 with 35" tires and 3.92 gears, Dynatech Longtube Headers & Fabtech 6" lift + Superchips with shift Tuning
Nights Camped 2011 (37) - 2012 (16)-2013 (2) -2014 (5) -2015(0)
USMC 91 - 95 - F/A-18 Aviation Ordnance
sherdep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 08:41 AM   #14
Member
 
LunaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 46
Yea, pretty much does. BUT if the 260 Craig purchased is the one the owner of Country Roads RV told me he ordered and wasn't due on his lot till the first part of April, he SHOULD have the outside shower. The owner told me he ordered it and it had to be built. I would still like to know when his was built. I've looked online for a way to decode the VIN number on my trailer and can't find anything YET. Still just wondering.................

Jeff
__________________
LunaTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 12:54 PM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Maritimes, Canada
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by sherdep View Post
Maybe find out where they have them installed now and can install one pretty easy I would hope anyways.

That's what I would do. Take an exact measurement of where the shower goes on the new models and install yours in the same place. Should be very easy to install and plumb into the rest of the trailer's pipes. Bummer that they came out with that feature just a short time later but they are always adding new stuff to these to keep people buying so often you need to add features you like to keep yours current. Welcome to the world of trailer modding where you always get what you want.
__________________
2005 Silverado 2500HD Duramax w/Allison (w/EFI Live )
2011 Surveyor 235RKS (customized)
mtl4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 01:28 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
flyrotor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 755
I have installed one on a popup, very easy to do, hardest part is putting the first cut in the outside wall, after the mark is there then it's pretty easy, I would not pay someone to do this it is that simple.
__________________
flyrotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 03:00 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 53
My guess is ours was built right before the change. We purchased ours off the lot in early March but had them put on a few accessories so we did not pick it up until middle of March. The build date was probably right around the listed change date as I think they had the unit on their lot for a couple weeks. I would like to have the outside shower but not something I am going to get all worked up about. We had one on the Class C motorhome we just sold and used it some but it was a little inconvenient on the opposite side of the coach (the usual location). The kids would wash off the sand and then by the time they walked around to the door, they had more sand, grass, etc. I will likely just get a Y for the water line and hook up a self coiling hose which we can then use anywhere. Overall we are happy with the trailer so far.

Thanks for the info from FR. At least I know the "official" reason why it is listed in the brochure but not on any of the units I have seen. I did do a quick internet search and have yet to see any photos with an outside shower installed.
__________________
chof16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 03:13 PM   #18
Member
 
LunaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 46
@mtl4 and flyrotor: I may add one later on, not sure yet. We just sold our popup when we purchased the TT. I had a few mods on it.

@ chof16: Funny about your trailer, we were wanting to look at the floor plan on a 260 but you picked yours up the day before we got there. The outside shower is really not a big issue for me. I just want to make sure I/we get what we pay for cause the things aren't cheap as we all know. I already have the "Y" adapter for spraying off the kids from our popup days. We love the trailer so far. Only thing we have done is to add a feather bed and a foam topper to the mattress. This helped alot.
__________________
LunaTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 04:03 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 58
Our New Georgetown's broucher was differnt from what was posted on the website. Most of it was color palettes for the interior. A few accessories and options were different...but upgraded and no prob's.

An outside shower makes all the difference in the world for beach trips. If you can't find satifaction? Pehaps you can use your low point water drain. We did this on out old Outback TT. It was was very convenient since the drains were on the right side. No walking around to the service side. Plus, it's a heck of a lot easier to reach down and turn a valve to drain the system then crawl under. I went to Lowes and picked up a few fittings, pipe straps, and used a few things I had sitting around. Ran a little pipe and set up a short hose connection with quick connects at the right rear of the TT. Made things so much easier, plus used a Poly/nylon rug so we could step off right to out carpet. Ideal if your on gravel or a hard surface site. Think it cost me $15 at the time? I plan on doing the same to our 374ts before our beach trip this year.
__________________
GrowingGoatee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 09:35 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
sherdep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Saint Cloud FL
Posts: 1,565
Just some friendly advice if you decide to add the wash station yourself.
Get a piece of Cardboard and make a tamplate - it will make cutting the wall very easy as far as location and how much you need to cut off

and get yourself a Dremel tool with the reinforced round cutting discs to cut the fiberglass.

I added a locking door for my fresh water fill and that is how I installed mine.
Here is a link to that thread so you can get an idea of what you will be up-against when cutting the walls
Locking Fresh Water Door Installed - Mini Lite 2306
__________________

__________________
2011 Rockwood Mini Lite 2306 - Matt
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Qaud Cab 4x4 with 35" tires and 3.92 gears, Dynatech Longtube Headers & Fabtech 6" lift + Superchips with shift Tuning
Nights Camped 2011 (37) - 2012 (16)-2013 (2) -2014 (5) -2015(0)
USMC 91 - 95 - F/A-18 Aviation Ordnance
sherdep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 AM.