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Old 04-22-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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Question about outside shower

We just purchased a new 2011 Surveyor SP-260. Love the layout and can't wait for it's campground debut (been driveway camping). My question is according to the brochure ALL surveyors are supposed to have an outside shower as standard equipment. Mine does not and none I've looked at online seem to have one (all look just like mine). Is this a typo in the Surveyor brochure or did FR miss something? It's not a really big deal, but if it supposed to be there I'd like to have it. Could really come in handy during those beach trips.

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Old 04-23-2011, 12:05 AM   #2
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It does say in the Brochure its supposd to have one, all the models (Std). I dont think they would just remove it from the specifacations. Hmmm are you sure its not on the camper ??? Did you open all the outside compartments ?? We dont have a Serveyor, but hopefully some here on the forum will help out here. It does seem strange.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:20 AM   #3
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The brochure do state that the outdoor shower is stantard on all models. The outdoor shower is behind a door with a lock. It will look like a small storage door. It will most likely be located near the bath.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:27 AM   #4
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I've looked all around the outside. The only doors that lock are the front pass through storage doors and the main door (obviously). The only other access panels are are for the refrigerator and water heater. Here is a link to a SP-260 with really good pictures (not mine but mine is identical to it). 2011 Surveyor Sport SP260 - Triple Bunks - Country Roads RV Center - Discount North Carolina RV Dealer - Forest River Dealer & Product, NC RV Dealer, Wholesale Pricing, Winston-Salem. Just has me wondering.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:08 AM   #5
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In the pictures I didn't see it but gosh - that's a real nice looking trailer inside!
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:16 AM   #6
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I would question your dealer why it is listed as standard and not included, maybe they should at least provide you with the kit.

It's pretty simple to add one if you have the kit, I have done it in the past on our popup trailer. The hardest part was getting the nerve to cut a hole in the side of the trailer. Once you make the cut, the rest is pretty easy. On yours you could install it on the outside wall that matches up to the bathroom sink, you will have access to both hot and cold, and the hole through the trailer would match up under the sink.

The kit is around $50-75 and can be found on-line Phoenix Exterior Shower Replacement Hatch with Locking Mechanism - Exterior Showers - Faucets & Shower Fixtures - Plumbing or Phoenix Exterior Shower White - $49.97
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:39 AM   #7
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@Terier: Thanks for the compliment. Now you know why I say it's no big deal because we love the layout.

@flyrotor: Thanks for the links. I may add one, who knows. But at least it's not too expensive. Cutting the hole is a big mental block though. I had a jetski in the early 90's and put running lights on it. The hardest part was cutting the 1 1/2 inch hole in the rear footwell/deck for the pole light.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:05 AM   #8
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wow that is a nice looking trailer

and I agree the outside shower comes in very handy - I have used it to wash my grill with the hot water and also have showered off my daughter after coming back from the beach and she has sand buried in her bathing suit making it easier to clean her up before entering the trailer.

I bet the water heater is in place of where the outside shower would have been - my shower on my 2306 is right next to the spare tire on the back.
If you get no satisfaction from your dealer I suggest calling the factory and find out if they changed it - I know in the brochure it does state something about changes without notice mumbo jumbo and or could have been on older models and they copied the specs over and didnt realize they still had the outside shower specified.
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I've contacted a FR rep on the surveyor facebook site and she sent me her email. I've sent her the information she requested and she is going to check in on it for me. She stated the same thing that things can change mid run and mine might not have it as standard, but she is checking. If it's not supposed to have one, I might add one later.
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I do understand what the rep is saying. With that said you could had been informed just in case it happens to be a deal breaker or one of the reasons you selected that model over another trailer, FR or not. If only life was so simple...
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