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Old 02-22-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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Ready to go

I wish this forum was very active. I have a new Surveyor 230 and have not had it out yet . . . waiting on alittle warmer evenings so we can sit out around the campfire.

Is any one else as ready as I am to get the camping season started?
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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Yeah, boy. I got the 1st day that our local National Park campground (Big Meadows in the Shenandoah National Park) opens highlighted on my calendar....March 27th.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:20 PM   #3
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We are ready!>>>> just waiting for Mother Nature! We are looking at maybe trying things out about mid to late March. We are booked for about 10 weekends right now April through October. Looking for more dates that I can get away! This does not include a week in MB, SC.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:43 PM   #4
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We are ready!>>>> just waiting for Mother Nature! We are looking at maybe trying things out about mid to late March. We are booked for about 10 weekends right now April through October. Looking for more dates that I can get away! This does not include a week in MB, SC.

If you don't mine me asking, where in MB?
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:26 PM   #5
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You guys are so lucky. Up here in the north(Michigan), we usually can't get out until April 15th. Some campgrounds don't open until May 1st. Even then it's pretty cool at night. Just bought a GS272 and am anxious to try it out.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:53 PM   #6
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Was tempted to dewinterize the first warm spell we had but mother nature hit us with more cold weather... Already have May 7-10 booked in Ocean City Md, but if it starts warming up I'll hit some of the local campgrounds in Gettysburg.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:28 AM   #7
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We just bought an '04 SV263 Surveyor. I filled the propane tanks, flicked the thermostat to on, turned up the temp...but no heat. The burners on the stove will light so propane apparently flowing. Any ideas on why furnace doesn't work? What am I missing?
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:35 AM   #8
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we are going to Fl march 13th for spring break cant wait
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:41 AM   #9
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I'm a bit saddened for all you folks that can't camp year round.

We've already been twice this year and are heading out again in two weeks for a COE park not too far away.

DooWopFan -- start a new thread about your furnace issues so the replies don't get lost in this one and I'll meet you over there.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:34 AM   #10
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We just bought an '04 SV263 Surveyor. I filled the propane tanks, flicked the thermostat to on, turned up the temp...but no heat. The burners on the stove will light so propane apparently flowing. Any ideas on why furnace doesn't work? What am I missing?
1st of all, to the forum. Why don't you stop by the "Welcome Mat" and introduce yourself ??

2nd, finally there is another SV 263 owner here. I thought I we had the only 263 in existence.

3rd, concerning your furnace....is the fan running?? If that won't run, then I guess you have checked the fuse?? If the is fan running, but the furnace is just not firing, then that would indicate a burner or propane problem. Since you just filled your tanks, have you bled the lines by lighting the stove 1st?? If you are not plugged into shore power, are your batteries charged??....low battery power could cause the burner not to ignite. Other than those couple of things, I am at a loss, but somebody will chime in here for other ideas.

Instead of hijacking this thread more than I have already done, you might want to post a new thread to "Technical Issues" concerning the furnace issue.

Again, Welcome fellow 263 owner.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:19 PM   #11
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I think the forum is quiet because of the season. I'm spending a lot of time daydreaming of getting the Surveyor out.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:40 PM   #12
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This is what Iam dreaming about.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:39 PM   #13
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Hmm, some how that doesn't help..
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:05 PM   #14
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Looks like its going to be warm this weekend so I think we are going to pull out the new camper for the first trip on Sunday. We are only going down the street about 4 miles to the Cumbrland Gap National Park but its a very nice park.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:16 PM   #15
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Enjoy....we're counting the days....
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We are counting the days. Grandson run through the door last week and yelled the snow is gone PaPa lets go camping. It sure was hard to tell him that he would have to wait till it warms up some. He does not under stand because I told him when he started to use the restroom and not the huggies we would take him camping and he is trying real hard to leave huggies behind. He thinks that I should be packing the fiver to go.
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We are counting the days. Grandson run through the door last week and yelled the snow is gone PaPa lets go camping. It sure was hard to tell him that he would have to wait till it warms up some. He does not under stand because I told him when he started to use the restroom and not the huggies we would take him camping and he is trying real hard to leave huggies behind. He thinks that I should be packing the fiver to go.
Nothing can replace the excitement of children and us big kids when it comes to going camping. Is it me or does everyone else feel like this winter just seems to be dragging on?

COME ON SPRINGTIME !!!!!!!!!!!!

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I was reading another forum and one post asked to share your 5 best. Here's my favorite.

"Take the grandkids camping even if it means chaos for a few days - because it's more fun than should be allowed!!!"

We love taking our GK's camping! I'm so ready to go. Heck; we may go this weekend!
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:40 PM   #19
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Ugh - right this moment it is -10 degrees with a windchill of -24. We will be lucky if it is nice enough to camp the end of April. Seems mid May is when the camping season really starts here. And it will end all too soon the end of September. My kids and I have spring fever all right. They are dying to get on their bikes and wreak havoc in any campground. I am jealous of you full time campers.....
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Having moved up from a tent to a pop-up to a 2009 SV291 and living in S.W Georgia we go camping whenever we have a free weekend. We camp year round due to the great climate here. The dear wife does all the reservations for us (me) so I don't have to worry bout that. We are going to Lake Blackshear, Ga. State Veterans Park to camp this month, next month and the month after that. Only 40 miles from here. We can pull the boat right up to the campsite. Going to Fl. then to SC., then to Va. then to Nc. this summer on a big loop trip. Two point five weeks camping. However.....let me state this in a...well...words escape me. You see.. I have a fifteen year old son who LOVES the outdoors. His friends do too. They camp all the time and I mean at least twice per month. The only problem is that they come in muddy and dirty from romping through the swamps and lakes and creeks after a hard day of fishing and hunting. Then they tend to track muck in the camper. I gripe and complain but the dear wife puts me in my place by saying things like "would you rather he be playing Playstation? or in front of the TV, or doing drugs, or being a political activist, or drinking, or etc, etc, etc..." The point I am trying to make here is this, enjoy any time that you can go camping. Life is short, enjoy it while you are here. All in all I love the camping experience I have with my family and friends. Oh, and by the way, we do not even have a telivision in the camper, too much fishing and trampling around to do out there. You would be amazed how much information and questions a group of fifteen year old boys have if you sit around a campfire and just listen. Oh, by the way, no cell phones are allowed so there is no texting or that while we camp. My only hard and fast rule. The family really gets back in touch with one another this way.
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