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Old 08-28-2016, 07:23 PM   #1
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Surveyor 265 vs 266

Interested in purchasing either a Surveyor 265 or 266. I'm just wondering what the differences are. Same length just a few pounds difference in weight. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 08-29-2016, 02:07 PM   #2
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The GVWR is within 12 lbs of each other.

Unless they have different color/furniture schemes, I can't see a real difference.

I'd say go for which ever you can get the better price and local service on.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:13 AM   #3
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Per Forest River the 266 has a residential fridge. What are the pluses/minuses of a residential fridge?


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Old 08-30-2016, 11:53 AM   #4
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The plus of a residential fridge is that they have better cooling than the absorption units.

The minus is that you have to have an inverter and a set of good batteries to run them when you're not plugged in to shore power.

Of course there are others, but those are the biggies to me.
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As indicated above, the fridge is different but I believe the 266 also comes with a TV as standard equipment - but I'm not 100% sure.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:21 PM   #6
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We purchased the 265 rlds a few months ago and I asked the same question , the only thing that is different is the ref . Good luck on your purchase !
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:23 PM   #7
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Surveyor 265 vs 266

Yeah, 265 has 3 way fridge. 266 has residential. That's the only difference. We got the 266.
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Yeah, 265 has 3 way fridge. 266 has residential. That's the only difference. We got the 266.


You will have less problems with Residential Fridge. Had 3-way in last RV and never used it in 7 years.
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Yeah, 265 has 3 way fridge. 266 has residential. That's the only difference. We got the 266.
The 265 has a 2 way fridge, not a 3 way fridge.
Look in the Features section on the Surveyor website.
It list either a Gas/Electric fridge or a residential fridge.

3 way fridges are almost only found in foldable campers or truck campers.
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The 265 has a 2 way fridge, not a 3 way fridge.
Look in the Features section on the Surveyor website.
It list either a Gas/Electric fridge or a residential fridge.

3 way fridges are almost only found in foldable campers or truck campers.
Ok, I misspoke. 266 has a residential that can run off the inverter if you need. 265 can run off LP or elec. Sorry about any confusion. My first "big" RV.
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