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Old 07-01-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Surveyor 305

We brought home our new Surveyor SV-305 yesterday. We had a great PDI and an excellent shakedown camp on our way home. And, my Toyota Tundra pulled it like a champ, but it did get thirsty.

I honestly cannot find anything wrong but 3 stripped screws. After reading the forums closely for a couple months, I think I know what to look for, but haven't found anything yet. I don't know if that's good or bad.

Here's a photo... I look forward to all your advice from now to eternity. :-)

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Old 07-01-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:06 AM   #3
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That is a beautiful camper you have. My husband and I are in the process of picking out which camper we want 280 bh is the one we are thinking of getting but I also love the one you have.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:16 AM   #4
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That is a beautiful camper you have. My husband and I are in the process of picking out which camper we want 280 bh is the one we are thinking of getting but I also love the one you have.
Thanks! We are headed out again today. Love everything about it, except my truck's gas mileage.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:34 AM   #5
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Congratulations on the 305 !
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:43 AM   #6
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Congratulations on the 305 !
X2!!! Enjoy!!
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:23 PM   #7
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We have a similar model - Hemisphere 312QBUD and love it as well.
The 305 was on our list. It's a beautiful camper.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #8
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Nice camper and truck

I have the Surveyor SV-294BH and a 2010 Tundra Limited. I know what you mean about the gas. I used to pull my trailer with a 2005 Pathfinder. It was a little scary, hence, the Tundra. I had to buy premium gas for the Pathfinder. Since I no longer have to buy premium gas, I feel as though I am breaking even with the poor gas milage. You want a big trailer, you have to get a big truck. It is a good truck and, at least, will last a long time!
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:07 PM   #9
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We have a similar model - Hemisphere 312QBUD and love it as well.
The 305 was on our list. It's a beautiful camper.
I'm looking at one of these models - the Hemisphere 312QBUD, the Surveyor SV305 and the Heritage Glen 312QBUD.

How do you like your Hemisphere? Did you get the ones with the two tone cabinets and solid surface counters?

Any insight as to how you;re feeling about it would be appreciated... Ditto goes for the SV305 owners out there!
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:05 PM   #10
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We got ours with the Soapstone interior. Helps keep dirt from showing. I had the Salem T-BUD 26 before and I have to say the 312QBUD, although almost 7 feet longer, tows better than the TBUD. I love the floor plan and the outside kitchen is awesome.
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nice looking TT! enjoy it!
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:10 AM   #12
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Thanks for the replies! Sorry that I haven't kept up with the thread.

We have had a couple minor issues with the SV305... the tongue jack crapped out on us on our 4th weekend trip. The gears stripped. I took it to a Forest River repair place, the guy tore it apart and found the gears badly stripped. Forest River replaced the jack. The electric stabilizer jack switches stick on and off, causing one to apparently "burn up," as it does nothing now. And one of the "plastic cable mounts," for lack of a better term, which hold the electric cables tight up under one of the slides has broken. So, while traveling, the cable hangs down a few inches under the frame.

But... really no major issues in our first 4 months of off-and-on camping.
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