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Old 05-21-2017, 07:18 AM   #1
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Surveyor opinions

Hi, would appreciate your opinions and insights about the Surveyor in general and specifically the 201 RBS. We have an Rpod but are thinking of stepping up in trailer size. Thanks!

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Old 05-22-2017, 03:46 PM   #2
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We have a 2012 SP280 and love it.

We looked at several different makes and models before we purchased. We felt that the Surveyor gave us the best value for the price in terms of craftsmanship, style, and weight. It hasn't disappointed.

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Old 05-22-2017, 03:51 PM   #3
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We have a 2012 264RK and we are very happy with it. Wife says it fits all her needs and can't see a need to replace it in the future. By time it gets old enough to replace I'll be done RVing.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:44 PM   #4
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We have a 2017 265RLDS and we love it. We looked at a lot of trailers and we agree with ptt87, features and construction quality would be hard to beat.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:55 PM   #5
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We've got about 12k miles on ours and 150 nights. No major problems.

Trailers are trailers...none are built to expectations, but I feel like we have a fair value with ours. Clearly 3-4 notches above our previous entry level trailer.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:05 PM   #6
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We had a 2013 SP260 and we loved it for the three years we had it. Our son out grew the bunk and rolled out of it last fall while camping at Ft Wilderness. We are now SOB's with a Cougar 28 RDB. The Surveyor we had was a great first camper. It never gave us fits or had any problems or issues. Had our 10 y/o DS not shot up over 5ft we would still have it.
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:57 AM   #7
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Love ours

We have a 2017 200mble and love it. We just got it 2 months ago and have been out 3 times. No problems so far, like the design, everything works fine. Have been in some real downpours and no leaks. Going on a 3 night venture to WV this weekend.
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:05 PM   #8
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Birderdiane we too had an Rpod. Loved the idea of it but in reality making the bed killed our backs, trying to use the all in one bathroom was a hassle and the stool down right painful. Also anytime spent sitting in the dinette was cramped. Sold the Rpod and bought a 2017 surveyor 201rbs last fall and all those problems disappeared. Great bathroom and stand up shower. The walk around queen made all the difference when making up the bed. While it only had half the kitchen counter space of our 179 Rpod it has tons of storage space. Keep in mind the surveyor 201rbs is a slightly bigger trailer but at 25 ft we still find lots of good camping in national parks and forest service camp grounds where bigger units fear to tread.

Having said all this the materials used in the construction of ultralite rvs are pretty cheesy. From what I can tell this is the hazard of having ultra light travel trailers. We had a water leak recently repaired under the bath. It was manufacturing problem so warranty covered it.
We named our surveyor "twerp" and really enjoy having it. Happy trails

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Old 06-19-2017, 09:00 AM   #9
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Our 25-foot Surveyor 220 weighs 4300 pounds empty, but cargo capacity is a whopping 3000 pounds. Great storage space.

Saw an article on a longer Lance, but only 320 pounds of cargo capacity.

We figure we only carry about 1000 or 1200 pounds, so lots of extra space.
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:58 AM   #10
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Just purchased our '16 201RBS. Have yet to "take her out", but we researched diligently various models for "our size" and want and needs list. The 201RBS met most of our desires. The number 1 & 2 item on our list was "walk around" bed and full bath. Would have liked the Wolf Pup TO' but no walk around bed.

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