Originally Posted by papesd
New Member here - Anyone have any experiences using the dinette/couch in the Surveyor SP220 as a bed? We're possibly buying one on Saturday and figure we'll occasionally have guests and want to know if the dinette works 'good enough' as a bed or is it unusable?
That being said, anyone have any suggestions on what to check or watch for when we're looking at it one last time before we pull the trigger for good?
Thanks for any help.
There are several of us on here who recently got new SP 220's, and I'm sure the others will chime in. We love ours but since it's always just the two of us, we have never tried the dinette as a bed.
One thing I would suggest during the walk-through is to have them show you exactly how to access the hot water tank bypass system and the hose for the winterizing system, which are in two different places. One in the bathroom and the other under the dinette. We were used to having both in the same place. The manual override for the slideout is also hard to find, so get them to show you that, too. It requires taking off a panel at the front of the dinette.
Another thing we didn't realize until the walk-through was that when the slideout is closed, you cannot get into the bathroom. This is important to some of us who like access to the facilities while on the road. We've found that if you deploy the slideout halfway (about a foot) you can squeeze through the bathroom door. Just be sure you're parked in a place where no one will come along and hit it.
The others will probably come along with more suggestions. I think you'll really love this camper, as we do. We have more storage space than we can use, and we really like the Jensen TV and stereo. We've had only a few minor issues with ours that were easily fixed.
Good luck, and let us know how it goes.