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Old 06-11-2013, 11:28 PM   #11
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Bathroom door fix 220

our neighbor has the same rig as ours, Surveyor 220/2013. He took off the bathroom door and installed a small window rod along with a single panel curtain as shown in pics. Total cost approximately $12.00. Door can be reinstalled. This fixes the problem of having to put out the slide.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:23 PM   #12
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I don't see any pictures but I don't think the wife would go for just a curtain there. I still havn't sold her on the folding door idea.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:48 PM   #13
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I don't see any pictures but I don't think the wife would go for just a curtain there. I still havn't sold her on the folding door idea.
We also like the idea of having bathroom access on the road, and we found on our latest trip that if we extend the slideout about a foot (about halfway), we are able to easily get into the bathroom. Individual results may vary.

We try to stop in a level spot to keep the slideout from possibly binding, and we outfitted an old potato chip bag clip with a couple strips of orange ribbon. We clip it to the edge of the partially deployed slideout to alert drivers in the area of the protruding slide. We keep the clip in the console of the truck.

As to the original poster's question, we love the Surveyor 220. We just had it out for a full 10 days with no problems at all. The few minor issues we had when we first got it have been easily resolved. This is our second Surveyor, and what we are most pleased about is that it has abundant storage space. We actually have space to spare. As someone else mentioned, it's a great camper for two people.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #14
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I am beginning to see the need for bathroom access as well as the "half out slide" trick. On our way home Sunday I remembered that we had emptied the fresh tank but forgotten to shut off the water. Had to stop on the side of a two lane highway and squeeze into the bathroom to shut off the pump. Luckily there was enough water in the line to keep it shut off.
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I am beginning to see the need for bathroom access as well as the "half out slide" trick. On our way home Sunday I remembered that we had emptied the fresh tank but forgotten to shut off the water. Had to stop on the side of a two lane highway and squeeze into the bathroom to shut off the pump. Luckily there was enough water in the line to keep it shut off.
There are many reasons to want access to the bathroom, including things in the closets and medicine cabinet.

Eating with the slide in can also be a challenge. We travel with the table strapped upside down at the center of the couch. One day on the road we got lunch, and we sat on opposite ends of the couch, balancing our KFC boxes on the underside of the table and setting our drinks on the sink and stove covers.

Sometimes you just have to improvise. Semper Gumby: Always flexible.
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Maybe that is what the cup holders behind the couch are for!
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Maybe that is what the cup holders behind the couch are for!

You know, that never occurred to us. Who would have thought? When we're set up and camping, we use one of the cup holders to hold remote controls. Also, our dog loves to jump up on that ledge behind the couch so she can look out the big window and keep an eye on things.
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