I owned a Pilgrim 1500 21PRB before purchasing the SV-291...granted Pilgrim International has gone under, but has since been taken over by Evergreen. Comparatively speaking after owning the SV-291 for three months, the Pilgrim was by far a superior trailer! I could walk on the roof all day long, with no issues of separating roof seams, or interior walls! So, I guess the bottom line for the RV industry...make a well built trailer, go out of business! I know this sounds harsh, but so far the quality of my SV-291 Surveyor, which is a $25,000.00 trailer, is poor to say the least!
I do appreciate your inputs, but if the manufacturer designs the trailer for an optional roof ladder, wouldn't you think the roof would be constructed to support that option too?
I understand the Surveyor line is not the top line for Forest River, but what caught my eye in shopping for my new trailer was the advertisement on how well build the Suvyeor line was!
I'm in for the long haul with this trailer...my money for the purchase did not come off the money tree! I'll make the best of it, but will not purchase another Surveyor!
My two cents worth...