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Old 02-28-2014, 02:31 AM   #1
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Greetings from the Inland Empire, Ca

I purchased a 2014 Surveyor Cadet 189 for a retirement gift to myself. I took it out on its maiden voyage down the freeway to San Diego. I researched for six months before deciding on the Surveyor, and I'm glad I did. I got the floor plan I wanted in the size and weight I needed. The trip was a success! My 8 cyl 4-Runner pulled it smoothly. The trailer towed and braked nicely. I set up camp with minimum hassle and even dumped the tanks like an old hand! (Never mind that I kept the directions on the hose box close by.)

I just needed to share the excitement of the first trip! This was a great confidence builder. I'm looking forward to seeing this great country.

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Old 02-28-2014, 03:44 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new 2014 Surveyor Cadet 189 and your retirement.
I am glad the maiden voyage went well for you.
Enjoy your new life style and welcome to the site.

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Old 02-28-2014, 06:20 AM   #3
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your 2014 Surveyor Cadet 189. Glad to hear your maiden voyage went well.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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Congrats! A successful first travel and setup should be enjoyed like a vintage wine - savor it and remember your happiness when you are dumping with someone behind you and rain pouring down your back collar.

Good luck!
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:50 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your first outing.

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Old 02-28-2014, 08:37 PM   #6
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Congrats and welcome from the San Francisco Bay Area
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:58 AM   #7
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Congratulations, and welcome to the forum.

For your info, there is a FROG Rally being held in Petaluma, CA the week of 20 April.

Here's a link in the event that you're interested in getting together with fellow FR owners.

California Rally

I'm in Arizona, but driving over to attend. It's the first CA Rally, and hope that it becomes a yearly event.

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Old 03-01-2014, 01:09 AM   #8
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Welcome and congratulations. Nice to hear that you had a great fist experience. I'm sure you will have many more.

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