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Old 06-15-2016, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hello!!

Just wanted to say hello and see if anyone could give me any direction in the purchase of a new Forrest river surveyor?
As in, care and how to keep it from any leaks etc... This is my first camper
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Old 06-15-2016, 03:29 PM   #2
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Hello welcome to the forums. There is a good bit of the information you are looking for here. You the search bar to help you find the info. You can also nose around the Surveyor sub forum for detailed info. Have fun with your new toy. Good luck out there!
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Old 06-15-2016, 03:36 PM   #3
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You didn't say what part of PA you live in, or how far you will drive to look at the unit you are inquiring about. If you can hold off, hitting the RV show in Harrisburg in Sept would give you a great opportunity to see many units of different brands.

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Old 06-15-2016, 03:40 PM   #4
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Welcome. I am sure you will find the answers you seek here. A few general comments.

1. Trust the information provided here before the dealer. Members have no incentive to sell one unit over another as the salesman does. ( Your tow vehicle will not tow anything on their lot).
2. Take your time. Most people starting out go too small and trade up shortly after ( usually results in lost money).
3. Make the decision process a combination of RV and tow vehicle ( if trailer) as they are very closely related. If possible err on the high side on the tv as it will usually outlive one or two tt.
4. Don't sign paperwork until you have done a thorough walk thru and everything works.
5. Ask questions .

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Old 06-15-2016, 09:09 PM   #5
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Hello!!



Just wanted to say hello and see if anyone could give me any direction in the purchase of a new Forrest river surveyor?

As in, care and how to keep it from any leaks etc... This is my first camper

Thanks!!

Check all your sealants and caulking every 30-days. Look for cracks or gaps and repair or replace as needed. Use Dicor self-leveling sealant on all horizontal surfaces (roof), and heavy duty silicone on all vertical surfaces (Windows and doors).
Good luck on your Surveyor, and welcome, from Happy Valley.


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Old 06-16-2016, 03:45 AM   #6
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As already said it would be nice to know what area of Pa. you are from that way someone might be able to suggest a decent dealer. If in the east side check out Stoltzfus RV in Adamstown Pa as they are a Surveyor dealer and usually has a good inventory, ask for Lee Voight a really GOOD salesman and who we bought our Cedar Creek from, probably one of the most honest salesman you will ever meet. Good luck and welcome and keep us posted.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:48 PM   #7
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:59 PM   #8
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Welcome from Western PA!

I read from your post that you are looking for advice on how to keep your new purchase from leaking and how to care for it rather than whom to purchase from.

If you have already purchased, do a roof inspection either yourself or have someone else do it if you are uncomfortable with getting up there. Be sure to look everywhere for any missed spots of caulking/sealant.

Regular maintenance of keeping the roof free of dirt and debris will help the roof material and the caulking/sealants last much longer.

Keeping the unit under an overhead roof or cover of some sort will extend the life even longer.

Most of all... enjoy!
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:26 PM   #9
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welcome from another pa camper, hey 5picker I am heading up your way to camp at pioneer park this weekend, anyone else planning on being there this weekend. take care joe
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:43 PM   #10
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welcome from another pa camper, hey 5picker I am heading up your way to camp at pioneer park this weekend, anyone else planning on being there this weekend. take care joe
Hi Joe!
Nice campground.
Only 3 miles from where I work.
Within spittin' distance of two nice State Parks.
Laurel Hill & Kooser.
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