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Old 04-19-2014, 09:50 AM   #1
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Hello, my name is Paul and my wife is Cindy. We live in Whiting NJ and we have no RV experience as our background is sailing.
We just bought a 2005 Forest River Surveyor, 24 ft. I'll be using a 2013 F-150 with a 3.7 V6, 145 in wheelbase and towing package.
So question #1, what's the tongue weight and I need input regarding sway bar and weight distribution hitches.
Looking forward to some long weekends and a couple of months in Fla, next winter.
Thanks for your time and have a great day.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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do you have the model? Several ones fall in that size range
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Welcome and greetings from Central PA! I'm somewhat new here too and find this forum very helpful! I've learned a lot from reading other people's posts! Happy Camping, Paul and Cindy!!
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yea, you need to post the model number, not the 24'.

and if it has 24 in the model number, that rarely means it's 24' long. usually it's 2-3' longer than that.

and surveyor had 8 models in the 23'-25' range, that year.
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the info I found on the SV230 shows a dry weight of 3335 and dry hitch weight of 280. You may not need any weight distribution bars as this is a very light trailer and should tow easily. At 8.5 feet tall, wont catch a whole lot of wind. Sway control will be up to you depending on how it behaves behind your truck.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:41 PM   #6
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Thank you sir. I don't know where you found the data, but thanks.
We take delivery next Friday and it's about a 45 mile trip 'home'. I feel a lot better about that trip and will make a decision regarding the weight and sway equipment afterward.
Thank you again,
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