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Old 03-01-2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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Newbie, Looking at buying a 2008 Surveyor 23rks

Anyone one have any pros/cons on the Surveyor 23rs, I love the design, and the room, with the king slide and the twin double beds for our boys 10,8 and 2. This will be our first trailer we have ever owned, just hoping were not going to big. Looking at Dodge Durango, Chrsyler Aspen or Lincoln Navigator to purchase, any help on which is better to tow this trailer. Any help would be great, O ya going to look at it, and possibly buy tomorrow. so hope all goes well, thanks
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:56 AM   #2
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While you wait for feedback to your questions I wanted to welcome you to the forums! Most people don't go too big with their first RV. In fact many tend to upgrade pretty quickly.

You are wise to do some research on your TV before buying. In the real world it's not uncommon for some sales persons to say it can tow it when it shouldn't be. As you read through some of the towing threads you will see there are factors involved in determing if a TV or RV is a good match or not.

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Many say buy your 2nd camper first so you don't have to upgrade so soon. Sounds like the Surveyor you're looking really fits your need & wants list. With 5 people going big isn't such a bad thing. Do the research and make sure your TV (tow vehicle) can safely handle whatever you buy.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:52 AM   #4
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All and all, thanks for input, we did purchase the surveyor, went and looked at it, loved it, great shape, has everything we want in it and more, ended up having the acrtic package on it as well, and someone did a custom cabinets in the cabinet soon as you walk in the door, its still at the dealer , there was problems getting the title, lady went home before we got there, o well , free storage till spring. really looking for a chrysler aspen or dodge durango, lincoln was too big for me.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:06 AM   #5
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looking for a chrysler aspen or dodge durango
The Aspen or Durango with the 4.7 V8 may be a little challenged unless you find one with a 3.92 rear end ratio. Either model with the 5.7L Hemi would be a better choice. Good luck with your search.

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:23 PM   #6
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Hi all, we finally brought camper home about 2 weeks ago, now in the drive way, started to set it up and put all our things in it, ended up buying a 2007 ford expedition , it pulled it awesome, had the weight distribution hitch put on as we'll. one question, any ideas on how to cover the water heater switch up, it is low, under sink beside the stove, problem is I have a 2 year old that every time he comes in with me, he flicks the switch , turning it on, and its not even set up yet. It's going to blow the motor. Thanks
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Hi all, we finally brought camper home about 2 weeks ago, now in the drive way, started to set it up and put all our things in it, ended up buying a 2007 ford expedition , it pulled it awesome, had the weight distribution hitch put on as we'll. one question, any ideas on how to cover the water heater switch up, it is low, under sink beside the stove, problem is I have a 2 year old that every time he comes in with me, he flicks the switch , turning it on, and its not even set up yet. It's going to blow the motor. Thanks
Shut the breaker off in the distribution center and or shut the switch off at the water heater.


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Congrats! Sounds like you'll be making some great memories with your kiddos Have a great summer
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:00 AM   #10
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Thanks for advice but, if we are camping and starting to use water heater, how can I cover up the button, Yep calling tomorrow, to book for the may long weekend, should be fun. Good thing we checked everything first, turned on the water today, and outside shower was leaking, the knobs and all have to be replaced, but all and all very happy, kids are getting excited, aged 10 and 8 and 2 , little one has no idea yet should be fun, quests he's going to be a floater for bed time,lol
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