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Old 01-31-2020, 01:04 PM   #1
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Bought a new 2020 Surveyor Luxury 267RBSS

Well we pulled the "trigger". New owners of a Forest River Surveyor Luxury 267 RBSS.


The "war department" loves it. It is a vast improvement on our 2018 Dutchman Kodiak 243BHSL. In that respect I agree with her.


I am not quite that enamored with it. I was expecting a much better build quality. I saw the small but irritating problems during the inspection. But my wife was happy and I knew it was nothing insurmountable.


I will be making a list of the bad and post it on here. Just as an FYI. I can be overly particular, but I expect something for my $.


Number One:
No DVD player. Let alone a Blue-Ray! Our old Kodiak had the old standby Furrion unit.

Surveyor went to some off the wall brand CONNEXX reciever and TV.



Hey Forest River. This is the "LUXURY" model trailer huh? No DVD????



Oh well enough grousing for day one.


Have fun all!
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Old 01-31-2020, 01:31 PM   #2
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Its nice to have a new rig congrats. Luxury as used by RV Mfgs is a very misleading sales term. to the buyer it implies you are going to get a rig with the very best of everything and that may very well be as long as it is compared to like units. Luxury in a TT and luxury in a 5th wheel or luxury in a Class A are all three different things. with that said I'm with you where the heck is the blue ray player and surround sound. JMHO
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Old 01-31-2020, 01:48 PM   #3
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Surveyor makes a good product overall.
BUT I was in a couple of the "Luxury" models, at a RV show recently.
I didn't find them that luxurious.
IMHO, Rockwood/Flagstaff models has better quality and features. Surveyor used to on par with them but these "Luxury" models are a step below them now.
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Old 01-31-2020, 06:12 PM   #4
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Its nice to have a new rig congrats. Luxury as used by RV Mfgs is a very misleading sales term. to the buyer it implies you are going to get a rig with the very best of everything and that may very well be as long as it is compared to like units. Luxury in a TT and luxury in a 5th wheel or luxury in a Class A are all three different things. with that said I'm with you where the heck is the blue ray player and surround sound. JMHO

I hear you and agree. In fact I was a bit reticent to include that "luxury" part in the name. Buttttt its plastered all over the trailer
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Surveyor makes a good product overall.
BUT I was in a couple of the "Luxury" models, at a RV show recently.
I didn't find them that luxurious.
IMHO, Rockwood/Flagstaff models has better quality and features. Surveyor used to on par with them but these "Luxury" models are a step below them now.

Yes, "luxury" may be pushing reality a bit. But the "war department" is happy.


I am taking pictures and notes of all the little issues. And there are some. ahem
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Nice and congrats.
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Thanks, Appreciate that.
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Old 02-01-2020, 04:10 PM   #8
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Congrats on the new trailer. Hopefully it will grow on you more over time.

We have the DVD player but never used it. Most of our stuff is Blue ray. I play things downloaded to my phone or I purchased a blue ray player but it requires shore power and/or internet. I get your frustration because they don't make blue ray players for RVs cars or boats and I wanted one for the collection I already had. At least you can find a 12v dvd player.

Best of luck with the new trailer!
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Looks a lot like our 241RBLE so if you have a rear bathroom I would suggest that you take the grill off below the shower and check for drain line support. I just got done replacing the trap and connection to the shower because with no support it broke the nut at the bottom of the shower drain. I blocked it up with a 2x4 and 1x4 six in long blocks. It’s worth checking compared to leaving tt at the dealership for warranty repairs
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Congrats on the new trailer. Hopefully it will grow on you more over time.

We have the DVD player but never used it. Most of our stuff is Blue ray. I play things downloaded to my phone or I purchased a blue ray player but it requires shore power and/or internet. I get your frustration because they don't make blue ray players for RVs cars or boats and I wanted one for the collection I already had. At least you can find a 12v dvd player.
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I ordered a blue ray player. Just have to install it neatly. There is a cubby hope shelf but not very big. No big problem cut, file, gouge haha.

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Looks a lot like our 241RBLE so if you have a rear bathroom I would suggest that you take the grill off below the shower and check for drain line support. I just got done replacing the trap and connection to the shower because with no support it broke the nut at the bottom of the shower drain. I blocked it up with a 2x4 and 1x4 six in long blocks. Itís worth checking compared to leaving tt at the dealership for warranty repairs
Thanks will do. I like to open up all the hatches, compartments. Like you said. You never know what you will find. I have plans on adding some insulation in places

RV there yet:-)
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If it has an outside shower that is a good place to insulate when it freezes. Being a HVAC contractor I put armaflex 2” thick in mine when it freezes even after blowing out the water lines and draining from the low points.
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If it has an outside shower that is a good place to insulate when it freezes. Being a HVAC contractor I put armaflex 2Ē thick in mine when it freezes even after blowing out the water lines and draining from the low points.

This outside shower is different than our old trailer. Will check it out.
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Looks great it has more seating than our 241RBLE and is a bit longer. We love the fact that the bathroom is on the other end as when guests need to use it it’s right inside the entrance. Congratulations and happy camping.
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Looks great it has more seating than our 241RBLE and is a bit longer. We love the fact that the bathroom is on the other end as when guests need to use it itís right inside the entrance. Congratulations and happy camping.



Thank You, Thank You.
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Old 03-02-2020, 10:41 AM   #17
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Nice tt we just bought 2019 33rets last fall love it. The shower is a thing to check for sure.
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:30 AM   #18
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Nice tt we just bought 2019 33rets last fall love it. The shower is a thing to check for sure.
We are now on a short shakedown cruise. Will be testing shower shortly haha.

Overall a nice trailer 10x better space wise than our old Kodiak.

War Department stil loves it.

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Back from our Shake Down Cruise

This is just silly (ok its stupid).
What degree did this guy have to design the sensor panel to go next to the bathroom sink. At belly button level no less!!


I will balance this gripe with a positive. The FIREPLACE worked well heating the entire trailer on low setting. Outside temps were mid 40s at night.



More to come.


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They put ours a little closer to the edge on ours. I bet everyone of them is different. Our grey water tank that is in the rear by the black water tank is #1 and #2 is our kitchen grey water in the center. Good thing I have a label maker!!
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