Originally Posted by rennis
.....Anyone else with this model care to weigh in with their thoughts on it?......
....It also does not have an entertainment wall between the bedroom and the kitchen/living space. that is a huge bonus and allows for more seating. I'm surprised more trailers aren't built with that feature. probably because people are less apt to appreciate the murphy bed? .....
Our 2017 has been great and we've enjoyed the extra little features that Surveyor put in over other brands. Examples: Wrap around edge countertop, nicer cabinetry, undermount stainless steel sink, glass cover for the cooktop...Stuff like that. The Surveyor line as a whole is not the cheapest but a very good value for the money spent. It can easily be a 10 year trailer that your family can grow into.
As far as the murphy bed, extra seating & no entertainment center, that really was 180 degrees off of what we wanted & needed with 2 kids...now 3 kids.
the extra seating during the day is great. The trailer is 3 1/2' shorter in overall length than a regular bed
Folding and unfolding daily would get old. (Can those be folded with bedding on?), No privacy to change clothes, take a nap. Folding mattress options are very limited...and FR does not put quality into their mattresses.
Dedicated sleeping areas for all people in the trailer. Privacy for adults changing clothes or napping. Put a TV in the bedroom and the bed is now a great movie area for the kids. Mattress options are endless and comfortable.
No couch or sofa to hang out on during the day
The reality is that if your trailer will be with you for the next 10 years, your kids won't be getting any smaller. It is really nice for each person to have their own dedicated, uninterrupted sleeping area that they can retreat to. Last summer on a 10 day vacation, I got sick one day and was laid up for 24 hours. Having a "bedroom" that I could lay down, close the pocket doors and relax was very nice. While I was miserable, it was still comfortable being in my own little space.
2017 Forest River Surveyor 247BHDS...
...Tugged by a 2016 F250 XLT FX4 SuperCrew, Shortbed 6.2L, 4wd, 3.73...
...Joined with a Husky Centerline TS 800-1200lbs WDH