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Old 07-20-2017, 03:11 PM   #1
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Hadn't yet put up a pic, but I took delivery of my new TT on 23 June. Had it hauled up to Anchorage from a dealership just outside of Portland, OR. It was home on 30 June. Getting ready to go on the 2nd trip. A few minor issues, but overall, I'm pleased. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-20-2017, 03:13 PM   #2
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Enjoy your new Surveyor!
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:13 PM   #3
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Thanks! It's been great so far!

Wiscampsin... I see what you did there. Love the handle!
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:27 PM   #4
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We've been out with ours 46 days. It's an amazing RV. I'm so happy. The storage is AMAZING!
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:28 PM   #5
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Oh and I've looked on different sites trying to find the actual coach length is. Can't find it
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:27 PM   #6
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I measured mine. It matches what the forest river website says. 32'7".
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:59 AM   #7
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Is that just the coach or full hitch to bumper?
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:19 PM   #8
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Congratulations on your Surveyor. Wife and I bought the same model one month ago. One trip out and really satisfied with everything about this camper
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Old 07-25-2017, 03:23 PM   #9
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Is that just the coach or full hitch to bumper?


I got 27'7" of the coach without bumper or hitch. I got 23"4 of inside walkable floor. Hope that helps!
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Old 07-25-2017, 03:24 PM   #10
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Congratulations on your Surveyor. Wife and I bought the same model one month ago. One trip out and really satisfied with everything about this camper


Thanks! Congrats to you guys as well! Loving it so far!
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Is that just the coach or full hitch to bumper?


Total overall length of 34'9" with the bike rack down.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:15 PM   #12
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Hey anyone with this RV there's a "secret " compartment in the bedroom under the "night stand" for whatever you want to hide. Found it last week. Just lift and there's a great compartment ....
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Hey anyone with this RV there's a "secret " compartment in the bedroom under the "night stand" for whatever you want to hide. Found it last week. Just lift and there's a great compartment ....
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Yep, I think all the newer Surveyors with the front queen bed have this configuration. It's a nice touch that shows how well thought out these trailers really are.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:57 PM   #14
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We are full timers...... this is where we'll put important papers
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:10 PM   #15
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Yes. Neat little storage compartment. Found it shortly after buying our Surveyor.
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It's pretty neat!
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:06 PM   #17
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Yeah I stumbled upon that storage space as well. Neat!
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:34 PM   #18
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Well, obviously another camping season is behind us, at least for this Alaskan. But I didn't get to camp this year anyway. My girl and I had a beautiful baby girl who didn't come without complications. At 23 weeks, end of May, momma was put on total bed rest. 4 weeks in the hospital, and 11 weeks of bed rest at home. But in early September, a healthy baby girl was born at 38 weeks, and momma made it through the ordeal like a champ. What this meant was that our summer was spent making sure baby stayed in the oven until she was nice and done. Incidentally, the Surveyor was never even de-winterized. I would say it sat at the storage lot all summer, but as I knew we wouldn't be using it, I had solar panels installed, to compliment the inverter I had installed last fall. So since we picked up the Surveyor in July '17, we've only camped in it maybe 4-5 times. An inspirational thought that helped me get through the summer was knowing that the next time we go camping, we'd be going with our daughter. This is our first child, and we cant wait to get her out to the woods. Next summer can't come fast enough!!!
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