Originally Posted by spences
Hi All - I'm brand new to this forum. We are THIS CLOSE to buying a 2007 FR Surveyor SV 235RS. We really like the floor plan for this trailer - the kids have their own "fort" area in the back! My only concern is that I spent some time reading all the various forums on the web - WAY too much info available on the web! There are a couple of strings of mail that have me a little concerned about FR products and reliability. However, I think I'm convinced those are just a handful of people that had the bad luck to not only have serious trailer issues, but also a dealer that didn't help them. FR has an unsat BBB rating, BUT they also have only 45 compliants in 3 years - that doesn't seem excessive given the size of their business. I found this forum and feel a bit better. Anyone out there have this particular trailer? Do you like it? Have you had any issues? Should I drive to town and close this deal today?? Any help or advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you from Sue & family in snowy Colorado. :-)
to the forum. Stop by the Welcome Mat and introduce yourself. I think with ANY RV you are going to have issues, just the nature of the beast. Mass produced products on an assembly line. If YOU and YOUR family are pleased with the floor plan. Go for it! Just spend A LOT of time inspecting and going over it BEFORE signing ANY paper work. Make sure you get ANY and ALL issues handled or settled IN WRITING before taking delivery. Run through EVERY system with the tech and expect to spend about 2 or so hours doing this. Make sure you know how everything operates. Hook it up to water and power. Fill up all the tanks and check for leaks. There are a LOT of things to check. Climb on the roof and look for tears or soft spots. Make sure they have washed the roof too (Sometimes they'll just wash the sides and not the roof). Google RV Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI). Print out the list and take it with you. Take a flashlight. Make sure you also check tire pressure to the specs and lug torque (these are a pet peave of mine).
Good luck and let us know what you decide!! Oh and take a camera along as well. Take pictures of EVERYTHING.