Monday, February 18, 2013

Why We Decided to Trade-in Our Trailer

Well we gave the R-Vision a whole camping season before deciding it wasn’t working for us.

2008 R-Vision Trail-Sport TS23FDS floorplan

2010-forest-river-surveyor-sport sp275 -floorplans

2010 Forest River Surveyor

We thought we could deal with the corner bed, but for the following reasons, it didn’t work for us: (Yes, we sound like Goldilocks)

Original 4” mattress too thin.

Purchased a 4” memory foam mattress to place on top of the original.  It was too hot.

It was 3/4 size and too small for the two of us and two Chihuahuas.

It was a corner bed, enclosed 2/3 the way around with a single bunk overhead making it very difficult to get in and out.

Storage was lacking or inaccessible. 

Under-bed storage was a two-person job to access, so we stopped using it altogether.

Bathroom storage was just a tiny medicine cabinet and cabinet under the sink.  We had to store our personal toiletries elsewhere.

To access the storage behind the sofa, you had to lay the sofa flat then reach across or climb on the sofa to get stored items-rarely used that area.


No drawers for silverware, only sliding bins inside the cabinet.

Clothing storage

There was one small wardrobe which served for our outerwear.

The shirt closet was short so shirts fold at the bottom—forget skirts or dresses.

Every time we stopped for the night, we would have to rehang everything in the shirt closet as we would find it all on the bottom in a heap.

Outside storage

One small compartment

Could not get TV reception

We determined that the wiring within the trailer from the wall jack to the antenna on the roof was bad.

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