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Old 08-24-2015, 08:22 PM   #11
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I have a Salem CruiseLite 241QBXL. My bed is nailed shut. I'm told the fresh water tank is located there. It would be nice to be able to lift it - especially when I'm dry camping and would like to see how much is left in the tank. I'll have to keep an eye on whether there are any changes after reading this - especially as I'm not a lightweight.
We own a Salem CruiseLite and yes, our bed board was also nailed shut with the freshwater tank located below. I had to remove the drywall screws to get to ours so we could install an actuater tank next to the pump. Ours hasn't collapsed yet, but I attend to rebuild it and extend the plywood sheet out to where the cheap mattress doesn't sag at the foot. We put a topper pad on top and is much more comfortable.

As having one for over a year now, the next thing you CruiseLite owners will experience is the collapse of your dinnette benches. They are built as bad and as cheap as the bed frame. We will remove them this winter and replace with free standing chairs and table. Other than that, we haven't had too many more problems since the toilet paper holder fell off the wall from the weight of the toilet paper!!
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:53 PM   #12
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Thanks for the heads up, yes, I can see the dinette benches being the next to go. The toilet paper holder had fallen off the wall during our first drive. With nothing on it.
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:27 PM   #13
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One other thing we had to fix at the dealer was the back axle brakes. They were not hooked up, so maybe one other thing to check if you're having trouble with the brake adjustment from your controller.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:03 PM   #14
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It looks like the people that built our last trailer work at FR now. The bed board was so thin we rolled to the center when we slept. We opened the bed room slide during one trip and the slide moved and the bed stayed against the dresser. The head of the bed at the hinge had ripped out of the wall and the gas struts just slide the whole bed along the frame
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:12 PM   #15
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We have a 2015 241qbxl with fresh water tank under the bed. First issue is tank spills all the water out of over flow when towing to camp site so when you get to where your going you are out of water then can not fill it because you have to fill off of a garden hose pressure style set up! What a terrible design. Anyone else have this issue? I have been waiting for months for it to be fixed by the dealer but they don't seem to care.
As for the plywood screwed down just take them out and put hinges on the front side then you can get to it anytime, we have to do this because I have to hook a hose to the water pump and plum to 5 gallon buckets of water so we have water while dry camping.. Real convienant for a brand new camper..
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:38 PM   #17
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We have a 2015 241qbxl with fresh water tank under the bed. First issue is tank spills all the water out of over flow when towing to camp site so when you get to where your going you are out of water then can not fill it because you have to fill off of a garden hose pressure style set up!
I also have a 2015 QBXL and I'm not quite sure what you are referring to here. I don't like to haul with any more weight than I need so I don't usually fill the fresh water tank until I get to the campground when I'm dry camping. I haven't had any problems filling the tank when I get there. Now, I'm curious as to the problems you are having.
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:42 PM   #18
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If we go camping and I have no way to get water when I get to my destination like a race track where there is 0 water hook up I have to fill it before I leave our house. By the time I get to the destination my water has all been pushed out of the over flow! Now since the only way to add water is with a hose hooked up and pressured I have 0 way to add any water to the tank
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Thanks for the clarification. A friend of mine built a tank he puts in the back of his van for such occasions - like when we are at Oshkosh for the airshow. He can make the run to get water and then bring it back and fill our tanks.
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Ya it would be nice if you could just poor 5 gallon bucks of water in it but mine has just a hose hook up for adding water and then a city water hook up point. Doesn't make sense to me why you can't just pour water in!
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