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Old 07-31-2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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Anyone else have a ST195BH?

Although our dealer was selling them like crazy I can't seem to find any other owners to share tips and ideas with. Is anybody out there?
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:49 PM   #2
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Wow, nobody? Guess they're all out camping but me.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:08 PM   #3
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Although our dealer was selling them like crazy I can't seem to find any other owners to share tips and ideas with. Is anybody out there?
Bought our first travel trailer in June this year, Salem Cruise Lite 195BH
No problems yet
A few question though, why does the refrig outside door not have a vent
Lots of heat inside the cabinets adjacent
Thinking about installing one myself
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:26 AM   #4
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Sorry it took so long to reply...been camping

I've noticed the heat too. Seems the 195BH with the 120V fridge has a large unvented door and the dual power fridge has a different configuration. Not sure if venting is necessary for the 120V fridge but it does seem like that extra space could be used for something. I've considered a stereo or TV mounted so it can be used when the large door is opened. I have a TV mounted to the upper cabinet inside, near the microwave.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:13 PM   #5
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We have a wildwood xlite 195bh which is the same as yours. Its our first trailer and have used it once and liked it. plan on going again this weekend. We noticed that the dealer was selling them like crazy too but i think it has a lot to do with price. Havent noticed the heat but will look into it with the fridge but there is a vent inside the cabinet next to the fridge though. we ended up adding a vortex fan in the bath which has helped tremendously with the heat the first time u get in. it pulls so much air you can feel it running across your feet with the bathroom door closed. we got the one speed version and its not that loud at all. ours has the wall mounted ac and i think most of the salem units have the roof air. you should enjoy it we like ours.
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We have the wall mounted a/c too. I like it, saw the very same unit at Lowe's for $99.00, never get a new roof-mounted a/c unit for that. Got any pics of how you wired the fan?
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:31 PM   #7
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Sorry don't have any pics, but this is what I did. I used the vortex replacement vent fan upgrade. Mine only had one speed, what I can say is that with it running we really don't hear it with the door closed and the amount of air pulled by it was unreal. You could close the bathroom door and it felt like someone was blowing air really fast and hard over your feet from the air being pulled under the door. Anyway I looked for a wiring harness I could tie into. There are wires that run along the back but they are for the trailer lights. I ended up tying into the bathroom light. If you unscrew it, there is a black and white wire going to it, the same as on the fan. I ended up splicing in there with some wire I had left over from installing a ceiling fan in our house, they ended up being the exact same type wire. There isn't much to play with so you only get to cut the harness going to the light once. I had to extend the wires coming from the fan with the wire I had. I also ran the wires through the ceiling first and then mounted the fan, so I didn't have to stand there holding it while I mounted it to the ceiling. I then spliced in the wires to the ceiling light. The actual fan is a direct fit, I did have to move the vent adapter to the alt mounting location without the spacer. I also had to get a shorter screw that went to the vent lift, I bought a 8-32x1/2 stainless steel bolt from lowes. The bolt they give is too long and runs into the fan blade. It does cut down on the natural light in the bathroom but not too much. I would recommend installing the fan, it does help with pulling air through the camper. You can install it either in the bathroom or the one in the main portion of the camper, since there is a light right next to that one also and the vent opening is the same size. Also what size is your A/C unit, mine is the 8,000 btu unit. We ended up mounting our TV on the wall to the left of the door. Found a stud there next to the cabinet. Also we ended up getting the reflective bubble wrap and cutting it for all the doors and the two vents. You would be amazed at how much heat comes from the two vents.
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Thanks, for the info, it sounds like a fairly simple install. I'm pretty sure my a/c is just a 6,000 btu unit. The one I saw at Lowe's was exactly like it and it was a 6, 000. Does a fine job for the square footage involved. I did some upgrades around the a/c. Put 3/4" foam insulation in the cabinets on either side and used foam backer rod around the a/c inside to fill the small gap.
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First trip in 195bh

Just completed 1650 mile round trip Oklahoma to Colorado and back. Six mountain passes no problem. Fun!
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That's great Caddo, what kind of fuel economy did you get with the Nissan? The 8 mpg my Expedition gets is making me consider different tow vehicles for our Tennessee to Oregon adventure.
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