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Old 07-23-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Did I make a bad choice?

I read these posts about people complaining about their Salem. Is there anyone out there with good things to say about theirs. We just purchased the 30KQBSS and are looking forward to delivery on 8/10.

Please share positive stories so that I don't feel like we've made the wrong decision! I am so excited to get camping...
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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How many different people posted negative things about their Salem...2,3,5? Do you think Forest River sells more than 5 Salems a year? The thing I have come to learn is a lot of the people who post in a forum like this do so because they have a way to voice their displeasure, whereas, people who don't have a problem are out enjoying their camper and don't even bother to post anything. Just make sure you go over EVERYTHING during your walkthrough and you'll be fine. Test every outlet, open and shut every door, test your AC and fridge, check the seams on the roof and ask them to reseal them if necessary, check your tire pressures,etc, etc. Take a video camera and tape it too. You will have many happy years in your Salem. Good luck and Welcome to the forums!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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We had just bought our Salem Cruise-lite 181BHXL, we're very pleased with the product, there were minor issues that we had the dealer fix before we actually left the lot, this is part of your PDI. Other than that, were gonna enjoy camping with it, remember there is no perfect trailer, unless you make it perfect in your own way, such as add ons, mods, dyi fixes or whatever makes it work for you. As Punkaccountant stated, go through everything, nitpick every little nook and corner.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:12 AM   #4
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We bought our '09 Salem LA last October, had to winterize it right away because of an early snow (which sucked because there were a bunch of nice weekends after that when we could have used it!). I used it once in February (still winterized) and was really glad the furnace worked! Then I finally got to dewinterize it in April and I've been in it 14 nights so far. I don't have any major issues, just a few minor things that I'm going to have the dealer fix when I take it in for inspection next month. I'm very happy with the purchase and I'm sure you will be too. Just keep the battery charged!
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:19 AM   #5
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I had my Salem for about 22 months now and can honesty say that I don't have any regrets. In fact I love it & think I made a great choice! Almost all of my minor fix it items were my choice in electing to be very picky. I have a great relationship with my dealership & service department that includes mutual respect.

If I could turn back hands of time the only thing that would be different is that my Salem would be *brand new* again instead of *gently broken in*.

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Old 08-02-2012, 06:10 AM   #6
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I had my Salem for about 22 months now and can honesty say that I don't have any regrets. In fact I love it & think I made a great choice! Almost all of my minor fix it items were my choice in electing to be very picky. I have a great relationship with my dealership & service department that includes mutual respect.

If I could turn back hands of time the only thing that would be different is that my Salem would be *brand new* again instead of *gently broken in*.

I have owned Many TT and have found Salem to be the best Fit and Finish on the market
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #7
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I bought my Salem brand new in 2009. I can honestly say that i have not had one thing go wrong with it. A VERY well built camper in my opinion. Not sure why or how. with all the horror stories I've read on here bout others......but, Im sure something will go wrong now. Now that I've written this....lol.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:59 AM   #8
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We are on out second salem, we loved our 30kqbss, but wanted a bigger bedroom so we went with the salem hemisphere lite fifth wheel, and love it too! only issue with the kqbss was the wallpaper seam tape in the bedroom was coming off, but the dealer fixed, and our new fifthwheel the privacy door is coming off of the wall, which I am sure thed ealer will fix too! have fun and enjoy!
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:39 AM   #9
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I've had my 30qbss for over a year now and love it. Get a lot of compliments on it too. I'm very particular on keeping it clean and polished.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:03 PM   #10
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Hey Chewie. LOVE your truck!!
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