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Old 01-26-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Hemisphere 282RK

Just ordered our new Salem Hemisphere 282RK this morning!Hoping to take delivery by mid-March.Since it's a brand new model,We will keep you posted on how it performs.Love the forum and plan to be more involved with the new trailer.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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Congats on your new Salem Hemisphere 282RK. Now the hard part - the wait,
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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we are looking to buy one possibly this week, have you received yours yet? I'm thinking not, but we just flipped over this layout. We are a little leary though, we bought our first TT that wasnt used in 2011 and have been less than pleased. It is a KZ Spree
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meant to clarify: our first TT that we bought brand new...
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:22 AM   #5
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We picked it up on March 21st and camped the last 3 weekends.It has turned out to be everything we hoped for.Only one small issue was the bathroom sink cold water side had an O ring that did not seat properly which caused a small leak that has since been repaired.Otherwise I would highly recommend the 282RK.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:48 AM   #6
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I put some water in the holding tank for the first time in my Hemisphere 282RK. Where is the water heater bypass valve. I looke under the kitchen sink where the water pump is. All connections are good. I remove the lower panel below the bathroom sink
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:54 AM   #7
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I put some water in the holding tank for the first time in my Hemisphere 282RK. Where is the water heater bypass valve. I looke under the kitchen sink where the water pump is. All connections are good. I remove the lower panel below the bathroom sink
I hit the send button too soon. There are water line there but no shut off valves. Below the sink there is a check valve that I guess is used as a back flow valve. I believe that this area is directly behind the water heater. Any suggestion where to look?
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:24 AM   #8
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I found the bypass valves. Pull out the bottom wardrobe drawer to access the rear of the water heater.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:45 PM   #9
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Congrats on the new trailer. We ordered ours (same 282RK) Feb 8 and finally picked it up on May16th! A long wait. Then our first maiden voyage over Memorial Day weekend. We love Trailer camping after a couple decades of tent camping. Oh so much better! Cindy had given up tent camping a couple years ago.

One suggestion for your new trailer. Open up all the widows and the bathroom vent and turn on both exhaust fans then turn on your Furnace! Don't wait until the first time you really need your furnace to start it. Memorial Day Weekend was rainy and cold (mid 40's) and we needed heat. Well, it was like a Chinese fire drill! Smoked up the inside and set off the smoke detector! I am sure other campers at the trailer park had a good laugh at this newbie greenhorn! I wish our dealer had told us to run the furnace to burn off the manufacturing paint & oils BEFORE we went camping!

3 nights done and leaving in the morning for 10 more!

By the way, watch your connections under your bathroom sink the first time you fill up your fresh water tank (and flush your black tank - that is the line with the vacumn breaker on it). Ours had a clamp which allowed a lot of water to flood the floor! If nothing is leaking or spraying water the first time you use it then you should be good to go.

Enjoy!!
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #10
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We picked up our 2014 Hemis 282RK 3 weeks ago. Very pleased to date. 2 Minor issues: The water pump & plumbing near the pump is very noisy. I have difficulty adding water to the fresh water tank from a water jug when at an unserviced site. I added a hose fitting to the jug so the hose will screw into the fresh water tank wall fitting. It fills VERY slowly & seems to air lock. Anyone have solutions.
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I have difficulty adding water to the fresh water tank from a water jug when at an unserviced site. I added a hose fitting to the jug so the hose will screw into the fresh water tank wall fitting. It fills VERY slowly & seems to air lock. Anyone have solutions.
I bought a battery operated siphon pump and a 5 gallon water tank. Insert one end into the water tank and the other end into the fresh water tank. I also keep a couple 5 gallon buckets on hand that I have used to keep the number of trips back and forth for water to a minimum. Optimal solution, no. Does it get the job done, yes and it doesn't cost much!
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Congrats on the new camper!
Greetings from Minnesota and welcome to the forum!

I struggled with how do I get a bleach solution into the fresh water tank to sterilize the water system. I used my 50 ft drinking water hose, screwed it onto the fresh water inlet, then using a 6 foot ladder and a funnel in the other end of the hose, poured in the bleach solution. I had used duct tape to hold the end of the hose at the top of the ladder. About a half gallon of solution filled the hose (and ran over cleaning the ladder!) then I raised the hose above the fresh water inlet until all the solution ran into the tank (slowly) and repeated the process to get the whole mixture into the tank. Then filled the tank about half full (to have a slightly stronger solution) and turned on the water pump, ran water at all three sinks until I could smell the bleach. Then completely filled the fresh water tank. Let everything sit overnight, in the morning, drained the tank and refilled and drained again. Then flushed out the faucets.

There must be a better way to get water or bleach solution or RV antifreeze in the fall into the fresh water tank when you don't have water pressure to force it in.

We love our home on wheels! Love the floor plan and really like the rear outside kitchen! 13 nights camping so far!
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I have another small issue. My Honda EU 2000 generator revs up for a couple of seconds occasionally when on an unserviced site. All appliances including the water heater are on propane. It appears that something electrical is starting up but I don't know what it might be. My Salem Hemis 282 RK is equipped with 2 - 6 volt deep cycle batteries. There are no electrical options added other than the stock items. Could the power converter be causing this ?
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:56 PM   #14
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I found the reason for my generator reving up occaisonally. The 110 volt fridge in the outside kitchen was on when we picked up the trailer. It's now shut off. Problem solved.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:33 AM   #15
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Here is a recent issue with my new Salem Hemisphere 282RK. The rear lower pantry cabinet door came open during towing. Remember, you must climb over the dining table to get to the kitchen area when the slide is closed. When the slide was being extended the pantry door became jammed by the slide trim & destroyed the door. I called my selling dealer & he will supply a new pantry door.
Be aware of this potential issue.
How anyone else experienced this?
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We did have the door come open, but we open the slide just enough to get past the table to check the doors and for anything that fell out of the cabinets. We did not like the way the doors opened with the slide out. So we removed the doors and hinges. We mounted the doors on drawer slides. Now we just slide the doors right to left to open. We are planning on adding slide out drawers in the pantry. I will post picture of our mod later. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-21-2014, 02:05 PM   #17
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Thanks for the pantry door idea RLMartin. I am anxious to see the final pictures of your door slider modification. Maybe you should sell the concept to Forest River.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:13 PM   #18
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We just got the call that our new 2014 Hemisphere 282 RK is ready to pick up. Walk through is set for April 1 (hope it doesn't turn out to be an April Fools joke!). We're planning on a shakedown camp (near home just in case) for the rest of the week. We really like the layout and hope we're as happy as you all seem to be with your 282.
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