Just wanted to say hello
Hi all. I came across this forum. We just recently purchased a 2003 Salem 37BHSS. The previous folks were self described city folk, and they caused a few problems with it which they told us about to their credit (sort of). When we bought it we were told the slideout was broken. They had the trailer moved and didn't level it before they put the slideout out. The bracket that the bar connects to actually snapped of, it was so bound up. Anyway, we had the RV center come onsite and got it all fixed up. It took a bunch of fixes like lubing it, replacing the shear pin, reattaching the rod to a repaired bracket, shimming the motor, something about turning the actuator motor over. Anyway, they got it all working and for a pretty reasonable $200. The other issue we had was, the previous owners said there HAD been a roof look, pretty it was "pretty much" fixed. So I was under no illusion it was fixed. The previous owner had been up there many weekends caulking and looking for that leak. I just had the RV center do a Seal Tech test on it (they hook a machine up to a vent, pressurize the trailer, and soap it up and look for bubbles is my understanding). Anyway, they found a 1/4 inch tear in the roof, along with a dozen or so other little air leaks around windows, corners, etc. They patched it all up and it is dry as can be. So I think when you buy one of these used, there will always be something to fix, I just had the advantage that I knew about a few of them before I started!
Anyway, just wanted to say hi and I will view and post questions in the future.