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Old 12-13-2010, 09:42 AM   #1
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Need Advice!! Should I buy 2004 Salem LE 19FD?

Howdy all,

We sold our 2006 Work and Play 28BD because we never used the toy hauler as planned and the darn thing was just too big. We have been looking for months for a smaller traditional TT.

I saw a 2004 Forest River Salem LE 19FD at Camping World of Chattanooga. It looks really good, but was missing the awning. i have been going back and forth with the dealer. They said that they will replace the awning with a new one, repack the bearings, and install a new battery. I can get the trailer for $6,500 out the door including TN's nearly 10% sales tax. They say that everything is in working order.

Assuming that I inspect the trailer and everything looks okay, would you veteran Forest River owners think that this would be a good deal?



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Old 12-13-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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If you make sure to check everything out to make certain that it all works properly, and they do what they say, and it's what you really want to do- it is 2 years older than what you had before, after all. But if it's all green lights, then GO!! Randy

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Old 12-13-2010, 11:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for the input. My main concern is if this model is plagued with problems. I know some models have a bad rep for having loads of problems.

We really liked our W&P, but it was just too big and heavy. The build quality was really good. I just don't want to buy a big problem.

Any comments greatly appreciated!


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Old 12-13-2010, 12:11 PM   #4
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I'd want to make absolutely sure that it has new tires. If a rig has been parked for years the tires might have no mileage on them and LOOK brand new, but in reality are a tragedy waiting to happen.
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