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Old 09-14-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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salem hemisphere 356qbq

I was packing my fifth wheel to leave for the weekend and went to run in my slides and retract my awning when none of those buttons would work. Was getting really worried until I remembered to try the remote. The remote worked but my slide and awning buttons still wont work on the wall of the rv. Anyone have any ideas???
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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I'd check fuses or a breaker to the main control panel. I blew the fuse on my landing gear and the switch wouldn't work but the remote did on my 356qbq.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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We had the same problem with our 346QBUD. The fuse would keep blowing when the battery level was low. When your batteries are low the motors will draw higher amperage and cause the fuse to blow. Check your fuses. Good luck.
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What size of truck do you use to pull your salem hemisphere 356 qbq.? I am think of buy one don't know if truck is big enough. Any advice?
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I use a Ram 3500 dually. It pulls great. It's a 42' 5er, so it's not small. Some pull them with SRW trucks, just not my preference. I have the twin to this 5er, the Heritage Glen version.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:36 AM   #6
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What size of truck do you use to pull your salem hemisphere 356 qbq.? I am think of buy one don't know if truck is big enough. Any advice?

Looks like two of the posters here are using 1ton trucks...
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:45 AM   #7
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Looks like two of the posters here are using 1ton trucks...
I have a 2003 hd 2500 6.0l with a 4:10 gear. I pull a 2008 keystone Springdale fifth wheel pulls with ease just want o get something bigger to take family with. The dealer say it will pull it because it is a lite. Your thoughts?
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:18 AM   #8
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I have a 2003 hd 2500 6.0l with a 4:10 gear. I pull a 2008 keystone Springdale fifth wheel pulls with ease just want o get something bigger to take family with. The dealer say it will pull it because it is a lite. Your thoughts?
That camper looks like a GVWR of around 14K lbs and loaded hitch weight will be over 2K lbs...appears it'll be over your trucks calculated weight numbers but more importantly for me, I'd question if the 6.0 engine can handle moving that weight once you start hill climbing?
IMO...If I was traveling mostly flat roads and camping relatively close to home...I would tow it, otherwise, I'd want a beefier engine/trans/suspension package truck.
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The dry weight is 10,900 the cargo capis 2500 the hitch weight is 1790 I not see me putting 2500 lbs of cargo in it I see other pulling bigger campers with my truck size
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The dry weight is 10,900 the cargo capis 2500 the hitch weight is 1790 I not see me putting 2500 lbs of cargo in it I see other pulling bigger campers with my truck size
Same here...I see bigger campers with less truck everyday...it's all on what you are comfortable with...don't get caught up on the listed "Dry Weights & Unloaded Pin Weight" that you listed.
All those numbers go up as you fill the propane tanks, load camper with all your supplies and any liquids in holding tanks that you may carry...weights add up fast!

BTW...I had an '09 GMC with 6.0 engine once towing a loaded 9500lb travel trailer...was not impressed with engine with that load as soon as I left flatland...can't imagine that same truck with 11-12K lbs
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