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Old 02-08-2018, 11:35 AM   #1
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Salem Hemisphere Hyper Lyte 23RBHL

Anyone own one of these? We are thinking about buying one and would like to now your thoughts on it. Been searching forum and can not find anything on them. Donít know if that is good or bad. Ant feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:40 AM   #2
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Our 26RLHL has been great. No real problems.
Purchased last August and put 5 short trips on it. We have really enjoyed our TT.
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:46 AM   #3
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Our 26RLHL has been great. No real problems.
Purchased last August and put 5 short trips on it. We have really enjoyed our TT.


Where going on a tour of the factory this coming Monday. Hope to get a lot of questions answered while there. We have looked at a lot of campers but keep coming back to the 23 RBHL. Glad you are happy with your 26RLHL. We looked at that model and thought it was a little to long to fit in our drive.
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:06 PM   #4
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Good luck with ur final purchase.
The factory will be interesting!
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:31 PM   #5
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We purchase the very similar 2017 26RL 2 seasons ago and love it! Since then we have 66 nights camping and have logged 8000+ miles travelling from MN to the Colorado Rocky Mountains/Estes Park in 2016, and Glacier National Park and Banff Alberta CA in 2017.

I highly recommend springing for an Equal-i-zer weight-distribution hitch. Year one we had the dealer-installed Reese Pro-Series Round Bar WDH and I white-knuckled it on windy days. Dealer fairly took hitch back, refunded price towards new hitch, only charged 1 hour labor for new hitch install and it's been smooth sailing since.

The optional upgrade to the Whirlpool 10.7 cu. ft. Residential Refrigerator w/Inverter has been great, plenty of room for groceries and beverages means you aren't spending so much eating out all the time.

We have 2 corgis so the optional outdoor shower is nice for hosing off the dogs when they get muddy.

I wrote a fairly detailed post of our early experiences with the 26RL you may find useful:
New 2017 Forest River Salem Hemisphere Hyper-Lite 26RL report so far

Good luck, feel free to ask any questions!
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:23 PM   #6
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We purchase the very similar 2017 26RL 2 seasons ago and love it! Since then we have 66 nights camping and have logged 8000+ miles travelling from MN to the Colorado Rocky Mountains/Estes Park in 2016, and Glacier National Park and Banff Alberta CA in 2017.



I highly recommend springing for an Equal-i-zer weight-distribution hitch. Year one we had the dealer-installed Reese Pro-Series Round Bar WDH and I white-knuckled it on windy days. Dealer fairly took hitch back, refunded price towards new hitch, only charged 1 hour labor for new hitch install and it's been smooth sailing since.



The optional upgrade to the Whirlpool 10.7 cu. ft. Residential Refrigerator w/Inverter has been great, plenty of room for groceries and beverages means you aren't spending so much eating out all the time.



We have 2 corgis so the optional outdoor shower is nice for hosing off the dogs when they get muddy.



I wrote a fairly detailed post of our early experiences with the 26RL you may find useful:

New 2017 Forest River Salem Hemisphere Hyper-Lite 26RL report so far



Good luck, feel free to ask any questions!


What hitch to you change too?
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:57 PM   #7
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What hitch to you change too?
Sorry, I had just changed hitch info in my forum signature just before posting and thought I also did in my post to you: Equal-i-zer Hitch I believe the 1,000/10,000 lb. model
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:18 PM   #8
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Anyone own one of these? We are thinking about buying one and would like to now your thoughts on it. Been searching forum and can not find anything on them. Donít know if that is good or bad. Ant feedback would be appreciated.
Yes i have one.....we love it...so far mo issiues.....only been out twice....short distance....
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Glad you like yours. Our dealer can't seem to keep the 23RBHL in stock. Most are sold before they hit the lot. You would think there are lots of owners out there but your the first I've come across. We are going up Monday to tour the factory and ask alot of questions. If all goes well we will order one when we get back. Looked at lots of trailers but kept coming back to this floor plan. Did you get the residential refrigerator?
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Glad you like yours. Our dealer can't seem to keep the 23RBHL in stock. Most are sold before they hit the lot. You would think there are lots of owners out there but your the first I've come across. We are going up Monday to tour the factory and ask alot of questions. If all goes well we will order one when we get back. Looked at lots of trailers but kept coming back to this floor plan. Did you get the residential refrigerator?
Yes, we have the residential refridgerator with inverter for power.
We do not camp off grid so it made complete sense!
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