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Old 08-12-2015, 04:11 PM   #1
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Exclamation Side coming off new Salem 27 RKSS

I bought a new Salem 27 RKSS in March. On first outing in April during a rain storm had a big leak that make sizeable puddle inside trailer. On second outing in May going down highway front right seam of trailer opened up, wind caught siding and blew off one complete aluminum panel and buckled two others. I had to patch with sheet metal so I could get it home. Had this fixed. On next big trip in July, going down highway left front seam opened up and caught siding billowing it out. I luckily caught sight of this in my mirror and was able to pull over before it completely blew off. Had to screw and tape siding in place since I was 900 miles from home.
Forest River Company and Salem have been no help except to say they would fix it as good as new. My response was it is new and look what happened. I would like to know if anyone else ever had a similar problem. My dealer said he recently had to replace another Salem's siding for similar problem. I'm thinking this is the beginning of a serious problem for Forest River and Salem.
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:46 PM   #2
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I hate to say this but I'm not surprised.
Bought at Salem 30 QBSS in April and have had nothing but problems with it.
I hope you get it all worked out.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:20 AM   #3
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I just bought a 2015 271rbxl, what problems do I need to look for?, gotta pick it up this week
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:23 PM   #4
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Honestly if I were you I would cancel the deal and buy another brand.
Been kicking myself ever since is pick this thing up.
Nothing but problems.
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:42 PM   #5
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Honestly if I were you I would cancel the deal and buy another brand.
Been kicking myself ever since is pick this thing up.
Nothing but problems.
What problems have you had?

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Old 08-17-2015, 06:43 PM   #6
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Let's see.
Tires wearing. Coupler chewing up hitch balls.
Sinks that leaked were fixed and still leaked.
Slide out that leaked and damaged floor by putting a big gouge in it.
Stereo that has stopped working properly.
Seams on inside panels that were not flush with one another.
Water tank that drains as you drive.
Microwave that fell out after 4 th trip.
Frame that was rusted.
Seam tape falling off of interior walls because it was installed incorrectly.
Trim that wasn't even put on and what was put on falling off.
Screws missing from interiors of Windows.
Bathroom had absolutely no sealant on seams by sink or in shower and tub area.
Had to fight to get dealer to help me. Would not return my calls or emails until I got in contact with Forest River.
Quality is horrible.
I'm sure I have forgotten other items.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:53 PM   #7
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Also had cabinets that were chipped so badly they had to be replaced as well as cabinet doors.
These items should not have passed though any type of quality inspection. I doubt it was even inspected before it left the factory. Still wondering how it made it through the pdi at the dealer.
Now I understand why he was so rushed hen he to me through it.
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:13 AM   #8
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I don't want to get off of Tmuir415 topic......but

something that Tufster65 said all of you might want to keep an eye on.

That is the coupler chewing the hitch ball up.

I have a 2015 Hemisphere 282rk that did the same thing. Not sure why.
I'm using a Blue Ox WDH.

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Old 08-19-2015, 11:23 AM   #9
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Put some grease on it, i work for Goodyear we got 5 trailers, the ones that have grease on them last, the ones that don't wear out.

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Old 08-19-2015, 03:27 PM   #10
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Well I cancelled my contract with Quality Rv. Decided to get a better quality trailer, they said I lost my 200 deposit 😰
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