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Old 08-29-2016, 08:25 PM   #11
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We are going with 261BH xl . Picking it up Wednesday, headed out Friday.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:04 PM   #12
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Awesome let us know how you like it.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:44 PM   #13
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Bought mine (261) in April. Promptly took it on a 4750-mile round trip to the Southwest in June. Love it. Only had minor issues that you could expect with any TT and that I could easily fix. Except for the roof problem which was remedied under warranty by the dealer in July. Didn't want to be camping then anyway--too hot and muggy. I tow mine with a 2016 Ram 1500 5.7l Hemi 4x4. "Don't even know it's back there."

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Old 08-29-2016, 10:12 PM   #14
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We have a 2017 Salem Cruise Lite 201BHXL.
We love it. I added a battery disconnect switch. No issues yet, and tows like a dream.
We chose this model because of the Murphy bed.


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Old 08-30-2016, 07:46 PM   #15
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Just bought a 261xl from Holman in Batavia, OH. First time owner. It took five hours for the walkthrough and fixes. The remote was not working the front jacks and they literally had to rewire some of the electronics to fix it. Another light in the back was not working because it was not wired correctly either. Perhaps the forest river electrician had a bad day? After I got home I lifted up the bunk mattress (trying to find the water heater) to notice the two pieces of plywood weren't level with each other because a vertical trim piece was cut crooked and pushed up one of the flat plywood pieces a 1/2 inch or so... so I took it out and cut it into a straight line... problem fixed. The first time I noticed the floor material was when I was vacuuming and notice the floor was more like a thin paper/plastic material. I like the looks, hope it is durable enough.

I have a couple questions if any other owners are able to answer:
Did your trailer come with any documentation on the radio/CD player? Can the speakers be hooked into a TV when installed? Does your remote work well? You have to be within arms reach of my radio for my remote to work which is pointless for having a remote. I didn't get documentation of any kind so I'm wondering how some of the features like BT work.
Has anyone hooked up a 2" hitch to the bumper for a bike rack. I was told it had a 300lbs limit but a sticker on the bumper says not to attach anything to it.

I'm hauling with a Toyota Sequoia with a 6500lb max tow limit. I was nervous about that but with the new husky round bar sway control it tows nicely... by that I mean I don't have to put both hands on the wheel when a semi passes me, it handles nicely. But I can feel it back there. Looking forward to our first trip in September at Deer Creek. Can't wait for campfire weather!
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:59 PM   #16
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Any 201BHXL or 261BH XL owners out there?

We bought our 2016 wildwood 261bhxl from Holman. what year is yours? Yiou need to be carefull how much weight you put on those back bumpers. I have read horror stories of bikes being ruined. what brand radio do you have. I may be able to get you a PDF of the one I have. The speakers will only work when you are playing a movie with the radio/DVD Player.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:10 PM   #17
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Thanks for the info. It's 2017. They apparently bought like 150 of them and are selling pretty competively for about what comparable used ones on Craigslist were asking, so it was a no brainer for us.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:26 PM   #18
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Contourcrazy I went to take a picture for your and my sticker was gone. I think the wife didn't like looking at it. But it it was on the stub wall that the kitchen cabinets are attached to.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:33 PM   #19
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Ours was the last 2016 of that model that they had w/ the outdoor kitchen. To get the best deals you have to go the Lrgest RV dealer you can find because they buy such numbers to give you the best pricing.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:08 PM   #20
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Did your trailer come with any documentation on the radio/CD player?
No.

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Can the speakers be hooked into a TV when installed?
There are component jacks on the wall by the tv mount. Obviously the yellow is for video out. I believe the red/white are for stereo-in which will play through the ceiling speakers if you select aux on the stereo. Test it with your ipod/phone and appropriate cable.


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Does your remote work well? You have to be within arms reach of my radio for my remote to work which is pointless for having a remote.
Try replacing the batteries in your remote.

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Has anyone hooked up a 2" hitch to the bumper for a bike rack. I was told it had a 300lbs limit but a sticker on the bumper says not to attach anything to it.
I wouldn't based on the sticker. Plus, Everyone says don't do it.

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I'm hauling with a Toyota Sequoia with a 6500lb max tow limit.
Your bumping up against your limit there. Mine weighs 6500lbs loaded. I would be very concerned that you aren't surpassing your payload on that Toyota, too. The payload on my Ram is around 1600lbs, and by my calculations, I'm right at it or slightly over. Have you checked into that?

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