Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-10-2014, 09:36 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
jawga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 179
yup but still cant do without heat ac running hot and cold water, shower toilet microwave and decent bed.... nah some conceding but almost like home haha. shower head is ok but swapped ours for an oxygentics one and so much better also swapped out the toilet for a ceramic one under warranty.
__________________

__________________
jawga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 09:53 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 8
What about the head clearance in the shower for tall people? When I tried the Salem 195BH I think my head rub the roof when I stand inside the shower but I still have my boots so maybe this is not that bad... The shower is pretty big actually, I'm more concerned about the head clearance.

Why did you replace toilet under warranty? Because the plastic toilet kinda broke?
__________________

__________________
SimmZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 10:11 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
jawga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 179
if i stand straight ( at attention haha) up i do rub my head but normal standing it doesnt bother me or i have gotten used to it. a lot if other trailers in this size seem to not have much head room. most shower heads even in houses doesnt seem to be high enough. the dometic 300 toilet had some issues last year there is a thread in the plumbing section as a sticky, dont know if there is still a problem or not.
__________________
jawga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 10:35 PM   #14
Site Team
 
Terier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9,616
Sometimes there can be small differences with units from different areas. I remember chatting with a couple of Cruise Lite owners that brought the same year & model TT just a couple weeks apart but in different states. One had outside storage doors on both sides of the TT while the other one only had one door and limited storage under the bed.
__________________
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West
Terier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 02:29 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 8
That's right Terier. As someone else says I've seen A LOT of difference between units of the same brand/model/year while browsing deals on the internet. The Salem/Wildwood 195BH come with A LOT of options and some options are even not in the brochure! I need to be careful when comparing prices, because some come with a 60$ Walmart 120V fridge when other come with a Norcold 3-way fridge ($$). Some come with a 50$ wall-mount A/C when other come with a 600$ top mount A/C and I ever see some units naked without any A/C! I also saw a few with a wall mounted radio inside, but most don't have any... I'm actually wondering if the 60$ Walmart 120V fridge can work on 12V, maybe with the trailer built-in power inverter?

That make the price compare very painful actually...

The unit I tried at my local dealer is a 2014 Salem 195BH FS who come with the Norcold 3-way fridge and a 5000 BTU wall mount A/C and no radio for 12,900$ (CDN) which sound like a pretty good deal. I also notice there's some wiring up for a TV (not included). In fact a residential wall-mount A/C is less efficient and a little more noisy, but when it broke you can fix it for 50$ for a complete brand new unit... not bad in a sense.
__________________
SimmZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 02:33 PM   #16
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimmZ View Post
That make the price compare very painful actually...
That was the joy of ordering. I was able to price shop 4 dealers and compare apples to apples.
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 05:00 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
jawga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 179
for a base line ours had the reg fridge, not 3 way. 8k btu wall ac, no radio, no tv hookup (no big deal installed myself for around $40usd. ours was $8995 usd
__________________
jawga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 09:11 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 8
9000$? Really? Is that a blow-out sale of a previous year? Wow.

Just for fun, what about the standard 120V fridge? Does it work on 12V for dry camping or while traveling on the road? Does it drain power because it's a standard compressor instead of a gas absorption. But something gas absorption (3-way fridge) became less cold than a true compressor fridge on very hot days...
__________________
SimmZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 12:07 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
jawga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 179
No its a 2014 model. They just sell real cheap. they dont haggle over price the price is what it is take it or leave it. they had a larger trailer identical to one at a dealer near our house and they were around $4k less. the trailer was built on a wed and i bought it the next weekend so it was a little over a week old. the fridge only works on 120. we were not planning on going camping unless there are hookups. what we have been doing is plugging up the camper at the house the day before so the fridge cools down. then before we leave we pack all the food inside. the food stays cold until we get to the campsite and the. we plug up the camper again. also we can cool or heat the camper before we leave the house. usually the trip to a campsite is no more than 8 hours most of the time its only about 3 hours. we did find out you cant run the microwave, ac, fridge, and an electric skillet at the same time it trips the breaker.
__________________
jawga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 12:13 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
jawga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 179
sorry should have written $USD instead of usd. noticed u were talking in $CND. we were looking at used but this new one was a lot cheaper than a used one. I could have turned around and sold it for $10k and still been cheaper than some of the used ones we saw
__________________

__________________
jawga is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salem, wildwood

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 AM.