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Old 03-10-2014, 01:36 PM   #1
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Difference between Salem 195BH and Wildwood 195BH?

Hi, I'm new to this forum and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna find my answer here. This is a pre-sale question. We are on the way to change our Rockwood 1940 pop-up camper for a small bunkhouse travel trailer, we are interested getting the Salem Xlite 195BH but while browsing the internet for deals/offers, I found the Wildwood Xlite 195BH mostly...

I'm trying to figure out what are the difference by reading the brochure and the specifications, but I can't really find any difference except on the Wildwood floorplan diagram there's no information about the master bed on front and in the Salem Xlite 195BH, the diagram show "Queen Bed" on front?

But in the other hand, when we visit our local dealer, they have the Salem in stock and when we visit it, the saleman told us the front bed is a full-size (54 inch) and not a Queen size (60 inch) like in the brochure. To be honest I don't take the time to measure the bed while visiting the trailer...

Now, I'm very confused I must say... Queen or not? Differences between Salem & Wildwood?

SALEM Xlite 195 BH FLOORPLAN (from ForestRiver website) :




Wildwood Xlite 195 BH FLOORPLAN (from ForestRiver website) :




Thank you for clarifying this.
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:42 PM   #2
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this is common in the RV Industry, Twin Brands.
this allows two local dealers to offer this floorplan, without infringing on each other's "brand" exclusivity.

FR has a number of twin brands in their lineup. Winnebago does too and so does Thor Ind., to name a couple of others.

so, the only difference between the two are outside graphics and interior decor.
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Okay, that make sense... like Chevrolet and Pontiac a few years ago! But in that case Pontiac offer a few more goodies like factory fogs lights, alloys and more. This is not the case for ForestRiver twin-branding? Both offer the same equipment level?

But what about the front bed? I'm just confused when the dealer says it's a full-ed and brochure (of the Salem only, not the Wildwood) says it's a queen bed.

I regret to have not bringing my measuring tape with me when visiting the Salem 195BH... now the dealer is 1.5 hours far from my home, I'll not do the travel again just to measure the bed...
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I would call the dealer and have them measure it and take a picture and send it to you.
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we have the wildwood model 2014 model year. it is a full size bed up front even though the website shows queen size. the only difference we have seen is the colors. Wildwood seems to be red and grey and salem seems to be blue and grey
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oh also after we bought ours found out there are many different configurations of this trailer for options. some have the 3way fridge (vents on side next to door) and some just have the mini bar type fridge( small door next to main door). some have the antenna and cable run for tv and some dont. also the ac can be either a 5 or 8 btu wall ac or a 13.5 btu roof unit. some come with a rear spare tire and some dont. went and measured bed is 54x75. we ended up adding a memory foam topper to the bed to make it more comfortable. hope this helps
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The only way you're going to know is to measure it. The brochure for my 2012 Roo 19 says the beds are 60 x 80, but in fact, they are 60 x 72.

So measure the bed in the one you have access to. I'd be pretty confident that both models have the same size bed in them.
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Wow jawga thanks for the info! Well, I'm 6'1" and we have a king size bed at home for this reason... so we do prefer at least a queen size bed but in this category of small bunkhouse unit I guess it'll be very hard to find!
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I'm 6'2" and wife is 5' 10". not as bad as you might think unles you sleep stretched out all night but even then with my head up against the wall my feet dont feel like they are hanging off the end.
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That's right. And camping is not camping if you feel as good as home! You need to do some conceding. LOL!
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