Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5
Another Newbie from Grandpa46

Hello out there campers. I am a brand new one. Just bought a 2013 Salem Cruise Lite 25 footer. Pulling it with a 2008 Ford with a 5.4 V-8. Pulled it 60 miles home and man was I impressed. My brother went with me and he also was shocked with how it pulled. Bought it at Daves in Claremore OK. I am a Crappie fisherman and retired and am looking so forward to this fall when the weather cools off to be able to camp and fish. Also am looking for helpful hints on the do's & dont's of what I should do. I have been with friends who have campers so I do know about 25% of it. Please feel free to give me ideas.


Grandpa46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
TURBS's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,423
Welcome ! !
Congrats on the new unit!

TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 10:43 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Triguy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 6,950
Congratulations on your new camper. Everyone starts off new sometime and I'm sure you'll pick it up quickly. A few helpful hints would be:

Camp in your driveway or close by for a few nights to become familiar with your camper; especially the water system (how to sanitize the fresh water tank, how to fill it or use the city connection, and how to dump your gray and black tanks), water heater, furnace and AC, fridge and stove/oven, and electrical system.

Climb up onto your roof and take a look around. Does everything look sealed? A tube of sealant should be included with every new camper (but isn't) so you will want to buy one or two now. You WILL need to touch things up before your store your trailer for the winter.

If the dealer installed the hitch, I recommend you review the instructions and their work. Become familiar with the hitch so that you can adjust it as needed once loaded for camping.

Its good to create departure and arrival checklists that you can follow. These will help you avoid those oh-oh moments that we all have gone through.

There's more but that's enough for now, I think.

Good luck and post any questions that you might have.
DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD
Triguy is offline   Reply With Quote

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

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by 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 04:50 PM.