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Old 09-25-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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This was our first year camping with a travel trailer. We have a seasonal site at Mountain Pines Campground in the Laural Highlands. We have a 2016 Salem Hemisphere 272RL. Everything has been good so far with only on issue concerning a heat duct that had been damaged during installation which was promptly fixed by our dealer on our site at no cost. We purchased our trailer at Brook's Camper sales in Connellsville PA and they were great to work with. My wife and I could not be happier with our trailer. Things seem to be top quality and we get many compliments on the trailer. We already signed up for a second season next year. The layout is excellent and there is plenty of room. Our two dogs, a Min Pin and Yorkie love it when we go up for a stay. I like the trailer since it is light and my F150 pulled it easily. We will be winterizing in a couple weeks for the first time and plan on using to air method for clearing pipes.

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Old 09-25-2016, 09:57 AM   #2
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:07 AM   #3
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Your TT looks beautiful. We have a 2016 Salem Hemisphere 263RL and love it too. We have had a few more issues than you, but nothing that you wouldn't expect to have. They did put in indoor switches for the stabilizers and both of those had to be changed, so don't be surprised if one or both stop working. We could run them off the tablet, so it was ok, except that the tablet stopped working at the same time the switch went out. We are glad we took the two year warranty, though. Just wish we had more time for camping!

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Old 09-25-2016, 10:07 AM   #4
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congrats on your new rig and welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:18 AM   #5
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Welcome from SW Ohio ! Enjoy your TT !
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:46 PM   #6
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Welcome. We are first time campers this year. Our class C was cheaper than a condo but we call it a condo on wheels. enjoy your camping.
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:00 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Congrats on your new rig.
Sweet cart too, Enjoy.
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:28 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new purchase. Enjoy and Later RJD
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:36 PM   #9
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Nice looking unit. You sure have a lot of room in it.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 09-26-2016, 07:37 PM   #10
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Welcome from Western Ma. . Glad you had a great first year . The next season is only a winter away .

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