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Old 08-18-2015, 02:24 PM   #1
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Hello...

My family just purchased a new 2016 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 180BH. We take delivery this Friday, and couldn't be more excited. This is our first "hard side" trailer after a few pop up tent trailers.

We usually dry camp in Lucerne Valley, but we are going to explore much more now.

Any suggestions in the So Cal area on great camping spots would be great.
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and enjoy your new camper. Do a dry run at the house to check out the camper for any issues before a trip Later RJD
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:11 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and enjoy your new camper. Do a dry run at the house to check out the camper for any issues before a trip Later RJD
Thanks.... Dry run for sure in the drive way. I told my wife I was going to sleep in it the first night

Also, booked a 1 night-er at a local camp group to run it through it's paces.
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your 2016 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 180BH.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:23 PM   #5
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:24 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forums from SW Idaho.



If I may suggest go to the forums Library and print out a couple of PDI checklists, two of you fill one out and then cross check the two.

Do NOT be afraid to ask any questions or to make them repeat something you may not have understood.

Make them show you how everything works, sofa bed set up.

Test everything till you are happy it works, micro wave a cup of water or a bag of pop corn to make sure it works.

Have then show you the water heater bypass valves and the water filter if your unit comes with one.

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Old 08-18-2015, 05:47 PM   #7
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If I may suggest go to the forums Library and print out a couple of PDI checklists, two of you fill one out and then cross check the two.

Do NOT be afraid to ask any questions or to make them repeat something you may not have understood.

Make them show you how everything works, sofa bed set up.

Test everything till you are happy it works, micro wave a cup of water or a bag of pop corn to make sure it works.

Have then show you the water heater bypass valves and the water filter if your unit comes with one.

Great suggestions. We have a 2 hour "walk though" scheduled, but I would have never thought to test the microwave among other things. Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:26 PM   #8
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Congrats on the new unit! If you have the ability to spend the night in your new unit, I would. So many things pop up while camping.

Here is a little get together that we are doing in October if you want to join:

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Hello...

My family just purchased a new 2016 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 180BH. We take delivery this Friday, and couldn't be more excited. This is our first "hard side" trailer after a few pop up tent trailers.

We usually dry camp in Lucerne Valley, but we are going to explore much more now.

Any suggestions in the So Cal area on great camping spots would be great.
Having lived in SoCal for 30 years, I can suggest some places but you need to provide more info on what you're looking for.

Hookups, things for kids, coastal, wooded, dry camping, boondocking, mountains, ...etc?
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