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Old 09-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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HI! We just bought a travel trailer and my husband I are both big city people, this is our first camper. We have a 2013 Forest River Salem Hemisphere 272BH and I had a couple of questions. Should we take the TV down when towing? I think we should and my husband thinks not. Also does any one know where to get a mattress topper (for added comfort) for the full size bunk mattresses that have those corner angle cutouts? I have one more question, but it is pretty silly, so I am going to be a big girl and try and figure it out myself before I ask. Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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HI! We just bought a travel trailer and my husband I are both big city people, this is our first camper. We have a 2013 Forest River Salem Hemisphere 272BH and I had a couple of questions. Should we take the TV down when towing? I think we should and my husband thinks not. Also does any one know where to get a mattress topper (for added comfort) for the full size bunk mattresses that have those corner angle cutouts? I have one more question, but it is pretty silly, so I am going to be a big girl and try and figure it out myself before I ask. Thanks!
Welcome to thr forum !
Congrats on the new unit.

We leave our tv up whilst towing but I think you should do what you feel comfortable with.

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Old 09-16-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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When mine was delivered to the site, both TV's were in place. Everything that can move has straps to hold it down. I guess it comes down to your own piece of mind.
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I leave mine in place with no problems, so far. In my TT to get the TV off the wall you have to lift the TV up off the mount. So if your worried about it, you could just install a removable strap from top of the TV to bottom. That would give you some insurance.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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I have a tt and we always leave tv on the wall no problem as of now congratulations on the new camper
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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Ok thanks guys! I'll just leave it up, BUT I'll act like I decided that on my own to my husband, so he won't have one up on me! BTW I AM usually right, so this is an anomaly.
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Ok thanks guys! I'll just leave it up, BUT I'll act like I decided that on my own to my husband, so he won't have one up on me! BTW I AM usually right, so this is an anomaly.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:35 PM   #8
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I leave my TV up. THose brackets are pretty strong and should be properly screwed into the structure, not just the wallboard.

I'd just go ahead and get some standard size mattress toppers from some place cheap like Walmart and just cut them to fit. THey will be under a sheet anyways, so who cares what they look like.

One thing to keep in mind as a new Rv'r is that to go slow and easy. Don't just bang your trailer around back there by speeding over bumps and potholes. The suspension on these things is a lot stiffer than in your car, so things will bounce around a lot back there - keep that in mind with what dishware you select - corele or acrylic holds up really well, as well as using a padded shelf paper.

Most of all, have fun!
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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As for the mattress, we had a king size bed in the previous camper, the new one has a queen. We bought a 4 inch topper for a residential bed and cut it down to fit the king, and then cut it down again for the queen. I think we got it at Wal-Mart.

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Ok thanks guys! I'll just leave it up, BUT I'll act like I decided that on my own to my husband, so he won't have one up on me! BTW I AM usually right, so this is an anomaly.

Aren't we all USUALLY right??? as for your silly question........ just put DH is driving me crazy and I need to ask silly question!!!! It works for me!
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