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Old 04-09-2020, 11:09 AM   #1
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Brand New Salem Hemisphere 356QB; Questions/Advice


I purchased a 2021 Salem Hemisphere 356QB from RV Nation in early March 2020. We immediately took advantage of some social distancing via a trip to Gulf Shores (deserted campground and isolated). It's my first real trip, and I've uncovered a few issues/questions:

1. The oven does not seem to light. The stove burners do. I don't hear or smell gas getting to the oven, and the light function does not occur. Any ideas why the burners could be getting gas, but not the oven?

2. The pre-wired Furrion shark fin camera connection does not work. I get no power to the connection in the rear (yes, trailer harness hooked up and lights on). I do see a little "flicker" in the trailer lights when plugging a camera in. I may have to hard wire to the lights?

3. I'm not in love with how "deep" my awning extends in comparison with others I've seen. I'm considering adding one of those shade netting thingamajigs to mine. How do they attach? Is there some sort of special connection point on the end of the awning?

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Old 04-11-2020, 08:29 AM   #2
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Congrats, we're picked up a2020 356 in July. For the stove the pilot light needs to be lit manually then it should work fine.

I had the same issue with pre-wired camera. Ended up connecting new power wire to lights. Easy fix.

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Old 04-11-2020, 09:04 AM   #3
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Your awning tube has an aux slot that you can run the shade screen in. You might consider installing awning poles to keep everything in place once your setup.
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How is it so far? Iím looking at this model. What are your thoughts?
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