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Old 01-16-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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Just "upgraded" to Cruise Lite 185rb !

Am doing the snowbird thing in Florida and went to campers world last week to get a small leak fixed on my 2012 A122 popup A-Frame................and opps, came home with a 2014 Salem Cruise Lite 185rb. I love it so far! I travel alone, so, its plenty big enough for just me, and way bigger than my A frame, and never had a shower and toilet before. No walking to the campground to take a shower in the cold weather, yay ! Here's a pic, anyone else got one ?
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:04 AM   #2
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Congrats on your 2014 Salem Cruise Lite 185rb! Enjoy all the amenities it has to offer.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:28 AM   #3
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Congratulations! You've just become the newest RVer to succumb to that dreaded malady that strikes us all sooner or later; you take the existing RV in for service, and BAM! suddenly you come home with a new and bigger RV!

My new year's resolution was to keep myself and DH far far away from RV sales lots!

Enjoy that upgrade!
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does it not have steps in the pic?? Looks like homemade ones? or is it just covered in something and is fooling me?
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:46 AM   #6
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does it not have steps in the pic?? Looks like homemade ones? or is it just covered in something and is fooling me?
sorry bad pic taken from cell phone.............yes,. it has a step, but, i keep a bamboo floor mat over it!
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Congrats on your 2014 Salem Cruise Lite 185rb! Enjoy all the amenities it has to offer.
thanks, btw, nice rig you got !
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Congratulations! You've just become the newest RVer to succumb to that dreaded malady that strikes us all sooner or later; you take the existing RV in for service, and BAM! suddenly you come home with a new and bigger RV!

My new year's resolution was to keep myself and DH far far away from RV sales lots!

Enjoy that upgrade!
Haha, exactly, next year I'll probably have a bigger truck and a 5th wheeler ! lol and thanks !
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We looked at that one but ended up with the 2014 195bh, wildwood x-lite model (same as a salem lite). the extra foot seems to make all the difference. We love ours and we are a family of five and a dog, still plenty of room for us. also if yours had the dometic 300 toilet see if u can get it swapped out for the 310 (porcilen) since the 300( all plastic) likes to hold stinky water. dometic has been swapping them out for free. also after taking ours out in the cold for the first time we had to tighten the clamps on the water line under the bunk. also noticed if u have the ac in the side wall u might want to have that side angled down a little bit so the water in the drainage tray dosent swish out into the camper when driving down the road, a little silicon fixed under the unit fixed this though. we did install a vortex fan in the bathroom vent and it really helps at getting the trailer cooled down from being closed up while driving to where we are going. hope u enjoy it as much as we like ours.
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Oh also added two more stablizer jacks to the front so we have four total and it made a world of difference in keeping the sway down
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Oh also added two more stablizer jacks to the front so we have four total and it made a world of difference in keeping the sway down
stabilizer jacks, like, for when you are camping ? my 185 came with none........i am considering buying 4, cuz sometimes the trailer rocks a little when i am walking around in it.
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Very nice. We spent two days at the Tampa RV show and our heads were on a swivel. It was a constant oh I want that one kind of two days. We managed to escape with out buying anything major but it was close. Congratulations on the new RV and enjoy.



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Very nice. We spent two days at the Tampa RV show and our heads were on a swivel. It was a constant oh I want that one kind of two days. We managed to escape with out buying anything major but it was close. Congratulations on the new RV and enjoy.
hahaha.....i'm spending my siblings' inheritance, thanks
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Yeah we got the scissor jack type put two up front and two in the rear. our front set is right next to the stairs. just used sheet metal screws to attach. makes all the difference in the world. we got the ultra fab brand because the mounting holes are close together and are the same as the original ones. no more rocking even with all the family going in and out. feels much more stable
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Yeah we got the scissor jack type put two up front and two in the rear. our front set is right next to the stairs. just used sheet metal screws to attach. makes all the difference in the world. we got the ultra fab brand because the mounting holes are close together and are the same as the original ones. no more rocking even with all the family going in and out. feels much more stable
i think i will hit camping world for 4 of those, the camping world in panama city was having a sale last week, 2 jacks for 69 bucks........i'm in homosassa now, will check the camping worlds in this area as soon as we have a lousy (non fishing ) day. Today I am gonna try fishing the homosassa river and also see if i can see some manatees
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Congratulations! You've just become the newest RVer to succumb to that dreaded malady that strikes us all sooner or later; you take the existing RV in for service, and BAM! suddenly you come home with a new and bigger RV!

My new year's resolution was to keep myself and DH far far away from RV sales lots!

Enjoy that upgrade!
you got that right. I stopped by dealer yesterday to check on repairs of our 2013 Wildwood yesterday. Pick up our new 5th wheel next weekend
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Congrats on the upgrade. It's a feeling like being a kid on Christmas morning
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Congrats! Cindy and I have a 185RB and are very happy with it. We purchased it new in Feb '13 and camped in it 18 nights last year. Our longest pull was through Kansas and was 1006 miles. No problems thus far and really don't expect any. We had the stabilizer jacks installed as the unit did not come with them. Makes a lot of difference. Being a former sailor I do not care for Navy Showers so I still use the camp site shower. Wife does to. We put a portable shower rod up and use that area for additional hanging of clothes. Also hung one of those shoe racks on the inside of the head's door, the type that is made of material not metal. Works out pretty good for storage of items.
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Congrats! Cindy and I have a 185RB and are very happy with it. We purchased it new in Feb '13 and camped in it 18 nights last year. Our longest pull was through Kansas and was 1006 miles. No problems thus far and really don't expect any. We had the stabilizer jacks installed as the unit did not come with them. Makes a lot of difference. Being a former sailor I do not care for Navy Showers so I still use the camp site shower. Wife does to. We put a portable shower rod up and use that area for additional hanging of clothes. Also hung one of those shoe racks on the inside of the head's door, the type that is made of material not metal. Works out pretty good for storage of items.
Yes, love the new trailer too ! BTW, I need the stabilizer jacks, its wobbly. Did you get two or four? How did u attach and where ? thanks
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Very nice. We spent two days at the Tampa RV show and our heads were on a swivel. It was a constant oh I want that one kind of two days. We managed to escape with out buying anything major but it was close. Congratulations on the new RV and enjoy.
hahaha, thanks !
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