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Old 05-23-2018, 01:47 PM   #1
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Picking up our new 2018 Salem Hemisphere 300BH Saturday...


2nd camper, 1st one we will have bought new...hoping it goes smoothly with a 10 day trip to Canada in August booked and paid and about 15 other nights booked and paid between now and Labor day!



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Old 05-23-2018, 02:39 PM   #2
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Congrats on your 2018 Salem Hemisphere 300BH. Make sure you go under the Library tab above and under Most Popular Files there is a PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection) checklist to print out and take to the dealer with you. Hope all goes well Saturday!
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Welcome from SW Ohio ,enjoy your Salem Hemisphere TT !
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Welcome from just east of Toronto. Where are you going to visit up here?
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Know you are excited, but do a thorough PDI and do not sign paperwork until it is the way you want it. When the dealer is waiting to get paid they have a lot of motivation to correct what you find during PDI. Once they get their money, you are just another customer. There are a few good dealers out there, but the are few and far between.
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We love our Hemisphere! We’ve had a few issues with it, but primarily due to companies whose products they and every other manufacturer use. Enjoy your trailer!
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:53 AM   #11
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Where are you getting your camper from?
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:06 AM   #12
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Welcome from just east of Toronto. Where are you going to visit up here?



We are staying at Sherkston Shores on Lake Erie, and definitely planning on doing the falls from both sides and heading into Toronto one day while we are there!
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We love our Hemisphere! We’ve had a few issues with it, but primarily due to companies whose products they and every other manufacturer use. Enjoy your trailer!

We've come to realize that...when we bought our first TT 3 years ago I had no clue, after visiting the Hershey RV show last year we realized that despite the 10,000 brands for RV's they are all composed of the basic essentials from like 4 different companies...but it did let us shop for a floor plan instead of a brand...even on the 300 we were back and forth between 2 dealers for a Heritage Glen vs the Hemisphere...still don't know what the difference was between the two besides the graphics...
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Where are you getting your camper from?

We shopped the 300BH floorplan and talked numbers at a few different dealers (Keystone RV in PA, Hitch RV in Milford, and Parkview in Smyrna) we ended up going with Parkview because we had purchased our 1st trailer there and at least knew what we were getting when it came to service there (plus its the closest geographically to us) and they were able to match the best price we had gotten elsewhere.
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We shopped the 300BH floorplan and talked numbers at a few different dealers (Keystone RV in PA, Hitch RV in Milford, and Parkview in Smyrna) we ended up going with Parkview because we had purchased our 1st trailer there and at least knew what we were getting when it came to service there (plus its the closest geographically to us) and they were able to match the best price we had gotten elsewhere.
Ok great, Parkview is not far from us, I had them install JT Strongarms on our last unit and they did great work but not cheap!!!! Good luck and take your time on your PDI don't let them rush you
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Nice looking unit just looked online and saw the big SOLD sign on it, congrats!!!
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Welcome to the forums! We are literally just around the corner from Hitch RV
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Ok great, Parkview is not far from us, I had them install JT Strongarms on our last unit and they did great work but not cheap!!!! Good luck and take your time on your PDI don't let them rush you
Not cheap, and definitely not fast either...but yes they did excellent work when we had to have the microwave and 30A cord replaced on our current TT after a lesson in bad receptacle connections at Bayshore CG last summer.



They basically had to rebuild the cabinet for the microwave because of how much smaller all the replacement options were, looked 100% factory when they were done, and was sure happy the extended warranty we purchased covered the repairs!
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even on the 300 we were back and forth between 2 dealers for a Heritage Glen vs the Hemisphere...still don't know what the difference was between the two besides the graphics...
No difference except outside graphics and interior decor colors/patterns.

Twin brands are quite common in the RV world. FR has a number of them.
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