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Old 10-27-2014, 07:05 AM   #1
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Maiden Trip completed

Hi everyone--
DH and I made our maiden trip in a new 2014 Salem 27RKSS about a month ago and are hoping to get another trip or two in before having to winterize.
I am hoping that I can get some great ideas about fixing up storage ideas that I can handle with minimum effort as DH is not much of a handy man and I am not as coordinated as I use to be. Any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
We are fairly new to Travel Trailers and are a bit intimated.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:45 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new TT! (I always google people's and yours is similar to our 2904SS...we love the little bench, reminds us of the old 50's diners!!)

Over the past 5-years (two TT's), we've learned a ton of information from our dealer (who I probably e-mail way too much but he's so nice he always finds time to answer) to watching Youtube videos.

Some of our favorite youtube folks who post good videos:

(Create a free youtube account then you can click on "Follow" for these folks which makes it much easier in the future to pull them up)

ForestRiverinc
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RV Education 101
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RV Travel

You can, also, learn new things by adding a "walktrhough" to your TT name...I just searched for "2014 Salem 27RKSS walkthrough" and got back a few longer videos.

I have a bad back from my military Special Operations days, so loading/unloading the trailers has always been an issue. But we love using the big, plastic bins (with lids that stay on) from Walmart or Home Depot and load 3-4 into the back of the pickup and then load up the trailer when we get to our destination. (Except for the cold food, I'll get the TT the day before we leave and turn on the LP gas tanks so the fridge can start cooling...usually takes 6-10 hours to get it cool enough to load with food.)
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:01 PM   #3
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Am so new to forums,that I am not sure how I found this thread again. I am also clueless as to.what you mean by walk thru. Please give me some more info and will try to get it together. Thanks for the welcome.I
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:18 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums and congrats on your new trailer!

A "walk-through" is the inspection you do before taking delivery of your new trailer. It is also called a PDI (pre delivery inspection) but the PDI really should be done prior to you arriving so that any issue can be taken care of without delay to you.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:21 PM   #5
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Are you using a computer or smart device to view the website?

Here is a link for computer users that I found really helpful when I was new to the site. And feel free to ask questions. Many of us were new in the beginning.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:48 PM   #6
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I use both am I mini Mac at home and kindle hd at work the service man at the dealership was good about checking for leaks and operations. When I get home and settled in for the evening, I will check everything out on.here again. Thanks for help and understanding.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:54 PM   #7
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Just like with many programs there can be more than one way to do a task. Check out the threads about mods. You can find lots of good ideas. I will try to find the link but someone showed me how to make shelves without drilling by using peg board for the frame.

Found it :
Here's the link
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:08 PM   #8
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I liked that peg board mod and am thinking surely I can do that. Just got to fine the old jigsaw or borrow one. Thanks for the heads up.
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I like the concept too. Let me how it works out for you. Maybe someday I will give it a try too. In the meantime I am using baskets to keep items separated but would like shelves instead.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:55 PM   #10
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I tried the peg board mod but since I could not find any plastic pegboard hooks, I used 1/4 inch dowels. Worked fine for us. We did find out that both closets are not the same size. There is enough difference that you need to be sure to measure each individually as we had dowels that were too short on one but just right on the other. Lost about 7 dowels that had been cut for first closet. Did not have enough wire shelving for 4 shelves so we use scrap pegboard to form one shelf
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:34 PM   #11
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I tried the peg board mod but since I could not find any plastic pegboard hooks, I used 1/4 inch dowels. Worked fine for us. We did find out that both closets are not the same size. There is enough difference that you need to be sure to measure each individually as we had dowels that were too short on one but just right on the other. Lost about 7 dowels that had been cut for first closet. Did not have enough wire shelving for 4 shelves so we use scrap pegboard to form one shelf
I had a hard time locating the hooks at Home Depot but finally came upon them after asking a couple of employees.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:06 AM   #12
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I thinking of doing this for my pantry--am not sure yet the door is only about 3-1/2 inches and the inside is something like 15 inches wide and 18 inches deep. Any suggestions on what to do with this.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:06 AM   #13
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make that 8-1/2 inches wide
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