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Old 04-09-2022, 12:11 PM   #1
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New Florida owner...

Finally lashed out and bought one



after an extensive search settled on a GREAT couples trailer , with the ability to have some guests as needed



Salem Cruise lite 24rlxl
The rear living is so spacious and the extra large windows brings the outdoors inside.... I just love it!
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Old 04-09-2022, 02:13 PM   #2
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Old 04-09-2022, 05:47 PM   #3
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Congrats and enjoy your Salem Cruise lite 24rlxl.
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Old 04-09-2022, 05:49 PM   #4
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Fantastic our state is the best for camping year round. Welcome from Pinellas FL.Click image for larger version

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I agree. That does look like a great trailer for a couple.
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum.
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congrats from another one in fla.
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Welcome to the forum from Georgia and congrats on your purchase of a Salem Cruise lite 24rlxl. Enjoy and Later RJD
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Old 04-10-2022, 11:02 AM   #9
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Welcome from Gainesville, FL. You'll find the state parks in FL and GA are all pretty nice. Water and 30A/50A power are pretty standard, with some having sewer connections. Reservations are a must. Good luck getting into popular sites like Anastasia.
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Old 04-11-2022, 06:43 AM   #10
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Fantastic our state is the best for camping year round. Welcome from Pinellas FL.Attachment 271270

Hey you're in the same county as me.
Tarpon Springs here.


I expect 90% of my time will be staying in FL
staying mostly in the State Parks, now that I am eligible for the senior discount ... who can say no to 50% off?
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Old 04-11-2022, 06:55 AM   #11
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Welcome from Gainesville, FL. You'll find the state parks in FL and GA are all pretty nice. Water and 30A/50A power are pretty standard, with some having sewer connections. Reservations are a must. Good luck getting into popular sites like Anastasia.



been studying the Parks around here.
they do look pretty inviting.
Gotta chuck out all them snowbirders ... so we gots more room



Right now still working on fitting out the inside and getting some repairs done on our truck


We towed her home from Ocala to Tarpon springs along 75
that went pretty well except the engine struggled somewhat...



Did a tune up this weekend new plugs , wires and air filter motor is now a lot more responsive and sounds healthier.
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Old 04-11-2022, 08:07 AM   #12
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... Gotta chuck out all them snowbirders ... so we gots more room ...
They pay our taxes.
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... Right now still working on fitting out the inside and getting some repairs done on our truck ... We towed her home from Ocala to Tarpon springs along 75 that went pretty well except the engine struggled somewhat... Did a tune up this weekend new plugs , wires and air filter motor is now a lot more responsive and sounds healthier.
What are you towing with?

Florida's Sr. discount recently became less valuable since they initiated a utility fee, with no discount on the fee.

Get a National Park Service Lifetime Senior Pass and check out Federal govt sites. The Corps of Engineers has sites all over the country that are usually nice and always dirt cheap.

Since you're in Pinellas County, check out camping in Ft. DeSoto. Unless something changed, county residents get a 1 month advantage over the general public on making reservations, which are a must.
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Old 04-11-2022, 08:50 AM   #13
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What are you towing with?

2003 Yukon 5.3L


Trailer is just over 5300 pounds dry weight Yukon is rated at 7400 - 8000
found engine/transmission like to tow at 60mph sweet spot



should have done the tuneup beforehand , it certainly sounds much better now


Good test going down 75... about a zillion semi's passed me and none of them affected me pulling the trailer....

this week suspension and steering repairs are getting done so it should track much better too.
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2003 Yukon 5.3L


Trailer is just over 5300 pounds dry weight Yukon is rated at 7400 - 8000
found engine/transmission like to tow at 60mph sweet spot



should have done the tuneup beforehand , it certainly sounds much better now


Good test going down 75... about a zillion semi's passed me and none of them affected me pulling the trailer....

this week suspension and steering repairs are getting done so it should track much better too.
Decent shocks will help.

As stated many times throughout this forum, the tow vehicle's payload capacity will limit your trailer size more than the "towing" capacity will.
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Yukon appeared to hold up well to the tongue weight
the dealer set up the hitch and looks like they got it pretty spot on
about an inch sag when hitched

edit..

load cap is around 1500# for the Yukon

so I expect I be ok if I don't increase tongue weight much further or add passengers


will be watching my loading.... so most weight is near/over the axles




It actually towed very well considering the known suspension problems.... just couldn't get it done before delivery

shocks on it appear pretty new
so when the rest is fixed will determine if need shocks and/or air spring upgrade
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