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3.5 (11 reviews)
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3.4
Overall quality
2.8
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4.0
Driving/towing
4.3
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3.1

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Megan Giere

Reviewed on October 14, 2023

RV reviewed 2022 Forest River Salem FSX 170SS view listing

5.0
Tons of space for a lightweight, easy to tow RV. We camped multiple times with 2 adults and 3 kids under 4 with plenty of space. Outdoor shower, awning, and storage is perfect. Tons of fridge space. Enough shower space for people who are 5’9 and 5’11.... read more
Tons of space for a lightweight, easy to tow RV. We camped multiple times with 2 adults and 3 kids under 4 with plenty of space. Outdoor shower, awning, and storage is perfect. Tons of fridge space. Enough shower space for people who are 5’9 and 5’11.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Calep

Reviewed on August 8, 2023

RV reviewed 2023 Forest River Salem FSX 178BHS view listing

3.0
I got this 2023 frost river Salem fsx178 good floor plan over trailer ok but warranty and service from company try to get warranty work done is the wire I’ve ever seen I no they all ant prefect but stand by your product and the rv lots that sale camper for frost river try to charge you for frost river t... read more
I got this 2023 frost river Salem fsx178 good floor plan over trailer ok but warranty and service from company try to get warranty work done is the wire I’ve ever seen I no they all ant prefect but stand by your product and the rv lots that sale camper for frost river try to charge you for frost river that’s not right don’t matter if your a dealer ship well bye law and warranty you don charge no one I had electrical guess what I had to fix it my self I didn’t touch electrical wireing or anything I new what it was I fixed it ground tosmall to care he amps I found bolt and lug and bigger wire and ground rod fixed it I’m still waiting on help ps someone needs to talk to someone
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3.0
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3.0
Floorplan
4.0
Driving/towing
4.0
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1.0
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Malinda Cooper

Wisconsin

Reviewed on October 10, 2022

RV reviewed 2022 Forest River Salem FSX 170SS view listing

2.0
Pros: easy to pull Cons: I tried sending this to Forrest River, but it kept saying "page not found" so im posting here in hopes of saving someone else. Salem 170ssx. Vin# 5ZT2SMFC8NG073416 Our third time using our brand new camper the slide wouldn't come in after we put it out, we called tech... read more
Pros: easy to pull Cons: I tried sending this to Forrest River, but it kept saying "page not found" so im posting here in hopes of saving someone else. Salem 170ssx. Vin# 5ZT2SMFC8NG073416 Our third time using our brand new camper the slide wouldn't come in after we put it out, we called tech support and they walked us through resetting , the slide then worked, this weekend we went 2 ¹/2 hours to camp, when we got there the slide again wouldn't work, so again we called tech support, they walked us through everything, the reset button was too far back to reach since the slide was in, it was suggested we use something long to hit the reset button, it still didn't work, it was only letting one side go out, and the slide started pulling away from the camper wall, we immediately stopped and told tech support, we went the whole weekend not getting into our bathroom, and not much room to move around, being as this is a brand new camper, I am thoroughly disappointed! The dealership, gander RV camping world in Rothschild is taking care of it, but now we will forever have a refurbished camper, it will be hard to sell if we ever want to. I really want a new camper now, of course Forest River won't do that, I can say I will not be recommending Forest River Salem to anyone, in fact unless we get satisfaction from Forest River, (not the dealership, the dealership is being awesome, it's not their fault your company made faulty equipment,) I will be telling everyone about the shoddy workmanship, we also found screws under the bed and dinette, the floor is far from stable, the toilet feels wobbly, I think when you spend so much money for a brand new camper, there should be no problems, at least in the first few outings.this is just unacceptable! What are you going to do about this?
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1.0
Overall quality
1.0
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2.0
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3.0
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Francis LaPlume

Massachusetts

Reviewed on October 29, 2021

RV reviewed 2022 Forest River Salem FSX 210RTX view listing

4.4
We recently purchased this Travel Trailer Toy Hauler and because of the time of year we aren't yet able to use it but waiting patiently until Spring. The layout works perfect for us, Forest River could diffidently do better on quality Control. We noticed a few things that could have been installed better if t... read more
We recently purchased this Travel Trailer Toy Hauler and because of the time of year we aren't yet able to use it but waiting patiently until Spring. The layout works perfect for us, Forest River could diffidently do better on quality Control. We noticed a few things that could have been installed better if they just slowed down and did it right but over all for the price you can't expect perfection. I will do another review once we start using it in the Spring of 2022.
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5.0
Overall quality
3.0
Floorplan
5.0
Driving/towing
5.0
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Fran├žois Lemay

Quebec

Reviewed on September 12, 2021

RV reviewed 2020 Forest River Salem FSX 178BHS view listing

2.2
Would give zero stars for workmanship/build quality. I would be ashamed to put my name on such a piece of crap. My 12 years old daughter who never held a hammer would do a better job on the assembly and cabinetry. Stay away from this brand. Every exit something breaks. Soooo disappointed.... read more
Would give zero stars for workmanship/build quality. I would be ashamed to put my name on such a piece of crap. My 12 years old daughter who never held a hammer would do a better job on the assembly and cabinetry. Stay away from this brand. Every exit something breaks. Soooo disappointed.
Livability
2.0
Overall quality
1.0
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2.0
Driving/towing
4.0
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Ashley Taylor

Louisiana

Reviewed on August 14, 2021

RV reviewed 2021 Forest River Salem FSX 28RT view listing

1.6
Since we purchased our trailer in November 2020 it had been in the shop off and on more than we had it. It started with ramp not level and water coming in, then a busted pipe in bathroom. We noticed nail holes on roof and outside walls due to poorly made and poor inspected. The slide out was not secure or sea... read more
Since we purchased our trailer in November 2020 it had been in the shop off and on more than we had it. It started with ramp not level and water coming in, then a busted pipe in bathroom. We noticed nail holes on roof and outside walls due to poorly made and poor inspected. The slide out was not secure or sealed property, all the tires were bad, some were already separated. A most importantly now the floors were not laid correctly, it has been in the shop for 4 months waiting to be repaired. We will never buy another forest river product. I can tell the service department people are trying to help but it seems like they have such a influx of bad campers being made that their repair shops are over run with need for repairs. We have missed the whole summer with our camper. It is such a disappointment for our family and a big loss of time and money for us. Our camper when in the shop on February 6 and is now at the second repair shop. We are so sad that we are making payments on something we have not been able to enjoy.
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1.0
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1.0
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3.0
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2.0
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Brett Baron

Indiana

Reviewed on July 28, 2021

RV reviewed 2020 Forest River Salem FSX 177BH view listing

5.0
This was a great first trailer for us. Very modern, easy to tow. Great layout for a small trailer. It has a large fridge, sink, shower. Its amazing what they fit into 22 feet. Our family had great memories in our Salem FSX!... read more
This was a great first trailer for us. Very modern, easy to tow. Great layout for a small trailer. It has a large fridge, sink, shower. Its amazing what they fit into 22 feet. Our family had great memories in our Salem FSX!
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Veronica Zapata Velez

South Dakota

Reviewed on July 7, 2021

RV reviewed 2021 Forest River Salem FSX 167RBK Platinum view listing

3.8
I cannot speak to warranty and support because I have not reached out to them yet. I love the looks, the floor plan, and how easy it is to tow. I do not mind the mattress (but I can also sleep anywhere). My main complain is the same as everyone else, you can tell they build it fast and with very little attent... read more
I cannot speak to warranty and support because I have not reached out to them yet. I love the looks, the floor plan, and how easy it is to tow. I do not mind the mattress (but I can also sleep anywhere). My main complain is the same as everyone else, you can tell they build it fast and with very little attention to detail. The AC unit is not amazing either, sometimes I wonder if its even working. It does work, but it does not cool down much. Overall, I am happy with my purchase, but I probably won't go with FR again.
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3.0
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3.0
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5.0
Driving/towing
5.0
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Dustin

Kansas

Reviewed on April 5, 2021

RV reviewed 2021 Forest River Salem FSX 210RT Platinum view listing

4.2
We bought this as our first Toyhauler. The weather was nasty when we bought it and we were crunched on time so we didn't look at it as well as we should have and they didn't have time to prep it as well as they should have. Only major complaint, the engineer that designed the sewer drain placement needs fired... read more
We bought this as our first Toyhauler. The weather was nasty when we bought it and we were crunched on time so we didn't look at it as well as we should have and they didn't have time to prep it as well as they should have. Only major complaint, the engineer that designed the sewer drain placement needs fired. It's way to far forward and way to low so it drags on even the smallest incline going in and out of a driveway. They didn't bother cleaning up after themselves at all during manufacturing so every time you open a cabinet or vent saw dust and Styrofoam comes flying out. It looks nice until you see how poorly they screwed things together. There's glue drippings hanging 6 inches off all the pipes. The welds on all the aluminum were still covered with black soot. They could definitely use some QC instead of just slapping them together as fast as possible to get them out the door. To be expected, but the mattress on the bed is horrible. I wouldn't use it as a dog bed. All in all, it's on the low end of the market so it's not going to be as high quality as a trailer 2-3x the price. I just hope it last us a few years without any major issues.
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3.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Mark Winemiller

Oklahoma

Reviewed on January 7, 2021

RV reviewed 2021 Forest River Salem FSX 167RBK Platinum view listing

4.2
Perfect camper for couples. Easy to tow and set up. Love the new 2021 lighter interior. Murphy bed allows more living space during the day then our previous camper (2017 RPOD). Especially like The campground window, much larger bathroom and shower. 12’ Power awning is a huge plus as well as the outdoor... read more
Perfect camper for couples. Easy to tow and set up. Love the new 2021 lighter interior. Murphy bed allows more living space during the day then our previous camper (2017 RPOD). Especially like The campground window, much larger bathroom and shower. 12’ Power awning is a huge plus as well as the outdoor refrigerator and propane gas quick connect. Plenty of interior storage. We absolutely love this camper after our first 3 months of ownership. Only criticisms so far would be the couch is not as comfortable as it could be nor the cushions on the dinette. We may upgrade those. Also installed the rear view camera, power tongue jack, and we had to buy our own TV to install in the camper. Probably did not need to but I also installed a weight distribution hitch system for the camper which makes the towing very comfortable, even in Oklahoma winds.
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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