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ed gold

Iowa

Reviewed on 2018-06-25

RV reviewed2018 Forest River Salem Villa 395RET

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4.4
Very spacious full size shower with high ceiling large dining table lots of cabinets space 20 gallon hot water heater living area very comfortable with theatre seating a 2 sofa's. flooring looks like real wood
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5.0
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5.0
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Christina

Oregon

Reviewed on 2021-01-09

RV reviewed2020 Forest River Salem Villa 42DL

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2.0
We have had so many issues. Two leaks in the bathroom. One on the side of our roof that leaked inside the wall. Not sure how bad the damage is. A new leak under a window. No insulation around the small door under our bed caused the wood to mold. Which made our bed mold. Had to buy a new bed not even a year into owning the trailer. Constant smell of glue and propane. Molding is pulling away from the ceiling. Our burners and stove are horrible. Oven is always off temp. Up to 75 degrees off. Company said that this normal. Warranty is useless. So far nothing is covered. Or we are told we have to take the trailer to the dealership for them to look at it. Then they would tell us if it is covered or not. To come to us it is hundreds of dollars an hour. Mind you we live in this trailer. That is why we bought it. Pretty much everything in this trailer was made cheap. We are now paying on a trailer that we could never resale or use as a down on another trailer. All I can say is shame on you Keystone. Shame on you.
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Lynn

Ontario

Reviewed on 2020-10-01

RV reviewed2020 Forest River Salem Villa 42DL

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3.4
We decided to buy new trailer instead of someone’s else’s dirt and headaches. We seen this trailer in person and thought it was pretty cool. I looked online for 4 months for something that we could have the kids and grandchildren stay over. We kept going back to the 42DL. We went and looked at it again and decided we liked it best. We bought it in December and because of covid we couldn’t start camping till June. I got it all packed, not really enough cupboard space or drawers. But I knew that when we looked. Tons of problems as the month goes by. The shower floor moves when you have a shower and does not feel safe.You have to push the drain down to drain out the water because the drain is higher that the shower floor. This is not right!! My husband went underneath the trailer and sure enough the membrane was full of water. Other issues we had ..2 windows leak,bedroom slide leaked, bedroom door you can see outside at the bottom when the door is shut, windows upstairs do not shut tight, the clamps in the big heavy windows are bending and ready to break, trim is falling off the ceiling, a blind has broke, kitchen sink is all rusted. The workmanship is terrible. We took the bedroom closet door off and use a curtain because the door only opens a foot. The awning is useless because it is so high. It is now October and we still don’t have the parts. We will have to winterize in a couple of weeks and get it fixed next spring. You don’t notice all the flaws until you live in it. Hopefully everything gets fixed and we have no more issues.
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5.0
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Julie

Kansas

Reviewed on 2020-08-15

RV reviewed2016 Forest River Salem Villa 4092BFL

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4.8
Our 2016 Forest River Salem Villa (4092BFL)has been amazing! It's extremely spacious and feels almost more like a home than an RV. Huge windows and skylights let in lots of light. The loft is a favorite of the grand-kiddos. Tons of storage throughout (almost more than I need). The kitchen is wonderful...love the solid surface counters and stainless appliances. Truly an excellent RV to own! Would recommend to anyone
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5.0
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Jeannette Dotson

Missouri

Reviewed on 2020-05-15

RV reviewed2020 Forest River Salem Villa 42DL

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3.6
We owned a jay flight pull camper for 12 years. We never had an issue but always wanted a fifth wheel camper. After several years of looking we found our dream camper - a Salem Hemisphere. It had everything we was looking for. We bought it from Camping World brand new over the phone sight unseen. We were so excited! We got it home and had problems with the tv and the chandelier over the table was broke. No big deal. So we took it back (1 1/2 hours away) and they fixed it after two weeks of waiting on parts. The weather finally cleared so we could take it out. We arrive excited at our campsite. We push the button for the slide out to go out and we hear a loud noise and the slide quits moving! Ugh. The door on the island in the kitchen had fallen off too. We tried calling Good Sam to help with the slide and they couldn’t get anyone to help us. They told us to go ahead and push it back in. We leave and we get to the dump station and the handle to the black tank broke! So no way to drain tanks. We call camping world and they tell us to bring it back to fix. They have had it for over two weeks and have done nothing because they said Forrest River won’t authorize the warranty work!!! Why??? We have a trip booked for Gulf Shores in two weeks that has been reserved for a year. We called Forrest River and the representative said they are waiting on the company that made the parts to authorize the warranty!! What a run around. We have owned this camper for three months and have yet to get to enjoy it because all we get is the run around!
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5.0
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Christina Noffsinger

Oregon

Reviewed on 2019-10-13

RV reviewed2020 Forest River Salem Villa 42DL

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2.6
When we first saw the layout we loved it. Wow factor. We didnt find many reviews on this trailer. Saw some small issues with it but thought it was dueable. Now that we are living in it I will never buy a Forest River trailer again. Not enough cupboards,or drawers in the kitchen. The smallest oven I have ever used. You cant regulate the temperature of the oven. The burners dont really have a simmer. Leakes in the bathroom,no storage, cheap furniture,,the door in bedroom you can see outside around the frame,the front door is a sliding glass door. Screen door was bent when we put it on.The shade screen is a pull down one. Just not user friendly when you have to pull it down and up all the darn time. All around not a good deal for what we paid for it. The workmanship is shawdy at best. Would not recommend this trailer at all. Who ever designed this needs to talk with people who have lived in trailers.
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2.0
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4.0
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2.0
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Douglas Arter

Ohio

Reviewed on 2018-05-02

RV reviewed2016 Forest River Salem Villa 4092BFL

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2.2
Bought this travel trailer new in “16” and had immediate problems with windows that would not open due to bypass clearance issues. Shortly after that have issues with electrical distribution box and shower drain not connected from factory, filling the floor insulation with grey water. Neither problem resolvable by dealer because “they only sell the extended warranties, they don’t actually do the warranty repairs” Then the warranty contractor says he no longer does their warranty work because he couldn’t get paid by the warranty company. So I’ve repaired many problems myself but now the insulation is full of mold and well, we’re pretty much screwed. Buyers beware. Find yourself a tiny home builder and skip the park model camper idea
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4.0
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4.0
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