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Old 04-18-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
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Hi all,

First timer here, and brand new to trailering.
I'm looking at two models for this year, Salem T27BHLE and Mallard 280BH. They seem very similar in features, and at a similar price.

Anyone have any experience (good or bad) with either? Is one company a better product that the other?

Thx for any info.


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Old 04-18-2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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Hi all,

First timer here, and brand new to trailering.
I'm looking at two models for this year, Salem T27BHLE and Mallard 280BH. They seem very similar in features, and at a similar price.

Anyone have any experience (good or bad) with either? Is one company a better product that the other?

Thx for any info.


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Old 04-18-2006, 04:21 PM   #3
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Welcome, you have some the right place for educated advice.

My personal preference would be the Salem. I have never owned either, but have had 2 diferenr trailers from Forest River who builds the Salem. I can not say enough about their products and the after purchase support I have received. On my Rockwood, I developed a stress crack about 1 inch long, even out of the warrenty period, Forest River accepted reposibilty and made good on it. They said "This should not happen to a year and half old trailer". I personally liked the quality of the Forest River trailers better also. In the end, do what you are doing, ask the questions from the folks who have been around for a while and have the experiance. There are some organizations that rate these trailers. i do not recall off hand where this information is available, but I know someone will point you in the right direction. Goos luck, and enjoy whatever you decide on.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:32 AM   #4
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My own research suggests that Forest River products are held in higher regard than Fleetwood products (makers of Mallard brand).

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Old 05-02-2006, 04:54 AM   #5
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Just got a 31' 06 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite - This makes my 4th trailer - Love it
Only trailer I had bad luck with is a Coachman,
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:35 PM   #6
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Well, ended up deciding on a 29' 06 Jayco Jayflight 27 BH SE. Price was good, hope the trailer is too. Can't wait to go... May long weekend is our first outing. Woohoo!
Thx for all input, both here and in the towing section.

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Having owned three Jaycos prior to our current 5th wheel, I think you'll be quite pleased with your choice. Happy RVing!

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