Exploring Forest River RV’s 2024 26ICE Inside and Out

The 2024 Salem Cruise-lite 26ICE travel trailer is a fresh breeze in the world of stick and tin campers, designed with smart camping in mind – ICE is actually an acronym for Intelligent Camping Edition.

Let’s dive into what makes the 26ICE a “cool” choice for families so you can decide if this camper is a good fit for your family.

2024 Salem Cruise-lite 26ICE review and floorplan

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How Much Does the 26ICE Cost?

You’ll find new 26ICE campers listed online from $24,000 – $45,500.

Your final price will depend on the features in your camper, where and when you buy, and whether you finance or have a trade in. Read about the cost of a travel trailer to learn more.

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Bish’s RV never adds extra fees to our price, so you can feel confident our online price is realistic. We also include a free year of BishFix, a 72-hour return promise, and permanent service perks.

Feel free to reach out to one of our expert RV outfitters if you have any questions!

2024 Forest River 26ICE Floor Plan & Specs

2024 Forest River 26ICE Floorplan
Forest River 26ICE Floor Plan

26ICE Specs


Hitch: 785 lbs

Empty: 6,288 lbs

Max: 7,785 lbs

Cargo: 1,497 lbs


Length: 32′ 9″

Width: 8′

Height: 10′ 4″

Awning: 16′


Tanks: 39 Fresh, 60 Gray, 30 Black

Electrical: 30 amp

Sleeps: 8

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The 26 ICE not quite what you’re looking for?

Salem and Wildwood brands are very similar to each other. The only difference for the 26ICE is the exterior stickers and which locations they are available.

Living Area Features of the 2024 Salem 26ICE

The 26ICE shines with its spacious living area.

The big windows on the campside of the RV give you a great view but also ensure the room gets some natural light.

Awesome storage in the hidden cabinets behind the entertainment center make up for the overhead cabinet space lost for these windows.

The Versa Lounge adds flexibility, doubling as extra sleeping space or a cozy spot to unwind.

  • Oversized Windows
  • Pet-friendly Design
  • Large Versa Lounge sofa
  • Electric Space Heater Fireplace

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Kitchen Features of the 2024 Forest River 26ICE

This trailer has plenty of storage behind the pantry to compensate for the cabinets lost to the massive campside window.

You’ll also get a 10 cubic foot fridge, propane stove top, and an electric convection oven – this kitchen is ready for meal prep.

The outside fridge and gas grill hookup makes means you can cook inside or outside of the RV.

  • Propane Stove
  • 10 CU. FT. (12V) Refrigerator
  • Hidden Pantry

The 26ICE makes some interesting swaps. There’s a lot of “move this feature for this other feature.”

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Bathroom Features of the 26ICE

The split bath maximizes the use of space. The sink and shower are separated allowing multiple people to get ready at once.

2024 Forest River 26ICE
  • Sliding Bathroom Door
  • Split Set Up

Bedroom Features of the Forest River 26ICE

The bedroom has a custom King bed. The Versa-tilt function gives you more space throughout the room.

The sliding partition wall offers privacy when needed, and there’s more storage behind the entertainment center for those longer trips.

  • (4) Storage Bins Included Under Bed
  • Versa-Tilt Power Bed Mechanism
  • Hidden Outlets in Cabinets
King Bed 2024 Forest River 26ICE
Cabinet Outlets 2024 Forest River 26ICE

The versa-tilt function makes the room feel a lot bigger. It’s a good balance between fixed bed and murphy bed.

Traveling in the 26ICE

The dinette blocks access to the fridge and bedroom when the slides are in. You can still get to the bathroom.

Road Mode 2024 Forest River 26ICE

Overall, the road mode does block off some access here.

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Features on the Outside of the Forest River 26ICE

The exterior of the 26ICE doesn’t skimp on features. With a full pass-through storage compartment, a power awning, and an accessible outside fridge, it’s prepped for outdoor living.

  • Fresh Water 39 Gallons
  • Black Water 30 Gallons
  • Gray Water 60 Gallons
  • On Demand Water Heater

Potential Problems With the 2024 Salem 26ICE

While the 26ICE impresses with its design and features, there are some trade-offs that may mean this RV is not the right fit for you.

  • No overhead kitchen storage
  • Split bath rather than a large bathroom
  • Restricted road-mode access

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2024 Salem Cruise-lite 26ICE review and floorplan

Why Buy Your 2024 Salem 26ICE From Bish’s?

There are benefits to buying from Bish’s RV nationwide.

The Low Price Is The Price - no hidden freight fees, set-up fees, or get-ready fees.

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Sure, there are fees that vary by state (like title and documentation fees), but we believe you deserve a transparent purchase process so our price won’t hide anything.

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Now that you know what to expect in this family friendly camper from Forest River, you can decide whether or not it’s the best fit for your family.

Click below to shop the 26ICE or reach out with any questions you still have about this RV – our RV outfitters would love to help.

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Aaron Brunson

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I left college to join the Air Force. During my four years of service I found I had a knack for graphic design and writing – so I decided to leave the military and pursue a marketing career. Four years later I found myself at Bish’s RV!