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I love this unit and call her Scampers. My family and friends have used it for family trips and loved it!
Here is a 2-second video tour https://media.giphy.com/media/5wFUxXlRgpTMM8iBSA/giphy.mp4.
Awesome air! New tires, comfortable bed, sleeps 5, light enough to pull with my VW Jetta, water, stove, fridge (low temp fridge), insulated soft cooler, Tempur-Pedic mattress toppers, propane, electric.
**Note about the TIRES -
they are new from firestone and so is the spare, which is a full tire, not a donut. I got them after traveling from FL to TX, so they are barely used and not represented in the pics. the important thing to note is that trailer tires have a limited speed. Please do not attempt to pull this at a speed over 65mph or you will be risking a blow out. Also, it burns the tires out quickly. I am mostly worried about your safety, but also the condition of the camper.
I will go over everything about the camper when you pick it up.
But, here is a great general video about setting up, using and breaking down a popup camper. It also includes little things, like where the drain line is, setting up the awning, how to turn on the propane for appliances, etc...
a few things are different on this model, but generally it is accurate -
- I have not used the water tank or pump, but it is there.
- I have a hose and water regulator
- I have not used the furnace and suggest you bring a space heater if you think it will be cold. I have one for rent. I also have one available for rent, but they are cheap. I didn't list heater on the amenities, but sure i just need someone to get it working.
- the stove top burner works fine with propane but I have only lit it and never used it - again, it is a small space to cook in - i use outdoor grills instead, which I have for rent.
- the fridge is a low temp on the electric but seems to work better on propane. it cools fine when it is not really hot out, but if it is too hot, I recommend a cooler and have one of those "ice lasts for days" knock-off coolers that you can use if you like. I also have a brand new soft yeti cooler that rents for $100/trip, The Hopper™ Two 30 is worth $300.
i have tried to increase its capacity, but was told that is how these camper fridge units are. I might replace the unit if i can find a better option.
It is a 30 amp connection and converter plug to 15 amp, so you can plug it into the standard plug at your house - plug it into a heavy duty extension cord. A/C will probably trip your circuit after running for a bit, but it depends how loaded that circuit is. Some people have had no issues with that in this camper, others have.
try to put all the connections inside the RV power cubby. Try not to expose the connections to the elements to help reduce the risk of damage from water.
When using the converter, if possible, use a plug in your garage, not an outdoor plug. Again, keep the connections out of the elements as much as you can. You will reduce the risk of fire by keeping the connections protected
- you connect the drinking hose to the hookup that had the little screen, it is called the "city water connection"
- The drinking water hose is BPA-free, the color is white. do not use this hose for anything but drinking water.
- don't forget to use the water regulator that is already attached to the hose. It screws on to the campground's faucet, and you attach your water hose to the regulator.
- the sink drain is a direct connection to the drain fitting on the side of the camper. you should have a black hose for that.
- Make sure there aren't any leaks at the connection, as dripping water can damage the camper.
here is a video on how to use the propane/electric to turn on the fridge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao_R-y5pTlE - only use one power source at a time
Not shown in the video is that when you turn your grey knob to high you need to hold it down when striking you ignition button. You need to hold the grey knob down for at least 30 seconds while the sensor heats up.
some more info online about STOVE and PROPANE:
For propane be sure the red and green buttons are off. Open the valve on the propane tank slowly. Then turn the internal stove on and let the burners run for a couple of minutes. This bleeds the air from the lines and makes sure the system is full of gas. Turn the propane button to Start and push the igniter button. Most PUP's have a little peep hole in the stack where you can look to see if the flame is burning. It is extremely tiny and in daylight very hard to see. Listen for the sound of the gas flowing. After it lights you continue holding the propane button down for a few seconds and then release it and turn it to the desired temperature setting.
The fridge works via gas absorption. It does not have a compressor so you will not hear it "turn on." In fact, it's hard to tell if it is going when you first start it. Wait about half an hour and then place your hand over the louvered vents above the access compartment. You should feel heat coming out by then and that means it's on. It will not get cold inside very fast. It takes a few hours. Don't try to cool it down with warms stuff in it. Many people help the process along by putting milk jugs filled with frozen water in the fridge.
Running the fridge and power:
• the fridge can run on 120v or propane. propane will be faster and cool better, but either source requires many many hours to get cool. you will not hear it running, like a traditional fridge but the coils should be hot if it is working
• placing hot items in the fridge will slow down initial cooling time
• It is safer to plug your campers electrical cord in with the breaker at the hookup off, then switch breaker on after plugging in
• on the access panel on the outside of the camper, Switch the power on (the green 120 V switch). a dime or something of that nature works will get turn those funky buttons on the panel
• only use one power source at a time
if the propane is being used to light the stove top, knobs are in the little drawer - they barely sit on it so just pop them on, do not try to push them flush or down. there is a long lighter in the camper to light stove.
To hook up to campground water, find and remove the cap labeled "city water connection." This connection runs the water directly to your pipes, bypassing the fill tank. Install your regulator and filter to the spigot, then thread your potable water hose to the filter. Connect the potable water hose to the threads on the side of the camper. Make sure there aren't any leaks at the connection, as dripping water can damage your camper. Turn the switch for your water pump to the "on" position. The water pump will turn on automatically when you turn on a faucet and stop when you stop running the water.
Relieve the Pressure
It's common to find water pressure at campgrounds higher than recommended for camper water lines. The sun's heat also contributes to increased pressure. Too much pressure can cause your hose to blow out or fittings to crack. Hook up a pressure regulator to the spigot to protect your entire system. If you have a water filter, you can connect it directly to the regulator and then attach your hose to the filter. This keeps your potable water hose and entire water system free from bacteria and hard water mineral deposits.
Turn off the breaker at the campsite electrical hookup.
• The campsite electrical hookup is usually a three foot tall post typically near the back of the campsite.
• It is safer to plug your campers electrical cord in with the breaker at the hookup off.
• Switch the power on (the green 120 V switch) to your camper fridge at the back panel. This is especially important if you have food already in the fridge.
• Most camper refrigerators will operate on 12V DC battery power (which does not work very well), as well as propane.
• only use one power source at a time
trailer uses a round connector and 2" ball.
I also have an adapter for a the flat connector.
sheets - campers have there own size, plus there are two temp. mattress toppers. I use king sheets and tuck them in on the two pullouts. If you are sleeping 5 people and using the table/bench in its bed position, I suggest using one of the temp toppers here, with queen sheets.
I do have nice pillows, warm bedding and high thread count sheets available in the add-ons.
full propane tank
dishes - pans, pots, plates, coffee cups, silverware, bowls, mugs for 6 people
package of heavy duty disposable dinnerware
bundle of wood
Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker
return cleaning service - $50/hr cleaning fee applies if camper is not returned clean, will document with photos
2014 Viking By Forest River
Epic Series M-1906 Specs
Happy to send videos or answer questions.
This camper is located in Houston, the Montrose area.
Please return the camper in the same condition. If it requires cleaning, the fee is $50/hr.
---------- Smoking tobacco of any kind is not allowed inside the camper!!! -------------------------------------------
any signs of smoke will result in extensive cleaning fees and replacement cost for anything that holds the smell of smoke, like the curtains or beds.
Dry Hitch Weight184 lbs. (83 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 2,200 lbs. (998 kg)
Cargo Carrying Capacity 733lbs(332kg)
Box Size 8.5' (2.6 m)
Exterior Length - Open 17'11"(5.5 m)
Exterior Length - Closed14' 10"(4.5m)
Exterior Height - Closed4' 8" (1.4 m)
Exterior Width 85" (2.2 m)
You are responsible for knowing the limits of your vehicle and not overloading either your vehicle or the trailer. No weight can be applied to the roof in either the up or down position.
IMPORTANT - KEEP ALL FOOD SEALED TIGHT, DON'T LEAVE TRASH OR SUGARY DRINKS OUT - ANTS WILL INVADE AND REMOVING CAN BE COSTLY.
I have never had an issue, but I am very careful with food, trash and drinks. If you choose to take this to parks that have insect invasion warnings stated, you will assume the risk. There are quite a few in Texas parks that have infestation issues stated on their website.
Besides keeping food and drinks sealed, here are some other tips:
Miscellaneous Tips to Keep Ants Out of the RV
• Walk around your RV. Make sure that there are no tree limbs touching the RV. Or tall grasses. These are easy access points for ants.
• PineSol seems to be a favorite for killing ants on the spot and getting rid of their scent trails for the other ants to follow.
• Ants also hate vinegar and lemon. So cleaning with a vinegar-water solution with lemon juice or lemon essential oil will do wonders.
• Baking soda is also effective to keep ants out.
Food will also cause lingering scents and it is a small space, so airing it out is important. the screens allow for a nice breeze when open.
*weekly and monthly discounts
***I am also interested in selling this camper and if you buy it from me, I will credit you the money spent on a rental, up to three days. I am asking below average value at $7500.
If anything should occur, the renter covers the deductible for the insurance on this app. I am told that is $1500. I also have Progressive insurance on it, along with AAA.
Please contact me right away because if it is close, I can go there and have AAA tow it, but usually you have to be present with the card and that AAA member has to show ID and the AAA card.
This camper is also approved for the Coach-Net roadside assistance -
Coach-Net’s vast service network has provided RV travelers in the U.S. and Canada with world-class, round-the-clock technical and emergency roadside assistance. Coach-Net’s RV Vacation Care Plan is optionally available to all renters for $15/day.
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