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Walk-through: Grandby Exterior – Side Dinette

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hello my name is Matt and I am one of
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the lead service techs here at
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four-wheel camper
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today we’re going to shoot a
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walk-through video and we’re going to
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talk about all the options that the
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campers have this particular camper is a
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gramby side dinette we’ll talk about all
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the options on the outside of the camper
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we’ll pop it up and demonstrate how to
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pop up the camper proper way of doing
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that and then we’ll go on the inside and
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talk about all the appliances and all
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the all the stuff on the inside of the
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camper as well okay so the first option
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we’re going to talk about is the water
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system of how to fill the tank properly
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this particular unit has a water heater
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so we’ll talk about the water heater and
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like I said there’s different options
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for different campers this particular
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one has a water system water heater
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outside shower so typically what you’re
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going to need that there’s a key the
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round silver key opens up your water
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fill door so that just kind of goes in
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there and opens up the water fill the
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left side is the water fill side what
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you’re going to want to do is get
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yourself a water safe drinking hose
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which is typically the white hose with
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the blue lines a decent you know water
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sit what drinking water safe hose
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basically you can use if you’re not
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going to drink the water in the system
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you can use just the garden hose at home
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or you know the hoses at RV parks and
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stuff like that but if you’re gonna
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drink the water
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get yourself a drinking water safe hose
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basically basically all you’re gonna do
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is hook it up to your faucet it’s a
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gravity fill so you’re just going to put
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the hose into this hole you’re gonna
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fill that tank you’re just gonna it
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takes a little while if the tank is a 20
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gallon tank so basically you’re just
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going to fill it it’s going to take a
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little while you’ll start to hill up
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here it bubble to the surface it’s get a
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little breather valve right here when it
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starts to bubble you can stop turn off
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the water
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that’s going to be 20 gallons in your
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water system once that’s filled you put
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the cap on it the other thing you have
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on your water side is you have a city
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water hookup so that’s what that’s for
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that’s for hooking up to city water what
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you’re going to need for city water
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hookup you would use the same hose you
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use to fill your tank city water is just
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a separate system so if you have the
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option to hookup to city water then
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you’re not using any water in your
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camper and your campers tank or you know
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it’s basically you’re using the city
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water hookup it’s pressurized so you
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don’t have to use your water pump
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okay so city water if you if you just
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want to use city water you don’t want to
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use the water in your camper you can
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hook up directly up to city water one
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thing you have to be a little bit
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careful on city water is is it’s
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pressure the camper is a low pressure
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system you want to use a pressure
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regulator for that and the pressure
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regulator looks like this the pressure
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we sell these pressure regulators
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separately you can also get the pressure
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regulator and are ready to go pack but
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anytime you use city water make sure you
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use this pressure regulator and what
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it’s but the pressure regulators doing
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it’s just you know if you you know most
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people don’t know what the pressure is
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at their house that they have you know
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70 or 80 pounds of pressure and they
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hook directly up to this camper it’s
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going to do damage to the pipes and
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plumbing on the inside so make sure that
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you use the pressure regulator anytime
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you hooked up to city water and that
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goes for a lot of times people will go
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to RV parks and stuff like that and they
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say and that the pressures of the low
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pressure system it’s still a really good
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idea to use the pressure regulator just
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so you know the campers protected
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basically all you’re doing isn’t so
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anytime you have the opportunity to hook
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up to city water you’re just going to
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screw this into the end of the fitting
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there and then you hook your white hose
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directly to that and then now you’re
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running on pressurized water okay the
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other thing the camper comes with is a
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blowout plug so the blowout plug is
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it’s going to be used for winterizing
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the camper and getting all the water out
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of the out of the camper system
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basically if you go into snow country
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it’s gonna be really cold you’re not
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gonna want any water in the system so
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you’re gonna want to get you know drain
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the tank and when we get to the back
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I’ll show you the drain the petcock
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drain where the water drains out of the
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camper the if you open up the drain at
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the rear of the camper gravity will get
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all the water out of the camper out of
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the tank the blowout plug gets any
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residual water that’s in the tank or in
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the lines
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so once you’ve drained the camper system
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from the back you would take this and
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screw it onto your city water hookup
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so we just go right on there this screws
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on to there you want to make sure all
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the valves in the camper are open so
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open up the sink open up there’s two
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valves that are in the compartment with
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the water pump you would open both of
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those valves and you would open up the
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valve make sure the valve in the back is
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open once all those valves are open you
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just screw this on to your city water
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hookup and shoot some like 2025 pounds
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of pressure air pressure just kind of
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shoot some air into there and it’s gonna
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just get all that water out of the lines
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so you want to make sure you do that for
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winterizing the next step to because
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this unit has a water heater the next
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step if you want water in your water
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heater is to purge the water heater what
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it’s doing is it’s taking water out of
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your water tank into your water heater
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it’s a six gallon tank and your water
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heater holds six gallons so after you
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fill your tank your next step is to go
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inside the camper and when we do some
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inside shots
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I’ll show you will show you a little bit
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more on how to do that I’ll just explain
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it for now when you go inside the camper
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what you’re going to want to do to purge
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the air out of your water heater is turn
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on a water pump there’s a water pump
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switch so you turn on your water pump
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open up your hot water faucet in the
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sink and what’s going to happen is air
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is going to come out of that for pretty
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four or five minutes usually and what
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it’s just gonna spit air out of that
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faucet once that faucets coming out
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water steadily that means your water
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heater is now purged and what it has
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done is just drawn six gallons out of
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your water tank into your water heater
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so once it’s steadily coming out water
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out of your hot water faucet you just
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turn that faucet off then you can come
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back outside and add six more gallons to
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your water tank so you would take this
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back off and add six more gallons to
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your water tank
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so you’re basically your holding
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capacity is twenty six gallons because
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you’ve got 20 gallons in your water tank
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and six gallons in your water heater now
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if you didn’t want water in your water
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heater you don’t have to purge that
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system again once we get in the inside
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of the camper there’s inside one of the
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compartments where the water pump is
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there’s a couple of valves and we’ll
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explain more how those valves work as
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far as the system goes but if you want
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water in your water heater that’s the
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routine to put water and purge the
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system basically okay so the next thing
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I wanted to show you was that this is
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just the back of the water heater
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once you purge the system and you have
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water in your water heater and you want
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hot water it’s just a matter of hitting
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a switch in the camper about five to
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seven minutes you’ll have hot water you
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don’t have to do anything on the outside
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this on this out here is basically just
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to access the water heater if you want
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hot water like I said you just hit the
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switch
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wait you know just a few minutes and the
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water will heat up and you’ll have hot
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water one quick note on on the water
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heaters is if the what most people do in
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most cases is when they need hot water
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they’ll turn the hot water heater on
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wait two five to seven minutes and then
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do their dishes and take their shower
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and do what they need to do with their
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hot water and then when they’re done
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they’ll turn the hot water switch off
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and what that does is it just saves on
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propane now you can leave that switch on
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but what’s going to happen is the water
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heater is going to fire up periodically
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to keep that water hot and you’ll go
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through a lot more propane that way
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so you don’t have to do anything back
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here as far as the water heater goes it
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does have a pressure relief valve on it
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you know as most water heaters need a
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pressure relief valve but everything
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else is just mechanical stuff and it
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just flips up and it’s got a little
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spring latch there so this is going to
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be your outside shower the outside
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shower is really simple basically all
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you’re doing when you’re ready to take a
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shower is you’re just going to lift that
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up it comes with a shower wand the
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shower wand is it’s got a little barb
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fitting right and the barb fitting
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basically it just snaps into place and
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when you push it in and turn it just a
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little bit it basically locks that into
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place this is going to start out cold so
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when you push it in and then slightly
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turn this that’s going to be cold water
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the further you go the hotter the water
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gets your on and off setting for your
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shower one this is actually open so it’s
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got a little bit of water coming out of
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it but if you wanted to close it the on
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and off is in the wand itself so that
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your on and off and then that’s your
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temperature setting and it comes off
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just as easy as it goes on and then when
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you’re ready to shut it down and just
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snap that into place this this here
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would be for your sink drain for the
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sink that’s in the kitchen and dinette
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it’s a hose thread so you just when you
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anytime you’re using the water in the
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sink in the kitchen so if you’re running
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water in the sink doing dishes or
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washing up you have to make sure you
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take this cap off so that the water has
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a place to drain so that’s your sink
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drain in most places you’re going to
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need some type of collection device and
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that can be a remnant hose and a bucket
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you can get a covered bucket that
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collapses that you can store away that’s
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what that looks like there we saw these
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as well but you do and in most State
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Park you have to have some type of
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collection device so it’s a good idea to
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some way to collect it and it’s hose
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thread like I said so you can you know
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use whatever you have around or you can
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get some type of you know permanent
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collection device that stores away in
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the camper which is a good thing to have
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in the camper and then when you’re done
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using it you just put the cap on it and
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it’s all set okay next is a like I said
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this is a gran b-side dinette the granby
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side dinette has a dry storage
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compartment so that’s what this is here
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the same key that opens up your water
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fill opens up your dry storage
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compartment as well as the battery
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compartment so it’s just a locked dry
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storage compartment this is just the
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back of the furnace there’s really
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nothing that you need to know about the
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furnace we’ll discuss more on the inside
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how the furnace works the thermostat and
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how it works it does get hot though so
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kind of keep that in mind when you’re
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doing stuff on the camper and the
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furnace is running because it does get
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hot next on this camper is the Shore
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power hookup your camper comes with this
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Shore power pigtail it basically it can
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only go in one way so it’s just going to
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push in and turn like a about a quarter
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and then it’s got threads to hold it in
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place so it doesn’t pull out in case
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somebody bumps into it so basically it’s
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just going to push in turn a quarter and
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then just tighten that up and it won’t
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get pulled out shore power a few things
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about shore power anytime you have the
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ability to plug into Shore power it’s
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obviously the most efficient energy
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source for these campers during when you
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so one thing you want to do is like if
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you’re going on a trip and you have it
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at home you’re going to want to plug it
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in to shore power you can charge your
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batteries in the camper another really
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important factor is is running the
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refrigerator getting the refrigerator to
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temperature with shore power when you’re
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when you’re hooked up to shore power
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like I said you’re gonna charge you’re
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gonna charge your batteries there’s
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three ways of charging the batteries and
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camper when you’re driving the truck
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you’re charging a camper if it has solar
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it’s charging the camper and solar but
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if you have the ability like I said the
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shore power is is the most efficient
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source so if you have the opportunity
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before a trip or you’re at an RV park
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plug-in and you’re be running on shore
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power and get your refrigerator at a
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temperature and then when your batteries
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don’t have to work so hard and it’s
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charging the batteries as well okay
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again so the the importance of shore
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power is again that it’s the most
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efficient source of energy it’s it’s
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going to charge your batteries the good
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a good thing to do is to plug it in the
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night before get your refrigerator
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temperature to temperature off of shore
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power one one important thing about the
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shore power as far as charging your
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batteries goes is if you’re plugged in
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to shore power at the at your house you
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have to remember to pull the kill switch
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that will a large allow the batteries to
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charge if the kill switch is pushed in
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and you’re plugged in to shore power
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everything in the camper is still
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powered up and working you can run your
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refrigerator turn on the lights and it’s
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fully powered but if you don’t pull the
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kill switch it’s not going to charge
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your battery so you have to remember if
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you want your batteries charging when
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you’re plugged into Shore power that you
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pull the kill switch and that will allow
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charge to the battery as well as run
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everything in the camper so this is the
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refrigerator vent there are like five
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different refrigerator options for these
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campers the basics on the vents are is
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is try not to pack anything into the
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vent areas it does need air circulation
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to make those run efficiently this
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particular camper has a refrigerator fan
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as well but you know try not to you know
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store anything in there or whatever you
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want to do like I said it’s it’s more
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for venting than anything else if you’re
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washing the camper you know obviously be
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a little bit careful with water you know
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you
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want to get too much water in there it’s
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meant to get a you know damp and
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slightly wet but you obviously if you’re
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washing a camper you don’t want to get
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too much water in there but yeah so keep
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it clean you know as possible you know
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keep the spiders out of it that kind of
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stuff but those are your vents and the
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importance of keeping those clear okay
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so the back side of the camper a few
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things on the back side of the camper
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you’ve got this particular camper has
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floodlights on both sides of the switch
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for the floodlights is on the inside of
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the camper this particular camper has
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rear wall steps on both sides and that’s
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just to access the roof this big this
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camper also has a boat bars just to get
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it you know so you can access your boat
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bars they’re really helpful accessing
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the Yakima system as well so rear wall
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steps it’s got a solar plug on the rear
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that’s for adding additional solar it’s
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got a plug on the roof as well so
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they’re pre-wired all the campers are
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pre-wired with a plug on the roof
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and a plug on the rear if you get solar
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as an option it will be wired to that
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right now the camper is wired it’s just
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not hooked up for solar so if you if you
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have solar as an option it will be
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hooked up if you don’t have solar as an
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option so it’s wired so that you can add
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solar later so that’s what the the rear
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solar plug is for so you have one of
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those on the roof as well this is just
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for the propane to access your propane
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the propane compartment has 210 pound
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cylinders when you buy the camper the
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and brand new you get brand new tanks
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but the there are empty so you have to
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get them filled unless you get a ready
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to go pack ready to go pack you get
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filled propane tanks with the ready to
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go pack so if it if you don’t have the
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ready to go pack they’re empty if you
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have the empty option you know
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the you will have to get that like I
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said they’re empty so you have to get
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them purged when you fill them so when
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you take them to a deal or an authorized
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someplace to get them filled make sure
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you let them know that those tanks are
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empty so they can purge the air out of
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them before they put the gas in them so
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it’s one of those things just make sure
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you tell the propane people that they’re
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brand new tanks again 210 pound
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cylinders no gauges on the propane tanks
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they’re separate cylinders you have to
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hook each one up individually so
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basically you’re going to hook one up at
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a time run it till it’s empty and when
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then once it’s empty switch it over to
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the other tank I’ll take this out real
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quick just to kind of show you it’s got
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a latch there that undoes the tanks just
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so you can kind of see so those are your
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two tanks and then your valve it’s got a
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regulator on it in the back to regulate
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the propane okay so keep the strap tight
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it’ll keep them from wobbling around
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there’s a piece of foam that comes with
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the campers that goes in between the two
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tanks to keep them from wobbling most
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people leave it hooked up to the tank so
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once you have your valve
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hooked up to the tank make sure your gas
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is turned off but once this is hooked up
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you can leave that hooked up until it’s
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empty and you’re switching tanks and you
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can switch them forward to back back to
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forward however you want to do it it’s
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typically easier to keep the the one in
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the front hooked up so you can access
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the hot you know turning it on and
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turning it off the other thing you want
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to do is when you first turn when you
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ready to use some propane something
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propane related in the camper just
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barely crack the valve and open it
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slowly so that there’s no air caught in
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the lines in the camper and then when
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you’re done using the camper and you’re
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going to drive someplace it’s a good
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idea to turn off your propane as well so
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when you’re driving make sure your
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propane is turned off okay so this is
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the the drain that we talked about
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earlier this is the rear drain that
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drains the tank on the camper just by
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turning it on and off so that’s your
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that drains the water tank in the camper
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okay so the door of the camper you get
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us basically you get two sets of keys
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when you get the camper so you’ll have
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one extra set of keys good play you know
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try to keep them someplace safe you know
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that so you don’t lock your keys in the
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camper by mistake basically the way it
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works is for the door there’s a usually
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it’s a purple plastic key and that opens
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up the handle of the door and it also
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locks and unlocks this a little mini
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deadbolt
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and then there’s a silver key that looks
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just like a house key that works the
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deadbolt and it’s a regular house
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deadbolt so a real secure locking system
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on these campers the door basically
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swings and then there’s a latch this is
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the latch to latch the dirt to keep the
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door open and it’s got to flip up where
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just this just flips up and catches into
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this and that’s to latch the door in the
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open position so if it’s windy out the
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doors not slamming on you so that
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basically just flips up and locks into
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place my way the door will stay in the
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open position and then to release it you
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just press pitch the two together like
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so and that releases the latch it’s got
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a screen door lever here that releases
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your screen door from your door and that
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just snaps shut like so and then every
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time you close the door it basically
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connects the screen door to the door so
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you don’t have to open and close two
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doors so it connects every time so if
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you want the screen door closed you just
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release that latch and that closes your
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screen door
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as far as locking the camper goes it’s
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usually a pretty good idea to lock
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something on the camper we recommend you
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lock the handle
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and then lock the deadbolt if you know
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that way it gives that it gives the
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whole camper door system a lot of
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support especially if you do a lot of
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off-roading and stuff like that so you
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definitely want to lock you know when
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you’re driving you know get into the
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habit of locking the handle and then
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locking the deadbolt with it and that
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way it gives that whole door extra
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support and it only takes a second to do
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so so that’s the door system you also
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have you know obviously it handled to
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get in and out of the camper and then
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your rear wall steps on the other side
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as well you have a porch light up here
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as well so if you have an awning you’ll
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have a side porch light and then a rear
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porch right for the porch light the only
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way to turn the porch lights on and off
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is on a switch on the outside there’s no
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switch on the inside for the porch light
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or the side awning light the switch for
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the floodlights is on the inside so on
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and off switch for your porch lights
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here only okay okay the next thing we’re
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gonna do is show you how quick and
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easily it pops up really important to
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make sure that you undo your latches
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before you pop it up there’s six roof
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latches on these campers two in the
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front one on each side and two in the
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back so make sure you get all six count
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them down if you have to but just make
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sure you get all six
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three four five and six so once you know
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you’ve got all six latches you just
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climb in undo the bolt on the back panel
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push on the push board snap the safety
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latch and then on the front you just
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want to push on the push board snap your
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safety latch and it’s up so that just
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goes to show how easy they are to pop up
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and how fast they are

We wish for health, for you and your families in 2021.

 

This has been our busiest year in the history of our company (48+ years). New camper orders are out pacing our production capabilities. Unfortunately this has resulted in historically long lead times. We encourage you to connect with your nearest dealer so that you can discover what their order schedule looks like, and when possibly to place your new camper order to meet your 2022 trip needs.

 

Here’s to your future trips and adventures, and thank you for considering us to ride along with you!

 

Team Four Wheel Campers