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Walk-through: Grandby Interior – Side Dinette

This is a quick walkthrough of a Four Wheel Popup Camper, the interior of a Grandby Model with the Side Dinette Seating floor plan. We build campers for most all trucks on the market today. Big trucks, small trucks, short beds, long beds, and flat beds. You name it, we probably have it.

Video Transcription:

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okay so now we’re on the inside we’re
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gonna do a walk-through on the inside of
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this camper it’s a gran b-side dinette
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and basically what we’re gonna do is
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we’re just going to kind of start work
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our way you know down and talk about all
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the talk about all the components that
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this camper has this particular camper
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has Dometic it’s considered a smart
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fridge because everything is automatic
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and digital to open and close it
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basically you’re just going to lift that
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lever that opens the fridge and then
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closes and snaps and locks shut so it
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doesn’t pop open on you it’s got the
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controls and stuff underneath this panel
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on and off smart fridge just got an auto
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setting so it does everything for you
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but we’ll go into fridges you know on a
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personal level with every customer it’s
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got a glass top stove it just pops up
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there’s no ignition system on these
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stoves so you have to have a trigger
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lighter so you have to get one of these
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they don’t come with a trigger ladder to
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turn it on it’s pretty simple you just
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obviously have to make sure your gas is
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turned on from the outside of the camper
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first you basically just turn the knob
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to the ignition section and just trigger
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like this and the lights the stove got a
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kind of a high medium and low setting if
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you’re using the stove and gets really
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hot make sure you let it cool down
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before you close the glass top though so
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pretty simple there same thing with the
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sink glass top sink sink lever just
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lifts up on and off you just pull it
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forward to turn it on it’s got a hot and
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cold water hot at the top cold at the
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bottom it’s got a sink stopper in it as
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well if you’re using your sink made sure
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to make sure your cap on the outside is
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open so that it has a place to drain and
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a collection device
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nice thing about the glass-top stoves is
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it gives you a lot more counter space to
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do stuff on the counters on the side
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we’ve got a 12 volt socket 12 volt
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outlet it’s got four USB ports those
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work all the time as long as the kill
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switch is pulled and I’ll show you where
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the kill switch is in a minute it’s got
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a if you’re hooked up to shore power
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this is a live plug a 110 plug the only
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time that plug works is when you’re
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plugged into Shore power though when
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you’re plugged into Shore power a little
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green light comes on in this and will
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tell you that it’s working if you’re not
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hooked up to Shore power it won’t work
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so that only works on Shore power this
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is just a furnace vent it doesn’t really
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do much but you know blow out the hot
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air keep the camper warm this vent is
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where the converter is again it’s just
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it’s basically converter what the
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converter does is just converts the 110
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into 12 volt so that’s where the
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converter is all your light switches are
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here it’s got the interior floor lights
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switch on and off it’s got exterior
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lights floodlight switch that are on the
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back and then this particular one has a
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reefer fan switch the reefer fan switch
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is basically because this is a 3-way
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fridge and it runs on propane the
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propane has a tendency to get running a
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little hotter mode so when you’re
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running it in propane mode it’s a good
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idea to turn on your reefer fan because
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it keeps that exterior cool so that’s
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your reefer switch and then it’s got the
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exterior side lights as well this right
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here is just your carbon monoxide co2
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detector because it’s got propane you’ve
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got to have a carbon dioxide co2
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detector the carbon dioxide co2 co2
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detector is hardwired so that it’s
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powered whenever the campers powered so
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if the kill switch is pulled and the
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campers powered the carbon dioxide co2
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detector is working so the other thing
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it’s got is a smoke detector and the
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smoke detector is runs on a 9-volt
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battery so you
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to change that like once a year just
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like you do at home back down here we
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talked about stove and sink a lot of
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these are just compartments you know
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that’s your basically your utensil
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drawer and you do have to kind of lift
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up to get those to come out and then
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that way they don’t come open when
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you’re driving that is just a
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compartment for a solar panel solar
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controller we this particular camper
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doesn’t have a solar controller but
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that’s where that would go
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compartments for storage and then
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another drawer for storage this
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compartment is where your water pump is
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and it’s got a couple of valves in here
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and I’ll show you I get a better angle
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of the valves the valve system on the
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pumps there’s a lower valve and an upper
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valve the basics on the valve system is
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if the lower valve is closed and the
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upper valve is open that means it’s
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ready to be used with hot water if you
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wanted to drain the whole system because
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we had talked about draining when we
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were on the outside of the camper to
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drain the whole system and blow out the
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system for winterizing you would open up
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both of those valves the lower valve and
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the upper valve and and that would drain
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the whole system so to use your water
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heater bottom valve closed top valve
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open to drain the whole system you can
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open up both valves this is your hot
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water switch so when you have water in
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this in the in the tank and in the water
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heater and you’re ready to use hot water
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you’re just gonna hit that switch and
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wait 7 to 10 minutes and you’ll have hot
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water so the other thing it’s got is
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your thermostat for your furnace so
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basically that controls your your
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furnace
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it’s a analog thermostat and basically
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it’s the lever on the top turns this
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furnace on it’ll click and then you’ll
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adjust this lever to your desired
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temperature and then when you shut it
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off you’ll literally push this until it
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clicks and that shut
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the thermostat off so that’s your
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thermostat one other quick thing on
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these furnaces is when you first buy the
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camper and it’s brand new
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the very first time you run your furnace
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it’s gonna smell a little bit because
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it’s brand new so once that newness
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burns off it won’t smell as bad so just
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keep that in mind when you first use the
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camper this here is your your monitor
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panel the monitor panel has two switch
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two buttons one of the buttons tells you
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the water level and your tank the other
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button tells you the battery life for
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your batteries so if you just press the
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button it’ll tell you those levels and
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they’re clearly marked once for battery
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once for fresh water and then the other
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button on this monitor panel is your
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water pump the water pump is just turn
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that turn it on the red light will come
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on
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it’s once that the system’s got water in
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it there’s water in the tank water and
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in the water heater you’ll turn that
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water pump on and it’ll it’ll make a
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little bit of noise at first to
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pressurize and then it’ll shut off
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immediately and then it only kicks on
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when you use your water so that’s your
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on/off for your water pump you got a
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little empty storage more storage in
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this compartment for pots and pans and
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stuff this compartment here you’ve got
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your breaker and fuse panel compartment
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and it also has your kill switch button
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in it so the kill switch is the silver
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button the breaker system is for the
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hundred twenty volt so when you’re
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plugged into Shore power basically
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everything runs through your breakers
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it’s got a 30 amp main breaker a 15 amp
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converter breaker and then it’s got a 15
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amp refrigerator breaker so when it’s
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plugged into Shore power it’s running
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through the this system now if you’re
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not connected to Shore power everything
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is running on the 12 volt system which
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is your batteries and that would be
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these are your fuses for that
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so it’s a good idea to keep like a
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variety pack of fuses so this one has a
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few fuses in it they’re nice to have
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just in case something you know you can
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case you blow a fuse and they kind of
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fit right on the side there it’s got a
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ledger here tells you exactly what’s
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what so if something stops working like
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your lights you would find lights and
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then find that fuse and check your fuse
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you always want to check your feet if
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some stops working in these campers
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check your fuses first because most of
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the time it’s it’s just a fuse if it
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blows you know once it’s probably not an
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issue but if you continue to blow fuses
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you’re going to want to probably give us
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a call and have us look into that but I
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wouldn’t be too concerned about you know
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a fuse blowing you know one time
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so that’s your 12 volt fuses and again
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your kill switch button is it’s the
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silver button one thing about the kill
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the kill switch you just have to
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remember that when you’re plugged into
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Shore power we talked about this on the
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outside as well when you plugged into
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Shore power which is 110 everything in
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the camper will be powered you know it’s
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a good idea to catch a get your
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refrigerator to temperature on that if
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you want to charge your batteries the
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kill switch has to be pulled and that
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allows charge to the batteries with the
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kill switch one other quick thing about
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the kill switches and everybody has kind
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of their own way of dealing with the
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kill switch a lot of people when they’re
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using the camper they just leave the
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kill switch pulled that way everything’s
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powered when they get to a campsite the
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other thing that people do with kill
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switches is is if it’s going to be in
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storage or you’re not going to be using
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the camper it’s a good idea to push the
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kill switch in that way it kills power
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to the entire camper and you’re not
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going to drain your batteries so you
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know you kind of work with whatever
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works best for you basically but
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basically that the gist of the kill so
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if you’re using the camper you can leave
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it pulled because anytime you’re driving
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the truck is charging the batteries and
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you don’t have to worry about draining
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batteries but if it’s gonna sit for a
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long period of time or being storage or
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it’s off the truck push that kill switch
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in you can turn off the power and this
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everything in this camper you can turn
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off everything refrigerator lights fans
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everything but because the carbon
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dioxide co2 detector is hardwired to the
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system it’s always on so if the kill
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switch is open the green lights on and
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this thing is powered so if you if it’s
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in storage for a long period of time
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this could slowly drain your battery so
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another reason just to push that kill
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switch in when you’re not using it
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believe we talked about everything on
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this side except for portholes I know
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Jessica went over turnbuckles and
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portholes so you’ve got two on this side
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two on this side that’s to access your
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turnbuckles and tie-downs to the camper
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it’s just portholes there and the
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tie-downs so that’s that and I believe
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that’s everything on this side so we’re
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probably going to move to this side over
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here windows this particular camper has
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a thermal pack so basically it’ll have
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three layers on your window that’s the
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thermal pack layer and they all have
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their own kind of individual velcro
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that’s your privacy layer and then if
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you want to let air in you can get up to
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the screen layer
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so that’s how your windows work one
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thing you know they do adjust so if you
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wanted to go to sleep at night and leave
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a little bit of airflow you could do you
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know something like that and have a
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little bit of air flow through while
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you’re sleeping
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it also helps on condensation when
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you’re sleeping at night that stuff too
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so when you do secure the camper and
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close it up that you want to make sure
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that the mouth was nice and secure like
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that yeah you’ve got a little bit of
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storage here one thing about the storage
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on the sides especially up above here
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and it’s the same on this side as well
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but it whatever you store in this
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compartment make sure it’s pretty low
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when it’s popped up you can put anything
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you want in here it doesn’t matter how
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high it is but when you close this
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camper down the roof will come down to
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here you know to this level so you want
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to make sure there’s nothing too tall
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sticking up in this cabinet because I
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could go through your through your roof
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liner so kind of keep that in mind on
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your storage you’ve got curtains on the
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back and they slide and snap a fire
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extinguisher and that’s fully charged
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ready to go curtains on the side as well
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this one’s got a louvered window and you
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definitely want to make sure it’s closed
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up when you’re driving but you know it’s
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nice let’s let’s air in while you’re
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eating dinner so it’s pretty nice it’s
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got a emergency exit window with two red
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latches and I think we’re gonna get a
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better position on this in a minute and
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I’ll show you how that works
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and that’s everything basically on this
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side of the camper
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okay so emergency exit window
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the two red latches release the window
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and it’s on a hinge so it’ll just hinge
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out it doesn’t have a screen in it
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either so it’s more for just emergency
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exits but it’s just a matter of release
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and releasing and pushing it’s just on a
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hinge
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so if something happens and you have to
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get out of the camper that’s where you
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would go and then you’ve got some
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storage in this compartment for you know
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whatever you want to put in there in
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here underneath the seat cushions you’ve
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got a little bit of storage so he would
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just remove the cushions you’ve got
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storage there and storage there this
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compartments got is where the batteries
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go as well so underneath this is where
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your batteries would be single or double
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batteries whatever you got this box here
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is your it’s called the battery
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separator and there’s nothing that you
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need to do with it
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but basically what it does is separate
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the truck from the camper so that when
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you start the truck little green light
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comes on top which means it’s on and
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it’s connected to the truck so the
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batteries in the truck and the
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alternator are charging the batteries in
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the camper and then when you turn off
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the truck the green light goes off and
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it separates the truck from the camper
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so that if you’d forgotten left lights
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on and you know left the camper and it
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killed the batteries in the in the
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camper the batteries were dead in the
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camper the batteries on the truck would
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be fine because it’s separate so it’s a
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blue blue sea battery separator so yeah
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that’s what the battery separator does a
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really important feature and you don’t
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have to do anything with it it basically
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does everything for you so cushions go
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back
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and it’s also got a backrest cushion
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that just kind of sets up against the
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window the front window has curtains as
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well okay okay so the front end of the
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camper
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you got the overhead bed that slides out
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and then the cushions go and do that
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into its place
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I’ll show you kind of quickly how it
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works basically if you wanted the bed to
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be bigger that just slides out these
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cushions just drop into place and it
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turns it into a queen-size bed again
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this particular camper you can store
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your cushions up on the bed because
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there’s room for the cushions you can
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see when the roof closes everything has
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to be to this level so the cushions can
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stay up here if you wanted to make up
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the bed and leave your sleeping bags and
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pillows up there you would probably have
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to bring this out and drop these
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cushions down and that way it gives you
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more space for your bedding material and
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you can leave the bed made up if that’s
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how you prefer it but you just have to
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remember when you’re closing up the
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camper when the roof drops if these
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cushions stay up here it has to be at
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that level so just kind of keep that in
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mind when you’re setting it up so that’s
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how the front bed the overhead cab bed
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works the other bed this does the side
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dinette seating plan also turns into a
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bed a smaller version but it turns into
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a bed it’s just got a little knob here
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loosing that knob and the table top
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comes off I’m just going to store it up
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there for now loosen this knob and that
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arm comes off you can store this away as
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well once the table is removed this just
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rolls over
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that cushion slides over and you would
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take this cushion and place it here and
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have a small bed so sets up really
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quickly nice to have an extra place too
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for people to sleep if you have extra
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people in the camper underneath this
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this seat cushion and I’ll show you is a
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little bit of storage as well so you’ve
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got that little compartment that lifts
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up and you’ve got some storage down in
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there as well so every little bit of
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storage helps in these and then to set
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it back up it’s just as easy as it is to
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take down that this just sets down into
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place like that and then your tabletop
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goes back inside there and snug that
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down one thing I will say about the
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table if you leave these knobs a little
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bit loose when you’re using the table
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its moves around and does a lot of
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different positions you know for eating
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but when you go when you’re done and
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you’re gonna close up the camper and
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you’re gonna hit the road and drive it’s
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it’s gonna wiggle around if you leave it
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loose so what you want to do is just
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snug those two knobs down so they’re
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nice and tight and then the table won’t
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move when you’re driving so that’s your
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side dinette seating this camper has
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three lights in the in the ceiling
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that’s your folding panel to open and
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close your roof to handle for that and
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then the vent this one has a front vent
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and it just turns
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you know to open and let air in got a
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rear vent as well and then you know you
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can get the option of powered vents or
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you know whatever works best for you
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this one just has vents you just have to
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remember that when you close this down
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again
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you know when you close the camper down
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and secure it and you’re ready to drive
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make sure everything is closed make sure
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your windows are closed vents are closed
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tables nice and tight no obstructions on
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the bed have no obstructions on the
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cabinets or you know on your any of your
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cabinetry so that the roof comes down
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flat and is everything’s nice and secure
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so I’m gonna go ahead and close this
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vent and the handle like I said the
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handle just snaps up when you’re using
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the camper and when it’s in the up
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position that just snaps stays in the up
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position so it’s not in the way and then
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when you close it it just lays flat on
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the bed the handle the pull board just
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lays flat on the bed there’s no securing
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involved in that I believe that’s
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everything in the roof and I think the
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interior of this camper I think we
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covered everything in it okay so we’re
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ready to close up and secure the camper
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for driving again make sure your vents
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are closed make sure your windows the
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velcro and your windows are sealed
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make sure your exterior windows all your
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windows closed up nice and tight and
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then the next step would be to hook up
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your bungee cords to the windows there’s
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d-rings on the windows and the bungee
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cords goes it goes across the d-rings
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and what that does is just pulls in the
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side panel when you close the camper so
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that there’s nothing hanging out of it
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other sides so basically all you’re
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gonna do is take that hook and hook it
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on the d-ring and then it goes to this
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side
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unsnap the handle and then just pull on
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the handle and that closes the front
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folding panel
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it’s got with the lift assist you just
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have to help it down a little bit
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and then the handle just lays on the bed
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so when you’re closing the camper you
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close the front first and then the back
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as you exit the camper okay okay so I’m
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gonna close up the back end of the
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camper now it’s basically that’s the
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same as the front you want to make sure
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your bungees are hooked to your d-rings
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and then you’re just going to unsnap
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your strap and then pull on the folding
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panel on the rear and it’s going to come
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down nice and slow and easy and then you
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just latch your deadbolt and the camper
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is now closed one other thing about you
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just have to make sure you know
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obviously the roof is closed make sure
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that you latch all six of your roof
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latches before latching the latches make
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sure your vinyl on your side liner isn’t
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poking out sometimes on a newer camper
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the corners of the vinyl kind of hang
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out so all you have to do is just tuck
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in that liner and then attach your roof
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latches and it’s ready to go
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okay so that’s the conclusion of the
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walkthrough video of the interior of
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this camper this is the Granby side
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dinette and I just want to thank
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everybody for watching
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you

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