Newbie questions

Discussion in 'First Time & New Camper Owners' started by Fred1diver, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Fred1diver

    Fred1diver New Member

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    hey everyone, Fred here, just bought a 1999 viking tent trailer in good shape but I have a few things to look after on her
    How difficult is it to change a tire stud?

    I’ll take possession tonight and be able to look into what else I have to do on her
     
  2. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from the West Virginia mountains..
    Studs are easy to change. Drive the old one out. I use nuts to pull the new stud through the drum while tapping on it with a hammer. (the brake drum has to be off)
     
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  3. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota! Congrats on your NTU pup!
     
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  4. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Greetings from the Connecticut shoreline.
     
  5. WrkrBee

    WrkrBee Active Member

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    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina.
     
  6. Shaman1

    Shaman1 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Oklahoma
     
  7. megcabra

    megcabra Well-Known Member

    Welcome and greetings form North Carolina to the exciting world of Pop-Up camping!
     
  8. DJS12354

    DJS12354 Well-Known Member

    Greetings from NEPA!
     
  9. Fred1diver

    Fred1diver New Member

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    Thanks everyone
     
  10. Fred1diver

    Fred1diver New Member

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    other quick question, I can't find my awning poles, guess the po forgot to include them, where can I find a set for my 1999 viking?
     
  11. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome from N/W Fl Panhandle. Congrats on the NTU PUP.
    The awning poles are not that hard to make out of conduit I have made several in my days.
    As stated the studs are easy to change, remove the brake drum and drive old one out then gently hammer the new one in,
     
  12. tombiasi

    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    Does your camper use wheel bolts or lug nuts?
    I have a '98 Viking that originally used bolts.
     
  13. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    How bad are the tire studs? Mine were rusted pretty good. Some wd 40 and a wire brush fixed them up like new.
     
  14. Fred1diver

    Fred1diver New Member

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    fou the awning poles, they were in the awning lol, the po messaged me the info lol
     
  15. Fred1diver

    Fred1diver New Member

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    they aren't as bad as the po made it out to be, no stud is missing, just have to grease the bearings and I'm good to go, just have the heater to check, but it's too hot to try it at the moment
     
  16. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, who whould have looked there! Lol.
     

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