1994 Viking

Discussion in 'Camper Pre-Purchase Questions' started by onesubdrvr, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. onesubdrvr

    onesubdrvr New Member

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    Just saw an add for a 1994 Viking,

    Out side of the rig looks good, but the add states that the owner lost the crank handle, and it can't be opened.

    What can I use as an alternate just to open it to look at the inside, check the operation of the lift system, and set it up prior to purchase?

    Thanks!
    Wayne
     
  2. fritz_monroe

    fritz_monroe New Member

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    This may just be me being paranoid, but I wouldn't buy anything that I couldn't open. A new crank handle can be bought for about $25, why wouldn't the seller just get one? It would drastically improve their chance of selling the pup.

    If for some reason you wanted to purchase one, here's a link to someone that sells them. Viking crank I have never dealt with these people, so have no idea if they are any good or not.
     
  3. austinm48

    austinm48 http://s1174.photobucket.com/albums/r604/austinm48

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    thats an old flea market trick if you find a laptop and its dead and you want to seel it as working but..... " oh i lost the adaptor" most of those stay away from it means they washed the outside to make it look good and ill bet they even used armor all on the tires .... find a crank and get it open ..... or offer them as cheap as you can think of un opened
     
  4. onesubdrvr

    onesubdrvr New Member

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    I agree, I won't even make an offer on it if it doesn't get opened. Is there a way to open it without the crank? a socket perhaps, lug wrench / etc.?

    Thanks
    Wayne
     
  5. FL_Bill

    FL_Bill I'm cooking something yummy!

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    Use a 1" square tube and a 1" wrench...Put the tube in the crank hole and turn it with the wrench.

    (went out side...)

    I just measured mine and it is actually a little smaller then 1", maybe 7/8" But still this method will work. Just use 7/8" square tube. I have gotten it from NAPA before.

    FL Bill
     
  6. EvilM0nkey

    EvilM0nkey Camping fo free!

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    Somebody has to have a popup around you that you could borrow a crank.
     
  7. Richard

    Richard Take kids camping. It's great for you and them.

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    Run Away. That's the L&W lift system that has caused me so much headache and so much cash to repair and ultimately replace. You can bet the seller will have an excuse for why it's hard to crank up. Just keep walking away. No, keep running.
     

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