Viking owners

Discussion in 'Camper Manufacturers & Manuals' started by TuckBuskirk, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. FrobyPup

    FrobyPup New Member

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    As I progress on my exterior gearing setup I will try to capture a few pics to help show my progress. I am hoping for a smooth assembly/design that will produce an easier lifting/lowering experience. PUP is perfect in all aspects except for this. As many have talked about on these threads, we looked at the unit two years ago on the dealer lot when it was opened/setup and the appearance sold us on the purchase. We went in for pickup next weekend, and unit was all neatly packed up ready to tow. Until we began using ours that first late season did I begin to realize the wear on the lift system, and last season was only a couple of outings while trying to research any/all options to ease the problem. Took it into my own hands, and this earlier season decided to work on changing over from manual to some sort of power assist. Will update in future.
     
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    Peachypris New Member

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    I just bought a Viking pup in the last week. I love it! I can't wait to finish it and take it out!
     
  3. Grandpa Don

    Grandpa Don Well-Known Member

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    Well I might as well throw in my two cents. Last weekend I purchased a slightly used 2003 Viking Epic 1906. This thing look like it just came off of the showroom floor. I have not found a thing that I need to repair or clean on it. I did add trailer electric brakes to it yesterday, and I will be adding Solar next week. The only think that I think I will replace is the spare tire. It looks like it is the original tire that was on the trailer when it was new. It still looks good, but is a little old for my liking.
     
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    We have a 2010 Viking epic 1706 - does anyone know where you can order replacement parts? We need a few things for our unit but it sure is hard to find much on these Vikings I'm finding. Any advice? Specifically, last summer we got caught camping on one of the rainiest weekends, and one of our awning poles snapped due to the weight of the downpour coming down. Looking to replace that.
     
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    Hi Rachelle, if worst comes to worst, Canadian Tire has generic awning poles which might work for you. I got some nice poles from sailrite.com so you could look there, if you can't find originals.
     
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    Hi everyone,
    New member here. Just bought a 1999 viking 2107 this week.
     
  8. Grandpa Don

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    Howdy... Now the fun begins. Enjoy! By the way, that unit looks identical to my 2003 Viking 1906...floor plan and all. Do you have an electric winch?
     
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  9. Finally Off The Ground

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    Got a '93 Viking toward the end of season last year. This year, in May, I was preparing for a weekend away when the cable gave way. Thank goodness no one was inside. Had to leave it until now and finally got the top up yesterday. I see that the large cable attached to the winch has unraveled, but, it appears the rest of the system is ok. So, now what? Does anyone know how to re-assemble the cable to the winch? There is next to nothing available online for help, and I hope the newer models do NOT have the L&W system. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
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    I need help, and I’m not sure if this is where to ask my questions?

    I have a 2013 Viking 2407ST and I need the owners manual so I can figure out a few things like
    1. how to get the fridge to work,
    2. How to get the lights to work if it’s not plugged in.
    3. What fuses do I need to try if something blows? I see the panel where the 3- 15amp fuses are and one 30amp. Are there more somewhere?
    4. Is there a switch I have to turn if I’m not hooking up
    To shoreline power?

    next, I bent the slide out piece (metal bar with holes cut out, one on each side) to the bed. Where can I find a replacement?

    the front plate cover on the fuses broke off & id like to replace that too.

    also, the two plastic “pole holders” for the awning to snap in to to support it are broken also.

    I was hoping to find something with a list of parts or part numbers? And proper names for these things.

    any help would be appreciated please.

    thanks in advance,
    Bonnie
     
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    How hard is it to have electric brakes added?
     
  12. Grandpa Don

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    It's not too bad. Most campers already have the square plate on the axle. It just a matter of ordering the full kit from eTrailer.com. They will tell you everything you'll need. The wiring is fairly simple as long as you have the 7-pin plug on the tongue. If the square plate is not already on your axle, you might be able to order one and have someone weld it on for you.
     
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    That is a whole lot of thinking to do with those requests. You might want to start with just one item at a time. Does your camper have a battery? Also, take a photo of the back of your Fridge so we can see the controls. There are a couple different types of Fridges. I'd need to know for sure which one we are dealing with.
     
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    Reading about other peoples lift problems I don't think the L&W is a bad one, for your info, look on the resourses tab on the home page.(https://www.popupportal.com/resources/lw-lift-system-replacement.12/)
     
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    I'm a little late to this thread, but bought a 1998 2406 back in 2017. Have really enjoyed it!
     
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    Just joined the Viking family! Had an old Rockwood, but just bought a Viking V-Trec V2 a couple of weeks ago. One trip in so far, and love it (other than a couple minor quality control issues...)

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