Never, And I Mean NEVER EVER, Set Up Your Bunk Supports Like This...

Discussion in 'General Camper Setup / Take Down' started by BikeNFish, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    In his defense, various vintage pop ups had poles that did go to the ground from under the bunks.

    But yea, he should know the unit to make a sales video... Not sure how big of a fresh water tank, but it has a shower... And so many other things wrong... lol

    However, anyone wants to get a great deal head down and make Bob eat his words and each time drop your offer!!
     
  2. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    @Orchid We know this guy has no clue what he is doing. He did not even setup the Shepherd's hooks right.
     
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  3. WrkrBee

    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    There's a YouTube video of Danny, of Danny's RV, hooking up a new Aliner with no latch pin and twisting chains to make them shorter. Beware of "expert" advise.
     
  4. Halford

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    I have always twisted the chain to shorten it... If I don't then the chain will touch the road and cause sparks which is illegal in California.
     
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  5. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    I use a bungee to lift my chains.
     
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  6. Halford

    Halford Well-Known Member

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    one way to do it.

    I do not over twist chains but just a few turns to keep chains like 4 inches off road.
     
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  7. Steph from AZ

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    Omg I own this exact model! Not even sure how someone would think this is the way to set up the bunk ends lol!
     
  8. MaeKay

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    I want to say our Viking has support poles like this, too. It took us a little bit to figure out how to put the floating poles up, too. But we were FAR from experts!!!
     
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  9. Steph from AZ

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    Yup that's how we set ours up!
     
  10. WrkrBee

    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    Twisted chains reduces the load they can carry. Take links out to keep full strength or support. I use a rubber strap to support chains, like BikeNFish.
     
  11. MaeKay

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    The interesting thing is that our owners manual for our Salem says to twist the links.
     
  12. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard of anyone suggesting that twisting the chains is a good option, but crossing the change is always recommended.
     
  13. MaeKay

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    Good distinction. It probably did say cross.
     
  14. Fkiehner

    Fkiehner New Member

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    Does he work for Camping World?
     
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