NTU 1996 Viking 2309

Discussion in 'Checkout My Rig !' started by Chrismtl, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Chrismtl

    Chrismtl Member

    Hello everyone! The DW and I are thrilled to be the proud new owners of a well maintained 1996 2309. We are the third owners. The P-O had all the lift cables and pulleys replaced last year (and changed the plastic pulleys to steel ones.), and the year before that he had replaced all the 110V wiring, wheels and bearings. The ONLY thing I am missing is a water pump.

    Without further ado... here is the new girl parked next to the old one. Her name is "Heimili" which is "home" in old Norse.

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    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018
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  2. neighbormike

    neighbormike Active Member

    Oct 6, 2012
    Congratulations! Looks like a great upgrade!!
  3. Chrismtl

    Chrismtl Member

    Thanks! it is quite the upgrade indeed. We are super happy so far and are looking forward to July 1st weekend to break her in.
  4. coney

    coney New Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    New Jersey
    This colors look an awful like my 1999 Coachman hunter 1906. Then again Viking and Coachman were the same companies for about a 5 year period at the end of the ninties
  5. Chrismtl

    Chrismtl Member

    Compared to the trailer we are coming from this is a HUGE improvement. Plus I don't mind the colors (Personal opinion).
  6. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane I'd rather be camping

    Jul 3, 2008
    Our first pup was a 1996 Viking 2006. We enjoyed it immensely. I hope you do also.
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  7. Chrismtl

    Chrismtl Member

    I'm sure we will! We get to break her in next weekend (June 29th to July 2nd.). Anxious to try it out!
  8. Chrismtl

    Chrismtl Member

    So, when opening the PUP up to stock it for the aforementioned trip, a pulley assembly in the left rear decided to let go. We were unable to open it for the trip and ended up using our old trailer. Since then, I brought it to be fixed. It's currently in storage awaiting the 2018 season. I have a few minor plans to start the season, like repacking/replacing the bearings, Velcroing the dinette cushions, lubricating the lift posts, deep cleaning the entire unit... Can't wait for the season to start-up!!! We're hoping to kick off the season for May long weekend!
  9. NorthernSpirit

    NorthernSpirit New Member

    Nov 4, 2017
    Haliburton, Ontario
    I would have been so disappointed! But, at least you still had your old one to use! When we brought home our new Popup, it was so cold there was no flex to the canvas to be able to set it up properly. I was hoping to set it up and sit in it for a bit! Didn't happen. Ended up just mouse proofing it and popping it back down. Looking forward to May long weekend as well, for our first trip in it!
  10. Chrismtl

    Chrismtl Member

    First camp in the trailer and of 2018 is reserved! Back to Voyageur for May long weekend, Friday to Monday site 282. So excited to finally sleep in it!
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  11. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    Oct 1, 2014
    I am just curious to what your plans are for the old one?
  12. Chrismtl

    Chrismtl Member

    A friend of mine now has it!
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  13. Chrismtl

    Chrismtl Member

    Where do you guys plan on going?
  14. NorthernSpirit

    NorthernSpirit New Member

    Nov 4, 2017
    Haliburton, Ontario
    Our first trip will be at Silent Lake Provincial Park, which is about 20 minutes from where we live. We figured it would be the perfect place to go, as we'd be close to a Canadian Tire, which is also about 20 minutes from the campground and we could easily go there and get whatever we may need that we hadn't thought of. Black flies will be out an about, but they would be at home too so no big deal. We'll just pack the bug jackets and have smokey fires!
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