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JuniperRose Rentals
Jan 03, 2022
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How to Set RV Hookups RV Holding Tank Dumping 1-2-3 Driving Tips: Off-Tracking & Rear Overhang How to use the Anderson Leveler How to tow
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JuniperRose Rentals
Jan 01, 2022
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Never travel with the Freshwater/Black/Gray storage tanks filled. They add unnecessary weight and could affect towability. Do not use aerosol sprays. Inhalation of a number of gases, mists, aerosols, fumes or dusts may cause irritant lung injury, asphyxiation, or other systemic effects. Common disinfectant products like lysol can cause other respiratory illnesses. Fabreez is a better alternative for odor control. Disinfectant wipes (ie clorox wipes) for killing germs. All drivers must familiarize themselves with the safe operation of the tow vehicle, the towing equipment and the vehicle being towed. If you have doubts about your safety or the safety of others, pull off. Check trailer tension bars / chains / coupler / tire pressure / wheel lugs after every 100 miles. Adjust as necessary. Towing a trailer is not the same as driving a standalone vehicle. You are attached to a big sail. As a general rule of thumb, travel at least 10MPH under the speed limit. Go slower as skills/road conditions/weather permit. Generally speaking, the right-most driving lane is your friend. When available, the right shoulder allows for extra room to maneuver. Be aware of the total vehicle height of 10’. Roof air conditioner sticks up above the roof line. Caution passing under a bridge / structure ( gas stations, motel over-heads, etc.) Use google maps to plan routes and to navigate Always park as far from the gas pump as you can. and allow the hose of the pump to extend out while filling up. By parking as far away as possible this will prevent you from clipping the concrete pump guards with the back of the trailer as you turn to pull away. Truck stops typically have gas pump islands which allow for safe navigation. Actively monitor mirrors / monitor the lanes. The right hand lane is typically your friend. Be aware of how much extra distance is required to stop or execute a turn. Never back the vehicle without someone out behind the vehicle to guide and watch out for obstructions.
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JuniperRose Rentals
Jan 01, 2022
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1. Clean the unit! 2. Water heater / water pump: The switch to turn off the water heater and water pump is in the bathroom - Furnace: To turn off the furnace, switch it on from the thermostat - Refrigerator: To Turn off the refrigerator, press the on/off button. Note: While the refrigerator can run off of propane / trailer battery during travel, the practice is discouraged. 3. Propane: Close propane valves 4. Lower the bathroom roof air duct before moving the vehicle to avoid damage or water leakage. 5. Water - If only using the freshwater tank, drain the fresh water tank (valve is on the drivers side, towards the front underneath.) - If using city water, Disconnect water purifier, pressure regulator, elbow and blue freshwater hose and stow in fresh water tote 6. Open the hot and cold low supply line drain which midway underneath on the passenger side. Leave open. 7. Sewer - If in an electric only site, the procedure to dump the camper will occur either when the tank is full or as you exit the campground. - If in a full hook-up site, it is best to dump while still at the site. 8. Electric - Disconnect Electric cable (adapter if relevant) from utility post and trailer and stow. 9. Stabilizers - Retract all stabilizers - Pick up all stabilizer blocks / wood and stow. 10 Hitching - Install hitch and tow mirrors onto tow vehicle - Back tow vehicle so tow ball is near (> 6 inches) of coupler - Extend Trailer jack just above height of hitch ball - Reposition car so ball is under the coupler - While holding the coupler lock back, retract the jack so the ball fits inside of the coupler - Release the coupler lock so it secures onto the ball. Place the coupler lock pin. - Attach the tension bars to hitch - Extend the trailer jack until the tension bars will slide onto the trailer tension brackets (may have to use tension bar tool to “pull” it up onto bracket) - Place tension bar lock pins in place - Retract tongue jack so the jack stand has the same clearance from the ground tow vehicles does. - Stow trailer jack blocks - Connect safety chains and breakaway cable. The chains should cross the form of an X. The breakaway cable should be connected independently of the chain clips using the carabiner. - Connect the 7 pin connector. TEST TRAILER LIGHTS - Remove and stow wheel chocks - Lock doors, stow cabinets, stow stairs - Double Check Mistakes happen when in a hurry – so double check everything
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Jan 01, 2022
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Before you start the procedure below, please view the following YouTube video by RV Geeks to get a better understanding of the overall process. 1. Check tank level from bathroom panel 2. Wear disposable gloves 3. Attach Sewer line - Secure the non-angled end of the sewer hose to the trailer’s sewer outlet connection. - Secure the angled end of the sewer hose into the campground sewer connection point. Note: the campsite connection will need the orange adapter ring in the sewer tote. - Double check all connections. 4. Attach the flush hose Important: Do not apply water pressure to the flush hose until someone is inside to monitor the black tank level. - Attach white flush hose to the open side of the water supply Y adapter. - Attach the other end of white flush hose to the anti-siphon valve. - Attach the other side of the anti-siphon valve to the trailer flush connector on the back of the trailer. (to the right of the city water connection) TIP: First attach the anti-siphon valve to the flush hose. Then use the bumpy ring on the trailer connection to secure the anti-siphon valve 5. Flush Black water tank - Open the trailer’s black tank sewer valve by pulling the handle out sideways. - "Sewer" should be seen in the clear part of the angled end of the sewer line. Wait for the flush to complete. 6. Clean Black Water Tank Important: BE SURE TO MONITOR THE BLACK TANK LEVEL DURING PROCEDURE. NOT PAYING ATTENTION COULD RESULT AN OVERFLOW / UNSANITARY CONDITION. FOR REFERENCE: - Close black tank sewer valve by pushing the handle in - On the fresh water Y adapter, open the valve for the white flush hose - Wait for black tank sensor to get to ¾ full - On the fresh water Y adapter, close the valve to the white flush hose - Open the trailer’s black tank sewer valve by pulling the handle out sideways. - "Sewer" should be seen in the clear part of the angled end of the sewer line. Wait for the flush to complete. 7. Repeat steps 6 until coloration of flush is clear. 8. Make sure black tank sewer valve is closed. 9. Flush grey water tank - Open the trailer's grey tank sewer valve by pulling it’s handle out. Wait for the flush to complete - Close the grey tank sewer valve by pushing the handle in. 10. Make sure the valve to the white flush hose is closed. 11. Disconnect the anti-siphon valve from the trailer, place in plastic bag and stow in the sewer tote. 12. Disconnect white flush hose and stow. 13. Disconnect the sewer hose and stow in the rear bumper. Stow Sewer hose connector in sewer tote. 14. Place the cap back on the trailer's server connection.
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JuniperRose Rentals
Jan 01, 2022
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1. Place the 8 x 4 wide block (wide side up) under the trailer jack stand. 2. Extend the trailer jack high enough to relieve the tension bars. 3. Remove pins securing tension bars Caution: The tension bars may snap with force and swing out on their own. 4. Remove tension bars. (Clips at hitch) 5. Stow tension bars and pins/clip 6. Retract the trailer jack stand so the coupler is neither pushing or pulling the car up or down. 7. Remove safety chains, 7pin connector, and breakaway cable carabiner. Stow in the storage bin of the camper on driver’s side 8. Unhook the coupler lock pin and then HOLD the coupler lock backwards while at the same time extend the trailer jack until the coupler disconnects from the ball. Release the coupler lock. Front to back leveling 1. To level the trailer front to back, place the digital levelling torpedo inside the cabin, directly above the wheels, pointing front to back. Extend or retract the trailer jack as necessary to get the trailer within 3 degrees of level. 2. Another method of checking for front to rear leveling (not as accurate) is to measure the distance from the trailer frame to the ground at the rear and front of the trailer. Stabilizing 1. Place the 4x4 blocks on the ground. 2. Use a hand crank or drill with ¾” socket to extend the stabilizer jacks. WARNING: Stabilizing jacks are just to “stabilize” - NOT FOR SIDE TO SIDE LEVELING. If the height of the camper is changing while extending the jacks, you are overdoing it. Once the stabilizer jacks are set, DO NOT jack up the wheels or extend/retract the power trailer jack. Those actions will damage the stabilizing jacks.
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JuniperRose Rentals
Jan 01, 2022
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Before positioning into a campsite, survey the site’s characteristics. There are three basic types of sites: Boondocking, Pull-Through and Back-in Boondocking Boondocking, in a sense, is to camp off-the-grid, far from the services and amenities that can be found at RV parks or developed campgrounds. Theoretically, boondocking can occur anywhere. While typical boondocking occurs on public land, it can occur on private property (with owners permission). Common spots to boondock are on BLM land, public parks (fee might be required). In some cases, boondocking can technically occur at rest stops, truck stops, even Walmart parking lots (always check for policy on private property.) Pull-Through A Pull in/through site is designed to be easier on the driver by allowing them to drive forward in through the site entrance and continue pulling forward and out to exit the site. Like back-in sites, the utilities will be on the driver’s side of the site. Back-in In a back-in site, there is only one entrance/exit, so you must back the camper into the site for the utilities to be on the correct side of the RV. Back in sites are smaller, but this will vary from site to site. There are some back-in sites that can accommodate diesel pushers, fifth wheels, and other types of larger models. You don’t always have to “back” into a back-in site. Back-in implies that you need to “back” the trailer in to have the utilities on the driver’s side of the vehicle where the connections are closest and most convenient. In either of these configurations, it is not necessary to unhitch the trailer from the tow vehicle. (Be sure to observe local laws, ordinances or policies for the site you are at) Positioning the trailer while Boondocking Ensure you are in a safe area. Ensure you are lawfully parked Position the trailer so there is plenty of room for you to move around the entire unit. Positioning the trailer in a Back-In/Pull-Through site Note: If you are at a site with no water, you will want to fill the fresh water before this step. Ensure you are safely and lawfully parked. It is highly recommended you have a spotter to help navigate. Pull-Through sites can be either straight or curved. Back-In sites are typically straight. Before entering, you will want to survey the site. Make a mental note to not encroach on an area at least 2 feet from the utility pedestal. Additionally, you will want to make a note on how level the ground is near where the wheels will stop once the rear of the trailer on the drivers side is about par with the utility pedestal. Remember to allow space for the trailer wheels to off-track further inside the curve. AVOID hazards. Once the rear of the trailer on the drivers side is near the utility pedestal you will want to make sure the trailer is somewhat parallel with the edge of the site. Put the tow vehicle in park Chalk both sides of each wheel of the trailer. Testing utilities You will want to test the utilities at the site before starting the leveling/unhitching process. Note: This unit is equipped with a Progressive Industries 30 Amp Hardwired RV Electrical Management System Surge Protector with Remote Display. The remote display is in the pantry (underneath the radio). 1. Remove the power cord from the stow cabinet 2. Ensure you arer at a 30 amp site. If you only have a 50 amp outlet, you will need to use the converter dongle. 3. Attach one end of the power cord to the Trailer and the other to the site’s 30 amp connector (You might have to turn on the breaker at the pedestal). 4. Pull down the steps and enter the trailer. Go to the Pantry. 5. Verify surge console indicates “E 0” (No error) If a number greater than 0 appears on the display, the power at the site might be compromised! Immediately: Exit the camper Fold up stairs Remove and stow camper power cord. Request another spot. If the electrical test fails, do not connect the trailer to that site's electrical! If the power is good, then test the water spigot (if site is equipped) To get ready for the next step Exit the trailer, close door and fold up the stairs DISCONNECT THE TRAILERS POWER CORD from the trailer and put off to the side. You may want to move the trailer for side to side leveling. Side to Side Leveling Lay the digital torpedo level inside the camper, above the axle, crossways (pointing to the sides) to test the “side to side” level of the trailer. (The goal is be within 6 degrees) If an adjustment is needed Pull the trailer forward at least 3 feet For a slight adjustment, you may use a single board or the yellow leveling blocks For a major adjustment, you will want to use the Anderson Leveling blocks Place blocks/board/levelers block down behind the tire of the side which needs to raise up. Back up (be aware of not backing into the utility pedestal or any other hazard.) Leveling blocks/board: back up enough so the tire is completely up on the board and you have extra room for the chalks Levelers: back up enough so the side of the trailer raises the desired height. Don’t back up any further than when the tire reaches just before the back of the block. There should be at least a 2-foot clearance between the travel trailer and any obstructions Once the trailer is level side to side, put the tow vehicle in park and chalk the trailer wheels.
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JuniperRose Rentals
Jan 01, 2022
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Overview of setup at an electric only site Fill freshwater tank at designated park location Position trailer at site Test utilities Perform side to side leveling. Place blocks/boards/levelers under a tire as necessary. Unhitch For fresh water operation, make sure the fresh water shutoff valve is open (drivers side stow area). Turn on water pump Setup Refrigerator Turn of water pump Fill the toilet with water by pressing halfway on the pedal. Drop a deodorizer pouch and flush by pressing down on the pedal all the way. TIPS To conserve water, use the water pump only when water is needed. When using the water pump, make sure the Fresh Water Bypass valve is OPEN Leave grey and black water sewer valves closed. When flushing toilet, close windows / doors / bathroom vent (or bad smells may vent into the camper) Overview of setup at and Electric+Water site When you enter the campground, do not stop to fill the freshwater tank Position trailer at site Test utilities Perform side to side leveling. Place blocks/boards/levelers under a tire as necessary Unhitch Perform front to back Leveling Set stabilizer jacks For city water connection, make sure fresh water tank shutoff valve is closed (drivers side stow area) Setup utilities (Water, Refrigerator) Fill the toilet with water by pressing halfway on the pedal. Drop a a deodorizer pouch and flush by pressing down on the pedal all the way. TIPS Do not fill the freshwater tank or use the water pump. The city water connection will be sufficient. When using campground water, make sure the Fresh Water Bypass valve is CLOSED Leave grey and black water sewer valves closed. When flushing toilet, close windows / doors / bathroom vent (or bad smells may vent into the camper)
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JuniperRose Rentals
Jan 01, 2022
In How-To's
1. Spare Tire The spare tire is located in the back of the Trailer. It is secured by a cable lock and two ⅝ bolts. 2. Awning We discourage using the exterior awning. This is for the renter(s) protection. Exterior awnings are at a minimum of $3,000 to replace. They can be damaged very easily due to weather or accidental misuse. Awnings ARE NOT COVERED by insurance. Damage to external awning anytime during the rental period is 100% the renter(s) responsibility. 3. Futon - The futon couch can be converted into a bed by lifting up on the bench and pulling out - The bed can be put back into a couch by lifting up on the bench and pushing back in. 4. Electrical Surge protector: This unit is equipped with a hardwired Progressive Industries 30 Amp RV Electrical Management System Surge Protector with Remote Display. The remote display is located in the pantry (underneath the radio). A list of error codes is posed in the back wall of the pantry. Power conditioner / fuses / circuit breaker 5. Propane - An empty 30 lb tank weighs about 25 lbs. When full, this tank can weigh up to 55 lbs. - To measure how much propane you have, a digital scale is to weigh the tanks. Care must be taken not to hurt yourself doing this. To conserve propane, a best practice is to only turn it on when you need it. (In a campground with utilities, it is most efficient to use the provided electricity to meet your energy needs). Propane is generally used for: - Cooking on indoor stove - Using built in furnace - Rapid warming of hot water heater - Running the refrigerator off the trailer’s 12v dc electric system. Steps to take when you need propane: - Open the propane tank valve. Wait a minute to allow the gas to pressurize the lines. It is recommended to only turn on one propane tank at a time. Use the directional lever on the propane regulator to switch tanks. - At the stove, open the valve for one of the burners. After a few seconds, use a Zippo lighter to light the burner. Verify sufficient gas by making sure it stays lit for at least a minute. Turn off the burner valve. 6. Stove - With propane turned on, open stove valve and manually light with Zippo lighter - Turn off stove 7. Heating and Cooling - Cooling is achieved by turning on the Air conditioner overhead - After making sure propane is flowing to stove, heating can be achieved by turning on the furnace at the wall thermometer. - To turn on the furnace, switch it on the thermostat - To turn off the furnace, switch it off at the thermostat 8. Refrigerator RV refrigerators: - Only properly run when the camper is level. - Can run on either AC or propane+battery. - Do not operate the same as household refrigerators. They have to work extra hard to cool, especially in warmer weather. - Actual temperature is dependent on several factors, inlcuding: i. Fridge setting ii. Ambient temperature inside and outside the trailer - Controls i. Power: This button turns the refrigerator off/on ii. Mode: This button toggles through the modes AC, LP or Auto iii. Temp Set: This button controls the temperature (1=warmer - 9 cooler) 9. Condenser Fan This unit is equipped with fans to cool down the condenser. They are located in the top refrigerator vent on the backside of the camper. This is to help the refrigerator more efficiently. The temperature controller is located in the bottom vent on the backside of the camper. The cooling start temperature is set to 45C and the stop temperature at 41C To preserve the longevity of the cooling fans, it is recommended that the end temperature is set to no lower than 41C. If necessary, to open the back panel, turn the screws so they line “up and down.” the top of the vent should pop out. Be sure to replace the vent covers and secure them. WARNING: This cooling system is powered by the onboard 12VDC battery. The onboard 12VDC battery is charged by either shore power or the connection with the Tow Vehicle. It is possible to run down the tow vehicles or Trailers 12DC battery if they are not charged regularly which this system is turned on. A switch is provided to turn this feature off to preserve battery life. 10. Control Switches Cabin Switches i. Top – Awning switch ii. Left – Awning light iii. Middle – Orange porch light iv. Right – cabin lights (each round light can be operated individually) 11. Thermostat Before operating the furnace, open propane and make sure you can light the stove. This will make sure air is bled out of lines 10 . Water Pump / Water Heater / Tank gauges (in bathroom) Bottom Left – Water Pump Middle – Gas heater Right – Electric water heater It is recommended to only turn on the water pump / water heater when there is a need for water. 11. Water City water connection Warning: Be aware that campground water may be unsafe to drink - If using the water tap at a campsite, you will want to make sure the fresh water stop valve (drivers side stow cabinet) is CLOSED. This will prevent backflow from the system back into the freshwater tank. The order of connections: 1. Water tap at campsite 2. Hose bib 3. Y adapter 4. Pressure regulator 5. Water purifier 5. Blue fresh water supply line 6. 90-degree elbow 7. Camper city water connection Turn on water at spigot / open Y-adapter valve 1. Open a faucet to check pressure 2. Check for leaks Fresh water tank: If you will be using the camper fresh water tank, you will want to make sure the fresh water stop valve (drivers side stow cabinet) is OPEN. This will allow water from the fresh water tank into the campers water pump system Fill the fresh water tank - Place a water hose into the inlet port on the driver’s side of the camper. (Monitor the water level from the control panel in the bathroom) - Turn on the water pump. - Open a faucet - you should expect to hear air bleed from the lines. - Once the faucet is running consistently, close the faucet. - Check for leaks The water pump should stop shortly after closing the faucet. If it does not stop, water is running out of the lines in another location. Once the water pump stops the water lines are pressurized. 12. Water Heater - The switch to turn on the water heater is in the bathroom. You have the option of Electric, Gas or both. - If you choose to use Gas: i. While Gas will warm water quicker, it will result in burning through propane quicker. ii. Make sure the stove works for at least two minutes consistently before trying to use the Gas option. iii. Make sure you can hear the gas water heater ignite and burn. 13. Holding Tanks - Gray Water The gray water holding tank is designed only to hold water runoff from the sinks and shower. Do not pour liquids other than water down the drains. -Black Water The Black water tank is designed to only hold water, human waste and RV toilet paper. Do not put any other liquids or objects in the black water tank. - Your rental should start with empty tanks, with the exception of some water already in the black tank and a deodorizing tab. - Leave the outside black and gray water tank valves closed (PUSHED IN) until in the process of emptying the tanks (below). - Monitor the tanks from the bathroom panel. - Should the gray water tank reach ⅔ full, draining of the shower may slow. All other sinks will drain properly. The runoff water in the gray tank will later be used to help flush the black water in the hose when you get ready to dump it. (i.e. flush the black tank first, grey tank second.) If either tank get past ¾ full, proceed with flushing both of them. Once the tanks are flushed, fill the toilet with water and drop another deodorizer pouch in the black tank. Fill with another gallon or so of water. 14. Toilet - To fill the toilet bowl with water, GENTLY push down the foot flush lever half way. - To flush the contents of the toilet bowl, GENTLY push down the foot flush lever all the way. - You will want to fill the bowl with water before flushing waste into the black holding tank.
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JuniperRose Rentals
Jan 01, 2022
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Door latch and lock The red level is a deadbolt lever. Fire Extinguisher Become familiar with the instructions on how to use it. CO2 / LP Gas Detector The CO2 / LP gas detector is just outside the bathroom door. Note: The CO2 / LP Gas detector only works when there is power supplied to the trailer. A green light indicates the unit is functioning. A Red light indicates alarm. The flush button in the lower left can be used to test as well as silence buzzer alarm if activated. Smoke Detector Button can be used to test or silence if activated. Emergency Exit (Living room) Both levers at the bottom of the window need to be flipped up to release the catch. Swing window outward. Emergency Exit (Bedroom) Bar at the bottom of the window needs to be lifted up, swing forward and push window out
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Jan 01, 2022
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Orientation (up to 3 hours) will include the following topics: Checklist - initial presence of items included in the rental (required). Departure Inspection Form (required). A review of the safety features (below). A review of the Trailer’s systems / maintenance (below). Sign Agreement / Departure form (below). Photo of (required). Operating license of all drivers (must be current) Insurance card listing drivers as insured (must be current) License plate of tow vehicle Sit with you on a test drive (required). The weight distribution setup will be checked during a stop on the test drive. Note: All drivers must be verified on the Rental Reservation
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Jan 01, 2022
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UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight) 2,950 Dry Hitch Weight 300 Dry Axle Weight 2,650 NCC (Net Carrying Capacity) 1,050 GVWR 4,000 Interior Height 82" Exterior Height 9' 5" Exterior Width 90" Exterior Length 21' Refrigerator (Cubic Feet) 4.2 Water Heater Cap. (Gal. G/E w/DSI) 6 Fresh Water Cap. (Gal.) 38 Black Water Cap. (Gal.) 30 Gray Water Cap. (Gal.) 30 LP Gas Cap. (Lbs.) 60 Furnace BTUs (1,000s) 16 Tire Size 15" Awning 11' Maximum weight of cargo 340 kg / 750 lbs Tires: ST22575R15D TowMaxPower King SRII E/10PR Speed: L (75 MPH) @ 65 PSIMax Tire pressure: (cold)80 psi @ 2860 (5720) 50 psi @ 2150 (4300)
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JuniperRose Rentals
Dec 31, 2021
In FAQ
Delivery / pickup is available within 60 miles of Council Bluffs, IA - additional per/mile fee applies.
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Dec 31, 2021
In FAQ
Requesting a camper rental is easy, like counting to 5!
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Dec 31, 2021
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Your tow vehicle must be equipped with a tow package (i.e. 2" hitch receiver, brake controller with 7 pin connector near hitch). The tow vehicle must be rated to tow at least 5,000 lbs. Many mid-sized SUV's / trucks could work. It's a good idea for you to be familiar with the identification plate inside your drivers side door jamb. The actual towing capacity for your vehicle should be listed there, along with the Gross Axle Weight rating for your vehicle. Two very important set of numbers when it comes to towing.
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