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Old 04-12-2014, 11:31 PM   #1
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I bought a 2013 Vibe 6504. Pulling with 2012 Ford Explorer. Any and all tips welcome! We looked at a lot of campers. Kept coming back to this one.

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Old 04-13-2014, 06:42 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and hope you enjoy your new Vibe. We bought our Vibe 6503 about 4 months ago. We are planning a two week trip to Tennessee. The only tips I can think of is be careful how you load your camper being a single axle you can be to heavy in front or rear. To much weight in the rear the trailer is more likely to sway, to much in front could raise the front of your tow vehicle. Recommend a Weight Distribution Hitch for safety. The Vibe is easy to tow and has less wind drag compared to other campers. We are happy with ours and look forward to going camping soon.

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Old 04-13-2014, 10:20 AM   #5
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One Concern ...

We have had pop ups for 26 years. I have to store the Vibe at a storage lot. One of my concerns is getting the black/grey waste properly cleaned up, the water tank purified (when I need to) and winterization - given that I can't do any of that in my yard! I have read a lot about preparing/cleaning when at the site and hooked up to sewage, and I've located nearby waste stations .. We wont' do dry camping much.

Regarding winterization - I may just take it to a dealer every year to be done correctly ..

But any advice welcome!
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