The Time Out Deluxe is a roomy lightweight trailer that can be pulled by a full-size motorcycle, trike, or any car, crossover, SUV.
In this video, I'm demonstrating how the camper arrives at your house, how to unpack it, and how to assemble it.
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Well it doesn't look much like spring yet but the arrival of my Time Out Deluxe motorcycle camper must mean that spring is just around the corner, and I thought you might like to take a look at how these are assembled.
After I get it off the truck, I like to go around and take a look at the carton to check for any potential damage. I've got a hole here, but this looks like it's okay. There's nothing wrong here. So I'm going to go ahead and pop these metal straps off and put this together.
The first thing I'm going to do here is pull out the aerodynamic cooler out of its box and check that to make sure that's okay. That looks like that's fine.
So now I'll lift the top off and I'll use that to hold all the stuff I'm going to get rid of. These are wrapped up pretty well so I'll take this off and just take a look at the exterior to make sure it's okay. I'm sure it is.
All right, the next thing I'm going to do is pop the latches on either side of the lid and I'm going to open this up. I'm going to prop the top and the bed area together and that will hold it open and let me unload it.
Let's see, so what have we got here? Well, we have the Add-A-Room. We'll take a look in another video about how to set that up. We also have the l-shaped awning. We have the air conditioning stand. We've got some poles that you can use to support the tent if it's wet outside. I have ten poles associated with the Add-A-Room. These can also be used for the l-shaped awning.
Let's see what else do we have here? Well, we have a bag of cat crap...(record scratch noise)...wait a minute. A bag of cat crap. She kind of snuck that in there. I guess I'll deal with that later.
This is a tripod in case I want to use the table outside of the camper. I've got a chair. And these are the standard wheels that come with it. 12" white steel wheels. I might change those later. I've got a queen-sized air mattress, a cover for everything.
The I've got some instructions, license plate frame, wiring harness, brake controller, center caps, a coupler for the tongue, some safety chains and some hardware. So let's take a look at how all this goes together.
The first thing I'll do here is remove the tongue. As you can see, that has the VIN on it. If you're looking for the sticker, that's on the tongue. Now, I'm going to take the screws out of the jackstands in the front of the camper so that I can use this flat jack to jack it up. And that will make it real easy to put the wheels on.
Center cap goes on and then I will slide a wheel in place. I'm going to tighten these down just enough to move the camper. Before I take it out for the first time, I'll tighten those down to about 50 to 60 foot pounds of torque.
Now I'm going to pull out the wiring harness so I can run that through the tongue. I got the lighted cooler package and the wiring harness is prewired here so I have a pair of leads for the cooler package. On the front I've got a five pin flat plug for the lights and a two pin plug for the brakes. You can always change that. I might change that later to something smaller but for now I'll leave it as it is.
So after I run the wiring harness through the tongue, I'm then going to run the tongue back through those two brackets on the front of the camper and I'm going to use the Grade 8 hardened bolts that come with it to lock that into place. This comes with nylock nuts so you don't need to use washers with it.
And now, looking under the camper, I've got a nice solid powdercoated steel frame, an independent rubber torsion suspension. I've got a spot in the back where I can mount a spare tire underneath. It's just a nice, clean, sturdy setup. This camper will last for a long time.
Now, I've run the two bolts through the coupler and I'm ready to pull this off the pallet. I would recommend that you either put a set of runners or something under the tires to run it off the pallet. Or, since I'm not going to keep the pallet, I'm going to cut it up. Because if you try to run it off the pallet, the wheels will drop down into the center section and you'll be stuck.
Well, this is just the start of the snow we're supposed to get this spring, so I'll put this camper away for now. If you'd like to learn more about the Time Out camper, visit my site here at OpenRoadOutfitters.com. Feel free to drop me an e-mail.
So until next time, this is Dale Coyner for Open Road Outfitters, wishing you many happy journeys.