How to set-up your camper trailer correctly

Are you having trouble tripping over each other while tying the knots of a rope? Or setting and dismantling tents? It does not have to be this way! Most of us are campers that do not stay put at once location and keep on moving from place to place.  This ends up in constantly setting and packing up things. Below are some tips that can put the whole camping process in a straight line and make your trip hassle-free.

Before you set up camp, make sure you remove all the things required for the night like a torch, gasoline for the fire, etc. This is necessary to prevent you from exiting and entering your tent, again and again, thus preventing the entry of harmful insects and nocturnal creatures.

Make sure when choosing a camp spot you assess to sure the hookups are close enough for the electrical plug and water hoses to reach. Try to level the trailer as well and set the corner jacks. After setting up, make sure to go inside the trailer and check the power flow.

Below we have created a step-by-step for setting up your Bluewater Camper Trailer:

  • When selecting the perfect spot to setup your camper, try and find a level and grassy area where possible.
  • Adjust the height of all 4 stabilizer legs that are located at the front and rear of the trailer, to try and get the trailer as level as possible. Use the socket brace.
  • Attached the metal clip from the end of the front winch strap, to the metal hook on the top of the bed base.
  • Unclip the 6 latches that hold the bed base closed. The gas struts will start to push against the bed base and lift it up.
  • Wind the winch handle to allow the bed base to lift, fold over, and gently lower toward you, and onto front fridge box. Wind the winch all the way until the bed is lowered against the front fridge box, to secure the bed down.
  • Move to the rear of the camper, remove the split pins on each corner of the tailgate assembly, and gently lower down 90 degrees into the open position.
  • At the rear of the trailer are 4 x key locks, un-do each one and pull the bed out slowly until it hits the stopper inside, and is fully extended. There are 2 x drop bolts each side, and these need to be aligned with holes located on the slide bed rail, and drop into position.
  • Remove the split pins that hold the small support legs for the slide out bed, underneath the bed on the tailgate frame. Move into position and use the split pins to secure.
  • Unlock the side entry door of the main tent, fold out the step and Adjust the height of the step support leg if you are camped on uneven ground
  • From outside the tent you will find a buckle across the front bed, you will need to unclip the buckle holding the pole down and grab the large strap attached to the silver D rings on each corner of the tent and lift up, this will release the gas struts and pop up the wall. Move to the rear of the camper and repeat pulling the strap to lift up the rear wall. There is no need for adjustment of any of the internal structure poles, they are all set length.
  • Starting from the main bed area you can use 4 x spreader bars labelled 2a in each corner of the roof for extra tension and make the tent taught. Also 2 x short spreader bars labelled 2b in the corner of the roof at the slide out bed end.

WARNING: Do not over extend the poles with great force and stretch the canvas, as this will cause unnecessary stress on the seams

NOTE: Making your ropes visible using glow-in-the-dark paints is a blessing if you are camping in an area that gets minimum sunlight.

If you plan to stay overnight, try to remove as less things as possible. This will result in easy packing the next day.

Follow these pointers above and have a great camping experience!

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