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Ohero Viva Tumbler Review With Ice Test

Today, we are going review a pulse buy I made of the Ohero Viva Tumbler and will be doing an ice test.

There are so many types of Tumblers on the market, you never know which ones are worth the investment or just plain old junk. Everyone knows you can spend a ton of money on a “good” Tumbler. Sadly, these companies are great at marketing but the same quality can be found at a much cheaper, like half the price.

So as I said above, this was a pulse buy and I took a chance on the Ohero Viva because of a couple features they have. I didn’t know much about the brand itself or if it would worth the space in my cabinet. So, let’s see good or bad it turned out to be.

What I purchased

Features

Since it was the features that caught my eye and talked me into getting these in the first place, let’s start with those.

Silicone Sleeves

As you can see in the above photo, these tumblers come with a silicone sleeve on them. That’s not the feature that caught my eye though. The sleeves remove and can be replaced with other colors.

Why is this important to me? I purchased a 30oz tumbler for myself and a 20oz for my wife. I drink more coffee than her. But, I know I will probably end up getting stuck with the 20oz since she will steal mine to fill up with a margarita to lay out at the pool with. As any good husband would do (lol), I went ahead and picked up a pink sleeve for her. So when that time comes (it came on Labor Day), it will be ready. I also picked up a black 20oz sleeve for when I get stuck with the smaller one. Sorry, but I’m not a powder blue kinda guy!

Non-Slip Bottom

On the other tumblers I have had, the bottom was always metal. Never really thought anything about it until I seen the rubber bottoms on the Viva’s. I would bet that all of us has bumped our tumblers only to it slide off a table or two. With the rubber bottom, it has some pretty good grip. Check out the video below, I show the grip a little.

Besides being “non-gliding”, the rubber bottom also protects whatever the tumbler is sitting on. Now we do not get that big smacking sound on our back deck glass table.

Good Quality Replacement Lids

One thing that I know that I’ll go through once a year is the lid. I will drop my tumbler and eventually, I will break the lid.

The lid that comes with the Viva is thick and solidly made. It fully closes to help keep your drink cold and slides open easily. They sell the exact lids that you can pick up as replacements. I purchased one extra for each tumbler. They were cheap enough where it makes sense, since I’m clumsy.

When dealing with some other brands, you can either not find replacement lids or they are ridiculously expensive. I mean who pays $10+ for a lid?

Fold-able Tumbler Holders

Okay, these may not be for everyone and to be honest, they may not be for me either, but I got a couple for the campsite anyway. I was in full shopping mode lol.

The cup holders are easy to store away and can be folded up. My plan is to strap them to my camper post when sitting outside. Again, not sure yet if this is for me but hey, why not. They seem like they will last a long time and the tumblers do fit well.

The Tumbler Ice Challenge

Okay, so as you can tell by my review so far, you can tell that I really like the look and features of the Ohero Viva tumblers. But that all means nothing if they don’t keep your drink cold! So I did an ice test myself to see just how they hold up.

I filled both my 30oz and 20oz tumblers with ice and let them site for 24 hours in the heat. I was really hoping there would still be ice in them the next morning, not to mention a full 24 hours!

After 24 hours, there was more than just a little ice left in them. There was a big chunk in the 30oz and obviously a little less in the 20oz! 24 hours sitting in the heat and still have that much ice, nice!

Not shown in the video, but I went ahead and left the ice as is for another 24 hours to see what happened. I found that the ice lasted in the 30oz tumbler for about 40ish hours. That my friend is awesome. The 20oz tumbler lasted between 28-30 hours.

Comparing the price between marketed brands like Yeti, the Ohero Viva is way cheaper and preforms at the same level (and has better features). I have never understood why someone would pay so much for a brand name like Yeti unless it is to show that they can afford it.

The Bottom Line

If you are a bog roller just wanting to make sure that everyone around you thinks you have money to piss away, go ahead and stay with Yeti. If you are sensible and just want something that works and looks good, I say give this small brand a try. You save money and can always laugh at your buddy that paid twice as much and doesn’t work any better than yours…

My Video Review of The Ohero Viva Tumbler

Pros and Cons of Electric Tongue Jacks For Your Camper

You may have noticed that there are options to add an electric powered tongue jack to your camper. Or maybe you had one go out on you and trying to decide if you should replace it with another electric or replace it by installing a manual trailer jack. The short answer is, it depends on what you want and how much it is worth to you. Today, we will be going over the pros and cons of electric camper tongue jacks, and give the information you need to know to make that decision.

Durability

Our 2013 camper came with one included and I felt all fancy having it, even my brother in-law was envious as he was cranking his. He had the last laugh once mine failed in year three of having the camper. I ended up replacing it with a manual jack before a tree fell on our camper the following year.

The one most important thing to keep in mind when deciding to add an electric tongue jack to your camper is realizing that your adding another failure point. At some point in the future, you will need to replace it again.

When you have a manual jack, there is not much to go wrong with it. Maybe a little grease in the gears and you should be good for as long as you own your camper.

When you have an electric trailer jack, it will fail at some point. Though there are brands out their considered to be the best trailer jacks, the better you take care of it, the longer it will last. I learned a lot about this when we got our new camper and here are some tips to keeping your camper’s electric front jack in good shape. By following these tips, you should get more years out of it.

Keep it covered!

You can buy small covers specifically for your these. Don’t just use the cover when your camper is stored, but always have it on. We remove it during travel and set up and put it back on.

So why is it important to keep them covered you ask? Two main reasons. First the cover will keep rain from penetrating your motor. This is what happened to our. It filled with sitting water which rusted everything inside. Eventually, the motor would not run.

Next keeping it covered will help with the sun rays which will make the casing brittle. Everything sun destroys everything camper. It will start to fade, then start to get brittle and eventually crack/brake. Luckily we didn’t have this issue because our camper was so young but I learned this when researching once we got our new camper. It just makes sense.

Grease all fittings

The next tip is to make sure you use dielectric grease on all plugs that are not covered by heat-shrink.

Moister and electric doesn’t go well together. Have you have seen corrosion on your car batteries? Taking off the case and adding some dielectric grease to all the plugs will save you frustration down the road.

Price

When looking into if we should replace our electronic camper trailer jack, the first thing that came to mind was price. Knowing that everything camper related seems to be over-prices, I was expecting a $500 price tag. I ended up surprised when I actually looked them up and was seeing many for under $200.

Price will depend on size which we will talk about below but you can expect to pay between $150-$300.

What Size Electric Tongue Jack do I Need For My Camper?

If you replacing or adding an electric jack to your camper, picking the right size is probably the most important decision you will make. If you select an under-powered jack,  you will replacing it sooner rather than later.

How to pick the correct weight when buying an electric trailer jack

This takes a little more math than one would think but, it’s not too hard to figure out. Remember when looking for a jack that it will not be lifting the whole camper. So camper weight in itself doesn’t come into play here.

The jack needs to be rated for your campers tongue weight plus your load. Let me explain. When you look at the sticker on your camper with VIN, weights, etc, you will see the tongue weight. This is the weight the camper puts on the tongue. The rest of the weight is on the tires.

Keep in mind that the weight on your sticker is for a stock unloaded camper. It doesn’t take into account of anything you place in it. And “things” are heavy!

So, here is how you figure out how big of jack you need to your camper (this is the same process for both electric and manual camper jacks):

  • Find your camper sticker with VIN/weights and write down your “tongue weight”
  • Estimate the weight of everything you have added to your camper. I go with 1,500 pounds
  • Add those together and that is the size tongue jack you need for your camper

You can always go up a little if you are unsure. Better to have too much power than not enough.

Wiring

Lastly, if you are replacing a manual camper jack with an electric, you will need to run a few wires for power. This is not an issue for some but others may need help. You can expect camper service shops to be expensive and I can see the price of your new electric camper jack to double if having a shop install it.

The Bottom Line

It really comes down to personal preference and how much an electric camper jack is worth to you while camping. It may be a great choice for someone older that may have issues hand cranking the jack but not worth it to the dad who may have to crank the leveling jacks anyway.

Pros of an electric camper jack:

  • Less work
  • Easier for someone older, someone with shoulder/arm issues
  • Easy for the wife and kids to help
  • Can crank in the event the electric motor goes out

Cons of an electric camper jack:

  • More expensive
  • One more failure point. It will go out at some point and need replaced
  • Should use cover
  • You brother in-law will make fun of you lol

Helpful Resources

Video Instructions on How To Install an Electric Tongue Jack