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Old 03-10-2013, 09:40 AM   #31
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Much Appreciated

Great to have this in one place and be able to read through while waiting for delivery of our A122. Although there may be differences if changes have been made with this years models, it's a good orientation before going through the trailer with the dealer.

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Old 03-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #32
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Welcome Extenter! When do you pick up your A122? Would enjoy pictures of the new addition once youre all settled in...please share any ideas or mods you might come up with!


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Old 03-10-2013, 05:33 PM   #33
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Thanks handbuilder and I most definitely will share any mods or changes but going through this site it's difficult to imagine coming up with something new! Such great ideas and information sharing in this community of A-framers.

We expect to pick up the unit first week of April. Hopefully the weather will improve, mostly as in dry out. I don't mind giving all the components, such as the heat pump and/or furnace a workout - in fact like many other posts I've read that's when, unfortunately, some the bugs are found or worked out. Would just like to do it without a monsoon drowning it all out.

Nights are still cool in coastal SW B.C., around 4C/40F, but we have a very nice, large provincial park that's open all year about 20 minutes drive away. Great spot for a first trip although like most B.C. parks, no water or power hookups. But oooh those mountain & lake views! Will snap and post some pics.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:12 PM   #34
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Congrats Extenter: I look forward to the shots of your maiden voyage. Someday I hope to make it to BC (from Kentucky) and hope its with my AFrame.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #35
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Your time on the road would not be misspent Jeep4Two. BC would be a great destination and turn-around point to also take in some of what looks like gorgeous country in the south and southeast of here in the States that we intend to explore as time permits. I should clarify my post above - most provinciall parks don't have hook-ups, though they are starting to up those numbers - but of course there are lots of private ones that do.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:12 AM   #36
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On our way back from Alaska last summer, we got off the ferry at Prince Rupert and drove east through BC to Jasper before heading back through AB and into the states at the Sweetgrass, Montana, portal. Awe-inspiring territory! I agree any trip into/through BC wouldn't be wasted. While in Jasper, daily visits to the Bear's Paw Bakery are strongly suggested...

Where are you relative to Prince Rupert?

Edit: just looked you up on Google Maps. You're near a place I want to visit someday, Vancouver. We have relatives in Seattle but we seldom get there to visit and it's always a hasty trip. Someday maybe we can camp our way back there and then explore the area.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:07 PM   #37
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Much to see and do just in the Lower Mainland area - Vancouver and the Fraser Valley - and not far to the north is a gorgeous drive up to the Whistler & Pemberton area. South to Seattle has some very nice country staying either side of I-5. Keep to roads closer to the coast, including the Chuckanut Drive just south of Bellingham, or further inland, south on Hwy 9 from the Abbotsford/Sumas border crossing. So much country, too little time!


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