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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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Old 05-20-2017, 05:02 PM   #38
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Ok you have helped us with our hot water tank that drove us crazy, now I need help with our Refrigerator we have taken it off propane going through a twenty pound tank every often week. We are have a night mare trying to get the seating right direction don't under stand hope any one can help us again we have an A122S hard shell rock wood surpream
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:22 PM   #39
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Am I doing something wrong trying to start my fridge with gas? I have gas going to stove, it works on electric, but when I turn on and hold down button and click red starter, it sounds like it starts but it doesn't work. Does it have to be very level to work?
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farmgirl, Welcome to the site. On the A-frame, start as you are doing, you will hear a pop most times, ( the pop tell you that the gas has gotten to the fridge) the pop 9 out of 10 times will put out the pilot light. Do a quick double click with the red starter button. I then wait 5 second and press the starter again to see if the gas pop if no pop, I then feel it is lit.
I will then wait 10 or more minutes and feel for heat on the top vent to see that the fridge is lit/on.
You can lite the fridge at any angle but it must be near level for it to cool.
Oh you need to hold down the on off gas knob and for a time after the pop.

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