Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2013, 11:49 AM   #81
Senior Member
 
lotsip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cape Cod, Mass.
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justbryguy View Post
We are not letting winter keep us home! In fact, living in San Diego, we have to go out and find winter! This is our camp site at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite. Normally packed months in advance, we are one if only three others camping- one in a pickup camper, the others in tents. It's a MAGICAL time to be here! The snow everywhere is stunning! No annoying hoards of people, and those that are here have been great- they all seem to "get" that being here this time of year is special. More pics on their way, as we are here through Saturday.

As far as getting cold, I will say that the furnace in the trailer is unreliable. We had it replaced under warranty before we left, and it still does not cycle properly. The dealer said they had replaced a lot of them. Our Big Buddy Heater, however, keeps the trailer at a nice 55-60 degrees almost all night long despite temps near 20F!!
I am picking up my a122 tomorrow in Mass., (so excited), and will be doing the florida trip next week, then maine in the early spring............so, sub-freezing temps are possible on the trip down and back from florida, and definitely in Maine......
I have a small , portable , electric heater that i will bring, in case the camper heater doesn't hack it......i guess.............but, was wondering, do u put water in your water tank?, and/or use your water heater?
I am thinking you'd have to keep your water storage in jugs, right ?
__________________

__________________
lotsip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 12:48 PM   #82
Member
 
Justbryguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 34
Congrats on your new trailer! I know you will love it!

In prepping for this trip, I had the dealer blow out all the water from the lines and drain the hot water tank. Didn't want to risk anything freezing at all, since we don't have hook ups where we are. We just brought water with us. Our Buddy Heater has been doing a great job of keeping is toasty at night!

Have a great trip!
__________________

__________________
Justbryguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #83
Senior Member
 
lotsip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cape Cod, Mass.
Posts: 223
Thanks so much, will just do that, lug my water in jugs........til i get to warmer climes Btw, whats a buddy heater ?
__________________
lotsip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #84
Member
 
Justbryguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 34
A Buddy Heater is a propane heater designed for indoor spaces. Most outdoor places carry them. I purchased a reconditioned one from Cabelas and its working great. Mr. Heater is the brand and they come in a few different sizes.
__________________
Justbryguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #85
Member
 
Tomscat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sunny Arizona
Posts: 82
Our flat screen tv is 19 in.. It just fit in the space we wanted to use. We removed the net holder and put it on the other side and it works just fine there. At this point with only getting to camp 6 plus times a year, we have not wanted to invest in a dish but my mom and dad did when they we full time campers, and said it worked pretty good. We have a DVD player and we are watching videos that we rent before we leave. We also have a library of ones we re-watch.
Our trip to Kartchner caverns had to be canceled due to freezing weather... Not normal for southern Arizona. As we were re-packing the camper my husband noticed that the furnace was not working. So the camper went in to the shop for a "tune-up". $80 and a week later the camper is back home and ready to go as soon as it warms up.
Next time we are out I will get better photos of out tv.
Happy camping to you...
Cathy
__________________
Tom and Cathy
T12BH 2012
Forest River
Tomscat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #86
Senior Member
 
lotsip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cape Cod, Mass.
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justbryguy View Post
A Buddy Heater is a propane heater designed for indoor spaces. Most outdoor places carry them. I purchased a reconditioned one from Cabelas and its working great. Mr. Heater is the brand and they come in a few different sizes.
ahhh, i see, thanks, is it vented to the outside ?
__________________
lotsip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 05:31 PM   #87
Senior Member
 
lotsip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cape Cod, Mass.
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomscat View Post
Our flat screen tv is 19 in.. It just fit in the space we wanted to use. We removed the net holder and put it on the other side and it works just fine there. At this point with only getting to camp 6 plus times a year, we have not wanted to invest in a dish but my mom and dad did when they we full time campers, and said it worked pretty good. We have a DVD player and we are watching videos that we rent before we leave. We also have a library of ones we re-watch.
Our trip to Kartchner caverns had to be canceled due to freezing weather... Not normal for southern Arizona. As we were re-packing the camper my husband noticed that the furnace was not working. So the camper went in to the shop for a "tune-up". $80 and a week later the camper is back home and ready to go as soon as it warms up.
Next time we are out I will get better photos of out tv.
Happy camping to you...
Cathy
Thanks Cathy, I think I will get a 19" or 22" from walmart, start off with rabbit ears for the trip down , and if needed, i can always do the DishNetwork/Weekender, no contract, pay as you go, deal.

Gonna pick up my a122 tomorrow....its supposed to snow a bit here overnight, 1-5 inches, yuck, if I can't get it tomorrow, looks like tuesday, because of the holiday weekend ;/
__________________
lotsip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 06:11 PM   #88
Senior Member
 
lotsip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cape Cod, Mass.
Posts: 223
Oh, btw, i need to know what size ball for the hitch for the a122 is ? Anyone know , offhand, I am guessing its 2" ?
__________________
lotsip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 06:43 PM   #89
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 20
Not long after we bough our Rockwood A128S my husband and I did a "stay in your own state" tour. We started in from our home in North Idaho and traveled down to Southern Idaho do a big loop. We put a lot of miles in during that seven days and enjoyed the heck out of it. I thought I would add a few photos because I'm like you guys. I'm ready to go camping!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG2331.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	54.3 KB
ID:	23089   Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG2334.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	51.2 KB
ID:	23090   Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG2342.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	56.4 KB
ID:	23091   Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG2359.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	51.8 KB
ID:	23092   Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG2369.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	61.9 KB
ID:	23093  

__________________
mickeylind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 07:29 PM   #90
Rockwood Premier A126
 
gregory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Rural Illinois
Posts: 336
Very nice, mickeylind! Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing

Deb
__________________

__________________
Deb & Gary
2007 Ford E150 cargo van, 2012 Rockwood Premier A126

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike._ John Muir
gregory is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
a-frame

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:10 AM.