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Old 05-08-2012, 10:25 AM   #31
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handbuilder: Actually, I don't want to discourage anyone about the awning. While the initial setup was not as easy as I had hoped, I think that it will be easier once I get all the set up "kinks" out. I agree with LM that it may take 2 people to easily set it up. I know that if you are of a very short stature as my DW then it would be very difficult to manage the setup alone as it has a very high peak.

I can see this as being a real extension of the camper's living space. I can accommodate additional family members with outside sleeping arrangements (with a ground cloth and cots). With the addition a solid underpinning panel fabricated out of a cheap plastic tarp to keep down the cold drafts, it will be nice during early spring late fall camping as well. The EZ UP canopy still works as an option for me over the picnic table area.

Again, I was very impressed with it after we got it set it up.

LM: Once again, I appreciate your response. You route the "socket pocket" out from under the overhang and over the front of the corner plate (This should eliminate the "bunching" of the material to fit.)? Did you run a small strip over the surface of the corner plate to help secure and support the "pocket" before reattaching to sides of the awning for the side's vertical runs?

I know that I am going to have to play a bit more with the installation on this one. I wasn't all impressed with our dealer's tech as he simply "threw up his hands" on showing it to us and more or less told us to go out and get a cheap EZ UP.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #32
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Yes, this should eliminate your bunching problem and create a good fit. I did not run a strip of velcro over the corner plate...it makes a good and tight seal and also creates a channel for water runoff when tied into the velcro running down the side of the diamond plate.

You've got to remember how new the awning option is. Our awning was our dealers first experience with one as well and I get the feeling they worked on it all morning before we got there.

One other benefit I realized on the last trip was rain protection it provided for ALOT of gear. There was a potential for overnight rain and before I went to bed I filled it up with stuff I preferred not getting wet (genny, chairs, lanterns, etc.) The EZ up will afford you no protection from a driving rain.

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:58 PM   #33
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I just took delivery on my 2012 A frame and I would like to know the correct storage cover to purchase. The trailer fits nicely in my garage but my wife just gave me the " Stinkey Stare." So off to the storage lot it goes.
Any ideas will help.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:55 AM   #34
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There are a few posts in here about covers for the a frame... Take a scan through the topics... Here's one
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...mes-17867.html
There's a few more as well.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:08 AM   #35
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Thank's for the response. I was thinking of a cover because of the year round hot sun here in Fl. I don't know if it will harm the paint or culking of my trailer. Also, is there any really good travel clubs such as Good Sam and Camp USA I should be investigating.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:29 AM   #36
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I don't personally see any value in travel clubs but part of that has to do with living in the northeast. I do have a AAA upgraded membership for 100mi towing. (RV AAA is not offered in MA I don't believe)
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #37
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The following questions and answers are all a bit off topic (sorry OP):
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Thank's for the response. I was thinking of a cover because of the year round hot sun here in Fl. I don't know if it will harm the paint or culking of my trailer.
Yes, the sun can get pretty brutal on paint, plastic, etc, especially in Florida and points south. I would think that you'll need to keep an eye on the caulk and a good coat of wax on the paint. Is it possible to purchase and erect (zoning) a "Kentucky carport" at your house?
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Also, is there any really good travel clubs such as Good Sam and Camp USA I should be investigating.
Gary and I don't belong to any clubs. We like to go on our own, but I think that this forum of forest river owners are a travel club and have rallys (not exclusive to Aframe campers and will include 5th wheels, etc.)
The Rally Zone | F.R.O.G. Events - Forest River Forums

Also, I've read that Aliners and Chalets welcome Aframe style campers of other brands at their rallys.
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Don't be afraid to start your own fresh post questions. You'll get better responses from more viewers with a title specific to your inquiry.

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Old 05-10-2012, 10:40 AM   #38
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Thumbs up My Awning Experience.... part deux

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Yes, this should eliminate your bunching problem and create a good fit. I did not run a strip of velcro over the corner plate...it makes a good and tight seal and also creates a channel for water runoff when tied into the velcro running down the side of the diamond plate.

You've got to remember how new the awning option is. Our awning was our dealers first experience with one as well and I get the feeling they worked on it all morning before we got there.

One other benefit I realized on the last trip was rain protection it provided for ALOT of gear....

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My wife and I did another run through last night (in our back yard). The pockets lined up perfectly over the surface the corner plates. It was one of those duh! moments. The poles were more manageable the 2nd time around. We finished the Velcro installation (sides and base), and pinned it down. Overall, it was easier this time around.

Going back to a previous question: A single individual can put it up, however, it will be somewhat more difficult. I've took some pictures of a few of the key areas that I may post if anyone needs them.

Thanks, again LM!
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #39
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No problem DG. I have received a good bit of help in here and the least I can do is return the favor. I think you will begin to see the virtue of the awning over the next few trips. It's a little bit of a hassle...but worth it for a two-nighter or more.

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Old 05-26-2012, 12:46 AM   #40
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We chose to buy the awning with our 2013 A128S. Have not even taken out of the bag yet
Did read through the directions. Dealer placed all Telco prior to pick up hope its right.

Thiis thread has been very informitive and I know already will help with first set up.

First REAL outing July 9 -- 15 two different campgrounds ending with the 43rd annual family reunion camping for the week end. Always about 100 relatives involved.

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