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Old 04-20-2016, 10:22 AM   #1
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A frame snoozing while hitched

Just curious if any a frame owners ever pulled over in rest stop or side of the road and popped up the roof for a snooze while hitched to tow vehicle? If so would you put the stabilizer jacks down and is there possible harm to trailer or tow vehicle?
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:16 PM   #2
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Lunch & snooze

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Old 04-20-2016, 09:31 PM   #3
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Rest area, truck stop, and Walmart. Napped at all of them. I don't put down the stabilizers for naps. Typically I am only there for a couple hours before hitting the road again. My bed is a lot better than sleeping in the truck. I have done that some too.
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:16 AM   #4
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We've done it when we get to the campground early. We don't put the stabilizer jacks down.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, first trip with new camper soon and know times when on the road we will need to catch a nap and not hassle with un hitching the trailer and setting it up outside of a campground and didn't want to add to much tong weight and end up like this.

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Old 04-21-2016, 02:38 PM   #6
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Yep...done this a number of times....but only on overnight stays.....no stabilizers....but i do take the hitch weight off the truck....cause i love my truck.
if your doing this ...always disconnect the electrical from your truck....

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I have done more than a snooze. I pulled in to a rest stop so the trailer was level enough, set up the a frame and went to sleep for the night. Don't forget to unhook the electric from your tow vehicle or you will be unhappy when you wake up. On one occasion I even turned on the generator so I could get enough heat & cook my breakfast.
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Old 04-21-2016, 03:30 PM   #8
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I don't put stabilizers down and leave it hitched to the minivan if possible. I always try to keep it as level as possible
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One of my favorite benefits of any RV is being able to refresh with a mid-day nap. Motor Home or A-Frame, it's the way to travel. Must have a generator for A/C. I use a Honda EU3000 with the A-Frame.
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A frame snoozing while hitched

I've never done it, so far, but it would be easy, as long as you don't have a regular pop-up. I wouldn't think an A-frame wouldn't be too much trouble to set up and tear down again, but I used to own a "tent sided" pop-up, and that would've been way too much hassle to be worth the trouble. If I were you, I wouldn't worry about the stabilizer jacks, but disconnecting the electrical connection to the vehicle is excellent advice.


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