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Old 07-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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A127TH first trip

We picked up our camper on the 26th, and on the road the 27th. We left home from colorado springs(it was nice to get away from all the smoke from the waldo canyon fire) and drove 1300 miles to Michigan to visit friends and family.

The trailer pulled great behind the Nissan Titan, no sway at all. Our first overnight stop was at a rest area in Des Moines IA. It was a nice change from sleeping in a vehicle to being able to make dinner and sleep on a bed!

I still can't believe how many looky loos that stopped to look at the camper.
My brother thinks its the coolest lil trailer ever. He wants to buy the same model for his hunting trips.

One small problem with the trailer though. We were in a heavy down pour and there was a tiny leak at the window in the door. It looks like it needs a little bit of silicone around the outside edge of the window. Easy enough to fix though.

It is just my wife and I, and our three dogs. Enough space for all of us. The couch we just leave in the bed posistion, and the dining table we leave down also. We threw some down comforters on the beds, a sheet and sleeping bags and it is cozy!

On the storage deck, I mounted my rooftop carrier to hold extra gear, and I have enough room to throw my truck tool box on also for when we head out to the gold claims.

I borrowed my dads yamaha 2000 generator while camping at my brothers property. I'm glad that I did, now I know I need a bigger generator. Two of the days it was just plain ol hot and muggy. The dogs were just miserable. The genny was in the shade, but it just couldn't kick over the AC when we needed it the most. Finally after turning off the circuit breaker for the microwave, it turned on, for awhile

Having the camper made the trip alot better. It was nice to make food in the rest stop areas instead of driving to a fast food place. Everyone that checked out the camper was amazed by how it folds so quickly. I had it up and open, along with a beer from the fridge in 45 seconds. Now we just need to do a couple of the mods(screen door for the top half!) and a bigger genny, and we will be all set!
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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Couple of more pics
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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Great pics & write up about your 1st trip. Glad to hear that things went pretty easy. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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Nice pics and I'm glad you had a good time. DW and I just back from the Grand Canyon with our A128S, went through Fort Collins area on the way to and from the Canyon. Almost 3,000 miles and the camper preformed great, didn't even know it was back there. You sound just like my DW and myself, love that A-Frame. Like your dogs.
Congrats on the new camper.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:37 AM   #5
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Great pictures! I love your dogs. We have three dachshunds that rule the roost in our a122 LOL I hope to make it back to Colorado Springs, and do some camping, I worked there for a short time and Loved it. I can only imagine how depressing it would be to see all the wild fires.
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Enjoyed the pics and story, thanks.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:52 AM   #7
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Cool. Love the storage deck!
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Welcome to the Forum!
Great to see another A-frame toy hauler owner! Love the pics! Pretty fun to see you also haul with Titan...such a powerful truck for such light weight. haha My spouse teases that the truck is so capable and super easy pull...but that Class IV allows the extra weight the gear deck carries, when loaded....

I di have a questiin for you. Did you find a "tight" fit when hooking the trailer up? We've had to spray lube up the coupler and then when unhooking, it doesnt want to let go...have to rock and bounce on the bumper...dealer had same issue, so not just us... Could it be because it uses the larger ball mount? IDK....I figure the more its used, the easier it will become.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:59 PM   #9
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I had the same problem with trying to get the trailer unhitched, but I found out that I had to flip the locking latch handle up and then slide it to the rear for it to let go of the ball.
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I called the dealer today to ask about the tightness of the ball. They said it is not uncommon. Suggested I back off the nut about a quarter turn and that should allow the ball to release easier
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