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Old 10-27-2012, 10:22 AM   #131
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Finally my A128S is covered. I had only yesterday to do this quickly, we had a nice weather break the past 2 days, now the next 6 days is rain and temp dropping too. I hope the cover will survive the winter with no surprises when I remove the cover next year. Now all I have to do is count the days to my next camping trip. Winter camping is not in my plans but a long trip from freezing Ontario to sunny Florida is, maybe when I get my new SUV I'll take that trip.

I'll post some pics of my setup covering the trailer later.

You brave winter campers I'll enjoy what you post in this Forum...

Happy Winter Camping!
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:05 AM   #132
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These are the materials I used to cover my rig:
- Table plastic cover, very thin and smooth to protect the bubble windows (1st layer)
- 20x12 Tarp, thick heavy quality material, covered all the side panels and most of the trailer(2nd layer)
- 20x15 Tarp, light material to cover the whole trailer(3rd layer) this will protect the inner tarp too
- X-Strap heavy duty ratchets
- nylon rope to extend the straps
- styrofoam packaging to push tarp on the sides of the trailer

I wish I had the idea thehamguy1 posted to soften the corners sooner. I was in a rush to cover my rig during the nice whether break we had the past 2 days. I could see the corners on the trailer and the tarps are being challenged, I hope the thick tarp with 2 layers won't tear. I tied the strap so tight that the tarp should be held on all corners by it. I'll keep an eye on it.

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Rig is nice and clean before covering it
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1st Layer covering the bubble windows
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2nd Layer covering with a thick heavy quality tarp, all the side panels are covered by this with the help of the styrofoam thing
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3rd Layer covering the whole trailer, protects the inner tarp too
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All strapped up around the trailer
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Close up on how tight the straps are set on all corners

It has been raining and windy the whole day today and I see some air going through the tarp which is a good sign. This coming Monday and Tuesday the weather forecast heavy rain and up to 100km/hr wind, I hope the cover survives this challenge.

Can't wait for the day I take the cover off like 5 months from now, so sad....

Happy Winter Camping!
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:59 PM   #133
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Wow, that looks great! Nice and cozy for the winter!
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:05 PM   #134
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DGrissom's A128S Stereo Image

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What...did they install an old console on my 2012 A128S or you have a 2013? Please take a pic of your console showing off the SD card port. My rig is covered for the winter and cannot access inside to double check.

My iPod/TV via the ear phone to the aux port works fine, how are you connecting the iPhone?
Here is an image from "Rocko". I tried to have the USB port read the iPhone (no luck). I think it read my generic mp3 player (but again that was several months ago).

The image shows the SD card slot (Our unit is a 2012.) The stereo is made by Genesis Technologies.

Please ignore the dust.

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #135
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A completely different unit than is in mine and it looks like an improvement! Is there an emoticon for "jealous?"
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #136
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Here is an image from "Rocko". I tried to have the USB port read the iPhone (no luck). I think it read my generic mp3 player (but again that was several months ago).

The image shows the SD card slot (Our unit is a 2012.) The stereo is made by Genesis Technologies.

Please ignore the dust.
Looks like I got old parts on my 2012, here is a pic of what I got, I put an electric tape across to stop the door from opening by accident:
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Not fair....
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:36 PM   #137
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Looks like I got old parts on my 2012, here is a pic of what I got, I put an electric tape across to stop the door from opening by accident:

Not fair....
Scratching my head on this one.?..?
I wonder when FR made the change to the type unit we got? Did you get your unit in the states? Also, we first viewed our A128S in March.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #138
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KO777's initial is what my 2010 A128 came with, except mine evidently has one more speaker button than his.
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Looks like I got old parts on my 2012, here is a pic of what I got, I put an electric tape across to stop the door from opening by accident:
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Not fair....
I have that same radio but also an analog thermostat and I can't upgrade to the digital without extensive work and expense.
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That should be "unit," not "initial." The autocorrect on this iPad is a nice concept but evidently programmed by illiterates...
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