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Old 08-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #401
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NWishome, are you able to post a picture of what your welder did? I am very interested in a set up where the bikes are in the rear of my A122S. Thanks!
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:47 PM   #402
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Ko777, did you have to remove the propane tanks due to tongue weight?


And I love the set up. That's what I will be preparing for the Spring!!
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:58 AM   #403
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Yes my TV could not handle the extra 2 tanks weight and I only put tarps and light stuff in the front storage.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #404
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Awesome information and hints I'm getting so far, thank you and I really appreciate more of do and don't tips before I head out on my first camping trip using the A128S.

I have an outdoor extension cord 30 ft rated 13A/1400 Watts, will this handle the A/C of A128S, 10000 BTU?

When towing with 2 full propane tanks and the battery, how much tongue weight does this add? Its specs stated tongue weight is 260 pounds without any load.

Do I leave the gas water heater on after I've set up?

How long does the port-a-potty that came with the A128S last? is it easy to clean?

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The port a potty is small, which means it is easy to carry and easy to clean at any dump station. However, it is quite low to the ground, and probably wont last more than a couple days of regular use w/o emptying. Personally, I prefer a larger model, such as the Coleman, tho it is bigger and bulkier to stow. A Coleman will last five days of two person #1 use if full of water. We use a pp tipi and hang out in our sleepy tipi.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:33 PM   #405
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OK- I'll go take a photo and see if I can figure out how to upload it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:05 PM   #406
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Thanks for the pics. I would like to do something like that and put a small lockable cargo box big enough for a 55 lbs generator. Does anybody see any issues with that plan mod?
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I now use my Bal leveler every time I set up camp. Here is a hint using Bal leveler:
When you park on grassy lot, it is hard to put the Bal between the tires. Do the following to solve this issue, do these steps before putting the stabilizer bar down
- drive over a small log to raise the tire by an inch or so
- slide the Bal between the tire
- use a cordless drill to raise it, hold drill firmly, this may twist and injure your wrist
- if it is too hard for the drill to raise tire, use an impact cordless drill, it is very loud but it does the job
- use a breaker bar to raise the Bal leveler manually and to be quiet, plus it make it easy to raise it

I use my Bal even the ground is fairly level as a choke for the tire.

Note: I store my Bal leveler near the door entrance of the trailer, it fits perfectly and easy to access it. I scratch my wood door because that thing bounces around during travel, I learned my lesson to put paddings to prevent future damage.

How do I fix the scratch on the wooded door is my problem now...lol
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They make furniture markers to color scratches in wood. Cheap way to go if the scratches aren't too deep. Check your local home center or big box store.
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I now use my Bal leveler every time I set up camp. Here is a hint using Bal leveler:
When you park on grassy lot, it is hard to put the Bal between the tires. Do the following to solve this issue, do these steps before putting the stabilizer bar down
- drive over a small log to raise the tire by an inch or so
- slide the Bal between the tire
- use a cordless drill to raise it, hold drill firmly, this may twist and injure your wrist
- if it is too hard for the drill to raise tire, use an impact cordless drill, it is very loud but it does the job
- use a breaker bar to raise the Bal leveler manually and to be quiet, plus it make it easy to raise it

I use my Bal even the ground is fairly level as a choke for the tire.

Note: I store my Bal leveler near the door entrance of the trailer, it fits perfectly and easy to access it. I scratch my wood door because that thing bounces around during travel, I learned my lesson to put paddings to prevent future damage.

How do I fix the scratch on the wooded door is my problem now...lol
I used my Bal leveler and tire chock combo this weekend at the beach. Last week, I cut some 3/4 exterior plywood to sit under the tires and I am glad I did. The wind was really blowing, eroding the sand around anything that was in contact with the ground. I had to adjust the stabilizers down twice a day to maintain contact. The Bal chock was on the windward side. The plywood held the sand around the tire, preventing it from sinking into the sand.

Removing the leveler on the lee side was a breeze. Without the plywood platform, it would have sunk into the sand but instead it just slipped out after I lowered it.

A father and son in our group prefer to sleep on a tarp, without a tent. Overnight, the the beach drifts piled up and half covered one of them. He has a new nickname now.
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