I'm new to this Forum and I'm glad I found this site while surfing on the internet for another A Frame type brands. I was going for the ALINER Ranger because of its weight and length (15ft). I was impressed with the A128S features and price, but it is 600 pounds heavier and 18.7 ft long. I decided to go for the A128S and I'm picking it up next Tuesday.
For the price of the Aliner Ranger, I got the following added features included in the A128S:
- Awning/Screen room
- 6 gallons of Hot water tank
- bigger refrigerator
- 2 Propane tanks
- BBQ Grill
- clothes bar
- another dining table
- extra stove burner (3)
- 48" Front Storage Deck
- Outside Shower
- Micro Wave Oven
- Outside lights side/front
- Folding Grab Handle
- Aluminum Wheels
- TV outlet and satellite hookup
- courtesy lights
- Let's not forget the Port-a-Potty
With all these added features why go with a basic A Frame trailer.
This will be my first camp trailer after 30 years of tenting. I have a lot of questions and I hope your experiences you put in here will help me learn stuff to do and avoid:
I have a 2007 Pontiac Torrent front wheel drive without the tow package. I got an after market trailer hinge which is good for 3500 lbs and 350 lbs tongue weight. Owner's manual of my SUV states that it could handle 3500 lbs.
I can't wait to get the trailer and I have a million questions but the following stands out:
Do I need a Transmission Cooler? I'm scheduled to get one next Monday.
How much does the refrigerator use up the propane gas?
How long will the refrigerator run on 12 V?
I don't remember when I saw the 2012 A128S, does it have storage access from the outside close to the A/C?
When did Forest River start making A Frame?
How do you use the hot water feature? does it only use propane?
I'm getting a Awning/Screen Room with it, anybody use them and how was it?
I'm getting a bike carrier, does anyone have one on their trailer? Pic please
I have booked a campsite for Aug 21st with electric so I could test its features.
I hope to hear from you...happy camping now with a trailer