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Old 10-23-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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First Trip in the New Camper

Got a new A122S about a month ago and finally got out to use it. We live in Conifer, Colorado and took a trip out to the Crow Valley Recreation Area in the Pawnee National Grasslands near Fort Collins. It was a tad too cold and snowy to head for the high country, so we tried camping on the plains, which was something new to us.

First night (Friday last) we arrived before they had reopened the area post gov shutdown. So we got to camp on the asphalt outside the locked gate, across from somebody’s house. The trailer worked out great. It was a little tight with 4 people and 2 dogs, but we were nice and cozy in there.

We did some exploring on Saturday, and when we got back to the rec area we found the gate was open. No one else had arrived to camp yet, so we grabbed the best campsite and set up.

We had a great night in a beautiful spot.

I am quite impressed with this camper. It is ridiculously easy to set up and take down. Tows like a dream. Keeps us warm and cozy. We have always had old junky used campers before, so it's a real treat to have everything work exactly as it should. Couldn't be happier with this unit.


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Old 10-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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It's a great looking unit and I'm glad everything works as it should. You're going to have buckets of fun with it! Nice pics, btw. 73 es cul om.

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Old 10-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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Great pics and welcome to the forum.

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Old 10-24-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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Same as they said- looks great!
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the positive responses! 73 to you, too, thehamguy1 and TNX OM.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:48 AM   #6
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I think this is the forum's first "in action" pic of a unit with the new colors. At least it's the first one I've seen. It looks darn good. I'm glad the outing went well.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #7
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So glad your trip went well. Sounds like it was cozy. It is nice to see another family with an A-frame. I have two boys and we find that our A-frame is comfy and totally works especially when the weather is nice and we can eat outside. Enjoy!
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:05 PM   #8
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Man I love that new color scheme. Forrest River will take over the Aframe market in 3 years. Just look at what they have done since 2011. Chalet and CNW better wake up if they want to stay in the market. In talking with dealers, I found many Aliner dealers are taking on other lines due to backlogs on new units and the lack of parts on used units. Per Camper World in Tallahassee, FR has parts all across the country for their AFrame campers. I am looking at selling my 05 Aliner and moving to a FR product. The price for new is great also.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:31 PM   #9
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Randy! Welcome to the FR site! The photos Dan shared are certainly flattering for the new exterior color scheme! Hope to see you here on a regular basis! DAN - We want more photos! haha

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:21 PM   #10
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I agree the new color scheme is very nice. Good luck with your camper we love ours.

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