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Old 08-04-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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New A122 Owners - Thanks Again to the Forum

Hi Folks. Just a quick to note to thank the forum members for all of the very helpful info. We're the family that was originally considering the purchase of an A102, and pulling it with our Saturn Vue. As it turns out, our beloved Vue required unanticipated and expensive repairs, and the A102 was on the small-side for us. We wound up trading in the Saturn for a Chevy Silverado with the Vortec engine, then purchased the A122 from an established local dealer a few weeks back.

We're happy to report that our initial trip was outstanding, as expected -- a week spent high up in The Sierras in a beautiful Forest Service campground, where we'd camped many times before. The ease of setup and 'little modern cabin' features of the A122 are big plusses. Quite a change after decades of sleeping on air mattresses! Woo-hoo!

An important aspect of owning this fun camper will be getting more familiar with it and effectively using its potential. It's great to know that the answers to many of our questions are answered in this forum.

Let's all go camping soon! Thanks again!

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2006 Chevy Silverado 1500, Vortec V8
Northern California, Wine Country
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
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Let me be the first to welcome you aboard. You made a great choice.


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Old 08-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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Congrats and glad you got a very capable tow vehicle for the Sierras.
i know how much you need to get around there.

from a fellow NorCaler in the Wine Country.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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Sad about your Vue.

My 2004 Vue pulls our A128s in the rolling hills of Alabama. She too, is getting a bit old, and I feel she will not last much longer. I'll run her as long as I can as she is paid for.

Glad you are having fun with your A Frame!
David and Jo Ann G. (& Kenzie the Sheltie)
Prattville, Alabama
2012 Rockwood A128S "Rocko" 160+ Nights!
Nights Camped 2012 - 2015 = 165
Nights Camped 2016 = 21 (as of Oct 16, 2016)
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:58 PM   #5
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Glad things worked out for you but
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 08-04-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
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Congrats! We love our A122BH (we got the model with the storage rack on the front) too.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:04 PM   #7
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Yes, David, our V6 Vue was a nice vehicle, but, unfortunately, was gettin' up there in mileage and the repairs were more than the vehicle was worth. Hope you can keep yours goin'! ... No doubt it has sufficient power for your A-frame. The Silverado feels like it's twice as big (taking some getting used to), but does a good job of pulling the A122.

Thanks for welcoming posts, everyone.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:24 PM   #8
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Yay for Yayus!

Sounds like you were ready for the change! Congrats on the purchase of both trailer and truck! Looking forward to to hearing your adventures!

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Old 08-18-2012, 07:48 AM   #9
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I wonder where I might look to find other Rockwood A Frame owners in Central Florida.

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