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Old 08-10-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. After 4 years of tent camping, finally took the plunge and purchased a Flagstaff T12Bh, similar to a Rockwood A122 from our local dealer. Will pick up next week.

We are retired, and camp with two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

I am a tow virgin, and feel a little self conscious and nervous about towing. Fortunately, we have some very nice campgrounds just a few minutes away. I am sure help is available from the cg host, who knows us well from tent camping.

We will be storing our new unit remotely. Thinking of a cover and tire booties during long times not in use.Are they necessary or recommended?
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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Welcome!!! I too am a new owner of a Rockwood a128 s and love it. They tow great. And they set up way faster than a tent trailer! Enjoy! And way faster than a tent too
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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Congratulations Silver.Smith! What part of the country do you live in? A breathable cover is nice, protect the bubble windows with soft covering to prevent them from scratching while undercover. I have an Adco cover but rarely use it as my trailer is kept in our shop.

Ask a zillion questions on your walk thru when you pick it up, dont be embarassed by bringing along a small notebook and taking notes.

We like photos here, so feel welcome to share your adventures!
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #5
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Welcome! To add to the other answers, tire covers are a good idea to keep the sun from accelerating your tires' aging. If it will be stored for a long time between uses it's worth it cover the tires. Here's how mine gets buttoned up for winter, with an ADCO cover and tire covers too:
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #6
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Congratulations Silver.Smith! What part of the country do you live in? A breathable cover is nice, protect the bubble windows with soft covering to prevent them from scratching while undercover. I have an Adco cover but rarely use it as my trailer is kept in our shop.

Ask a zillion questions on your walk thru when you pick it up, dont be embarassed by bringing along a small notebook and taking notes.

We like photos here, so feel welcome to share your adventures!
We are from Des Moines.We love love love camping! We also enjoy the sociability of fellow campers. And camping is a good way to visit our kids and not be in the way. Being over 62, we look for half price deals, and usually can camp for 9 dollars per nt. Sunday thru Thurs.

Thanks for the advice re cover. What do you think of tire booties in winter?
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:12 PM   #7
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Thanks! Great looking cover and booties!
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:24 PM   #8
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You're in Johnston!?!? I'm in Urbandale, not far SE of 86th and Douglas. We'll have to compare notes. You have a 2014 I assume; I have a 2011. You're the first other Des Moinesian I've run into on this forum. There used to be someone from Pella but they traded up to something larger. The Sunday thru Thursday Special camping rate is at Jester Park, no? Just about my favorite place, though Lake Anita State Park is a close second.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #9
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Wow ... a special seniors rate for 9 bucks a night ... wholy moly ..
im 57 and still paying full price to help support our lovely Ontario Canada government.
Thats close to 35 bucks a night ..
this is why we travel to United States for our major travel themes ..

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Experience will come with time. You can get some towing practice in driving around town in an area you are familiar with while going at a speed you are comfortable at. Of course the more you camp the more practice you will have.

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