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Old 05-20-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Hello All!

I am a new member here and I would like to introduce myself. I go by kixonrt66 (short for Kicks on Route 66) or just Kix for short. My wife and I have just ordered a Rockwood 122BH hard side A frame camper and we are really excited about it! We have never owned a camper before, we have just always camped in tents and such, but frankly we are getting a little long in the tooth for sleeping on the ground. We live in Albuquerque, NM so we have lots of great places to go within an easy weekend drive and we can't wait to hit the road and try out our new Rockwood A frame. Any suggestions that you folks may have for us would be much appreciated. We hope to learn a lot from you folks about our camper and other information.

We're glad to be here!

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Hi Kix,
aboard! And congrats on the new Rockwood too! You're going to have lots of fun in your new camper.

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Old 05-20-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Many Thansk Terier!

I am a complete newbie to the camper scene, so i'm very happy to have found this forum. I hope to learn a lot here!

Thanks for the welcome!

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Old 05-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #5
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For sure you can learn a lot from this site! You will do well and be out camping or RVing like a pro. This gets said a lot but it can help to do a litte driveway camping before hitting the road. It's a great way of getting to your camper in a less stressful setting. Run into a problem? Not sure about something? Take a timeout and turn on the computer and ask here.

Besides you can stock your trailer while its home too.

BTW - I was a complete newbie too when I brought my TT but didn't know about this site so I did things the hard way.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:50 PM   #6
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For sure you can learn a lot from this site! You will do well and be out camping or RVing like a pro. This gets said a lot but it can help to do a litte driveway camping before hitting the road. It's a great way of getting to your camper in a less stressful setting. Run into a problem? Not sure about something? Take a timeout and turn on the computer and ask here.

Besides you can stock your trailer while its home too.

BTW - I was a complete newbie too when I brought my TT but didn't know about this site so I did things the hard way.
That's a great idea Terier...we had planned on just setting up for a trial weekend at a local KOA campground right here in town. It's just a mile or two from the house and I have a laptop to bring with me in case we run into problems during this "try out" weekend we can consult the experts here. Our dealership is also here in town, so if there are immediate problems we can get them addressed easily. Our dealership offers a sort of tutorial class for newbies like us that includes a lot of helpful info. We will be wide eyed students in this class to be sure.

Many Thanks!

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Old 05-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #7
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That's a great idea Terier...we had planned on just setting up for a trial weekend at a local KOA campground right here in town. It's just a mile or two from the house and I have a laptop to bring with me in case we run into problems during this "try out" weekend we can consult the experts here. Our dealership is also here in town, so if there are immediate problems we can get them addressed easily. Our dealership offers a sort of tutorial class for newbies like us that includes a lot of helpful info. We will be wide eyed students in this class to be sure.

Many Thanks!

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Good thinking for the Maiden Voyage to be close to home. That way if you forget something essential, it's no biggie going back after it. The tutorial class will be helpful after you have some hands on one on one time exploring your new Aframe at the campground. You will have explored a little on your own and won't be so overwhelmed with new information.

Welcome, and let us know how things go!

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Thanks gregory!

We thought that this would be a good idea just to see how things shake out. I've been given another piece of advice...set up the camper and let your lawn sprinkler shower water on top of it for 20 minutes or so to see if you have roof leaks anywhere. What do you think?

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I've been given another piece of advice...set up the camper and let your lawn sprinkler shower water on top of it for 20 minutes or so to see if you have roof leaks anywhere. What do you think?

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I guess that's personal opinion, which depends on your comfort/confidence level with the product. Along the same thought, one might set up their new tent and "sprinkle shower" it for leaks. I guess it'd be good to know ahead of time so you aren't caught unaware while away on a trip.

We just went at it with blind faith and camped right away, not doing any tests like that. On one trip we did have a pretty good rain storm with no leaks.

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I guess that's personal opinion, which depends on your comfort/confidence level with the product. Along the same thought, one might set up their new tent and "sprinkle shower" it for leaks. I guess it'd be good to know ahead of time so you aren't caught unaware while away on a trip.

We just went at it with blind faith and camped right away, not doing any tests like that. On one trip we did have a pretty good rain storm with no leaks.

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Well said! I don't know if I would do it but on the other hand why wait to find out if there's a problem. It will be interesting to see how this plays out with future replies.
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