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Old 04-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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After looking extensively at travel trailers, toy haulers (I take a dirtbike camping with me), tent pop up campers (including spending a windy night in one!), and ALiners and Chalets, I have just bought a Rockwood A128S.

I was ready to buy a slightly used Aliner expedition for $17,000 (it was $20,000 new) - when I stumbled upon the FR's. When I saw the price, and comparable features and good quality, I was sold!

I love the idea of the folding a-frame. Benefits of a regular travel trailer but half the weight and tows like a dream, plus I can get it to just about any campsite. I do a lot of dry camping in the forest, desert, etc. I am not married, and no kids, so this is perfect for me (and a friend or two).

Only concerns I have: I just realized no gray tank on these, so I guess I need a bucket/container. Also, I don't have a gen, so I am going to look into solar for keeping battery charged each day.

I pick up this weekend, I'll post some pics of my first trip soon.

Do they come with a porta potty? Dealer was confused, but website says one is included?
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:42 PM   #2
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Congrats..you made a good choice with the FR. I also looked at the Aliners and there was no comparison. It is more than enough room for 1...We fit the DW and I, and 3 small kids in ours sometimes.

Yes, the units are supposed to come with a porta potty (I believe mine was a Travel Loo 2.5 or something like that). I am not up on the solar thing quite yet but there are plenty of people around to help with about anything.

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Old 04-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #3
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Welcome and congrats on the new camper. I also have the A128S and it's a great camper. Just got back today from a three camping trip, it sure went fast. No pic's, forgot my camera. The porta poddy that comes with the unit is a little small and since I have a bigger one, I use it instead. For gray water, I use a 7 gallon tote I got from Walmart and have three others to carry water when I go out and none is available.
Congrats again on the new camper.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #4
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Welcome to the family!
There are a lot of helpful happy campers in this forum. Tons of posts to read here that may answer many of the questions that you didn't know you had. Please ask if you don't understand something. Above all, post pics when you get 'er home!

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Old 04-17-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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Congrats and welcome to the forum ...
Your unit will come with a winky-dinky plastic toilet type of thingy ... used only by my lovely wife during the dark hours. You can route your grey water into a storage container to off-load it .. no big thing ... but up here in Canada, we use bio degradable soaps and run it to the ground .. no big thing up here.
These trailers are totally self sufficient on solar/battries and propane, thats why we bought our unit. I will check in if you require more info on the solar end, and doubling up on your battries ...as that is what i did ..

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Old 04-17-2012, 05:55 PM   #6
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I'll add our welcome too. You're gonna love the camper!
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:24 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard Maniac. There's lots help here.

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Only concerns I have: I just realized no gray tank on these, so I guess I need a bucket/container.
This is what I use for gray water: Amazon.com: Reliance Products Hydroller 8 Gallon Wheeled Water Container: Sports & Outdoors

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Do they come with a porta potty? Dealer was confused, but website says one is included?
Mine did. I believe it is standard equipment.

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Old 04-17-2012, 08:29 PM   #8
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You are gonna love it. Welcome to the AFrame club! Read read read this forum, lots of great stuff here. Go back at least a year in this sub forum and you'll glean lots of tricks and tips for the AFrames.

Regarding gray water. I considered a PVC pipe mod to catch my gray water but have instead decided to go with a pair of Reliance Aquatainers (7 gallon) hooked together to give a total of 14 gallons of capacity. Easy enough to take the full one to the bath house or dump station (or both for that matter). Here's a pic of them hooked up: http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/47...500x500Q85.jpg

This setup is often called the Oz and Us Aquatainer solution. Google will yield good results if you want details in setup and fittings. This solution is a fraction of the cost of say a 20 gallon Barker Blue tote.

Enjoy and I look forward to pics of your first trip!
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:46 PM   #9
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Wow, you guys rock, thanks for the great responses! I cam tell I have joined a great group of owners. Great ideas for the gray water, thanks!

I will probably have a few more questions when I get it home. I am a first time trailer owner, recovering tent camper...
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:22 PM   #10
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Hi all:

After looking extensively at travel trailers, toy haulers (I take a dirtbike camping with me), tent pop up campers (including spending a windy night in one!), and ALiners and Chalets, I have just bought a Rockwood A128S.

I was ready to buy a slightly used Aliner expedition for $17,000 (it was $20,000 new) - when I stumbled upon the FR's. When I saw the price, and comparable features and good quality, I was sold!

I love the idea of the folding a-frame. Benefits of a regular travel trailer but half the weight and tows like a dream, plus I can get it to just about any campsite. I do a lot of dry camping in the forest, desert, etc. I am not married, and no kids, so this is perfect for me (and a friend or two).

Only concerns I have: I just realized no gray tank on these, so I guess I need a bucket/container. Also, I don't have a gen, so I am going to look into solar for keeping battery charged each day.

I pick up this weekend, I'll post some pics of my first trip soon.

Do they come with a porta potty? Dealer was confused, but website says one is included?
Nice unit Mr. maniac28!
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