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Old 03-14-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Hello to everyone.

New to the forum just purchased a 2012 Flagstaff T12 RB but will not be picking it up for about a month. Formally a tent camper and still enjoy it but find the quality of many tents lacking and gave up hope of finding one I liked as much as my old reliable one my dog and I camped in. Fell in love with the little A Frame trailers the first time I saw them and recently had an opportunity to snap one up. Love the idea of a trailer small enough to still fit into scenic tent sites. Strangely enough I have never seen one in any campground Iíve been at only on a dealerís lot so it should be interesting to see what reaction it brings. Purchased the screen room/awning as well not sure how difficult that will be to put up myself but I figured I was in that far, why not. Likely only use it on longer trips but Iím sure it will be a welcome addition on rainy trips especially considering the very wet spring, summer, fall we had last year. Forget tropical exotic vacations give me a cup of coffee, a rock to sit on, a loyal dog and those good old Ontario mosquitoes the size of cats. Iím so excited!!!

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Old 03-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #2
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Congrats on your new A frame and welcome to the forum! There are lots of creative folks here and interesting A frame related posts to peruse. Be sure and let us know how well you like the screen room. I've not read, in this forum, of anyone having personal experience owning one, since it is such a new option. So your input will be of interest to many.


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Old 03-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. I hope you have many good times with your A Frame. Post some pics when you can.

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Old 03-14-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new A-Frame and Welcome to the forum.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:45 PM   #5
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Hello and congrats. I am a long time forum lurker turned A-frame owner as of yesterday. I am also getting out of the tent for the first time and am pumped! Heading on the maiden voyage March 23rd. Again, congrats

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:12 PM   #6
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Welcome to both new members. Seems like there's a similar history to most of us a-framers: long-time tenters needing something more comfortable. You'll have a blast! We're about to start our second year in ours; just pulled it out of storage today. The weather's been great, I hope I haven't jinxed it by getting Rocky (as we named it) out.

To the question of needing a special hitch, I pull my unit with a 12-year-old Chevy half-ton pickup, using just the towing package that came from the factory. No wdh or sway bar. It's shown no tendency to sway nor is the hitch weight excessive for the TV. Another member does use a wdh because the TV is a Jeep. So go with what your TV manual says. Peace of mind with your precious cargo aboard is priceless; the right hitch combo for your setup and a good brake controller are a small price to pay, whatever they cost.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #7
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I also want to welcome both of you. We are looking forward to getting out in ours in the next couple weeks. The weather here has been really nice lately. I am sure as soon as we plan an outing, that will change! Really want to hear your feedback Cattledog on the awning. Enjoy your new campers and let us know how it goes!
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:18 PM   #8
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Yep .. Im thinking of getting ours out of the garage for a quick trip up to Algonquin park because the weather is so nice .. but alas .. im going to have to wait until the last week of April .. first week of May ..for trout season to open ...
congrats on the new camper .. d-mo
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:25 AM   #9
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Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome will post some pictures with the awning/screen room when I get it home next month. From the way the weather is shaping up camping season may start a whole lot earlier for some of us. March 17 and it will be a high of 73F, wow. Happy St Patís day to all.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #10
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Welcome - we have a T12 RB and just love it!

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