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Old 06-18-2014, 11:28 AM   #11
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Welcome Johnny!

We have a toy hauler too. One mod we absolutely love is the addition of a truck box (from Tractor Supply) on the front deck. Lockable space for larger pilferable items - like the generator, axe, and other whatnots that just need a spot.

We also changed out the interior lights to LEDs and replaced the dinette table with just wood slats.

Latest mod is switching out the exterior storage locks to thumbkeyed locks.

Enjoy your new camper! Post pics when you can. We feed off pics here!!! ;-)

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Old 06-18-2014, 04:09 PM   #12
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We just dropped off the truck, today, to get the hitch situation in order, and add the brake controller. Here's a link to the online ad for it:

#2965 - 2015 Forest River Rockwood Premier 127TH for sale in Puyallup WA

FarFromStock, I agree with you in regards to the front external storage. I think a new truck box will be in order, shortly. I really like the S model, with built in external storage, and wish they had a hybrid, like a STH model with both external storage and a short bike rack in front of that. We would have picked that!
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:28 AM   #13
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Here's what our storage box looks like just after we installed it...the deck ramps are still off in this pic...



And here it is getting filled with "stuff":


It's been an awesome addition to Carl.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:39 AM   #14
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It seems like hams with a-frames are common here!

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Old 06-25-2014, 03:20 PM   #15
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I have gone the solar route .. like numberous posters here. For the trailer i run a single 80 watt panel, which supports the entire unit comfortably, without changing out bulbs and worrying about power usage. Perhaps your first big investment, if you decide to go the solar route will be upgrading your 12 volt reserve, a bit pricey for 2 deep cycles .. but these are things that you will need. This way .. before you make any other steps, you will get to see how long things work off of the batteries ... and give you an idea of what wattage of panel you need .. or even if you need it at all.

welcome to the club ... d-mo ..

hey .. on a side note .. where is this facebook thing .. i kinda would like to join ..
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:11 PM   #16
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Hi Guys,

We picked up our new trailer last Saturday, and we slept in it, with our two kids in the driveway. We've had up to 7 people in it at once, and we fit comfortably, socializing. Obviously, 4 people sleeping in it is about the practical limit, but it will suit our family just right.

We're excited to take it out this weekend for the first trip. We've spent the week collecting "stuff" to outfit the new rig, and I think we're all set.

I'll get some photos of it once we get it set up at the campground.

Yes, I think two deep cycle batteries (considering two 6v golf cart batteries in series) will be in order before adding the solar panel array.

HAMs with A-frames sounds like a club in the making!!

Cheers!
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:55 PM   #17
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Dinette table to "just wood slats" -

How do you do that?
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:55 PM   #18
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thx for this hamguy ... see you soon there .. i think i have a facebook account .. somewhere ...

cheers .. d-mo
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:39 PM   #19
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Mickrock - we don't use the dinette table, so we cut 6 slats of 1x4 pine so that we still have support for the cushions. The slats are removable to allow the area to be open when we're at camp. It works for us since it's just me and DH.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:58 AM   #20
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Congrats on your new trailer! The deck is a definite plus. I also have a storage box on mine that houses miscellaneous "stuff". Look forward to seeing what neat things you do to yours!
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