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Old 12-05-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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Newly Purchased A122S

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I just purchased a 2015.5 Rockwood A-frame A122s. I am so excited to get it but its still at the dealers for a little while longer. Any advice or tips? Previously had a 1990 Stracraft Meteor so this is quite an upgrade!
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:26 AM   #2
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your 2015.5 Rockwood A122s. Take it slow on your PDI. There are plenty of checklists you can download. If there is anything you don't completely understand ask the tech to go over it again. Make sure everything like furnace, water heater, stove, fridge, etc works.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:14 AM   #3
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We just picked up our new T21QBHW on Wednesday. The PDI took just over two hours, including a test drive, and the Tech went over all the systems with my wife and I. We also checked the overall fit and finish of the trailer's paint and decals as well as the appliances. The only real issue we found was a thread pull in a curtain that was replaced on the spot.

Tips? Beyond the checklists here there are a couple things I'd add:

Water System:
Have the Tech show you how to winterize the water system and what you need to do to de-winterize it this spring. Make sure you know where the "low point drains" are located and any cutoff valves for them. Depending on your location have the unit winterized before taking it home.

Heating and Cooling:
The order you check the A/C and Heating systems depending on the outside temperature. If it is warm out check the CoolCat A/C first to cool down the trailer for testing the CoolCat's heat pump and the furnace. If it is cool out run the furnace and CoolCat's heat pump first to warm up your trailer before checking the CoolCat's A/C.

Wheels and Tires:
Have the Tech show you where the jack points are to change a tire. Confirm your jack and lug wrench will fit the unit. Note: Your trailer comes with a spare tire but no tools to install it. Also confirm the wheel lug nuts are torqued correctly and the tires are at the right air pressure.

Electrical:
Have the Tech show you the location of any inline fuses that are installed in you unit. The Power Inverter does not contain all of the fuses. I have three inline fuses in addition to those located in the inverter. Knowing about these fuses now will save you trying to figure it out later.

Towing:
Make sure you understand how to use, and properly adjust, any Weight Distributing Hitches (WDH) and or sway controls. How many links did the Tech say I should use? I'd write that number down in my Owners Manual!

I hope this helps. Enjoy your new trailer!
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:28 AM   #4
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Have the Tech show you the location of any inline fuses that are installed in you unit. The Power Inverter does not contain all of the fuses. I have three inline fuses in addition to those located in the inverter. Knowing about these fuses now will save you trying to figure it out later.
Would you mind detailing the location of the three additional inline fuses? I am guessing that they are water pump, furnace and tongue jack? Thanks.
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Would you mind detailing the location of the three additional inline fuses? I am guessing that they are water pump, furnace and tongue jack? Thanks.
You got two out of three...

1. The tongue jack has an inline fuse located in the battery box. Note: I have the OEM tongue jack so your results may vary if the dealership installed an aftermarket jack.

2. The furnace has an inline fuse collocated with the furnace under my drivers side dinette seat.

3. I have the Power Roof Assist and it has an inline fuse located in the CoolCat / Water Pump / Water filter compartment under the bed.

I haven't seen an inline fuse for the Water Pump yet but I haven't had a chance to really look around that compartment.

I've updated the "Sticky" Thread Fuse Identification with this info so that it is all in one thread for easy reference.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:22 PM   #6
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Hey thanks for the great tips! I won't be picking it up till the end of January so I have lots of time to read up and get ready for the PDI!
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I haven't seen an inline fuse for the Water Pump yet but I haven't had a chance to really look around that compartment.
I think you are right; I could not find a fuse near the water pump. I did find a 7.5A fuse next to the furnace and my tongue jack (according to the manual) has a built in circuit breaker which resets itself. I may add an inline fuse between the battery and jack wire just to be sure.
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:56 PM   #8
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The camper hitch "might" be a bit snugger

on the tow vehicle ball than what you are used to from the older days.

This can be considered an improvement, as long as you are parking on flat grounds.

If you are parking your camper on a slight grade, you may need to use blocks(small pieces of 2' x 4' will work) to stabilize the camper when you disconnect it from the ball.

This is not a big deal, but something to be aware of, in case you unhitch on a slope.

They are good campers, and well worth it!
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:32 PM   #9
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Newly Purchased A122S

She's home! Just picked her up and am thankful it fits in the garage, barely! Click image for larger version

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Nice looking camper! The new tan exterior looks great. If your coming from a pop-up you will love the set-up of your A-frame.
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