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Old 12-27-2011, 09:36 PM   #31
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Ochlockonee River State Park, Tallahassee, Florida:



Big Lagoon State Park, Pensacola, Florida:


Sunrise over our A126 Big Lagoon State Park, Pensacola, Florida:
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:47 PM   #32
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Nice pic`s!!
My poor camper is setting outside in the rain, waiting for spring

I have already started planning trips for next year, and I`m sure that I am not the only one here that has started to make plans.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:15 AM   #33
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Looks nice and warm in your pics. Do you feel much behind you when towing the Rockwood? In the spring, we plan to buy one. Moving up from tent campers.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:20 AM   #34
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Nice pic`s!!
My poor camper is setting outside in the rain, waiting for spring

I have already started planning trips for next year, and I`m sure that I am not the only one here that has started to make plans.
Talking about rain, it rained our last night in FL and rained the whole way home. The weather was warm enough, if it wasn't for the rain we would have camped in Alabama on the way back.

Worrying about the moisture when breaking camp, as we folded down the sides we wiped them down with a towel. When we slid together/folded down the top, it was too tall (or far in) to reach and that part was still a little wet. But it was nice and dry when we opened her up at home.

We will include a squeegie in our camper tools so there will be no excuse to not go camping.

I'm looking forward to another trip, but like you, it'll be later on next year.

We found that the Florida State Parks were very nice.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:27 AM   #35
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Looks nice and warm in your pics. Do you feel much behind you when towing the Rockwood? In the spring, we plan to buy one. Moving up from tent campers.
That is the part that we love the most. The A126 came right along with no problems. No wind drag and so light weight. I drove several hours too. When we stopped for lunch, then had to change lanes to get back on the interstate, it was sooo easy to see over the top and not depend on the side mirrors.

We have put a bed mattress in place of the folding sofa pads and removed the back shelf. It's just my hubby and me and we leave the bed out all the time anyway. This way the sofa pads will be in good condition if/when we sell her, but I can't see that happening very soon. We are both lovin' this camper. (It is our 4th, the other 3 were travel trailers.)
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:20 PM   #36
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We will include a squeegie in our camper tools so there will be no excuse to not go camping.
Deb raises something that I did not think about. Do we need to wipe down the sides before closing? What do you do if you have to close while it's raining and can't wait? Any thoughts?
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:25 PM   #37
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It closes up so quickly that usually you can catch a break and beat the worst of the rain.

That day it was raining off and on, so we did a lot of prep ahead of time. Gary wiped off and put away the water hose, drained the water heater, I pulled the water line valves so they would drain and we dumped the water filter under the sink. We pumped out the fresh water from the toilet's holding tank and he dumped the cassette potty black water tank in the appropriate manner. We added a little "pink stuff" (antifreeze) in the toilet's fresh water tank (using the toilet's pump) until it showed on the water level indicator. I set down and secured the interior paraphernalia and we waited for a short while. When there was a "break" in the down pour and we went for it, got the sides folded in and wiped off and the top down pretty quickly. Gary wiped the power cord as he put it back in the power cord "cubbie" and I folded in the hand rail, put in the step and took care of the wet towels. We hitched 'er up and headed north.

imo drying (or at least wiping down) the sides, after they were folded in, is more important than the top. The top being wet didn't seem to be a big problem, because it was completely dry inside when we got home. The squeegie is just me being worried about keeping a dry interior. I'd say it's probably a lot easier to deal with hard sides than canvas sides.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:29 PM   #38
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I like the idea of using a squeegee to remove water from the folding sides, it should not take up to much room and would also help remove stuff like pine needles. I seem to attract rain when I go camping, so this is a great addition to my camping tools.
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This thread had gotten off topic into toilet options. I started a new thread with those posts here:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...mes-18946.html
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