Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-20-2016, 08:49 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Pasadena, Texas
Posts: 180
Wife and I have had our A128S for about 2 1/2 years now and love it. Quick and easy to set up...just as easy to take down...don't have to worry about it getting wet and having to set it back up to dry out.

I pull it with a 2012 Durango with 6 cylinder and no problem pulling it.

I put 3M Transparent Tape around all my bubble windows, vent fan because some have had theirs leak....Two weeks after putting the tape on I was camping and we had a 5" rain over night....not a sign of water inside the camper.

I never turn my frig on before hand....I bring along some frozen water bottles and put that in the frig after setting up the camper....within a couple of hours I can put our food inside and it keeps cold all weekend. I have had a couple of bottles of water still partially frozen by the end of the weekend.

I've only used the grill once but it worked fine...never used the stove other than to just light it each time we camp to make sure it still works...we do all our cooking outside.

Love our Aframe.

David
__________________

__________________
Tow Vehicle: 2012 Durango 3.6 Pentastar Engine
Purchased 2013 A128S 01-15-14
Total nights camping 2014-(10)
Total Nights Camping 2015-(9)
Total Nights Camping 2016-(5)
Total Nights Camping 2017-(4)
mlsa3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 09:27 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
chuck9997's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Clinton, Tennessee
Posts: 321
Hey mlsa3.. I don't run my fridge while traveling either.. but mostly short trips. How long do you think the frozen water bottles would last? I will be making an approx four hour drive next month in my a122s.
__________________

__________________
2014 Rockwood Premier A-122S
2013 FORD F-150 STX, Super Cab
chuck9997 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 02:29 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Pasadena, Texas
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by chuck9997 View Post
Hey mlsa3.. I don't run my fridge while traveling either.. but mostly short trips. How long do you think the frozen water bottles would last? I will be making an approx four hour drive next month in my a122s.

I would think if you put 4 or 5 regular water bottles frozen inside with the door closed they would still be mostly frozen at the end of 4 hours.

I also have an ice maker and keep baggies of ice inside my frig all the time while camping...they stay frozen the entire weekend and help keep the frig cold.

David
__________________
Tow Vehicle: 2012 Durango 3.6 Pentastar Engine
Purchased 2013 A128S 01-15-14
Total nights camping 2014-(10)
Total Nights Camping 2015-(9)
Total Nights Camping 2016-(5)
Total Nights Camping 2017-(4)
mlsa3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 04:11 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,720
I use frozen half gallon milk jugs. To speed the prechill, keep temp on the road and moderate temp swings at camp during hot weather.

Fill the jug with water, then squeeze a bunch of water out and put the cap on while holding the squeeze. That way it won't split from ice expansion. Drink the cold water over the weekend.
__________________
Tom

2012 Rockwood A122S
2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4X4

Former owner of a 2002 Coleman Niagara GTE
Pooneil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 11:11 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 177
I put a frozen gallon water jug in fridge prior to leaving. I also turn on propane set on low (1 or 2) when on the road. I have a remote thermometer in fridge and monitor temp from TV. It usually stays around 32-35 degrees depending on ambient temps. I also have ice water to drink as frozen water melts. Quite often there is still ice in the jug three days later. Switch to 120 AC at campsite if available otherwise leave propane on. I would suggest you use a remote thermometer so you can monitor the temp in fridge no matter what system you use for cooling fridge while you are on the road.
__________________
2012 Rockwood a124
mzak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2016, 05:47 AM   #36
OYO
Senior Member
 
OYO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 200
Quote:
Originally Posted by mzak View Post
I put a frozen gallon water jug in fridge prior to leaving. I also turn on propane set on low (1 or 2) when on the road. I have a remote thermometer in fridge and monitor temp from TV. It usually stays around 32-35 degrees depending on ambient temps. I also have ice water to drink as frozen water melts. Quite often there is still ice in the jug three days later. Switch to 120 AC at campsite if available otherwise leave propane on. I would suggest you use a remote thermometer so you can monitor the temp in fridge no matter what system you use for cooling fridge while you are on the road.
Yep. Remote thermometer here as well. Don't want your meat too warm or your favorite beverage too cold.

It's amazing the temperature variance inside the refer. Top shelf under the freezer vs bottom in the door can be 4-5 or more.
__________________
2016 Rockwood A213HW
2010 Silverado LTZ 4x4 Ext Cab
OYO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2016, 08:17 AM   #37
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 30
I thinking of an A213HW as well -- is it easy to get one without skylights -- I was thinking about this as -- especially for the 2 small one -- that are in a nice place for solar panels..
__________________
stevetoney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2016, 07:09 PM   #38
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevetoney View Post
I thinking of an A213HW as well -- is it easy to get one without skylights -- I was thinking about this as -- especially for the 2 small one -- that are in a nice place for solar panels..

Biscuit72 has a post with pictures on how he put 2 panels on his unit.

Title of the post is "200 Watts Solar Project on A Frame"

Very well done - professional looking job and plenty of room on the roof for 2 flexible (no drill/screws/mounting brackets, just adhesive to mount) panels. Worth a look.



2017 A212HW
2016 Ford Explorer TV
The Villages, Florida

Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
__________________
2017 A212HW
2016 Ford Explorer w/ Tow Package
tjwoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2017, 07:38 PM   #39
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 27
Hi there. Our first summer with a 213hw. Mods we've done:
Put 7 ft metal conduit from side to side where the roof latches are. Fits perfectly and we use it for hanging a curtain next to the toilet. Changed out compartment locks with combicams or thumb latches, depending. The twins made into a king felt really cramped, so we put some plywood on the little shelf things and turned a Queen sideways. That opens up about 19 inches on at the end of each twin for storage.

We haven't had any issues with the camper Cook at and heat both work great. We use a instaset screen room. Fridge works well but get one of those wireless thermometers so you can keep an eye on temp.
__________________
mtmurphy56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2017, 09:09 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 196
OboeGuy- We have the
Flagstaff T21TBHW with the water line attached to the toilet. Check up inside the cartridge box where the water flows into the system at the top. The plastic pipe may need to be reconnected. I found out that the waterpump had been left on and the pipe started leaking at the attachment.
__________________

__________________
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
Flagstaff T21TBHW
MontyPP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
a-frame, forest river, frame, pop up

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 PM.