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Old 01-27-2016, 01:39 AM   #51
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Bluepill, thanks for posting pics. I have some of this plastic pipe left over from sprinkler installation so I think I will do the same. Could also use plastic wire loom used in autos for more flexibility where wires bend.
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:00 PM   #52
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Mine fits in an open carport with plenty of room on one side to come and go. Since I don't use the dinette, I removed the table and put in a smaller Coleman collapsible table just for me. I use the far bench for a large container of can goods, coffee can, bags of cereal premeasured and so on. I have used a port a pot in this one and prefer a built in pot as I had in my previous pup camper. The port a pot can store under the table, I leave it out during the night hours for convenience. If I had the built in pot, I would lose a lot of storage on the door side under the bench that currently holds lantern, paper goods, lamp, a few tools, TP and flashlight- all easy to reach from within. I survive well with the port a pot and every extra bit of storage is very important in an A frame.There is no odor and I empty it when I dump the grey tank every 3 days. I also put in a 2 inch mattress topper. I have never used the heated mattress setup. Elec outlets are an issue as two are located flush against the mattress area, basically making them unusable.
Thanks for the advice. Also do you use or recommend a stabilizer when towing?
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:07 PM   #53
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I do not use a weight distribution hitch. The rig is stable to about 65 MPH. Above that it is prone to sway when I am being passed. I manually apply the trailer brakes to settle it down again. I usually tow at 62 MPH for overall gas mileage and safety, so it's not an issue.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:51 PM   #54
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Also do you use or recommend a stabilizer when towing?
I think you mean a Weight Distributing Hitch or WDH.

if so, I love my 4pt Equal-i-zer.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:15 PM   #55
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I just returned from a 3week trip to northern Forida where the temp went down to 24 and we were as warm as toast. Our only complaint is the stereo gets terrible reception. Looking to replace it with DVD combo if I can figure how to remove this stereo
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I just returned from a 3week trip to northern Forida where the temp went down to 24 and we were as warm as toast. Our only complaint is the stereo gets terrible reception. Looking to replace it with DVD combo if I can figure how to remove this stereo
Before you decide to replace the stereo in your unit. You might consider using an external source for your music. If your existing stereo unit has an aux jack to plug in an external source, you might want to consider this. I am bit surprised that your on board stereo does not have a cd player built in.
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:25 AM   #57
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I do have a CD player, but I would like news, weather and on my long trips to urban areas where I often camp (military bases) an occasional DVD would be welcome. I travel alone much of the time and would like to listen to someone beside my own voice telling me what I should have done. If I want music, I can listen to my iphone
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Sorry royboy334. I obviously did not understand your comment. Good luck in solving your issue. Happy Camping.
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:35 AM   #59
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approaching "retirement 2"

After retiring from the military some 7-8 years ago -- I'm approach the next retirement phase of no longer "working" but enjoying retirement in my early 60's. I have camped/backpacked since college and plan to do more traveling - camping when I move to this new phase next year.

I have been researching camper -- and think A-frame popup is the best fit for me. This thread help convince me further.. right now think of the A213HW as it works for single and those times a buddy or friend can join on a trip..

working through the whole outfitting and modification thoughts -- loved the mod for a trailer hitch add-on -- for me not a motorcycle, but an added storage platform for generator - etc -- also looking to add heavy duty dual battery setup and a solar setup for boondocks as well

so any sharing of outfitting and modification of the A-frame is welcome

thanks
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