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Old 05-05-2013, 08:51 AM   #71
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The 237.5" length is 10 more inches than I expected. If it is this long, it won't fit in my garage as well. Bummer.

I haven't actually measured the A128S, but I am going to have to exactly measure this unit before considering a purchase.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #72
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The 237.5" length is 10 more inches than I expected. If it is this long, it won't fit in my garage as well. Bummer.

I haven't actually measured the A128S, but I am going to have to exactly measure this unit before considering a purchase.
Good idea lcarter40. This is a great chat room. I've gotten a lot of good pointers already.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:07 AM   #73
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Good news guys, I did another measurement but this time I use the ground to take it from, last night I was doing it from the top. Here are the pics of how I did the final measurements:
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That is about 224 inches which is less than your garage length and less than the specs in the brochure

224" = 18' 8"

But double check to what your getting, it may change since mine is a 2012 A128S

Happy shopping for an A-Frame! I did that last year and it was more enjoyable than when I got my SUV
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #74
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This is good news. I'm guessing the 18' 11" is fairly close to the length and that will fit in my garage. Thanks for checking again.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:25 PM   #75
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Battery when not using camper

I know there are things in the camper that drain a small about of power. Is there an easy way to cut the power without disconnecting the battery cables? Is it necessary to do it to save the battery?
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:05 PM   #76
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My service technician told me to pull the fuse at the front of my trailer if I wanted to shut everything off. I have never had a need to do it, as I plug it in during the winter. The battery will eventually drain after a couple weeks because of the radio and microwave (and I think the carbon monoxide detector as well...?) I just know it died after a couple weeks of not being plugged in. LOL
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Many people will wire in a small rocker switch next to the stereo to act as a power cut-off for it.

The other passive drain on the power is the CO and Propane detectors. I don't know how much they use, although I'd guess not much. I suppose you could replace the CO with a battery-operated one and disconnect the wired one.

Microwave shouldn't have power unless it's plugged in to shore power, so it has no impact on the battery.
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I'm pretty comfortable doing electrical wiring but not sure what the rocker switch (that would cut off the power) would be wired to. Anyone able to explain?
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #79
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Take the power going into the radio and connect it to the rocker, then wire the rocker to the radio. drill little hole and mount rocker next to radio.

Rock on or off as needed.
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Great idea -- I have a friend with a class C motorhome and he didn't believe me when I told him there was no cut off switch for the power. I'd really like to have one.

Thanks for the explanation.
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