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Old 03-08-2014, 06:35 AM   #1
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Red face Storage or save a few bucks?

HI all,
Should I go with a 2013 124 (cheaper but no storage box in front) or 2014 124S. I have a half ton pickup with a shell on it so I don't need the storage.
I have read all threads in this A frame forum and I would value your feedback. I'm going to pull the trigger on this within a few weeks!

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Old 03-08-2014, 07:36 AM   #2
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Only you can answer this question... I have the A122 without storage and we don't miss it, it's just the two of us, our EZ up canopy fits fine in top of the collapsed dinette inside the camper. I didn't want the storage as it would most likely just make me bring more things we wouldn't actually use.

We have lightened our load over the part few years just by eliminating the things we don't use from our travel list.

If you have kids or like to be prepared for anything, then you may actually want the extra storage space....

So the decision sort of yours to make.

Good luck.

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Old 03-08-2014, 10:57 AM   #3
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Storage or save a few bucks?

Get the storage, I was going for an Aliner at first because it is tiny and my TV could handle it with no problems. The $$$ difference cheaper I got the A128S, I could not put heavy stuff in the storage because of TW issues but I like the convenience of putting tarps, toys, gas containers etc...light stuff. Also during set up I put more stuff in the storage and lock it up. I also leave camping stuff that are in my TV after camping in there for storage.

The extra money you will pay is for convenience which is priceless.

Good Luck and Have fun with your AFrame of choice!
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:18 AM   #4
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storage to me is very important. Everything can stay in camper instead of loading/unloading all the time. Eliminates things being forgotten. We just got our first 5th wheel and I have enough storage that all I have to load each trip is firewood, kayak and bikes.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:23 PM   #5
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We have A122BH. Love the outside storage on the front for the bikes. Wouldn't bring them before because it was a hassle to load onto rack on TV then would have to remove bikes if we needed to get into the back of the TV (often). We pared down what we always take with us....that stuff in the previous tent trailer that we thought we would use, but never touched. Storage under the bed of the 122 is plenty for us. Solar panels and outdoor stove go under the table and out once we arrive. All we need to pack when we are ready to go is clothes and food. Lovin' it, but haven't been out since Christmas...and here in CA we don't have the excuse of just too busy with robotics build and competition season.....soon, very soon we'll get out....
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:44 PM   #6
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My truck has the bed shell also and I have the storage trunk. I use it for dirty stuff like my Bal leveler, chocks, charcoal and the like. It also holds bulky stuff like chairs. The nice thing to me is I keep it loaded so I am now almost hitch and go while I can still get into the camper when needed. I also camp with a group and wind up driving with several passengers at times. It is nice to be able to leave the back of the truck open for their gear so I don't have to sort through the back at camp or when we get home. The inside of the A Frame is so spacious that it is not strictly needed but I enjoy it.


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Old 03-09-2014, 05:28 PM   #7
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if you can leave all that stuff in the storage of the camper, you can have your truck bed back and not haul that stuff around needlessly between trips
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:41 PM   #8
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I am so very glad we have the storage, for all of the above reasons given. Also, after setting up it's a great place for stowing bags from the EZ Up, from chairs, from folding tables, etc. We have a collapsible 2 bike rack, and that also gets tossed into the trunk at the site. Our TV is an Explorer, and it's darn nice to not have to clutter up the back of it with all that stuff.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:40 PM   #9
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I have a 2013 124

Jimster, I have a 2013 124 without the extra storage along with a Subaru Outback (crossover) with ample but limited storage. The 124 is a 2 person only A-frame which limits who you can take and how much stuff you need. We found the 124 storage on-board plus the Outback has plenty of room for what we need. The real limitation is the refrigerator. We have to shop twice a week so that also limits what we need. I hope this helps.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:07 PM   #10
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Get the storage.

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