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Old 06-27-2015, 12:37 AM   #11
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I'm 5'2 and hit my head twice. However, it was one of the smaller Aliner units (not an FR A-frame unit). One of the hits was my own doing due to not thinking while leaning to see out the window. I didn't have any problems with head space when I finally saw a FR camper.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:21 AM   #12
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One of my favorite things about the Aframes are they are highly customizable to individual taste. Mine has been a work in progress for 15 months. Can't do that with a box trailer.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:23 AM   #13
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His only comment about his height in the A-Frame is how low the counter is to his height. ...but head bumping is not an issue.
I am 6'2" and agree with this. Head room is not an issue for me. When I do use my table, say during the rain, the bench seats have plenty of room for two with no head problems. When standing up from the rear bed, the head clearance is quite comfortable. Among the reasons I went with a FR A Frame was the head room and length of the bed compared to small travel trailers and other brands of A Frames.

There is a women's group I camp with occasionally in which many of the members prefer Casita's. They are great small trailers with bathrooms, but have low ceilings and beds in which I would be forced to sleep diagonally. And I could not store one at home because the roof top AC could not be screened from viewing on the street.

I would say an A Frame is not a home on wheels, like many fixed wall campers are, but are a great way to get out doors while taking some of those comforts of home with you.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:46 AM   #14
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I've had my Aframe about 1 1/2 years now. The things I wanted when I bought mine was: (1) Easy to set up and take down especially in rain (2) Didn't have to set it back up once home if I took it down in rain to let it dry (3) I could pull it with my Durango

It meets all of these. I'm 5'7" and have never ever even been close to bumping my head on the walls when sitting around the table.

When my wife and I camp we spend most of the time outdoors...otherwise why go camping...just stay at home was the way we looked at it.

We have plenty of storage space for what we carry. We're not living in it...we're camping.

For us it's perfect. Others may have a different view of camping and what they need.

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Old 06-27-2015, 08:03 AM   #15
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Guys, great input as I have expected to come from members of this board. I guess we need to go to PECO and look in person. Will report back what we find!

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Old 06-27-2015, 08:22 AM   #16
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Are Hi-Lo's still being made?
Hi-Lo's are no longer made, but Trailmanor is starting production on a similar product (Rise), along with producing their traditional "clam shell" folding campers. WE had a Trailmanor 2720 before we got our present Surveyor, and they make great campers.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:56 AM   #17
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Guys, great input as I have expected to come from members of this board. I guess we need to go to PECO and look in person. Will report back what we find!
Peco is no longer Peco although the name is the same. Campers Inn bought them in January. It is not the same dealer it was under the Adam's family.

We bought a T21QBHW from them in December. While my wife and I bought liked it our travel plans changed and we traded it in on a Sunseeker 2400W MBS. If you are interested in a T21 give Three Way Campers a call as our T21 is sitting there and it is in excellent condition. You can read about the mods I did in this forum. It also has the second year warranty from FR which I think is transferable.

EDIT: If you are interested in our old camper PM me your phone number and I'll be glad to answer any questions on it.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:31 PM   #18
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One thing about A-Frames that has concerned me (and why I decided to go with a pop-up) is lack of adequate ventilation. They just look like they'd be a hot box when dry-camping with no generator. I'd hate to feel like Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. With the pop-up ventilation is great. Am I possibly missing something?
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:59 PM   #19
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Forrest, A-Frames aren't pretty, they are angular and ugly from the outside and with their awkward outline I think that is where many assumptions (head room, space, hot box) are made. I've not noticed the heat any different than the motorhome or trailer or tents we've owned and camped in. Anything enclosed is going to be hot. The A-Frame is far from a sweat box unless one fails to pull down the shades, open the windows or use the fans to draw out the heat. These trailers are extremely efficient and thanks to FR, come standard with amenities that are optional in other brands. LOL - The only thing you are missing is the actual experience of using one to discover it for yourself.

I use it in weather extremes (cold, rainy, windy or hot and just plain hot). It was high 90s on my trip a few weeks ago. I had no power. I just pulled the shades down and used the roof fan to pull out the warm air. Poor site placement, trailer was exposed to the sun with minimal shade from trees. I had my chairs and table on opposite side of trailer, using the trailer's bulky shape for shade. Haha I was very grateful for its tall shape then!
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One thing about A-Frames that has concerned me (and why I decided to go with a pop-up) is lack of adequate ventilation. They just look like they'd be a hot box when dry-camping with no generator. I'd hate to feel like Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. With the pop-up ventilation is great. Am I possibly missing something?
The fan on the roof is what you are missing. A Frames are a relativity low volume. My guess is the volume is about one third of a pop up with the beds and tenting out. Even in the full sun, running the fan on low will circulate enough for the air to turnover without the camper getting above the outside temperature. So the air really moves in from outside. And the insulated roof and walls keep the heating from the direct sun from radiating to the inside. Unlike the blazing hot tops to the tenting I remember from my PUP days, that were too hot to hold my hand on.
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