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Old 04-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Thinking of purchasing Forest River A126

I'm thinking of buying a Rockwood hard Side series A126 put out by Forest River, inc. This would be my first purchase of a recreational vehicle. I would really appreciate any feedback on the A126. Do you like it? Has it been any trouble?

Thank you for any help!
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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Bowman!

I'm moving your thread to Tent Campers, A Frames and Pop Ups subforum so hopefully more campers with the A126 can see it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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THank you!
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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I say go for it!!...I haven't heard of any chronic problems. I have been pleased with my Flagstaff.

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:33 PM   #5
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We have an A126 and love it! No trouble at all but then, we have had 3 travel trailers over the last 25 years, along with some tent camping as well.
So we knew what we were getting into when we purchase our Aframe.

Some questions for you:
Have you had any experience camping in any form?
What are you planning on towing it with?
How many are sleeping in it?

Ask some specific questions of your own. We love chatting and advising here.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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I would say... be sure you are buying something big/convenient enough for your preferences. I did a lot of tent camping with my kids... and hadn't camped in a long time... (read - I got old )... I bought my first trailer about 2 years ago and it was OK... just too small. My daughter and son-in-law decided they wanted it so I didn't trade it in. I did buy a 26' X 8' Surveyor with a slide to replace the 18.5' X 7' Shadow Cruiser. I will try to use it in a couple of weeks, just to see if anything needs a fix. Since I live about 29 miles from Palo Duro Canyon, it shouldn't be too difficult... if work doesn't eat me.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:32 PM   #7
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If your not sure your going to like camping a lot and might go a few times a year the a might fit your needs.
if you think its something your going to enjoy and do it a lot you might want to go bigger. Don't short your self in room.
To many times I've heard people say we bought to small of camper we've out grown it in a year.
on the other spectrum to many people buy one to big for there needs
And then have to up grade there tv as well.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #8
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I have the A128S and it is the right size for the DW and myself. We had a P/U and upgraded to a TT and later when it was just us, we went back to a small camper and it was the A Frame. We love it, just the right size for us. Have had no trouble with it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:56 PM   #9
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I have the A126 and love it. It's great for my wife and I. It our first camper and tows pretty well with my 2 door Jeep Wrangler.

Like others have said, consider what you can tow with your tow vehicle. If I could have gone a little larger I would have strongly considered the R-pod as it can be had for just a little more than the A126. It is too much trailer for my Jeep however.

Keep in mind that the floor plan on the A126 is designed for 2 people. That is due to the inclusion of the cassette toilet (versus the porta-pot in the A122 or A128). I like the cassette toilet and just the 2 of us meant it was a good fit. We like the hard side aspect, but the smaller easier to tow folding camper format fit our towing ability. The A126 (like all the A-series campers from Rockwood) has all the basic comforts including a nice fan, fridge, stove, outdoor grill (option?), and microwave. Heating and cooling offer standard heat Pump / AC, with optional gas furnace (ours has the gas furnace, and is a must if you ever do cold weather boon docking).

Search my profile for an in-depth review that I wrote after getting aquatinted with out new A126.
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Here's a link to my review thread, had to go to my browser to copy it, the app doesn't have copy

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...iew-16393.html
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