Originally Posted by MishaFoomin
I had initially been thinking about a plain Aliner Ranger 12 with furnace, and do water heating on the stove top, but then saw this A122 for less $ than the Ranger but with more goodies inside.
I was in the exact same boat (er...R/V) when I bought my T10. I really didn't want or need all the extra goodies but the price was right.
The fact is -you don't have
to use all that fancy crap just because it's there.
Driveway camping for a night or two when you first get the thing is a good idea but my advice to you would be to make sure you can pull it safely (you'll need the battery for that) and then take it out somewhere nice and get camping!
Camping -to me anyways- is about enjoying a fire and watching the stars. Getting away from the rat-race for a while. It's about listening to the loons or wolves and seeing some beautiful country.
about stressing over operators manuals.
What you have right now is a hard-sided, warm, dry place to camp in, with a bed and a table you can sit at. They're superior (I think) to pop-ups and there's just no comparison between them and a tent.
Take a cooler, a Coleman lantern and a decent sleeping bag and you can learn about all the nice-to-have stuff as you go.
There's no lack of people who will take the time to help you out. The folks on here are just awesome for that as you've probably noticed by now. You'll find more of them at the campgrounds.
Just my .02.
Whatever you do -enjoy!