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Old 03-31-2016, 08:44 AM   #1
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Why do you like your A frame?

We've camped in a pop-up for 10-years, sold it, will be picking up our HW192 next week, and are very excited! What has been your favorite part of owning an A frame?

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Old 03-31-2016, 08:49 AM   #2
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So easy to tow and set up. Quieter inside than a pop up. Few frills, just a good place to sleep or get out of the elements when on short trips.

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Old 03-31-2016, 09:44 AM   #3
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My wife and I also sold our pop up and went with a Flagstaff A-frame. We couldn't be happier. It has all the advantages of a pop up minus a few of the hassles.
It is easy to tow like a pop-up, with no blind spots towing or backing up. Faster set up and take down without the bed slide wrestling match ! Perfect for the two of us, we tend to be "spur of the moment people" when we are camping. If we decide to move, in minutes we are on the road ! The hardsides on the A-frame offer a little more secure feel than the canvas. Packing up without concerns for wet canvas is a plus.
The only thing we miss is the tent feel when sleeping, although if it is cold and at altitude not always a bad thing. We did add a Clam easy to set up screen tent to expand our living area. When we miss the tent we sit out there until the feeling passes !

I think you are going to like your choice !
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:35 PM   #4
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Plenty to like

Ours is a 2014 Rockwood A127TH (toy hauler). Easy tow (though the additional length of the toy hauler platform adds difficulty in towing), quick set-up and take-down, excellent A/C and heat pump (haven't used the gas furnace yet), solidly weatherproof (have been through several thunderstorms and never felt "exposed". We took it from NC to Montana and back last summer, including +400 miles along Forest Service gravel roads and trails.

Best of all, the 3 year grandson LOVES IT and calls it "Pop's Little House". We'll be taking him to Hot Springs, NC for a weekend trip in a couple of months.

Newbie to modern-era small RV camping, but grew up in the 1960s with a Cox tent camper w/ parents and 3 sisters. Yes, a little tight in there.

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Old 04-01-2016, 01:16 PM   #5
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Well, for #1 - it's just soooo darn cute! We love the convenience of keeping most of our camping gear packed in the camper so all we have to do is get food and clothes together vs. spending hours packing the back of the truck to go tent camping. Did I mention it's CUTE??!!??!! We have a 192HW.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:34 PM   #6
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we both work and it is just so easy to leave it all packed and ready to go... drop in the clothes, swing by the grocery, and head out.... Once on site we are up in a few minutes (it actually takes long using the actuator to pop it up then it would to just push it up). we like to camp in the mountains the hard sides allow us to extend our season by a month or so on each side.

We have had this one about a year and we are still figuring out exactly how to pack it, we are always trying something new.

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Old 04-02-2016, 08:13 PM   #7
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We love our T12SC. We love the ease of towing, gas mileage, being able to move it in the driveway with just a shove (single axle), garage storable (HOA police and I'm too cheap to pay for storage), my own toilet and shower for bike rides (when everyone is standing in line in the heat waiting for their turn at the shower truck) and others that slip my mind right now. When we bought ours, other RVers said that everyone starts small and moves up. Well, we'll soon be at 3 years and we do enjoy looking at larger units. We would like to camp with a walk-around bed, a separate sofa, a larger fridge and a separate bathroom. But we only want to tow and store our little pop-up!
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:37 AM   #8
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I have owned a pop up. then a travel trailer... then a bigger travel trailer.. I wanted to get back to basics without sleeping on the ground (plus I like my AC). My 2014 Rockwood a122s is near perfect for me.. I kinda miss the bathroom.. but I don't really miss having to go to the dump station before heading home.

No longer have to be concerned about the size of the campsite.. I can get in any of them.. The aframe tows so easy behind my F150 Pick Up. Belive it or not.. with the a122s front trunk.. I actually have more outside storage than I did on my last travel trailer.

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We did add a Clam easy to set up screen tent to expand our living area. When we miss the tent we sit out there until the feeling passes !
By the way.. Butch.. I bought a CLAM last fall.. haven't used it yet. Set it up in the driveway.. in about 2 minutes, by myself.. Love it, so far.. Expensive.. but well worth it.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:52 PM   #9
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We've camped in a pop-up for 10-years, sold it, will be picking up our HW192 next week, and are very excited! What has been your favorite part of owning an A frame?
I was out in mine this weekend dry camping with a group that was mostly tenters. The reasons this weekend were:

The younger crowd that stayed up late around the fire didn't keep me up.
The coyotes didn't wake me up.
The emergency phone call to India in the middle of the night didn't wake me up.
The inside was 10 degrees warmer at night without running the furnace.
This morning when we had to get to Enchanted Rock for an early hike, it took 15 minutes for me, alone, to fold up and hitch so I was ready to go while the tenters were folding up their cold wet tents.

Now most of these are things one can do with many RV's. But certainly not a typical canvas popup. Yet like the popup I had before, I can store my camper at home.

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Old 04-03-2016, 10:19 PM   #10
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I spent a few nights in a classic canvas sided pop-up 45 years ago, and didn't like the experience. When I started seeing A-Frames a few years back, I thought "This might actually be a good idea". I did some research, and finally picked my T12 up last June. So far, I have spent about 40 nights in it, and it has proven to be everything I had hoped for - with the exception of a failed and leaking skylight. I added a Honda generator and a receiver in the rear for my motorcycle carrier. I am hoping to get in about 60 days this year.


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