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Old 03-05-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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Greetings from British Columbia

We have been toying with the idea of a RV for several years and always thought in terms of something compact and relatively easy to use, maintain and store. We were of course familiar with tent trailers our neighbour had one. Living in bear country, albeit in an urban area, made us somewhat cautious about having only canvas between us and them. In fact we have a bear that frequents the small wooded area behind the house. Between that and no longer really wanting to sleep on the ground, we had pretty much given up tenting.

Well then along came the spring RV show and having a little more spare time on our hands being recently retired, we decided to have a look. Lo and behold, we spotted something new to us, pop-up hard side A Frames.

The A Liner was the first we zeroed in on and while the general quality and construction seemed good the price seemed a bit high. The larger model we preferred was pushing into the price territory of a smaller toy hauler that appealed as it would enable us to bring along the motorcycle. Then we spotted the Rockwoods. For comparable quality, better features and what we think is a better finish at a lower price, we thought the Rockwoods deserved a closer look.

One visit to the dealer a week later and we now await delivery of our A122! We did consider other models of the A Frames. The TH model was tempting, again thinking of the motorcycle, but at 640 pounds it could make for difficult loading on the tray and probably do bad things to the tongue weight. The length was also a problem for the garage. Having read through this terrific forum in advance, we knew that storage was a common though not insurmountable issue. Although one of the storage compartment models would just fit in the garage, we decided we had enough capacity in our Titan crew cab for what we want to bring along. Regardless, we've learned our lessons about packing light with both tenting and air travel. So the A122 seems to fit the bill perfectly, and with spring finally in the air in our part of the province we are really looking forward to test it all out.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.
I'm sure you'll really like the A-frame.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Hopefully you can test out your Aliner real soon!
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:48 PM   #4
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There are many great CG in BC. Our favorite is Living Forest RV park in Nanaimo BC. They offer many sites that are ocean side or ocean view. The Littlejohn's are great hosts. Enjoy your new trailer and welcome to the forum.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:28 PM   #6
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Hi there! Congrats on your A-frame! I also looked at the Aliners and almost brought one. Like you I found the price pretty high but came close to signing the deal. While on the lot getting a refund my sister found my TT and wanted me to take a look. Since then I have looked at the FR A-frames and found them to be nicer and not so pricy as the Aliner. I know you will be enjoying your new trailer for a long time.

Good luck!
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Congrats on your new A-Frame and to the forums.

This is one of great places to meet and talk about camping, trailers and everything else related or non related to Camping
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Thanks all from near and far for the warm welcomes! Already some ideas where to take ourselves. Despite years of tenting, we can see from going through this site an RV obviously means a whole new realm of possibilities. So many great people willing to share their experience and provided helpful advice. We're sure we'll be taking full advantage of this once we actually have and start using our little unit.

Hey VTX Al, is that as in VTX 1300/1800?
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Another B.C.'er.....yippie...

We're organizing to take over..!
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Thanks all from near and far for the warm welcomes! Already some ideas where to take ourselves. Despite years of tenting, we can see from going through this site an RV obviously means a whole new realm of possibilities. So many great people willing to share their experience and provided helpful advice. We're sure we'll be taking full advantage of this once we actually have and start using our little unit.

Hey VTX Al, is that as in VTX 1300/1800?
'02 1800R with lots of bling - but gone now , just recently sold her. Still not over the separation pangs

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