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Old 04-14-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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We have just purchased a 2017 Forest River Rockwood A122S A-Frame and are going into this with no knowledge of do's and don't do's. I'm sure common sense will get us along only so far. But, we are looking for tips for our first camping trip of items that are mandatory before we leave our house and the actual setting up for the first time (hazards we should watch for). Thanks in advance and we are so looking forward to this new journey.
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:41 PM   #2
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Great -- Welcome!
1. set the unit up while still in the driveway.
2. make sure you have a level and wheel chocks
3. try out everything you have in your unit to make sure you know how it works.
4. maybe even sleep overnight in it before you go out.
5.PRACTICE backing your unit up and general maneuvering. Shopping center parking lots are great for this.
6. make sure you have adapters for the power cord. If you have a 30 amp service, it will fit in a 50 amp socket as well. Surge protector is recommended
7. White water supply hose.
The list will go on and on and on, and I'm sure others will chime in to add more valuable information.

Setting it up at home gives you the confidence to do it in an unknown environment, and the major things you need you will find out in the comfort of your own driveway.

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Old 04-14-2017, 07:46 PM   #3
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Bought a new a-frame as well and like the previous poster, use your driveway or side yard. We haven't traveled yet but have slept in ours 4 different times and determined we wanted a memory foam topper right off the bat. Great place to learn and get familiar.Major upgrade for us after a roll-a-home behind our wing the last 15 years.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:15 PM   #4
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Did you get information about the 2nd year warranty. Many dealers don't mention it because they want to sell a 2nd party warranty for big bucks. There should be a form in your packet of manuals that you can fill out and mail in to the factory. The fee should be on the form for your RV, it will be either $100, $150 or $250 depending on what you bought and must be submitted within 90 days of your purchase, well worth the cost. If you can't find the form do a search on this forum. Congratulations on your new adventure, lots to see and lots to learn. Don't be afraid to ask questions here on the forum
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