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Old 01-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Electrical outlets in A122

I am looking at the ROCKWOOD hardside A-frame.. like the A122.. and also the FLAGSTAFF A-frame line. Can anyone tell me how many electrical outlets are inside these units.. and where are they located? From the pictures, I have viewed.. I'm unable to see any outlets.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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There are two outlets inside the unit and one outside near the door. One indoor outlet is located to the right of the fridge below the bench seat. The other is located to the right of the microwave between the mattress and the cabinet.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:09 AM   #3
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On my unit I have the outlets as toleworks plus another by the switch for the water pump and furnace under one of the tables.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:24 AM   #4
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Our A122 has outles and both ends of the bed, in the sink cabinet and on the microwave cabinet. A third outlet is under the table, on the cabinet that contains the hw heater. There is also an external wp outlet next to the outdoor speaker.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:44 PM   #5
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yep ..

same outlets as rawlus ...
ours was sadly lacking a 12 volt outlet for our "off the grid" stuff ... so i stuffed one of those next to the stereo .. and the floor light switch.

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The outlet next to the water pump switch is not in a very easy area to get to, especially when the table is in the stowed positioned. I found it more convienient to plug in a narrow power strip and attach the strip to the cabinet right above the refrigerator door. I used industrial strength velcro to attach the strip which has held up well for the last year. The strip works great for charging electronics, using hair dryer, coffee pot, etc.
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same outlets as rawlus ...
ours was sadly lacking a 12 volt outlet for our "off the grid" stuff ... so i stuffed one of those next to the stereo .. and the floor light switch.

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thanks for all the responses.. D-mo,.. I notice you are pulling your camper with a Nissan Frontier.. I have a 2006 4X4, crew cab Frontier (V6).. I think it will pull an A-frame pretty good. I pulled a 3000 lb (UVW) Jayco for a couple of years. I knew it was back there.. but mostly becuse I could see the TT in my mirror. On hills.. I could feel it more.
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thanks for all the responses.. D-mo,.. I notice you are pulling your camper with a Nissan Frontier.. I have a 2006 4X4, crew cab Frontier (V6).. I think it will pull an A-frame pretty good. I pulled a 3000 lb (UVW) Jayco for a couple of years. I knew it was back there.. but mostly becuse I could see the TT in my mirror. On hills.. I could feel it more.
Chuck,

I pull my A122 with a 2011 Nissan XTerra (same engine, same frame, shorter wheelbase). It tows without any problems. Being able to see over the trailer is awesome.

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Old 01-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #9
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nissan puller ...

yep... the frontier pulls the A122 very well, and I'm sure the Exterra would too .. because of the same drivelines, and box frame configurations. Basically the truck and trailer are a perfect match, pulls well at basically any speed, but i find my nissan is very " happy " at about 2.2 K rpm.
Make sure to purchase the nissan trailer wiring system for your truck, or else you will run into tons of problems, as these trucks like to be protected from electrical issues. Its all basically plug and play ... and very easy to wire ...
The first mod i purchased for this truck was a Superchip Cortex. This was a great purchase and really the only engine modification that I have done. Lots of out of the hole power, and overall improved performance. I have had it installed since that truck was new ...
I find the truck pulls well throught the entire powerband, and keeps toe to toe with its bigger brothers ... a very good purchase for this truck.

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My FRONTIER is wired.. I pulled both a POPUP and a TT with it over the last few years. Already have a protege brake controller too (if needed).
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Hi D-mo, re "The first mod i purchased for this truck was a Superchip Cortex." I've never heard of superchip cortex, what is it and what does it do please ?
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You guys are making me miss my 2001 Frontier Crew Cab. I do love my Jeep, but man that Frontier would have been much better towing.
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re: Cortex

This is probably this best mod i purchased for my truck. Basically its a handheld unit, that contains different tunes, economy, towing and perfomance tunes (87, 91 and 93 octane tunes, all separate) a timing advance feature and an engine diagnostic program ( tells you what the service engine soon light finds out, and points you directly to the problem) and other stuff, like systems monitoring.
The cortex holds all your tunes, but also holds the stock tune of the truck. Once plugged into the ECU of the truck, it first copies the origional tune of the truck, then dispenses a tune that you select, based on the driving style which you enjoy. The cortex then holds onto the stock tune, deletes it from your ECU in the truck and installs your selected tune. If you ever go in for Dealer servicing, you just retune your truck back to stock and the dealership knows absolutely nothing about it.
The benefits are basically performance, and maybe a bit of gas savings. The Nissan trucks come stock with a program that ony allows the throttle to be open about 30 to 35 percent at Wide Open Throttle. This is what I disliked most about the truck, but as soon as it hits about 40 mph, it takes off like a rocket ... for passing and merging. One of the benefits of the cortex is that it deletes this program and installs more agressive tunes, as the motors in these trucks are basically the same as the Z350 -370 series only larger.
Bottom line ... its a performance toy. It makes the truck alot of fun to drive and will turn the once sleepy 4 litre, 24 valve, dual overhead cam into something that will either keep up or beat most larger trucks off the the line, and certainly turn heads when your doing so.
The truck now has over 45,000 miles on it since installation, and i have had no issues whatsoever. I will keep it on for as long as i have the truck, as i find the extra horsepower helps with my towing and passing.
Please dont get me wrong .. im not out racing every tom dick and harry with dual pipes out the back ...im a responsible retired gentleman who likes the incease in performance, of what i think is a truck that has way more potential that it has when shipped to the customer.

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Like d-mo I also have my SUV chipped. I used the Hypertech Max Energy programmer. Max Energy - Hypertech

I installed this on my Xterra with about 300 miles on the odometer. As was said, when the WOT is enabled these Nissans kick ***** on the bottom end.

I think the chip helped my MPG. If I keep below 60 (not towing and on flat terrain) I have gotten up to 27 mpg on a long trip. I also think the extra torque has helped. I really cannot feel the A122 behind the Xterra. Towing is an absolute breeze. I paid $300 on Amazon and I am very satisfied.

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Hmmm. I wonder if they make performance chips for a 2000 Silverado with the 5.3 engine? Where would a person look?
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Hmmm. I wonder if they make performance chips for a 2000 Silverado with the 5.3 engine? Where would a person look?
Yes they do. Here are 3 major players.

Superchips
Performance is our Passion - Hypertech
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Hmmm. I wonder if they make performance chips for a 2000 Silverado with the 5.3 engine? Where would a person look?
Superchips does make a Tuner for you truck as long as you have the 4L60 Tranny

go to superchips.com (https://www.superchips.com/Store.aspx)

I went to vehicle's needed and on the right side you will see fit your vehicle
click it and then select the appropriate info of your vehicle

GM Gas Flashpaq 2865
GM Cortex Model 2950
GM Gas Vivid 528650

I am running the Flashpaq for my Dodge with the shift schedule update (you pay for this update but it allows you to change the shift points of your tranny) Not sure if the shift schedule option is available for your vehicle though
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Wow, thanks for the info, guys! I'll take a look at those links, and try to find what transmission I have. It's a four speed automatic, and it has a button on the shift lever that changes the shift points. I don't know if that indicates I have the necessary transmission model.
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Wow, thanks for the info, guys! I'll take a look at those links, and try to find what transmission I have. It's a four speed automatic, and it has a button on the shift lever that changes the shift points. I don't know if that indicates I have the necessary transmission model.
since you say you have the 4 speed automatic then most likely you have the 4l60 tranny -

if you had the manual tranny then I would say you were out of luck.
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