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Old 07-20-2016, 11:28 AM   #1
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Something cool you bought for the Aframe?

In between camping trips.. I like to shop on Amazon.. seems I always look for camping and/or camper accessories. Is there something kinda cool that you bought for your aframe? Tell us about it.. Pictures would be great too.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:06 AM   #2
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Like you, I am always looking for ideas. We like to go scrounging at thrift stores and yard sales and have found some great camping gear and accessories. Our three drawer plastic storage bin was 50 cents. I sew and have made theme pillow cases...my DH's is guitar fabric. I have also made hand painted pot holders, aprons, and 'prayer' flags to hang outside. Our goal is not to get into all of the amazing but expensive toys you can find at the big outdoor stores, but it is very tempting!
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:25 AM   #3
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Very cool pillow case.. would love to see the guitar fabric.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:43 AM   #4
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Thanks! That is actually a pot-holder, and I have a matching apron. I paint the fabric then make the item. The pillow case is purchased fabric. It is in the a-frame and I will take a photo to post when we go camping next.
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:50 PM   #5
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The best thing we bought for the A-frame so far was mattress toppers for both the rear bed and the dinette. A comfortable sleep is the reason for the camper in the first place.

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Old 07-21-2016, 01:54 PM   #6
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I agree on the toppers. . I did the same thing. The big mattress in the a122s isn't bad.. but the topper makes it extra comfortable.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:52 PM   #7
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We actually bought our camper sign before we bought the camper. LOL
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:10 PM   #8
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Cool Sign!
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We actually bought our camper sign before we bought the camper. LOL
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Indirect lighting

We bought 2 15 foot lengths of LED strip lighting with an RF remote off Amazon and taped them to the top of the triangular walls for indirect lighting. Can't take credit for the idea, though. Stole it from another A-framer we met on one of our first excursions. Make sure you order white (we went with warm white which we think looks good with the brown decor) unless you want it to look like Christmas all year long. We wired the system into the switch for the night light and turn the lights down to lowest setting at night. Tip: Clean top of walls with alcohol before applying strips. RF remote works better because you don't have to point the remote directly at the unit.

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We bought 2 15 foot lengths of LED strip lighting with an RF remote off Amazon and taped them to the top of the triangular walls for indirect lighting.
What kind of tape did you use, and how did you use it to attach?
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:59 AM   #12
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Yes.. wondering about the tape, myself. How well does it stay attached when the aframe is folded down? Especially after a long period.. maybe a month or so. The tape that holds the velcro, that you attach the fabric panels (that hide the hinges on each end) ... always comes loose when folded down.
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Comes on really good sticky tape that sticks really well if you clean the surface well so be sure of where you want it before you start. We centered it on the top of the wall.

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Old 07-23-2016, 11:26 PM   #14
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That's a great idea with the lights! Do you have pictures? Can you show how it was wired?
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[QUOTE=chuck9997;1266644]Yes.. wondering about the tape, myself. How well does it stay attached when the aframe is folded down? Especially after a long period.. maybe a month or so. The tape that holds the Velcro, that you attach the fabric panels (that hide the hinges on each end) ... always comes loose when folded down.[/QUOTE
My fabric panels always came down and I tried using a industrial strength Velcro and it did not help much so in the end I put 3 little screws on both panels and now a year later they are still up and good.
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I just re-did our Velcro and it didn't work. We will be using the advice here to fix it for good!
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Well, last fall had new Maxxis 8008 LR E tires installed. Replaced spring shackles with hd 1/2 " thick ones and new wet bolts. Bought ceiling vent cushings with aluminum reflectors-helps with heat loss in cold weather(deer hunting) and when hot outside. This year new toilet light-DW loves purple. Two magnetic strip lights-one in the pots and pans cabinet and one under the front door steps opening. Bug screens for the furnace. Reflector pad for our bedroom door window-works great. 1/4 turn valves for water drains-much easier than unscrewing caps. 3.5" clear sewer hose adapter-now can see if the black tank is clean-and the grandkids can watch the show when dumping tanks.
Installed assist bar on inside of front screen door-now I love this bar.
There may be others but that's all I can think of for now.
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Well, last fall had new Maxxis 8008 LR E tires installed. Replaced spring shackles with hd 1/2 " thick ones and new wet bolts. Bought ceiling vent cushings with aluminum reflectors-helps with heat loss in cold weather(deer hunting) and when hot outside. This year new toilet light-DW loves purple. Two magnetic strip lights-one in the pots and pans cabinet and one under the front door steps opening. Bug screens for the furnace. Reflector pad for our bedroom door window-works great. 1/4 turn valves for water drains-much easier than unscrewing caps. 3.5" clear sewer hose adapter-now can see if the black tank is clean-and the grandkids can watch the show when dumping tanks.
Installed assist bar on inside of front screen door-now I love this bar.
There may be others but that's all I can think of for now.
I forgot to add-I think everything was from info on this forum.
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I put a battery operated, motion activated, LED light in the storage under the front bench. So when either door opens, the light comes on. It's lasted about a year on the first set of batteries. Purchased from Super Bright LEDs.
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Old 08-06-2016, 06:31 AM   #20
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I put a battery operated, motion activated, LED light in the storage under the front bench. So when either door opens, the light comes on. It's lasted about a year on the first set of batteries. Purchased from Super Bright LEDs.
That's a neat idea.. I like it!
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