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Old 06-09-2020, 08:35 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I have finally decided to get serious about camping and just bought a 2017 Rockwood A122S. I am very outdoorsy but have no experience with towing, camping, or doing much with electricity, gas, etc. I am a bit overwhelmed but getting there slowly. I will be camping with just my 10-year old daughter so it will definitely be an adventure. We live in Western Canada and will mostly be going to British Columbia (Pacific coast) or Alberta (East of the Rockies).

So far I have bought a 2000w generator as I will be camping without electrical hook-ups this year, and a mechanical dolly as I plan to store my camper in my garage. I am just finalizing the purchase so I don't have the unit here yet. I have been reading a fair bit to make sure I know what not to do to avoid real rookie mistakes - like plugging something in the wrong place .

Any advice on how to avoid common ways to break things while learning would be super helpful!

Best to all here,
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Old 06-09-2020, 08:42 PM   #2
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Welcome Elena,

Lots of fellow Canucks here, my wife and I were both born and raised in southern Alberta.

What are you towing with? If you can give some detailed info about your tow vehicle that will help with some of the recommendations.
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Old 06-09-2020, 08:51 PM   #3
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Hello hello! Fantastic to meet you -lenny- and others also.

I am towing with a 2016 Audi SQ5. I am getting the hitch, etc. done this week.
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Welcome from back east - just east of Toronto - and congrats on your new A122S!
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Hi All,

I have finally decided to get serious about camping and just bought a 2017 Rockwood A122S. I am very outdoorsy but have no experience with towing, camping, or doing much with electricity, gas, etc. I am a bit overwhelmed but getting there slowly. I will be camping with just my 10-year old daughter so it will definitely be an adventure. We live in Western Canada and will mostly be going to British Columbia (Pacific coast) or Alberta (East of the Rockies).

So far I have bought a 2000w generator as I will be camping without electrical hook-ups this year, and a mechanical dolly as I plan to store my camper in my garage. I am just finalizing the purchase so I don't have the unit here yet. I have been reading a fair bit to make sure I know what not to do to avoid real rookie mistakes - like plugging something in the wrong place .

Any advice on how to avoid common ways to break things while learning would be super helpful!

Best to all here,
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Welcome aboard Elena. You'll have all this down pat in no time. This thread may help you understand certain things in your RV.


https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ts-157524.html
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Old 06-14-2020, 03:47 PM   #15
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Welcome aboard Elena. You'll have all this down pat in no time. This thread may help you understand certain things in your RV.


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A great thread - I have gone through almost all of it and it is exactly what I need. Thanks.
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