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Old 06-07-2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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Hi everyone.

My hubby and I are fixing to but a RockWood A Frame A122BH and are very excited about it. We opened our pop- up to get ready for our first camping trip of the year and it was totaled. Rain and melting snow had come in though the tarp and AC all winter. It was really bad. So we have decided a hard sided A Frame was for us this time. We hope to get it in July or August. Looking forward to learning all about them.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:13 AM   #2
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Welcome,
You are not going to learn that much about them here. This forum is focused on molded fiberglass trailers. How can we persuade you to come over to this side of the fence?
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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Going with the hard sided because we can pull it with our jeep wrangler.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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Hi Terry-Vonda, nice to meet you. I agree with Roy, this is an all molded forum. Our trailers are built like eggs. No interior frame work, nothing that cranks up to be usable.

there's a forum at Forest River for the Rockwood, here's a link to one discussion: Rockwood A126 A-Frame Hard Side 1st Trip Review - Forest River Forums

May I sincerely suggest this forum of great people with like brands to what you want to own: Expandables, Hybrids and Lightweight Towables at IRV2.com

or try here for a whole bunch more info: Open Road forums at RV.net

Best of luck!
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:31 AM   #5
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Going with the hard sided because we can pull it with our jeep wrangler.
No reason you could not pull some of our trailers with that. What are the tow specs? Weights and frontal area?
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:37 AM   #6
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Going with the hard sided because we can pull it with our jeep wrangler.
Welcome to the forum from Dave & Paula. We have pulled 13' Scamps with a Jeepster Commando with the Dauntless V6 & turbo 400, a TJ I-6 with 5 speed manual, and now a JK V6 automatic for the past 25 years. No problems towing, and if you compare weights of the trailers, usually "pop-up" weigh more than a small Scamp or similar trailer.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:21 PM   #7
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I do like the A frames. It was a toss up for me a few years ago. But I decided on an egg and searched until I found one...for a couple of years lol But I did used to have a pop up...and I knew I never wanted another one. Canvas hates me.
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Welcome to the forum from Dave & Paula. We have pulled 13' Scamps with a Jeepster Commando with the Dauntless V6 & turbo 400, a TJ I-6 with 5 speed manual, and now a JK V6 automatic for the past 25 years. No problems towing, and if you compare weights of the trailers, usually "pop-up" weigh more than a small Scamp or similar trailer.
I love this picture Dave!!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:54 PM   #9
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Kim, I do like "clicking" on that picture to enlarge it a couple of times.... makes me itch to go out camping.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:10 PM   #10
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Going with the hard sided because we can pull it with our jeep wrangler.
We have a 13ft Scamper. My other 1/2 pulled her home here to FL from MI with a 4cyl chevy s10. It did just fine. We also have a jeep wrangler which I don't think he would be afraid to hook our little egg up. Although, no hills here in south FL. I LOVE MY SCAMP!
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My wife and i purchased (and have since sold) a 2009 17ft Aliner A-Frame. One thing we found out during our research is that it is common for this style of folding trailer to have instances of water damage when folded for long periods of time. Each owner we spoke with or read about said that parking the A-Frame trailer in the _up_ position was best for longevity. We parked ours in the up position at our old stick built house for two years and had no issues.

As others in this thread have suggested, often times the weights of fiberglass trailers are equal to or less than similarly sized stick built trailers. In our case, our 17ft A-Liner empty was ~2300lbs (it had a 30 gallon water tank we never filled before getting to camp.) and a ~400lb tongue weight. Our Parkliner is 15ft, but ohhhh so much roomier ! . .and 2400lbs with its 15 gallon water tank full and 230lb tongue weight at scales. The biggest issue for us with the A-Liner's up/down thingy was we just got tired of it! And pulling the 7wide A-Liner verses our 6.5wide Egg is night/day. I'd take the egg any day!

Anyhooo, best wishes on your search for a rig for you two.
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