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Tmeek

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Posted: 02/22/20 07:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just got a 2019 Rockwood A122 - similar to an A-Liner and other brands. It suits my needs perfectly. But I haven't seen many others in these forums who use them. It's mostly about the larger vehicles. I'm not Slim Potatohead, but I'd like to be lol


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Posted: 02/22/20 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My sister and brother-in-law had one for a while. It was quickly replaced by a class C. They didn't like the toilet being right next to the galley with nothing but a cloth curtain in between.

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Posted: 02/23/20 08:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I haven’t encountered an A frame in a couple of years. I watched the family set it up. Took forever IMO.


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Posted: 02/23/20 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wife and I owned an Aliner sport-liner for twelve years and hauled it all across this great land of ours. One trip to Maine and back we were out in it for 3 months. Sold it two years ago and missed it so much we just bout another one. 2018 Sport.
I really was a lot like Slim potato head tho[emoticon]


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I have driven my Aliner scout for 39,800 miles and been in much of the U.S (48 states) and Canada (10 provinces). (see hoffsalinertravels.net)
I don't see why someone would say it takes a long time to set up. After you unhitch and level (5 minutes), it takes about 1 minute to pop it up. I have even popped it up at Walmart just to get something.
I like the fact that it was easy to stop one night and then move on, because I had a lot of miles to cover. I also got 19 mpg hauling it with a Toyota Highlander.
Popupportal has a lot more posts than this site for Aframes. You can also join Facebook pages for Aliners and Chalets and a forum for Aliners.

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I bought a 5 year old Aliner and kept it for one summer. One big negative for me was having to bend down for every item in storage; after having upper cupboards, it's hard to go back to no upper storage. I do hope you enjoy yours, though.


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I traveled cross country and back last year and maybe saw 5 total. Stayed in campgrounds all but one night. I looked at them at the RV Supershow in Tampa last month and they are as much if not more than a small travel trailer. I would compare them to a truck camper for space and I loved my truck camper for traveling but not sitting up for more than 3 days. Seems easier enough to set up and think it would be ideal for traveling and camping.

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Thanks for the replies all. In all honesty, it takes me less than a minute to set up. I consider it to be a mobile cabin - just what I need and nothing more. I've had 26' and 30' travel trailers in the past and each of them was a bigger hassle to set up than the a frame. Don't plan to spend a whole lot of time inside - I camp to be outside. But it's a roomy enough cabin to be out of the elements when I have to. No potty, but there is a stove, fridge, AC and heat if needed. I may ditch the microwave for storage, but I'll make that decision after I go out a couple times.

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Over the course of the last 15 years, we have transitioned from a tent, to a pop-up, to a 21’, to a 30’ super slide, back to a pop-up and most recently to a Flagstaff T21-FKHW A-Frame. We love it for the ease and speed of setup and floor plan. We wanted a hard side camper to camp in areas where tents and canvas sides are not permitted.


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We leave table at home & use small folding table which works outside too. Also had smaller cushions made for dinette since my husband built a cupboard that goes from side to side in the front. Keep groceries, dishes in it. Sliding doors.

I sewed a waterproof cover for our stove so it can be left on the picnic table. Also made waterproof cover for a plastic 3 drawer unit - holds silverware, utensils & plates because we cook & eat outside. If weather isn’t good, we often try a local restaurant.

He made 2 metal brackets that hook into left & right roof seam above sink. They support a wire shelf to keep clutter up & away.

When we sit down for dinner, I put on a teakettle of water so it’s hot to do dishes. I only wash dishes 1x day. During the day I leave them in a plastic dishpan & cover with a white dish towel.

We use the campground shower house. Not running the water heater, that’s too much bother. Our water pump is just for the toilet and it was running all the time. We noticed the water connection coming out of the pump were cross threaded (meaning like when you put a jar lid on crooked) and when we corrected that, it quit. There was no leaking it just started & stopped all the time. We think it’s solved now.

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