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Old 06-03-2014, 09:34 PM   #1
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A liner Cabin A thoughts

What are y'all's thoughts about the A-liner cabin A? This is the one that doesn't fold up. It's looks like it's fiber glass, albeit not molded. The one I looked at had No Shower and No Toilet. It did have a three foot storage area in front though. Were there any problems with this model that anyone knows of? This one is 2007
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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I missed on eBay by $100.00 last month.
They are very rare.
If I could find one I would buy it in a heart beat were it in decent shape.

I emailed A-Liner about them.
The response was they only built a few and decided to stick with the foldable.
The person who answered the e-mail also said they sold well and he wished they had continued them.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:37 AM   #3
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Anthony, since this is an all molded towable forum, we're going to be slanted to that style build. If you really wish to know what folks think about the A-liner cabin A, I respectfully suggest you try: iRV2 Forum | - RV Forum Community and RV News and the Open Road forums at RV.net
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:56 AM   #4
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Thank You Donna

But I was going to mention that maybe the non-foldable "A" liner went the same way as the standard transmission. Limited Demand = Limited Products
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Anthony, since this is an all molded towable forum, we're going to be slanted to that style build. If you really wish to know what folks think about the A-liner cabin A, I respectfully suggest you try: iRV2 Forum | - RV Forum Community and RV News and the Open Road forums at RV.net
Thanks,

That's why I put it in general chat. I thought maybe someone here had one, but that's prolly not the case. Thanks again.
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I was going to mention that maybe the non-foldable "A" liner went the same way as the standard transmission. Limited Demand = Limited Products
Have you ever run across one of these in your PUP dealings, Bob? I ask because I read somewhere that most of the few that were built went to the California market.

For the O.P.:

There's a listing/brief description of this trailer and its various floorplans etc. at John Weeks' website Guide to Ultralight Campers .
Here's the direct link for the Cabin A
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Thanks,

That's why I put it in general chat. I thought maybe someone here had one, but that's prolly not the case. Thanks again.
Hmmmm...
I'm thinking two wheels and small is about all we have in common, but if you look here:

PopUpPortal

with their 27,000+ members, including a section for A-liners, I am sure you will have better results.
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Have you ever run across one of these in your PUP dealings, Bob? I ask because I read somewhere that most of the few that were built went to the California market.

Can't say I have ever seen one. Here's some pics:
https://www.google.com/search?q=alin...2F%3B300%3B210
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There's a listing/brief description of this trailer and its various floorplans etc. at John Weeks' website Guide to Ultralight Campers. Here's the direct link for the Cabin A
I love this quote from the bottom of the page linked above;
"My advice? Get the biggest tow vehicle you can. Start with a small used trailer where you invest very little. Learn about the RV lifestyle on something cheap. Once you really know what you want, then buy the trailer that you think will work the best. This helps you to avoid making what might be an expensive mistake the first time around."

I suppose I like it since it is kind of the way I am doing things (quite by accident). I already had an older (2003) F-150 truck w/small V-8 sitting in the driveway that I like a lot and is paid for. I bought an older 1988 Scamp 16 that was solid but needed "refreshing" (axle, A/C, etc.). I have done a lot of work to the old Scamp and spent some money on it but am still at half the cost of a similiar newer used trailer and about a third or less the cost of new. My old truck is not the most "efficient" tow rig for this trailer but it still a lot cheaper then buying anything else. And the Scamp tows really nice behind a full-size truck.
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I have an ok Towing vehicle. It's a 1/2 ton Chevy 4 door truck.
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I have an ok Towing vehicle. It's a 1/2 ton Chevy 4 door truck.
FWIW: Sometimes we get rude surprises. There are vehicles out there with that description that have a towing limit of 1900 lbs. What does the owners manual (not on-line references) for your specific vehicle say?

2006 colorado 4dr towing capacity

and there are others
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FWIW: Sometimes we get rude surprises. There are vehicles out there with that description that have a towing limit of 1900 lbs. What does the owners manual (not on-line references) for your specific vehicle say?

2006 colorado 4dr towing capacity

and there are others
My old Ram 1/2 ton truck with the V6 engine had a towing capacity of 2000 lbs (Per Owners Manual). I towed a 16 ft Scamp with it for awhile and soon discovered that Dodge's engineers were correct . I have only seen the fold down A Liner and was impressed . It was being towed around the country by a 92 year old man , who could set it up or take it down in a matter of minutes . He was towing the A liner with a 25 year old Volvo
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FWIW: Sometimes we get rude surprises. There are vehicles out there with that description that have a towing limit of 1900 lbs. What does the owners manual (not on-line references) for your specific vehicle say?

2006 colorado 4dr towing capacity

and there are others
I'll gave to check, but I think it's about 4700

I have a 4.8 with 3.23 ratio
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Please stick to commenting about the Aliner. Towing is the subject of a different forum
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