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Old 08-26-2014, 10:49 PM   #99
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Miiiiike!!!

An impulse buy. It's like seeing a puppy in the window.

Shame!!

Pics, please.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:54 PM   #100
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And, well... a reasonably priced 4 year old Aliner popped up on CL less than 50 miles from home. I went to look at it and couldn't help myself. It followed me home that day, and I was very pleased with the 21 mpg I got while towing it. Y'all please forgive me, I'm weak!
You're forgiven Mike, just let us know when you've traded that thing for a proper trailer
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:55 PM   #101
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I like Aliners a lot! They were in the running when we picked ours. What model did you get?

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #102
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LOL, funny... good one

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Gage, that blue looks fabulous on the Burro! I really like it. That might be the best looking FG egg exterior I've ever seen.

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Old 08-27-2014, 04:06 PM   #103
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Ok, here she is......... a 2010 Aliner Ranger 12.

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I have to admit, I have admired the looks of these for years. Now I get to scratch that itch.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:17 PM   #104
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Cute, Mike. It's 300lb lighter than my Patriot, but no bathroom. I do like the furnace, though. I checked out the video on a dealer's website. I didn't realize these tow flat. Makes alot of sense. I couldn't imagine driving with the a frame up, but now I see why. You don't!
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:38 PM   #105
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Just let us know how it goes for you when you want to pull over and use the bathroom or make a sandwich... inside.

Different strokes for different folks. But this IS an all molded towable forum...
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:47 PM   #106
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:01 PM   #107
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Donna, without a doubt there are tradeoffs. This particular Aliner has a porta potti but no shower, in fact no hot water heater. I'll have to heat water on the stove for washing dishes. It takes roughly 1 minute to set up, which isn't too bad for a lunch break, but for potti breaks I'll certainly default to B&M bathrooms when possible. There is less storage than in an egg, and it's all down low. And of course it has seams, so an owner must be more vigilant for leaks. The pluses are its low profile for extremely easy towing, an open-feeling interior, and a different kind of cuteness than that of the FG eggs. Oh, and the big factor for me... the price was within my budget.

Would I rather have an Escape? Yes! Among all the eggs, Escape is the one I'd really like to buy. But I haven't found one for $7K yet.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:03 AM   #108
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I think they are neat-looking and you should be happy with it. A true minimalist.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:28 PM   #109
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Wishing you the best and many years of leak-free camping Mike, truly.
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I once had one of those cute Aliners also Mike...


Before i got a _real trailer_ as Donna would call it

We had lots of fun off road adventures (our's had the off road options). The only thing we really couldn't see ourselves continuing to do is the up/down in our very unpredictable Pacific Northwest conditions. There was more than one occasion that we had to stay put because of unexpected winds exceeding a safe collapse of the roof.

PS. The "EASY" model had the full street side bath/shower, front dinette, rear queen, and curb side galley. It was actually quite a nice setup!

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