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Old 12-18-2014, 06:39 PM   #11
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Yes. She did great. Methodical and safe.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:41 PM   #12
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Keep in mind, some folks are on a very limited income and have to make do with what they have. I applaud & admire the lady regardless of the unwarranted criticism of the video.
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:02 PM   #13
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This method isn't for everyone but she found a way to get the job done and as a petite woman with lack of strength I can relate!

When I was RV shopping I couldn't find any small trailers like the Casita in my area except for a not-so-gently used unit. I started looking at the A-Liners but had a lot of trouble getting the walls in place. After taking delivery of my TT it became clear that being independent wasn't going to be. I even considered selling it the day I brought it home. I had to find other ways to overcome lack of strength & medical issues so that I can be independent. I am happy that I didn't sell it after all.

The unit I have is is due to the budget I have.

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Old 12-18-2014, 08:05 PM   #14
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:47 PM   #15
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Dang - some folks can sure be critical. Some folks may not enough to do during their day other than to find fault. Sometimes it might be better to say nothing at all. Looks to me like she had a challenge and found a workable solution in spite of not being a professional film maker or having the necessary upper body strength. At least she had the guts to post her video and provided information that maybe could be useful to others. I don't think I'd have been able to come up with this particular solution. This is what is so good about this forum.........people share and one can pick and choose a modification that works for them and their specific needs.
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:28 PM   #16
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I went from this with no sofa

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Old 12-19-2014, 09:14 PM   #17
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I thought it was a great demonstration of a mod that could allow someone, woman or man, to continue camping for years. We all get less able as we age.
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Having worked in R&D for 26 years I have never observed a prototype that was perfect or even close to it. I admire the ingenuity and the developers first attempt to solve a problem for them. Engineers are paid a lot of money to take ideas and commercialize them to make more user friendly for the masses. I am sure if you asked the original poster if there are things that could be improved they would most likely say yes but this a great attempt that solves their problem. My hats off to the developer.
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The video brought up another question about Aliners. What are those poles attached on the side of the upper roof panel for? Are they an OEM or aftermarket wind kit or something else?
They could be OEM or aftermarket. A couple of the new A-liners we looked at had them factory installed to use as a push-pull pole, to help open and close the roof, and then they could be fastened to the top's other half to work as a wind kit.
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Keep in mind, some folks are on a very limited income and have to make do with what they have. I applaud & admire the lady regardless of the unwarranted criticism of the video.
A brand new Aframe (which is what was in the video) is about the same price as a similarly equipped small travel trailer.
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