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Old 12-17-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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some mods .. are they really worth it????



kinda like the twin dormers and the way the door opens tho ...

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Old 12-17-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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Wow...that sure makes it look complicated!
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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Actually it is pretty simple design and it does allow a woman to do it by herself without having to lift anything.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:03 AM   #4
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If a set up routine needs to be that ingenious, you have the wrong camper. High wall A Frames are not right for petite women with reduced upper body strength. A small travel trailer, like a Casita, would be much simpler. So would a simple assist bar that fit into the lift handle of rear roof panel to allow the use of leg strength. I guess it largely depends on one's tolerance for fiddlieness and set up times.

Also if you are going to post a video on YouTube, get everything ready before you start shooting. The fist few minutes of watching her untangle wires and reposition things were rather dull. At least the winch was in place before the video started.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:25 AM   #5
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Never knew A frames were so much trouble.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:54 AM   #6
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....and that's why you don't buy an Aliner! LOL
I'd hate to be caught in the rain doing that setup process...inside would be soaked!
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:28 PM   #7
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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? Having to reposition them around the protruding AC on the service side of the camper seems a bit too much trouble.

The protruding AC is a deal killer for me with Aliners, as nice as they are. I have a fairly tight back-in/pullout opening from the home storage area. Having to worry about striking that AC is one too many things for me.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:43 PM   #8
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kinda like the twin dormers and the way the door opens tho ...

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I go back and forth about the dormers. They are nice, but then there is CANVAS. The stuff I got an AFrame to get away from.

This concern changed somewhat last weekend when I packed up in a mild rain. On getting home, I realized the sides were still quite wet so I needed to open the roof to let the camper dry out. Popping open the dormers would have been very little extra work.

I also like the left hinged door. It certainly works better with a canopy that attaches to the camper.
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If a set up routine needs to be that ingenious, you have the wrong camper. High wall A Frames are not right for petite women with reduced upper body strength. A small travel trailer, like a Casita, would be much simpler. So would a simple assist bar that fit into the lift handle of rear roof panel to allow the use of leg strength. I guess it largely depends on one's tolerance for fiddlieness and set up times.

Also if you are going to post a video on YouTube, get everything ready before you start shooting. The fist few minutes of watching her untangle wires and reposition things were rather dull. At least the winch was in place before the video started.
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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Hats off to the lady in the video for doing it, I like the fact that she hasn't got things preset to film, it shows what it is really like doing the task. But I have to say I am on my third beer being in the C-class by the time she is set up
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