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A Look at the A-Liner Limited Edition Retro

When the 2016 Aliner Limited Edition was unveiled at the Louisville RVIA trade show last December, it was an addition to the ever growing retro trailer segment of the RV industry that seemed to come out of left field. After all, the A-frame pop up company didn’t come into existence until 1984, well after the era of canned ham trailers that the recent wave of reproductions has meant to mimic.

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According to Aliner president and CEO Brett Randall, “We like to stay on top of what our customers are looking for in a camping trailer and we believe we have done so with the Aliner Limited Edition as it has a retro graphics package, new exterior porch light, tires with chrome moon hub, tire cover and a certificate of authenticity.”

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania’s Aliner has committed to building 84 Limited Editions, which commemorates when they went into business in 1984. It’s based on an Aliner Classic, with a few standards that are options on a standard Classic. Some of the standard features on the Limited Edition include chrome baby moon hubcaps on 14″ rims, a retro graphics package, a 5,000 BTU air conditioner, a rear sofa that converts to a 60″ x 76″ bed, a front dinette that converts to a 40″ x 76″ bed, a 3.0 cubic foot refrigerator, microwave,  a DSI water heater, LED exterior lighting, an exterior shower, and an off-road package.

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alinerse17As for the specifications, the Aliner Limited Edition has a box length of 12′, total length of 15′, and a width of 78″. The gross vehicular weight rating is 3,000 lbs and the unloaded weight is 1635 lbs. The tongue weight is 190 lbs and the maximum carrying capacity is a generous 1365 lbs. The Limited Edition also comes with a special 2 year warranty.

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Recently, Aliner dealer Mount Comfort RV received one of the 84 Limited Editions on their lot in Greenfield, Indiana. They put together a really nice walk through video of the Limited Edition Aliner with President Rusty Eckstein. Rusty tells me the video has received nearly 3,000 views in just a week, so that’s a pretty strong statement as to the interest it’s drawn with potential buyers.

As of this writing on June 10, there are just 7 on rvtrader.com, with prices ranging anywhere from $18K to $28K. You can check out more about the Aliner Limited Edition at http://aliner.com/campers/limited-edition/  Not sure where the closest Aliner dealer is to you? You can find that out at http://aliner.com/aliner-dealers/

 

(photos courtesy Mount Comfort RV, Princess Craft RV, and Aliner)

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Expanding our reach

Since I started this blog back in September, I’ve focused writing about hard sided trailers less than 20′ in length. The reason behind that is because that is mainly where my interest lies. Yes, I’ve excluded pop-up trailers from the discussion simply because I’ve never had any experience and interest in them.

However, I’m going to work on expanding the field of discussion on the blog and include pop-ups in the mix. Hopefully in the process, I can educate myself on them while creating a better appreciation for them. I’ve had some inquiries from some pop-up manufacturers about talking about their particular brand. After thinking it over, I decided why not?

So in the weeks to come, I’ll be adding some pop-ups to the “Manufacturers” page of this site. I may end up categorizing them separately, or may even create separate categories for travel trailers, teardrops, and pop-ups for ease of use.

Bear with me as I wade through the unknown. And if you’re a pop-up devotee and have a brand that’s a favorite of yours, let me know and I’ll be sure to put it on the list as well.

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Cricket Trailer Featured on Extreme RVs

Houston, Texas based Cricket Trailer will be featured on The Travel Channel’s Extreme RVs program Sunday night, January 29, 9pm ET and again at Monday, 12am ET on January 30.

The Cricket, with its unique shape made of aluminum composite sidewalls and pop-up roof, checks in with a base weight at 1300 lbs. It’s also framed in aluminum, adding to its light weight feature.  Exterior length is 15′ and has a generous 6’2″ interior head room when the roof is extended. This  environmentally friendly camper is engineered with state of the art materials and geared for the rugged outdoors. The two floor plans offered utilize every inch of space available in creative ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cricket offers a slew of options to make it a quite versatile unit, including A/C, a tankless on-demand water heater, solar panels, roof racks, and more. One interesting option is what’s called the “Kids Attic”, which amounts to a hanging cot for a person weighing 135 lbs or less.

Should be interesting to watch & learn more about the Cricket. Until the show airs Sunday night, here’s a sneak peak at the Cricket.

 

 

(images courtesy http://crickettrailer.com)

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