The A-frame might be best known as an architectural style that flourished in mountainous communities in the late 1960s and 1970s, but lovers of the peaked design should take note: A camper company called Aliner has taken the A-frame mobile.
Based on a design originally conceived in the early 1970s by an Oregon outdoorsman named Ralph Tait, Aliner campers combine the classic A-frame design with a pop-up camper. There are a slew of different models, from the simple Scout Light to Aliner’s largest model, the Expedition, but all of the lightweight Aliners feature a fold out section that greatly expands the interior living space.
Unlike canvas-sided tent campers, the Aliners use fully rigid sides that offer much better protection in cold or windy weather. When not in use, the walls fold down and make the trailer easy to tow. Even Aliner’s smaller models have everything you’d need to stay in the outdoors: a sink, stove, bed, heater, table, and even a microwave.
Aliner enthusiasts love how easy it is to set up and tear down the campers, and the Aliner is also a cinch to unhitch. That being said, you’re not getting a ton of space—most models only sleep two people comfortably—but the Aliner could be a good choice for couples who want an easy-to-tow camper with quick set up. And that classic A-frame styling doesn’t hurt either.
Head over here for a complete break down of the different models available from Aliner, and watch the video below for a peek inside. Depending on which model you buy, a new Aliner costs between $14,000 and $30,000.