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Old 09-25-2022, 05:48 PM   #1
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Anyone own or have used A frame Pop ups

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Looking to hear from any folks that have any experience with these?

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Old 11-18-2022, 09:53 AM   #2
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I have seen an older Aliner that started to de-laminate. I think it was a 2012 model. Anyway I think other companies make A frame trailers also. I am thinking Rockwood/Flagstaff make models that compete with Aliner.

If you search YouTube I think Slim Potato Head had an Aliner. You will need to look at his original videos because he now has a hard shell travel trailer.
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Thanks,

I had a look at the FR models and they looked nice. I have not had a chance to check one in person yet.
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We considered an A frame but since we use ours also for traveling we wanted something that needs no set up so it could be used in parking lots and rest areas. Went with a teardrop tall enough to stand up in that can be used whenever we stop.
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We considered an A frame but since we use ours also for traveling we wanted something that needs no set up so it could be used in parking lots and rest areas. Went with a teardrop tall enough to stand up in that can be used whenever we stop.
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I hear you on the tall tear drops. My buddy has one and he loves it.
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:43 PM   #6
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I have a 2021 Rockwood A213HW A Frame camper. I LOVE it!! I had a bumper pull, but this is so much better. Easy to tow and just the right size for my twin and I to visit all the national parks. Love it
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I bought a used (about 5 year old) Aliner and kept it for one summer, then sold it. The design allows frame twisting and sagging, which leads to misalignments. The door was rubbing on the jamb. Then one of the side windows started to jam when open and it was really tough to get it closed, the slider part catching on the stationary pane's frame. The weatherstripping around the panels was peeling. And I often felt concern about how it would be to erect or fold the unit in heavy rain or wind; what if a sudden gust caught the roof panel while I was doing this? I also missed having upper storage cabinets; bending over to get everything I needed soon got tiresome.


Before buying the Aliner, I looked at a brand new Rockwood A frame. It looked nice. But then I noticed the drain line going through the floor.... the hole was 3 times the diameter of the pipe and there was nothing to stop road dirt, water, mice, etc from entering upward through this gaping hole. The shoddy workmanship turned me off.
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I had a Chalet A frame when I was working in fire camps. It worked well for my purpose, as I would be set up for a week or two. For traveling, it was a major pain to set up each night, and then put everything below the hinge line every morning. that was the only 'con' I had. also, setting up in windy weather was very scary, as it could become a ' sail', and blow apart.
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Thanks all, great info.

I have not seen one yet, none within 300 miles of me. Got to go find some:-)
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... For traveling, it was a major pain to set up each night, and then put everything below the hinge line every morning. that was the only 'con' I had. also, setting up in windy weather was very scary, as it could become a ' sail', and blow apart.
When we first started RV-ing over 2 decades ago, that was the main reason DH & I did not go with either an A-Frame, TrailManor or Hi-Lo when we got our very first TT RV. We were seriously considering any of those 3 mfr's at the time because we could fit them in our home garage. Even the TrailManor salesman advised us it would not be fun setting one of those up in the rain as well as said the hinged parts were prone to water penetration.
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When we first started RV-ing over 2 decades ago, that was the main reason DH & I did not go with either an A-Frame, TrailManor or Hi-Lo when we got our very first TT RV. We were seriously considering any of those 3 mfr's at the time because we could fit them in our home garage. Even the TrailManor salesman advised us it would not be fun setting one of those up in the rain as well as said the hinged parts were prone to water penetration.
That's my main concern. I think I might need to back to the drawing board.
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we owned a Jayco A-frame pop-up. not sure what you wanna know but i liked the style of camper, was quick to set up, towed great, was different than your campground full of TT's, had decent storage. but the workmanship on the Jayco SUCKED!!! the heat pump unit went out 4X and the dealer bought the camper back & we purchase a KZ TT. i don't think Jayco makes A-Frames any longer. one thing i would recommend is a high wall model if anyone manufactures one. i hear/read Chalet is on of the best A-Frames made.
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