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Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 06-04-2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,638
Posted By sandushinka
We tow an Aliner Ascape Plus with a Subaru...

We tow an Aliner Ascape Plus with a Subaru Outback. It's fine on the flats and small hills but you have to drop speed (usually 55 instead of 65) on mountains or extended grades. That's just something...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Region 05-23-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By sandushinka
We've got our summer planned through August but...

We've got our summer planned through August but I'd be interested in doing something in the fall.

Sandy
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-22-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 230,110
Posted By sandushinka
Yep, that's correct. It's the trail around the...

Yep, that's correct. It's the trail around the Loft Mountain campground that is part of the AT.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-22-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 230,110
Posted By sandushinka
A National Park that the Appalachian Trail runs...

A National Park that the Appalachian Trail runs through.270234
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-01-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,879
Posted By sandushinka
They require a fridge (or cooler) but we really...

They require a fridge (or cooler) but we really like Trader Joe's ravioli. They're good for travel days because you just boil them up (easy peasy). We find the portions right for two people. You can...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 10-13-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,342
Posted By sandushinka
We usually dump ours at the dump station or into...

We usually dump ours at the dump station or into the sewer hookup if we're at a full hookup place. The nice thing is you don't have to unhook your rig if you need to dump mid-stay. And we do need to...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 10-02-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,342
Posted By sandushinka
We have a small camper with a cassette toilet...

We have a small camper with a cassette toilet (the shower is an outside shower that we haven't used). We use the toilet at night, especially in bear country and only do #1. It's been convenient and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-02-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,847
Posted By sandushinka
We have a small trailer that only has an outdoor...

We have a small trailer that only has an outdoor shower. We also have an indoor cassette toilet but we decided to only do #1 so things are easier to clean. It's nice having the toilet in the middle...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 08-26-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By sandushinka
Sorry, I can't seem to edit on my phone. Here's a...

Sorry, I can't seem to edit on my phone. Here's a walkthrough of the Alto - https://youtu.be/9Rr-qo_9h20 . Both the Helio and the Alto are Canadian. There are some smaller fiberglass campers as well....
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 08-26-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By sandushinka
Other small, albeit pricey, campers that work are...

Other small, albeit pricey, campers that work are the Helio O2 (https://youtu.be/M5a3lZd4BQc) and the Safari condo Alto (safari alto).
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 08-26-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By sandushinka
We use a 2013 Subaru outback to tow a n Aliner...

We use a 2013 Subaru outback to tow a n Aliner Ascape Plus (walkthrough video - https://youtu.be/wt0yUmA9jEI). The Ascape is a hard sided camper. We didn't want to deal with wet canvas since we don't...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-06-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By sandushinka
Thanks so much everyone. I feel better about what...

Thanks so much everyone. I feel better about what could happen and will stay on my preventative maintenance.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-28-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By sandushinka
Thank you all. That's helpful. I've been thinking...

Thank you all. That's helpful. I've been thinking of getting a TPMS and I think it's time to bite the bullet on that.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-27-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By sandushinka
Steering with a TT blowout?

I see threads (and controversy) on how to steer a MH if there's a blowout but I was wondering what's the best response with a TT. We have a single axle Aliner ascape (not the pointy Aliner) that we...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 07-10-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,390
Posted By sandushinka
Hi all, I just realized that I never replied...

Hi all,

I just realized that I never replied how the weekend went. It turned out to be a rainy, cool weekend on the mountain top so we did fine with just battery fans (O2 cool) and didn't need...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 04-30-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,390
Posted By sandushinka
Thanks for the tip.

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-25-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By sandushinka
We upgraded from a tent to a small hard shell for...

We upgraded from a tent to a small hard shell for the same reasons. We opted for hard shell over pop up because of the drying out issue with popups. We can't store where we live so we wanted...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-19-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By sandushinka
Little Bennett in Germantown, md is a nice county...

Little Bennett in Germantown, md is a nice county Park. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/little-bennett-regional-park/little-bennett-camping/ They have one loop with hookups. It's a...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 04-11-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,624
Posted By sandushinka
I use an Anderson leveller under the tire for...

I use an Anderson leveller under the tire for leveling but have some 1" x 6" x 5" pieces of scrap wood that I put under the stabilizers. They're more to keep the stabilizers from sinking into soft...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 03-31-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By sandushinka
Dak :: 2018 Aliner Ascape Plus

Dak :: 2018 Aliner Ascape Plus (2019-03-31 18:35:49)
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 03-31-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,390
Posted By sandushinka
Thank you all. This had been very helpful. This...

Thank you all. This had been very helpful. This is our first trip without an electric hookup and we're still learning the ropes. We have a couple of battery fans from our tent camping days so we'll...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 03-30-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,390
Posted By sandushinka
Can we run an AC fan while boondocking?

We will be camping without shore power in June. We have an Coleman 9200 BTU ceiling AC which we know we can't use but there is also a fan setting on it. Does anyone know if it's OK to run that off...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 03-30-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,256
Posted By sandushinka
I'm not sure about a Caravan but we tow our...

I'm not sure about a Caravan but we tow our Aliner Ascape (13 feet, 1640 dry) with a base model Subaru Outback and it has been no trouble. Going up mountains we have to go slower (have managed to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-01-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 23,943
Posted By sandushinka
I noticed a couple of months ago that they've...

I noticed a couple of months ago that they've added campers to the electronic "no trucks or buses" (for a while spelled busses) signs on Capitol Hill. Those are security measures rather than weight...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 11-20-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By sandushinka
Thank you both so much for replying. We were...

Thank you both so much for replying. We were thinking of using antifreeze.
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 11-18-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By sandushinka
Plumbing bypass valve

Hello. We have an A-liner Ascape and I was attempting my first winterizing and it looks like there is no bypass valve for the water heater in our plumbing system. We are newbies and I was wondering...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 09-11-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By sandushinka
Thank you all for the advice. The trailer is...

Thank you all for the advice. The trailer is indeed small (1640 dry with our configuration), which was why I was so concerned. It's looking more like we'll be on the edge so strong but not direct hit...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 09-09-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By sandushinka
Hurricane preparations?

Hi all,

We have a 2019 a-liner Ascape and this is the first time we've had a hurricane threaten (we're in MD). We won't be in the trailer during the hurricane but we were wondering what...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 07-26-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By sandushinka
Hi all, I had a family emergency and wasnt able...

Hi all, I had a family emergency and wasnt able to get mirrors before we picked up the camper 2 weekends ago. It turned out that it is indeed narrow enough that we didn't need them. The stock mirrors...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 07-13-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By sandushinka
Haha, thanks. :laugh: I'll make sure to get a...

Haha, thanks. :laugh: I'll make sure to get a left and right. I was thinking of the one lens (https://www.etrailer.com/Mirrors/K-Source/KS3891-2.html)vs. dual lens...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 07-11-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By sandushinka
Thank you. I think I'll go ahead and get a pair....

Thank you. I think I'll go ahead and get a pair. Do you have any thoughts on the 1 vs. 2 mirror variants?
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 07-10-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By sandushinka
Towing mirrors?

Hello everyone,

We'll be picking up an A-liner Ascape plus in the next couple of weeks and we will be towing with a 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5, which has standard car mirrors. I see there are "clip...
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-08-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By sandushinka
Thank you all for the welcome.

Thank you all for the welcome.
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-08-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By sandushinka
New member from Gaithersburg, MD

We are new to the forum and to RVing. We've been tent camping for years but are not getting any younger. We just put a deposit down on an A-liner Ascape Plus. We're towing with a Subaru Outback so...
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