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January 9, 2012

A-Frame Trailers

Filed under: Camping,Teardrops & Tiny Trailers — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

When I gave up on the Wild Goose, I came across these A-Frame Trailers. They are made by quite a few manufacturers and they all seem to have similar features. The best feature is that you can set them up in less than a minute. Here is a video showing an Aliner being set up.

These kind of trailers are available from the following manufacturers:

My personal favorite is the Chalet XL trailers. Here is a video of the XL 1935:

The Chalet XL 1938 is the only folding trailer with a full sized bathroom.

Chalet XL 1938 floor plan

My problem with the A-Frame trailers is that they are so UGLY when they are all folded up and going down the road. I know I shouldn’t care about that because they are lightweight and easy to tow, but, honestly, I do. Part of the reason I’m attracted to having a trailer is having a cute dollhouse that I can personalize and decorate. These trailers are so very utilitarian that I can’t envision any enjoyment in making them my own.

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  1. Think of the Aliner as a cocoon & it opens into a wonderful butterfly at the campsite. It’s easier to tow; easier on your gas mileage also. And I decorated ours w/ no problem. I put in custom curtains w/ a camping motif; a quilt on the bed; an appliance cover over the microwave (so it looks more retro); new seat covers & tablecloth. I love a Shasta w/ everyone else but at the end of the day … we love our very decorated / very personalized Aliner.

    Comment by gayle — February 13, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

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