I too have had many problems with my Aliner Scout. It is not the design, but the poor construction. 18k miles would be a hard test on any camper especially in the rough terrains you would have crossed. I believe this type trip to be epic and one that made memories, bad and good, that will last a lifetime. Congratulations are due to the fact you made it home with any type camper still in tow. The problems you had can be fixed, which in the end created a better camper for your style of camping. Thank you for posting this as it gives us all things to check on our campers as it pointed out the weak spots that need to be tweaked. Enough with the camper talk, now give us more details of the scenery and the trip as very few have been there and done that except in our dreams.