Hi, there! I am Outdoor Grandma. Been camping all my life. Many tents, a couple of popup campers, a couple of trailers (ok, I've been to the Dark Side a few times!) We were between campers for a while and using a tent again, but as you can see by my name, I'm not getting any younger! DH is not a big camper, but comes with me and always has a good time. He was not feeling up to towing a big camper anymore, so we found an Aliner. Easy to tow, comfy to use. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to put up. We are looking for a solution to make it easier. I am hearing about gas lifters for Aliners, so I am hoping to learn more. We just attended an Aliner rally in North Carolina. Cold, windy and rainy, but met new friends around a big fireplace, and finally had a warm day for hiking. Had a great time!