Considering the plunge :)

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  1. Enigmacamper

    Enigmacamper Active Member

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    Hi all! Do not have a camper but are considering an Aliner for a family of 4 :). Have really enjoyed a bunch of reading here and finally joined the discussion! This would be a big change for us so we're working through a lot of questions and issues to see if this would be best for our family. Thank you all for the experience you've already shared!
     
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    Might be too small especially with little ones, and too close to the weight limit (if not over) with all the stuff you take with kids considering your subaru's weight limits. Try to spend some time with all of your family in one of those and imagine how you move around to do different things at once.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome aboard from N/W Fl Panhandle. Take the time to check different models out and then pick out the unit you need, it must fulfill you and your family's needs,
    and with 4 in the family you might consider some with a slid out Quite a few people buy and then decide it is the wrong unit for their needs, some too small and some are too large, and try to stay withing the limits of your TV better to be safe than sorry. You did not mention what your TV is. Good luck with the search and Happy Camping.
     
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    Greetings from NEPA! Good luck in your search.....
     
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    Thank you! Our TV is a 2015 Subaru outback with a weight limit of 2,700 lbs and tongue limit of 200 lbs. This is a big reason we started checking out the Aliners, almost every other group seems too heavy (even the scamp/casita 16s!). We don't seem to have many other options that have hard sides but maybe there's something else out there! We are looking for a "rolling hotel room" over dedicated camping necessarily but considering the kids older it's hard to know what will age well for us!
     
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    This is great advice, we may be able to do this this weekend, local dealer is about 2 hours away.
     
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    Have you looked at the QuickSilver tent campers? They're made by Livin' Lite Recreation Vehicles, a subsidiary of Thor Industries. According to their website, their 10' box has two queen beds and the unloaded vehicle weight is 1,106 lbs. That would be off the assembly line with no battery or Lp tank. The GVWR at 2,090 lbs. is within your Subaru's limit though.
     
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    This is probably your best bet for something that isnt built with staples and glue holding it together. The biggest downsides to this design is lack of normal door (its a zip up tent door) the limited layouts in 2018 model years, and the fact you can't pack it up in the rain without your stuff getting wet. You might want to even think further outside the box and consider a more australian style camper like a Kakadu Camping bushranger available from British Columbia
     
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    Enigmacamper Active Member

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    They sound lovely but am I correct that they are exclusively soft-sided?
     
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    Woah, just looked those up, never saw anything quite like them! I wish so much they had options with hard sides!
     
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    Most popups are soft sided, but the quick silvers are soft-roofed - they're true tent trailers.
    Here is my old QS10.

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    Enigmacamper Active Member

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    It looks sharp! Unfortunately i'm 95% sure we will really need to find a solid wall model.
     

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