Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Blog

Seeing the Aliner has a new home we now have a new blog.  Of course I will leave this one here as it documented all we learned remodeling our aframe which hopefully will help others out one way or another.  Our new blog will be more about our adventures I imagine as a new camper doesn't require all the work, although I do have a couple mods already in mind.  So we hope you'll follow our new blog as well.  Happy Camping!

Link to the new blog:  The Campist

By the way, we found out recently that the previous owners of our Aliner have reverted back from not camping back into a tent.  I feel a bit bad that we have already sold the Aliner (even though she did go to a wonderful home).  But I'm glad they're getting back out there again.  Maybe I could offer them some our tenting equipment instead!

The New Unit

Monday, March 19, 2012


This past weekend we brought the Aliner up to NH to a wonderful woman and her daughter and they bought it.  On one hand I am really glad I didn't have to list it and it went to a good home but on the other I am sad to see it gone and I know I'll miss it.  I keep trying to remind myself too of the wonder new camper in our driveway that I have been looking for for years.  I'm thinking our first trip in a few weeks to Myrtle Beach should cure my blues. I know the Aliner went to a good home though and I bet we'll cross paths again.  I am going to stay on the Yahoo group list, maybe go to digest I guess.  There is a lot of great info and knowledge shared on the list that goes beyond owning an aframe.  Maybe I'll start a new blog for the new camper?  Most of what I have done to that so far is buy and make sheets for the odd sized bunks and bed and try to figure out where to put things.  You'd think with the extra size of the new camper it'd be easier, lol.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

For Sale!!!

Well it's official we bought a new travel trailer (a Keystone Bullet) and we are selling the Aliner.  I'm pretty torn about it too.  I love this little camper, a lot.  I've been fighting with myself about selling it too.  I could store it at my dad's house or even leave it in the neighbors yard but in all honesty where is that getting my poor little camper or us?  I don't want to see all that hard work rot away, again.  So we have to sell it and get it a new home, there is someone out there that will love her as much as I do, I hope.  I started cleaning it out last weekend and it was hard.  I haven't finished yet either but it's like pulling a tooth, gotta get it done.  So I posted it on the Yahoo relevant pages and now here.  I guess I'll post it to Craigslist if I have too but I'll wait until I get the rest of it cleaned out. We're asking $4800. You can see from the blog here all the work that has been done and that it's all of good quality.   Here is a rundown, I'm sure I forgot something!  Please email me at happyhooking at gmail dot com or leave a message here if have any questions at all!  

  • New Floor, sealed with ABS undercoating.
  • Custom cabinets with a lot more storage than stock, solid oak and maple with slide outs for easy access.
  • New custom curtains, counter tops (highest height) and care free linoleum flooring.
  • New full size bed (not the smaller camper size), with air shock lifts to even more storage underneath.
  • Flush door handle system (upgraded from knob).
  • All new wiring, gas lines and PEX water lines. 
  • Brand new custom detail logos, unique and professional.
  • New caulking and seals all around.
  • Twelve gallon fresh water tank, 6 gallon hot water tank.  New faucet.
  • New Marine grade dry cell 12 volt battery, volt meter, GFI outlets, 12volt outlet.
  • New Tires. 
  • Reinforced rear frame.
  • Unique hard to find window design, maximum windows for open feeling, huge rear window over bed that opens!  Three upper vents and two front bubbles. 
  • Three burner stove
  • 16k BTU Heater with electronic ignition
  • 3-way Dometic Refrigerator (removed for storage but included in sale, used only a few seasons)
  • Two LP Tanks, fire extinguisher, CO2 alarm, removable window shelf, removable laptop shelf, plus more!
  • Weighs ~1800#, which keeps it super easy to tow and very low cost to register ($25 in MA) and insure.  Clear VIN, no title.  (title not needed in MA to register, if you need a title in your state the title search fee will be deducted from the price.  If purchasing from MA will include transfer of plates).
  • Takes  30 seconds to set up!  Store chairs, canopies etc under bed.  Always ready to go!  
  • Delivery possible to MA, NH, VT, CT, ME, MD, NY, NJ, PA, DE, WV, VA (NC, SC only if expected delivery between April 13-19 as we will be visiting the area this week).
  • Upper roof panels are original and have some interior cosmetic damage due to previous owner storing the unit closed with a damaged vent.  Vents are all new.  Bungee cords need to be replaced.  This can be done prior to sale if needed. .