Columbia Northwest Aliner Classic
Well, we did it. We took a step towards organized camping by investing in a camper. After years of tent camping, we were reached a point where we wished we could go more often, but knew it was just not possible because it was just too much work. As two busy people with full-time jobs, a house, and just life in general, the process of cleaning-packing-camping-packing-cleaning-packing again, was just too much. We seemed to always have rain and when you have rain, you have to let things dry out, which can add another week of work before you can go back to life before camping.
We wanted to be able to get up and go when we got off work on a Friday, take off within an hour or two and return on Sunday with only laundry and a few dishes to wash. We wanted simple. We wanted manageable. We wanted to be able to fit whatever we bought in the garage. We looked. We saw. We decided on Columbia Northwest’s ALiner, a Classic to be exact.
Now, this decision was not made lightly, nor did come without the need for additional investments. It snowballed into a new truck and a shed for the yard to accommodate our new toy. But, we did it… the truck can pull this room on wheels and it backs up easily into one side of our two car garage. The shed is on its way and hopefully will be installed and filled so my car can get back under roof before snow starts flying.
We’re going to use this space to cronicle our adventures in our A-Liner. We hope this can be a space to share A-liner tips and news, discuss techniques for preparing for and returning from a camping trip, places to camp to hike, and great outdoor meals.
We travel with our four-legged friend, Penn, so dog-lovers, we should have some stuff for you too. Although we hope to venture far and wide, we’re based in western Pennsylvania, so most of our weekend trips will be within a 2 to 4 hour drive from Pittsburgh. Hope you enjoy “Get Out!”
September 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Looks like a great trailer! Should be fun to read about your adventures 🙂 We took a similar step, however I choose to rebuild a trailer, so even though we have a trailer, we have still been tenting.
September 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Your Boler looks great. I’ll watch your progress! Looks about the size of the ALiner on the inside.
September 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Yes, they are very similar in size. I like the idea of these little trailer. Don’t need anything huge to tow them, all the comforts you need on a stormy day and small enough the kids will still want to be outside when camping.
September 7, 2012 at 1:23 am
Exactly our thought. We really don’t use it for much other than sleeping and playing games when the weather is bad.