September 2005 We’ve spent the past 30 or so summers cruising Chesapeake Bay to the exclusion of much other travel.  So, we decided that our next adventure would be to spend the warm months of 2006 touring US National Parks and portions of Mexico and Canada. We’ll do it in a camper so we can keep … Read more

Aliner Rally – Mid-Atlantic Region

September 23-25, 2005 Sandy and I pulled into Outdoor World Gettysburg Farm Campground in Dover, PA, early Friday afternoon. This would be our first camping trip in about 30 years and our maiden voyage in our 2003 Aliner LX, recently purchased on e-Bay. Our plan is to tour North America for about eight months during … Read more

Converting Storage Cabinet Shelves to Drawers

April 2006 When we attended the Mid-Atlantic Region Rally in Sept., 2005, at Outdoor World Gettysburg Farm Campground in Dover, PA, one of our objectives was to pick up ideas to modify our Aliner to make it work better for us. One of the nice changes we saw was a beautiful conversion of shelves to … Read more

Installing an Air Conditioner in Our Aliner

April, 2006 From the beginning, Sandy and I knew we wanted to have air conditioning in our camper. Because Aliners have sloped roofs the usual roof-top RV type AC units can’t be used. AC is available as a factory option. It consists of a standard window unit installed through a hole in the sidewall, which … Read more

Camper Awning

October 2005 Over the past couple of weeks I worked on a sun/rain/bug awning for the front of the camper and on putting our bicycles on the roof of the car. Aliner makes an awning but we looked it over at the rally and didn’t like it. It didn’t really fit well. Besides, it has … Read more

Bike Racks

April 2006 I wrestled with a bicycle carrier. We have an old Yakima “Steel-Head” car-top carrier. It’s a nice, sturdy rack and we want the bikes on top of the car so we can take them places without necessarily hauling the camper with us. Unfortunately, Yakima doesn’t make a kit to mount their round crossbars … Read more

Lancaster, PA, to Christopher’s Run Cpg, VA

Lancaster, PA, to Catasauqua, PA Sunday, May 14, 2006 … 72 Camper Miles – Total 72 Overcast with rain at night. We got underway at 2:37 pm on Mother’s Day, bound for our first stop at Bill’s parent’s home in Catasauqua, PA. There we’d celebrate the day and visit with family. It was a short … Read more

Big Meadows Cpg to Meadows of Dan Cpg, VA

Big Meadows Campground to Peaks of Otter Campground, Skyline Drive, VA Sunday, May 21, 2006 … 145 Camper Miles – Total 818 Beautiful, sunny day – breezy with a high in the mid 70°s. We broke camp and were on the road by 8:30. We drove back down Skyline Drive to US-33 and headed down … Read more

Meadows of Dan Cpg, VA, to Vanderpool Cpg, NC

Meadows of Dan Campground to Carrollwood Campground, Hillsville, VA Wednesday, May 24, 2006 … 73 Camper Miles – Total 996 Sunny, gorgeous, 70, light breeze Time to get on the road. We broke camp and we on our way by 9:30. Of course, we couldn’t get out of town without a stop at Nancy’s Candies … Read more

Vanderpool Cpg to Crabtree Meadows Cpg, NC

Vanderpool Campground to Linville Falls Campground, Linville Falls, NC Monday, May 29, 2006 … 53 Camper Miles – Total 1,155 Overcast, muggy, high 70s, scattered t’showers. Memorial Day and time to go. We broke camp by 9:30 and headed south to Blowing Rock. There we hiked the Glen Burney Trail. This community owned trail winds … Read more