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The Aliner Story

In the early 1970s, Ralph Tait had an idea. He went into his garage in Bend, Oregon and began tinkering. Several weeks and a few blisters later, he emerged with a revolutionary design for the first A-frame pop-up camper. It was sensible. It was different. And it was light enough to be towed by just about any vehicle. Friends wanted one. Family wanted one. Friends of family wanted one. Word of mouth spread and Ralph found himself making more and more campers out of his garage. That’s when Ralph’s sons thought to turn this hobby into a real business. The family moved to Pennsylvania and Aliner was born. Two brothers would build one. The third brother would hitch it to the family station wagon and drive across the country until he sold it. When he returned, the brothers would have another Aliner waiting. After years of hard work and several hundred thousand miles on the poor station wagon, the family retired in 2007. T

Today we continue to build every Aliner by hand… …with the same quality, craftsmanship and pride as Ralph and his sons did for more than 30 years. And the spirit of innovation that led Ralph to his garage 40 years ago to make the first Aliner is still leading us in the ongoing improvement and evolution of the sensibly different camper. Thank you for considering Aliner – the lightest, most innovative, environmentally conscious, original A-frame pop-up camper. In this brochure you’ll find eleven models ranging in size and options. And whether you drive a crossover or an old station wagon with nine gazillion miles, you’ll find an Aliner that’s perfect for you and your camping needs.

Why Aliner

Aliner owners all share a common desire. We want to experience nature. We want to get out in it, be a part of it, be amazed by it… whether it’s hiking, cycling, climbing, rowing, rafting, fishing or just kicking back and taking in the awesome sights and sounds of the outdoors. We want to be in it. In nature. In the moment. 30-minute setup or the need to buy a heavy-duty, gas-guzzling, hard-to-handle truck just to be able to tow a camper. It shouldn’t be so complicated. And with Aliner, it’s not. Aliner campers are easy and convenient, allowing you more time to be in the moment doing what you came to do, enjoying where you came to be.