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Aliner Expedition folding camper
"In 2008, the Expedition was completely redesigned, improving on a time tested model"
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Important dimensions:
3 floorplans are available
Exterior length 18',  Exterior width 7',  Road height 68"
Ultra lightweight with weight 2100 lbs and GVWR 3500 lbs
Tanks - fresh 25,  grey 28, black 28 - gallons
The MSRP for the Aliner starts at about $13,000 (man. info 6/09)

 The manufacturer (Columbia Northwest) says: "In 2008, the Expedition was completely redesigned, improving on a time tested model. The new Expedition is longer, wider and has higher side walls, all of which provides more living space inside. Flush-mount sink and stove allow for higher cabinets, making cooking more enjoyable. The large storage trunk has divided compartments to allow for separation of breakable items, like fishing poles, from heavy items, like your kids’ duffle bags."

Aliner Expedition folding camper exterior

Standard equipment for the Expedition includes: Outside Shower; Fiberglass Exterior; 4 Stabilizer Jacks; Spare Tire, Carrier, and Cover; 3500 lbs. Off Road Package includes a 3,000 lb Axle, Electric Brakes, Breakaway Switch, and 14" Tires; Electric Brakes with Breakaway Switch; Highwall Option (includes off road package); 3 Standard Baggage Door(s); 2 Smoked Skylights; Electrical System (Outside outlet, porch light, battery hookup, and ceiling light); 2 Standard Roof Vent(s); 3.0 Cubic Foot Refrigerator; 3 Burner stove; Microwave; Dual Propane Tank with Auto Regulator; Water Pump; Windows & Skylights; Day/Night Shades & Curtains; Flush mount sink

Advantages of the Aliner:

  • Easily towed by today smaller vehicles including SUV's, minivans and pick-ups

  • The lightweight and low tow profile makes Aliner one of the simplest pop-up campers

  • Unlike conventional trailers, Aliners set-up in less than 20 seconds; they are solid wall campers without any canvas material

  • With 100% solid wall construction, these trailers can be used year round in any weather and at almost any location

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There are 2 floorplans for the Expedition model. The rear arrangement shown in the floorplan below is also available with a 54"x74" mattress as an alternative to the sofa/bed shown:

Aliner Expedition folding camper floorplan 1 

"In 2008, the Expedition was completely redesigned, improving on a time tested model"

What do you think? Add your comments below...


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DeniseDo Aliner owners have a strong opinion about the fixed bed option vs the sofa/folds down to a bed option?
BriannaWe live in wichita ks, looking for a aliner sleep 6 in good condition. Email us back @ cutenails9@ July 7 2013.
Denny IcemanWow... mixed reviews on the Aliner. In 2005 my Daughter & I purchased an Expedition. She lived in it about a year while going to school in PA. My wife and I have toured the US & Canada many times. We left VA in Jan 2013 and are in Salt Lake City heading to Oregon, Vancouver Island, etc. We have over 3 years of living in our unit. Very few problems and have every feature Expedition had in 2005. The entire trip this year is 9 months long and the trailer is performing wonderfully. We don't stay in an area for more that a week so this trailer is great for the 2 of us. Easy, basic, outdoor camping.
PattiI have a classic. Great floor plan but poor quality construction and even worse customer service. They do not stand behind their product. Buyer beware.
LeeI am interested in an Aliner in good condition, Central Illinois, I have cash and will travel a little for the right Aliner call anytime leave message.217-220-3360
LeeI am interested in an Aliner in good condition, Central Illinois, I have cash and will travel a little for the right Aliner call anytime leave message.217-220-3360blue
Bandit Had a 99 Aliner. Was bought used in 2000. Floor rotted started in all 4 corners and grew. Frame bent over the years so door scraped and would not close right. Frame rusted badly after 1 year. AC is a must. This is a sweatbox in warm weather. Must park in shade if temp over 80 degrees. Little AC is not able to cool the Aliner. Do not buy an Aliner!
PeteKind of a stinker...we bought a 2012 Classic a few months back, and have had nothing but problems. Heater works sporadically, converter and battery were both faulty, leaks from around both roof vents, fridge vent fan is failing, and oh yeah, there was a machine screw sticking out through the skylight (which the manufacturer tried to blame on us). Our dealer is great in working with fixing it, but they are 120 miles away, and we're getting ready for our 3rd round trip. Manufacturer has ignored claim for reimbursement for travel costs. A very poor investment...
TeresaSearching for a used, but great condition Aliner Alite on the east coast. Call (717) 201-2648
PaulLookingto buy a 2007-2010 Aliner Expedition located on the Eastern coast. Will travel. Please contact Paul at pis1 at
AnnWe've had our A-Liner Scout for 2 seasons and we LOVE IT. It is SO easy to pull and to set up. We have just the basics (2 beds and tons of storage)because we have all our regular camping gear (dining shelter, cooler, stove) We did purchase a bar fridge for longer trips.
PeggyI have an Aliner 2005 Expedition with-heater,air conditioning,hot water heater,power vent,delux windows,outside shower,led lighting,large refridgerator,front and rear external storage. Extra large bed since the bed and the dinette combine to make the bed. Excellent condition. Manteca CA. If interested please email
Chris2007 aliner alite from Hayward, WI for $1000 is sold so please do not call anymore
unhappy camperJust bought a 2012 Aliner camper. Went on a 35 days trip across country from NH to Mich and back. Very unhappy. First trip out the refrigerator failed. Got that fixed (works beautifully now.) The only 2 positive things about the camper is that it does open and close in 60 second and the refrigerator is high quality. But the gas stove, microwave, radio is very poor quality and the air conditioner failed to work at all(dealer later told us, oh, yeah, they always fail!) The door window fell apart after 30 days on the road. Storage is a real problem. And there are no windows on the dinette side that open. Only three small windows on the sofa side that open and, so, ventilation is a huge problem. I think if we had rented first, we would not have bought this product.
Dennis Want to Buy Good Used Aliner Classic or Expedition. No wide body or off road package, concern about weigh. Live in The Southeast, willing to travel for the right Aliner. CASH BUYER - Please send infro and pics or pic link to
ClaireLooking to buy a Aliner camper, good condition. I am in NC.5/22/2012.
ChrisSelling 2007 Aliner alite. Bought for a two month trip to Alaska and now I don't need it any more. I live in Hayward, WI. $1000 o.b.o. 218-349-4910
WNYcampI think it's crazy that on all but the most expensive Aliner models, the air conditioner exhausts into the sitting area under the awning or expensive screen room, rendering them unusable or at least uncomfortable when the AC is in use. Poor design that's a stab in the eye of otherwise well-thought-out designs. Can Aliner please make a Sport or Ranger with the AC exhausting on the side NOT with the door? Thanks!
DericAliner wanted to purchase used in So Cal area. Earlier post describing for a missionary/doctor helping needy in Mexico in rough areas needing a light weight self contained trailer to help make things less strinuous. Please email ...cannot afford new, budget is hoping for good used one.
DericAliner wanted to purchase used in So Cal area. Earlier post describing for a missionary/doctor helping needy in Mexico in rough areas needing a light weight self contained trailer to help make things less strinuous. Please email ...cannot afford new, budget is hoping for good used one.
DericLooking for used Aliner in Sothern California area. Church Missionary/Doctor needs for work in Mexico areas where conditions are extremely rough for helping others in need. Please contact if you have or can help locate one.
JessI'm in NE Montana, looking to buy an Aliner 406 266 8927 -- any draw backs in owning one??
Harold2002 Aliner Expedition, great condition, garage stored. $4000.00 Located Eastern Shore, VA. Contact Will sell fast! 4/5/2012
MoeI am interested in a clean Aliner Classic or expedition, My location is central Illinois, will drive some if necessary. cash in hand.
JamieLoaded with options. Located in NC. $9250 OBO. Contact Jamie:
HaroldLooking for Aliner classic have Jeep must be under 2000# in Florida
JackI am in the market for a clean Aliner Classic or Expedition, in good condition, I have cash and a vehicle that is set up to tow, central Illinois area, will travel some for the right Aliner.....Jack(217)679-2511
travelrronWant to buy an older Aliner in poor condition.I can't afford anything else on my disability and am desperate to travel again. I'll do my best to fix it and give it a good home. Ron Hickey (517)789-8698 Jackson, Mi. .
Kristen W.Looking to buy an Aliner Classic or Sport in southwest Florida. Please email
KayLooking for a 2005-2011 model. Have a teardrop that I would consider trading. I am located in VA. Contact 540-820-2331.

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