2019 Aliner Classic and Aliner Ranger 12

Aliner, an Enduring and Capable Design

The Aliner folding trailer has been a staple in the lightweight travel trailer market for over 35 years!  The traditional pop up camper has canvas sides and can take 30 minutes to set up.  What if you could have solid side walls and a 30 second set up?   And it fits in your garage?  No, it’s not too good to be true, it’s an Aliner!  

A Little Aliner History

This is the Performax Floor of the Aliner trailers. You can also see the solid steel frame.The original Aliner was a 12 ft trailer (15 foot overall length including the tongue).   Although this style has been copied, the durability and performace of the Aliner that has not been duplicated.  The Performax 500 floor is lightweight and has a resin coating to stop any moisture penetration. No painted OSB flooring here!   The steel frame and laminated construction give Aliners a weight that is far below any competitive products and offers more options for tow vehicles.


Aliner ScoutToday, the top selling models continues to be the 12’ trailer with 3 levels of standard features.  The basic, all electric Scout can have a sink, electric only refrigerator, and a 5000 BTU A/C.  Because it is so basic, we have concentrated on comparing the features of the fully loaded Classic, and the slightly less optioned version, the Ranger 12.  They all look the same on the outside but have different standard features as well as some variation in options. 


The Aliner Ranger 12 is equipped with standard features including:

  • 5,000 btu air conditioner2 Stabilizer Jacks
  • Fiberglass Exterior
  • Spare Tire with Carrier
  • Electric Brakes
  • 1 standard baggage door
  • Fantastic Fan
  • 2 burner stove
  • 1.9 Cu. Ft. 3 way Refrigerator
  • Outside Shower
  • 2 Electrical Outlets
  • Interior LED Lighting
  • White with Black trim
  • Portable Solar Panel Port


The Aliner Classic has all of these features, with the addition of 

  • Microwave
  • Cool Cat air conditioner
    Cool Cat Air Conditioner

    An additional baggage door 

  • Storage door under the sofa 
  • 3rd electrical outlet (under dinette)
  • Freezer compartment in refrigerator
  • Inside/outside stove
  • 3 triangular corner windows 
  • 4 stabilizer jacks (instead of 2)
  • Button tufted seat backs 
  • Entry door handle (Just added in 2019)


The options that can be added to the Ranger 12 or the Classic Aliner are similar and include:

  • Furnace
  • Water Heater
  • 5000 BTU A/C   or Cool Cat A/C
  • Dual propane tanks w/ cover
  • Off road Package
  • Grey exterior w/ black trim
  • Dormers (explained below!)


Hard Dormer on Aliner
Hard Dormer on an Aliner

Adding dormers to one or both of the roof panels is a great way to add head room in the seating areas and make the interior feel larger.  Another great feature of these dormers is the window in the front and rear dormers opens for more air flow! The Classic can have hard dormers where all sides are fiberglass panels, or soft dormers where the roof of the dormer is solid fiberglass and the sides are canvas.  The Ranger 12, however, can only have the soft dormers. These dormers set up just like the aliner roof panels, and the camper can be used with or without opening the dormers.


Now that you know the features available on the Aliner Classic and Ranger 12, check out


Useful Links!

Click Here for Aliners at Princess Craft RV

Click Here for the Manufacturer’s Website



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