Aliner Expedition Review [With videos]

In my Aliner Expedition review, we are going to go over this hard-sided pop up camper. I’ll go over the floor plan, features and options, and specifications.

I’ll also tell the 3 things I like about the Aliner Expedition and the 3 things I don’t like about it. Let’s get started with our Aliner Expedition review.

What is the Aliner Expedition?

Aliner Expedition Review

The Aliner Expedition is Aliner’s largest camper. Compared to Aliner’s other hard-sided campers you get almost 2X the living area and about thirty percent more storage.

Despite the added living space and the additional storage, the Expedition weighs less than 2,000 lbs. (unloaded weight). It has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 3,500 lbs which is very good for this type of camper.

Specifications

Length18 Feet
Width84 Inches
Folded Height68 Inches
Weight1,850 Lbs
Wheels & Tires14-inch Aluminum
GVWR3,500 Lbs
Hitch Weight (Dry)240 Lbs

Floor Plans

The Aliner Expedition is available in two-floor plans. The two floorplans are nearly identical except one floorplan has a permanent bed while the second floorplan has a sofa bed.

Both plans allow you to convert the dinette to a 40-inch by 80-inch bed for extra sleeping capacity. You’ll find bench seats on either side of the dinette, and both seats have storage underneath.

You’ll also find a 3-cubic foot fridge with a freezer and a 2-burner stove located to the right of the small sink.

Surprisingly there is also a portable Cassette Toilet, located next to the storage closet. Most small campers have trouble fitting a portable toilet within its interior space but Aliner was able to do it.

Expedition Floor Plan with Bed

Aliner Expedition Floorplan 2

Expedition Floor Plan with Sofa Bed

Aliner Expedition Floorplan 1

Standard Equipment

For a small camper, the Expedition does come with lots of standard equipment. To start, the interior walls and ceiling are made of Azdel lightweight, thermoplastic composite panels.

The frame is an e-coated frame with powder coating that extends to the front tongue and bumper. A diamond plate stone guard protects the front of the camper from rocks and other road debris.

The flooring on the Aliner Expedition is Performax 500 Premium Marine Grade flooring, and the cushion and mattresses are high-density foam. Here are some additional features:

  • 3,500 lbs axle
  • Water heater
  • 11-gallon freshwater tank
  • 4 stabilizer jacks
  • Microwave
  • Outside shower

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Aliner Expedition Options

The Aliner Expedition like many campers ahs optional equipment you can purchase. There are not that many but the few they do have are pretty decent.

  • Front soft dormer
  • Rear hard dormer
  • Rear sofa layout
  • Front hard dormer
  • Outside grill
  • Rear mattress layout
  • Rear soft dormer

Aliner Expedition Video Walkthrough

My Pros and cons

So let’s get started with the 3 things don’t like about the Aliner Expedition.

What I don’t Like

Outside Mounted A/C Unit: I’m not a big fan of the outside mount A/C unit. I much prefer if they can figure a way to mount it on the roof.

Thin Mattresses – The provided mattresses are not very thick and feel a bit uncomfortable. I prefer to sleep on a slightly thick mattress, however, I understand that is a personal preference.

Very Little Countertops – I get that this is a small camper, but the lack of countertop is disappointing. Why integrate some countertop that swings down when not needed.

What I do Like

There is a lot to like about the Aliner Expedition but here are my top 3 likes.

Cassette Toilet: Most campers this size don’t have a toilet. For emergencies when you just can’t get to the camp’s bathrooms this cassette toilet is great.

Water Heater: This camper is equipped with a spark-ignition water heater. That’s a great feature that is super convenient since you don’t have to step outside to get the heater running.

Interior Space: For a small camper the Expedition feels spacious. The floor plan is well designed and you never feel cramped.

Aliner Expedition Review Final Thoughts

Overall the ALiner Expedition is a well-designed hard-sided popup camper. I like that it can sleep 3 people, it doesn’t feel cramp inside, and you have features such as a hot water heater, A/C, city water inlet, and outside shower, to name just a few, that are typically found in larger campers.

If you are look for a camper that is well-made, is easy to tow, and has great features then Aliner Expedition is one you should consider.

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Ray Roman

Ray RomanĀ is the co-owner/author of Go Travel Trailers. He is the main contributor of content and an avid researcher of travel trailers and the RV lifestyle. He loves fly fishing, vacationing in Red River, NM, and spending time with family and friends.