Aliner open house

Today the Aliners held an open house and everyone was welcome to go.  The open house went all day but Mark and I were only able to go between our morning rounds and our afternoon cleaning.  Still, they were gracious about letting me take pictures so I could show you what these campers look like inside and out.

I thought our living space was small, but these little things are only meant for camping.

I thought our living space was small, but these little campers can be roomier than they look from the outside.

If any of you are Star Trek fans, you'll get a kick out of this one!

If any of you are Star Trek fans, you’ll get a kick out of this one!  The Enterprise pontoon on the bottom actually holds their gray water hose.

Mark asked the owner if they'd seen The Enterprise Galileo at Houston Space Center and they said they'd bought a miniature of it there so they could use it for a pattern for decorating their Aliner!

Mark asked the owner if they’d seen The Enterprise Galileo at Houston Space Center and they said they’d bought a miniature of it there so they could use it for a pattern for decorating their Aliner!

Can anyone guess what this is?  I'll tell you at the end.  *

Can anyone guess what this is? I’ll tell you at the end. *

Believe it or not, this is a folding bathroom!

Believe it or not, this is a folding bathroom!

This is what the bathroom looks like inside...

This is what the bathroom looks like inside…

...and this is the bathroom all folded up and ready to serve as a counter top or have the Aliner top brought down on top of it for travel.

…and this is the bathroom all folded up and ready to serve as a counter top or have the Aliner top brought down on top of it for travel.

Here's a kitchen complete with refrigerator, sink and microwave!

Here’s a kitchen complete with refrigerator, stove and microwave!

This one has a kitchen sink.

This one even has a kitchen sink.

Some of the Aliners had popup tops that gave more head room inside.

Some of the Aliners had popup “gables” that gave more head room inside.

This is what's inside the popup part.  The couch also makes into a bed.

This is what’s inside the gabled part shown in the previous picture. The couch also makes into a bed.

There's plenty of light from the windows, and since the glass is tinted they can see out but no one can see in!

There’s plenty of light from the windows, and since the glass is tinted the owners can see out but no one can see in!  The woman told me she feels comfortable getting dressed in there in the morning.

This is another big window.

This is another big window.

This owner is a mechanical engineer and he's made some clever modifications to his Aliner.

This owner is a mechanical engineer and he’s made some clever modifications to his Aliner.  See the tiny lights under the counter top?

He added these little LED lights that can be turned on and off at the door or by the bed to help with vision in the middle of the night.

He added these little LED lights that can be turned on and off at the door or by the bed to help with visibility in the middle of the night.

He put this LED shower light up for more light in the evening.

He put this LED shower light up for more light in the evening.

The owners have several different ways of managing storage like this bin under the seat...

The owners have several different ways of managing storage, like this bin under the dinette seat…

...or under the bed

…or this one under the bed,

...or these A-shaped shelves.

…or these A-shaped collapsible shelves.

And here is someone's homemade clothes line that can be stored in the round tube on the bumper.

And here is someone’s homemade clothes line that can be stored in the round tube on the bumper.

Two big dogs and two women travel with this Aliner.

Two big dogs and two women travel with this Aliner.

The pet pen is collapsible so the kitties can come along and enjoy the fresh air.

This pet pen is collapsible so the kitties can come along and enjoy the fresh air.

Have you guessed yet what this is?

This is about a 5-gallon bucket with a plastic bag in it.  The bag contains something like human kitty litter in it.  The lid is covering a seat that you can sit on to do your business.  This is a very portable toilet!

* This is a 5-gallon bucket with a plastic bag in it. The bag contains something like human kitty litter. The lid is covering a seat that you can sit on to do your business. This is a very portable toilet!

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