Forgot how loud the Aliner bubble windows are in the rain

Discussion in 'A-Frame PopUps' started by nhlakes, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. nhlakes

    nhlakes Active Member

    Oct 15, 2011
    DE and NH
    At 4:20am I was reminded how loud these Aliner bubble windows are in the rain. Has anyone tried to quiet them with insulation? This is actually the first time the rain has awakened me (and kept me awake). My wife, apparently much smarter than I, appears to have ear plugs in. ;)

    On the up side it is 50F here at Disney's Ft Wilderness in FL at the moment. Which is much better than the 3F we left in DE Mon AM, or the 20F we left at Santee SP yesterday AM...
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
  2. KJ Sunshine

    KJ Sunshine New Member

    Dec 29, 2017
    I would go for 99 cent earplugs!!!
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  3. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

    I love sleeping in a tent/under canvas in the rain. Not sure what the bubble windows sound like, but consider it white noise, or get some ear plugs.
  4. DiamondGirl

    DiamondGirl Active Member

    We keep extra ear plugs in our Aliner for many reasons.

    During a stay at the campground. We had a loud family with several kids on one side and a golden couple with four small barking dogs on the other. And while boondocking, the elk were bugleing all night. Since then, we always have ear plugs on board for those very reasons: kids, pets, loud campers, and wild animals.

    I love looking through the bubble windows during rain storms. It makes you appreciate how lucky to be inside, and dry while camping. Especially during the monsoon season in northern AZ with afternoon showers.

    Happy Camping...[ALPU][PUT]
  5. Sushidog

    Sushidog Active Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    New Orleans
    I put Reflectix inside my bubbles and over my windows not only for temperature insulation but for sound deadening as well.


    They just push in the bubbles and stay in perfectly. They can be removed at any time, though I never do.

  6. JoePAz

    JoePAz Active Member

    Mar 28, 2017
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I have dormers, but I was in a hail storm in Colorado this summer. I thought my daughter and I would go deaf. We did not, but were also happy to out of the line of fire. So traded one problem for another, but that was a good problem.
  7. Byrd_Huntr

    Byrd_Huntr Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Our large bubbles thunder like parade drums in heavy rain. I am working on removable 7x3 horizontal canvas awnings supported by pvc tubing to fit horizontally above the bubbles in the noon sun, or in heavy rain.
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  8. Sterman

    Sterman Member

    Apr 18, 2011
    abq, nm
    I love to hear the sounds of the elk bugling, only heard that once or twice but it was great, although loud when they're close by!
    Coyotes are also nice to hear. People and dogs, not so much.
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  9. kudzu

    kudzu Active Member

    Oct 20, 2014
    For some reason, rain on the bubble windows doesn't bother me. Now large acorns being hurled down upon us from great heights by evil squirrels is a very disturbing wake up call. Honestly, it sounded like someone was trying to shoot out the windows. No sleeping in late on that trip. :rolleyes:
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  10. PointyCamper

    PointyCamper Active Member

    Nov 25, 2015
    Rain does not bother us either. I enjoy it.
    The last time we were in ANS, an entire herd of horses gallpoed through our campsite. You could hear them coming. That was something!
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  11. TNW

    TNW Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    I've heard this too, acorns sound like rocks against the panels. I too can see those wicked little squirrels aiming for the bubble windows and high-fiving each other for an accurate throw. It's enough to wake me up out of a deep sleep.
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  12. shuang2

    shuang2 Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    We love to listen to the noise from the rain hit on our camper roof. We see it like one of nature music and enjoy it - unless the roof is leaking.
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  13. fiddlingdoc

    fiddlingdoc Member

    Sep 16, 2010
    Haha, it sounds like standing in front of the main stacks at a Who concert when they are doing the sound check for the snare drums! I find that a carefully placed small pillow and turning on one side for the other ear works nicely.
  14. PointyCamper

    PointyCamper Active Member

    Nov 25, 2015
    I woul love to be trapped in an Aliner somewhere now, rain, hail or whatever! Bad case of cabin fever and camp lust. The best I can do til April is maybe hit a RV show.
    Camp on!
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  15. Strawhouse

    Strawhouse Active Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Muskoka, Ontario
    I’m with you, Chris!
    Steph’s ‘Not a Rally’ at Schodack in April can’t come soon enough! You should try to join us!
  16. PointyCamper

    PointyCamper Active Member

    Nov 25, 2015
    Thanks. We are already scheduled at ANS in April and with DH job, have to schedule vacas so dont go far on weekends. Retirement cant come soon enough or can camping weather.

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