23 Best Aliner Accessories To Buy on Amazon

Ashlee and Sunny, the chihuahua, camping in their Aliner.

Do you have an Aliner camper, or did you recently purchase one? We are detailing the best Aliner accessories to buy on Amazon.

We are sharing exactly what we bought for our Aliner Ranger 12 to help you prepare for storing and towing your Aliner safely and securely, as well as some other odds and ends we ordered from Amazon to keep our small camper comfortable and clean.

Rest assured we have done our leg work and tried out all of these products. We only recommend items we actually use.

Best Aliner Camper Accessories To Buy on Amazon

left photo: Aliner camper and cooking grill; right photo: dog looking out the window of a camper.
Camping in Oklahoma.

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There are a few items you’ll want to consider buying once you have your Aliner or small camper. Because, as soon as you have it, you’ll be ready for your maiden camping voyage!

Water System Accessories

Water system accessories are easy to forget since, in the beginning, you’re focusing on storing and transporting your new camper safely — so we put them first.

1. Water Pressure Regulator

The number one accessory the RV dealership recommended we purchase right away before our first camping trip was a water pressure regulator. The water pressure regulator helps reduce the pressure coming from the source water hook up. Having a regulator makes sure too much pressure doesn’t enter the RV and damage the lines.

We elected to get the simple version (which cost the least amount of money at the time). So far, it has done a perfect job.

Valterra RV Hi-Flow Water Regulator

Lead-free brass hi-flow water regulator for camper, trailer, RV plumbing system, 50-55 psi.


2. Water Hose

You’ll also want to get a water hose.

Camco EVOFlex 25 Ft Camper / RV Drinking Water Hose

Features extra flexible design with stainless steel strain relief ends, lead-free, BPA-free and phthalate-free, 5/8” inside diameter.


3. Water Filter

Don’t forget a filter.

Camco TastePURE Camper / RV Water Filter and Hose Protector

Inline water filter reduces bad taste, chlorine, sediment and more. Drinking water filter features GAC and KDF.


4. 1 – 1/16 inch Drive Socket

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Image showing where pop-out valve and anode rod are.

Second, the dealership said not to forget the drive socket. The 1-1/16″ drive socket is to tighten the anode rod of the hot water tank so it doesn’t corrode the metal or leak.

You’ll want this before loading up the water tank with water.

DEWALT 1/2″ 6 PT Standard Socket 1 1/16

Direct torque technology helps prevent rounding of fasteners.


Storage, Security & Towing Aliner Accessories

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Aliner rigged up for towing.

Before you bring your Aliner home or go on your first camping trip, you’ll want to be able to store it as safely as possible and deter it from theft as much as possible. It is important to have a security plan before you bring your new RV home.

Things to consider ahead of time are:

  • How to securely store your Aliner camper before you purchase it.
  • Where will you keep the small pop-up camper (in your driveway, backyard, offsite storage, etc.)?
  • Does the camper fit in the storage space before you store it there?
  • Do you have the products you need to discourage property theft when not in use or in attendance?
  • How will you store a pop-up camper outside?
  • Do you have the equipment needed to tow a travel trailer safely?

Watch the complete tour of our Aliner Ranger 12 including how to pop it up, take it down, and hook it up for towing.


5. Security Chain

Tie the wheel to the axle for extra security with a security chain while storing your Aliner for extended periods of time.

Having a thick security chain to wrap around one of the tires is an excellent way to prevent moving the trailer. The VULCAN security chain boasts epic strength – it can only be cut using an acetylene torch, making it ideal as a trailer chain and lock.

VULCAN Security Chain

Premium case-hardened, 5/16 inch x 6 foot (+/- 1.5 Inches), chain cannot be cut with bolt cutters or hand tools.


6. RV Battery Lock – Bracket for 12 Volt Box

An RV battery lock fits snug around the Aliner camper battery box. It helps protect the battery while traveling and also while in storage. Secure the battery – keep this on at all times.

RV Battery Lock

Bracket for 12 volt box to fit on travel trailers. Not for double box — 1 bracket only. You need to purchase 2 if you have 2 batteries.


7. Master Lock

Get a heavy duty lock to secure the security chain to the wheel and axle.

Master Lock

Magnum heavy duty padlock with key, 1 pack.


8. Trailer Hitch Coupler Lock Diameter

The trailer hitch coupler locking pin locks and secures the tongue lever on the trailer in place.

Be sure to verify the pin dimensions (length and width) before purchasing the coupler hitch lock pin that best fits the trailer.

Cenipar Black Trailer Tongue Coupler Lock Pin

Diameter 1/4 inch, 3/4 inch span, security full protection towing power hauling, used for trailer, boat, RV (pack of one).


9. Dual Purpose Coupler Lock

The dual purpose coupler lock protects the trailer hookup when not in use. It is put on the trailer hitch when you’re not hooked up to a vehicle. It is rugged and durable.

Trimax Dual Purpose Coupler Lock

One size fits all (from 1-7/8″, 2″, to 2-5/16″, all coupler types).


10. CURT Trailer Hitch Lock

The trailer hitch lock protects the ball mount that is attached to your vehicle.

CURT Black Trailer Hitch Lock

5/8 inch pin diameter, fits 2-inch receiver.


11. CURT Trailer Anti-Sway Bar Control Kit

The sway bar prevents the camper from swaying laterally while in tow.

Never put cargo weight on the tail end of the trailer – always put it closer to the tongue or the wheels.

We actually have a Reese sway bar control kit installed from the dealership; however, Amazon does carry a CURT trailer anti-sway bar control kit which is an excellent option.

Be sure to check for the correct sizing for your rig.

CURT Trailer Anti-Sway Bar Control Kit

This trailer sway control kit helps limit your trailer’s lateral movement, using a brake pad type material to restrict and deter trailer sway.


12. Braker Controller

The brake controller controls the trailer breaks. You must be able to control the trailer brakes unless your vehicle is equipped with a complete tow package. Chances are, you will not have a separate brake controller to control your trailer brakes.

Any place that installs hitches can wire a break controller to the trailer brakes. This is so when you push the brakes in your truck, the trailer brake will engage as well.

Tekonsha Primus IQ Electronic Brake Control

Utilizes Plug-N-Play port for 2-plug adapters.


13. CURT Hitch

Depending on how the vehicle your towing with sits, you might need a trailer hitch mount that is either raised or lowered.

Our Toyota has a 2” trailer hitch mount with a 2” drop like the one below because our truck sits higher. If you have a vehicle that sits lower than your trailer, you might need a trailer hitch mount with a rise (instead of a drop).

The trailer hitch mount you need will depend on your vehicle. If you’re not sure, call around for places that install hitches and receivers.

CURT Trailer Hitch Mount

2 inch ball, lock, fits 2 inch receiver, 7,500 lbs., 2″ drop.


14. Heavy Duty Wheel Chocks

It is very important to have sturdy wheel chocks at all times to keep the trailer from moving when not towing. Wheel chocks help keep the trailer in place.

We recommend having four wheel chocks — two for each wheel (front and back).

MAXXHAUL Solid Rubber Heavy Duty Black Wheel Chock

2-pack, 8″ x 4″ x 6″.


15. Wheel Chock Lock

Add a wheel chock lock to a trailer wheel. The wheel chock lock helps to prevent the ability to tow or drive away the camper when unattended for longer periods of time.

Trimax Wheel Chock Lock

Quick and easy installation for unattended trailers, cars, boats, ATVs and more.


16. Aliner Electrical Adapter

It is important to have an electrical adaptor for your camper because there are different types of plugs.

The 15/30 electrical adapter allows you to plug your Aliner to a regular house outlet to charge the fridge or run the fan when preparing for a trip.

If plugged into your house while loading up for a trip, we don’t recommend running the A/C unit in the Aliner on the 15/30 plug.

Camco Camper / RV Dogbone Electrical Adapter

Features 15-amp male (NEMA 5-15P) and 30-amp female (NEMA TT-30R). Rated for 125 volts/1875 watts and crafted with copper 10/3-gauge wires.

When camping at campgrounds, the 30 amp is what you’ll select for electricity. Most campgrounds let you select 30 or 50 amp so be sure to select 30 amp. If there was only an option for a 50 amp plugin, you would want to have a 50/30 amp adaptor.


17. Cover for the Aliner Camper

If you are not able to store your camper inside of a garage or covered building, you may decide to invest in a cover to protect it from the elements.

The Aliner RV cover below is thick, waterproof, and offers sun protection. It is also large enough to cover the propane tanks, battery, and spare wheel. This small camper cover also has straps to tighten the cover to the unit to keep it from blowing off during storms.

Umbrauto Pop Up Folding Camper Cover

Waterproof extra thick polypropylene breathable ripstop anti-UV.


18. Best Mattress Topper for the Aliner

The Serta 3” memory foam topper helps make the bed more comfortable. In our opinion, the Aliner bed cushions would probably be a little on the stiff side without the foam topper.

It is breathable, adapts to the body, and provides a cool sleep surface. We sleep with the cones up — super comfortable.

When we are not camping, we roll the foam topper back up and store it in the house to make it last longer. We bought the Queen size and cut it to fit the sleeping area.

We don’t store any linens in the camper when we are not using it. This keeps mold from growing since we live in a humid climate.

Serta ThermaGel Topper

Cooling, pressure-relieving memory foam mattress topper, 3 inch.


Aliner Accessories for Cleaning

19. Mini Broom & Dust Pan

It is nice to have a mini broom to clean the floors, especially after going in and out and adventuring all day. The dog also tracks in a lot of debris.

Xifando Mini Broom and Dustpan

The broom has a wooden handle that hangs easily in the camper along with a small dustpan. It’s small and easy to store.


20. Wash Bin + Storage Bin

Having an extra bin to wash items comes in handy sometimes. Use this extra wash bin to wash fruit and vegetables, dishes, or store items. The UST collapsible sink is a perfect choice because it is collapsible, making it easy to take on road trips.

UST FlexWare Collapsible Sink

2.25 gallon wash basin for washing dishes while camping.

Since we live where it rarely freezes, we can get away with dry camping further south if we want after winterizing the unit. It is good to have a wash bin around for this type of situation. We can camp in the winter still in southern Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and along the Gulf – then drive home and not worry about any pipes freezing.


21. Cleaning Wipes

Clorox wipes can really save the day when it comes to cleaning up accidental messes or keeping the Aliner camper tidy. Clorox makes compostable wipes that are lemon-scented and all-purpose. Perfect for camping and road trips.

Clorox Compostable Cleaning Wipes

All purpose wipes, camping essentials, simply lemon, 75 count (pack of 3).


Portable Toilet

22. Portable Camping Toilet

Dry camping is an awesome way to enjoy nature. If you’re not staying at a campground with facilities, there are other options for getting your restroom needs satisfied, like having a portable camping toilet.

Watch our TikTok video to see more.

GO Anywhere Complete Portable Camping Toilet

The GO Anywhere Complete Portable Camping Toilet weighs only 7 pounds and folds to the size of a standard briefcase. It provides the comfort and height of a standard toilet, supporting up to 500 pounds. No need for messy chemical waste storage tanks or dump stations. No assembly required.


23. Portable Toilet Bags

GO Anywhere, the original Wag Bags, are made in the USA. These portable toilet refill kits are great for backcountry camping, hiking, and backpacking. The kits are eco-friendly and biodegradable.

We always carry a few of these with us, even if we know we are camping where there are restrooms. Better safe than sorry!

You can use wag bags without the plastic toilet pictures above. Wag Bags are great RV supplies or road trip essentials to have on hand.

GO Anywhere Lightweight Portable Toilet Refill Kit for Camping, Hiking, Backpacking

12 toilet waste kits. Each kit includes waste gag with solid waste powder, zip-close storage bag, toilet paper and towelette.

If you are new to camping without a restroom, read more on how to dispose of waste properly from Leave No Trace.


Final Thoughts on the Best Aliner Accessories

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Aliner safely secured while at the campsite.

There are a lot of things to consider when you’re getting ready for your first trip. One thing that often gets overlooked are the RV accessories, and we have done all this work for you (and ourselves).

For items not mentioned above, like dishes, we were able to cut costs by using things that we already had around the house. Then we didn’t spend money we didn’t need to spend or create unnecessary consumer waste.

We hope this article helps you consider and plan how to store and use your Aliner safely, securely, and comfortably.

Happy Camping,

Ashlee & Pablo


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Ashlee Fechino

Ashlee Fechino is an outdoor recreation and travel writer sharing the best-kept secrets that aren’t in your typical guidebook. Her goal is to inspire people to travel with a sense of adventure by sharing hidden gems across the U.S. and beyond. She is married to an expat Argentine, Pablo. They camp in their Aliner often and love wandering the world. Follow their latest adventures on Instagram @thehappinessfxn.