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Pop Up Tent Trailer Camping

Pop up tent trailer camping was the hottest thing when I was a youngster. My grandmother bought a pop up camping trailer when our regular tent became worn out and leaked when it rained.

Tent camping was fun when I was young, but moving up to one the first pop up camping trailers made us the hit of all campgrounds. We were like rock stars pulling into a campground with our little camper.

Starcraft RV has some wonderful entry-level pop-up campers that are easy to setup and take-down. I remember my twin sister and I used to amaze my grandma that we could have the little camper assembled completely in less than 10 minutes.

Most of these tiny towable's are very lightweight (under 1000 pounds) and can be pulled by a variety of vehicles including cars. Floor plans vary slightly with different manufactures but most include a cook top, sink, dining area, and sleeping on each side.

These tiny trailers are very economical with some starting as low as $3700.

For more ideas you can visit these manufactures:

    Hybrid Models
  • Columbia Northwest/Aliner
  • Forest River Palomino and Flagstaff/Rock-wood Divisions

Pop up tent trailer camping has come along way since our family owned ours 30 years ago. Take the Viking new 2012 hybrid pop-up tent trailer for instance with features and upgrades not included in some other brands. Available in 8' to 12' lengths.

    Features available include:
  • Powdered Tubular Steel Frame
  • Wide Trac A:-KD Leaf Spring Axles
  • Wide Trac AL-KO Torsion Axles
  • Radial Tires
  • Aluminum Rims
  • Electric Brakes
  • E-Z Crank Tongue Jack
  • Heavy Duty Safety Chains
  • Battery Rack
  • Double Wide Goshen Life System
  • 4 Heavy Duty Easy Crank Scissor Jacks
  • Laminated Aluminum Skin Walls
  • Laminated Hi-
  • Gloss Fiberglass Walls
  • One Piece Undercoated Door
  • Diamond Plate Front Wall Protector
  • 4 Layer Laminated Seamless fiberglass Rood
  • Fantastic Fan Power Roof Vent
  • 20 Cu. Ft. Front Storage Compartment
  • 25 Cu. Ft Patented Super Sliding Storage
  • 110v GFI Exterior Receipt
  • Exterior Utility Shelf
  • E-Z Swing Stepper Door
  • E-Z Set One Piece Entry Door
  • Patio Light
  • Glide-N-Lock Cable Supported Bed System
  • Laminated Insulated Bed Platforms
  • VRX-14 Sectionalized Tent with Storm Cuff and Sunbrella Windows
  • Residential Grade Linoleum Flooring
  • Cinnamon Pecan Cabinetry with Hardwood Doors
  • Radiused High Pressure Laminated Countertops
  • E-Z Swing Gallery with Drawer
  • Indoor Outdoor Dinette Table
  • Lined Privacy Drapes and Bed End Curtains
  • Quilted E-Z Rest Mattresses
  • Extra Thick 4" Dinette Cushions
  • On Demand Kitchen Faucet with Extra Deep Sink
  • 3 Burner Wedgewood Range with Cover
  • 6 Gallon Water Heater
  • Bed End Lights with Fan
  • Retractable Clothes Hanging Bar
  • Ultra Comfort Heated Mattress System
  • U-Dinette
  • Lounge Area
  • Sofa Bed

    Additional Popular Options
  • 1.9 Cu.. Ft. 3-way Dometic Refrigerator
  • 20,000 BTU Furnace
  • Awning
  • Spare Tire, Carrier and Cover
  • Screenroom with Privacy Flaps
  • Modular Cassette Potti with Electric Flush
  • Sony Am/FM CD Player with Interior Exterior Speakers
  • Hanging Storage Cabinet
  • Ultra Comfort Heated Mattress System
  • Power Lift
  • Weber Portable Gas Grill and Stand

You'll want to consider weather conditions when pop up tent trailer camping. Although the canvas is weather treated, high winds and hard rains can really hammer these little trailers. We were camping near Houston, TX when a sudden wind and rain storm blew in. The storm ripped many people's awnings off their trailers. Anyone quick enough to be able to quickly pull in their awnings road out the storm without a lot of damage to their trailers.

There was one little pop-up in the camp and not being able to pull in his slide outs and remain inside he was forced to just weather the storm. The tiny trailer survived it, but was soggy and seeping by the end of the storm. It took some time for the little trailer to dry out too.