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.
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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.
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.