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Old May 2nd, 2014, 07:14 PM   #21
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 07:41 PM   #23
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I have no use or need for an off road camper trailer.
I'm guessing the 15K+ price range would be a bit out of your criagslist budget too. .

If you're expecting 15MPG anyways, why not get a 15 pass. Van and pimp it out? You could even keep the bicycles inside and bug free.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 07:55 PM   #24
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Way better than tenting it. Even our pop up which is 25 years old is still really comfortable. It weighs about 2500-3000 lb soaking wet, I get about 15 mpg towing it.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 07:58 PM   #25
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In my opinion pop up's are a bit better than tents for a few reasons.
1. Store all your camping stuff in it.
2. You're not sleeping on the ground.
3. More weather resistance.
4. Electric outlets for heaters, fans, phone chargers, etc.

I will agree that they are not a whole lot easier to set up than a tent but they sure as he'll beat a tent as far as comfort. Our next step will probably be a small travel trailer. The only way I'm going back to a tent is if we are doing something that pulling a trailer is not an option.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 08:05 PM   #26
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Also, set up on our 1989 Jayco with 10 foot box takes about 10-15 minutes, add another 10 minutes if you want to put the awning and carpet out.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 08:20 PM   #27
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Of course, you need to be able to afford it.

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Old May 2nd, 2014, 08:23 PM   #28
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In my opinion pop up's are a bit better than tents for a few reasons.
1. Store all your camping stuff in it.
2. You're not sleeping on the ground.
3. More weather resistance.
4. Electric outlets for heaters, fans, phone chargers, etc.

I will agree that they are not a whole lot easier to set up than a tent but they sure as he'll beat a tent as far as comfort. Our next step will probably be a small travel trailer. The only way I'm going back to a tent is if we are doing something that pulling a trailer is not an option.
This is sort of where I was thinking. It shouldn't affect my mileage too much to tow it, and would be more comfy than a tent. But it sounds like a lot of the negatives I was thinking of have been brought up.

I wonder how much it is to rent one and try it out before I decide to buy one off craigslist.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 08:33 PM   #29
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This guy is an idiot. That bumper is good for 200lbs. He shoulda bought a hitch.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 08:39 PM   #30
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My parents had one for years when we were kids, I thought it was cool, I'd buy one
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 08:41 PM   #31
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The wife and I just came back from looking at truck campers. We started in tents then moved to a popup . The trailer is nice for hauling the extras and keeping them dry. Having appliances and be able to use them in bad weather is nice.
I'm unsure of the truck camper thing we would like to pull the jeep or boat and still camp.
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This guy is an idiot. That bumper is good for 200lbs. He shoulda bought a hitch.
your an idiot If you think a bumper is only rated for a 200 pound trailer, the 200 pound rating is tongue weight, they are usually rated for 2000+ pounds.
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your an idiot If you think a bumper is only rated for a 200 pound trailer, the 200 pound rating is tongue weight, they are usually rated for 2000+ pounds.
Hey, no need for name calling butthead, this is a happy thread.
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I stand with Hancho. Id like to get one once I get the waggy running again.
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I stand with Hancho. Id like to get one once I get the waggy running again.
It was 10000x better than staying in a tent.
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I dont mind a tent one bit but I have a big one and use an inflatable air mattress. I really like how you can load the trailer with all your gear and basically have the vehicle empty.
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Hey, no need for name calling butthead, this is a happy thread.
He called that random guy on the internet a name, so I called a random guy on the internet a mean name.
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I dont mind a tent one bit but I have a big one and use an inflatable air mattress. I really like how you can load the trailer with all your gear and basically have the vehicle empty.
This is 3500x's of the 10000x's of why it's better than a tent
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My family of 5 used to camp in a pop up for about 7 years. We started with a large tent, then used my cousin's old hard sided (for the bed area) Apache pop up. After using it a couple times we upgraded to a Dutchmen pop up. Had a king on one end, queen on another, plus the table and sitting area both turned to beds. We could get it up in about 10-15 min. The hardest part was leveling it. It takes longer to take it down. Ours didn't have a bathroom but they make larger ones with a small bathroom.
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My family of 6 pop up camped for 10+ years with 2-4 children with them at a time. I never remember it being a problem,
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