Popup Campers - A Cost-Effective Camper For Those Fun Outdoor Adventures
Camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. This experience can be enhanced by using a pop-up camper instead of
tents. These campers can be rented for one-time trips, but can also be purchased relatively inexpensively. They are
a fun way to travel and camp at your favorite outdoor area.
Popup campers are fairly inexpensive. New trailers can be purchased from $5,000 to $10,000. If you camp often, this
may be a great investment. Check the Internet for local dealers in your area and shop for the camper with the
features you desire. Used campers are also available. Most dealers who carry new popup campers (also frequently
called tent campers) will also have used models available. Check to be sure they are in good condition. This may be
the perfect budget solution for regular camping enthusiasts. Rentals range from $300 to $500 for a week or $60 to
$80 per day.
Pop-up or tent campers are easily towed by many vehicles. Even smaller cars can handle towing a popup camper but be
sure to check weight and hauling requirements before attempting it. You don't want to wreck the transmission in
your vehicle by trying to pull a camper that is too heavy for it. SUV's and trucks are ideal for hauling a camper.
All that is needed is a proper hitch to fit the type of camper and a hookup for the taillights on the camper. The
dealer will be able to help determine the type of hitch needed. Another nice feature of a popup camper is that it
has a low profile while being towed. This means it won't obstruct your view while you are towing it.
Popup campers provide comfortable accommodations that are much more secure then a tent. While tents provide minimal
shelter, a camper has comfortable beds, protects you from the elements and provides warmth. Most models will unfold
into two sleeping areas. This is ideal for families with children. The kids can sleep undisturbed in their area
while mom and dad have some privacy.
Smaller campers will have refrigeration units, storage areas, dining areas and cooking devices. This is perfect for
more convenient cooking and dining. Some also have outdoor shower facilities and grills for barbecues. The larger,
more expensive models may have indoor bath areas and more room, including living area space. These campers are
comfortable and convenient. They also provide a much more secure area to stow gear and supplies while you are out
exploring the area.
Setting up a pop up camper isn't hard. You will need to maneuver the camper into the site then unhitch it from your
vehicle. Then, crank the camper up (some models have motorized cranks which saves a workout for your arms); pullout
and secure the sleeping areas on either end; and pull out and secure the slide-out areas, if your popup camper is
equipped with them.
Make sure to crank down the stabilizers or your camper may tip on one end while someone is in it. I speak from
experience on this topic. During a camping trip last year, I walked in our popup camper and over to one end to
retrieve something from our storage area. Suddenly the camper tipped on its side. It was scary, but everything was
okay. The extended bed on that end of the camper prevented the camper from tipping more than a few feet, but I now
make it part of my job to make sure the stabilizers are cranked down during every camping trip we take!
The entire process of setting up the camper, including setting up the inside and making the beds takes about 1
hour. Yes, it takes longer to set up than an RV, but a tent camper also costs significantly less.
Whether you are a camping enthusiast or venturing out for the first time, using a pop-up camper is a great way to
enjoy the outdoors. You can hike, canoe or go on nature walks and return to the comfort of your camper. Your gear
will be safe and you will have a cozy place to eat and sleep without the hassle of building fires and setting up
tents. This is an ideal way to enhance your camping experience.
Gray Rollins is a featured writer for CampingEarth.com - a comprehensive camping site. If you're looking to learn even
more about the benefits of a popup camper, then please visit Camping Earth.
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