Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to start planning summer and look into buying a camper.
Can you get a pop-up-camper with a bathroom? Yes, you can. While most pop-up trailers do not have a bathroom, some do.
When shopping for a pop-up camper with a bathroom, look for the words “wet bath.” This means that the trailer has some kind of shower that is usable when you fill up the trailer’s water tank.
Whether it be an overnight trip or a week-long excursion in a national park, it can be a hassle figuring out where to stay for the night. Some people like to rough it with a tent, while others can afford to drop money on hotel stays and motorhomes.
Getting a pop-up camper is the perfect medium between these: you can still be close to the outdoors, comfortable, and with a little bit of planning you don’t need to break the bank.
Pop-up campers are versatile and can be towed behind a wide range of vehicles – you don’t necessarily need a pick-up truck with four-wheel drive to enjoy camping in comfort – you can tow one comfortably behind a minivan or even some cars.
There is a perfect camper for any group of people, for any kind of budget, and featuring almost any combination of amenities.
The Flagstaff by Forest River is a new model that is comfortable, easy to use, and spacious – and it has a shower. The Flagstaff’s shower is a pop-up tray with curtains that connects to the water tank on the trailer – it’s a perfect way to stay clean in nature.
The Flagstaff is equipped with everything you want when “roughing it easy.” It features a compact floor plan that finds room for a pop-up shower, toilet, cooking range, and refrigerator. This camper is equipped with plenty of tech to keep you comfortable as well, with a power lift system, outlets, security system, Bluetooth speakers and a WiFi range extender.
Pros: This trailer has everything you need to be comfortable and to camp in style. It sleeps up to eight people, and is full of amenities that make any trip a trip to remember – no need to worry about finding a place to shower or go to the bathroom! It comes with a gas heater and can be used in the fall and spring months as well, or during a mild winter. The Flagstaff also features an outdoor gas grill, which brings the barbecue to where you are.
Cons: Tipping the scales a little past 2,500 lbs, the Flagstaff is a little bit heavier than some other pop-up trailers on the market, but not quite as heavy as most regular campers. A new Flagstaff also costs a little bit more than other trailers, but its convenient accessibility and high tech features make it well worth the price.
The QuickSilver 10.0 by Livin Lite is versatile, light, affordable, and great for anyone who is willing to put a little bit of thought and planning into their camping trip, however, it does not have a shower. It doesn’t have a water tank attached to it, and if you’re looking to stay squeaky clean during your camping adventure, then you’ll need to look for a campground with on-site showers.
The QuickSilver has a simple floorplan with two flip-out bunks, a kitchenette, and a dinette. Because of its light weight and versatility, it can be easily towed with a minivan or a car. This pop-up camper does not have a shower or electrical amenities, but that is made up for with its other feathers
Pros: This trailer is relatively light and can be towed by a variety of vehicles. When it is unloaded, it is only about 1,100 lbs and can carry an additional 900 lbs of cargo. This trailer is also on the more cost-effective end of the spectrum. The similar models QuickSilver 8.0 and 6.0 are even lighter and more cost-effective. The all-aluminum frame not only is lightweight, but durable.
Cons: The simplicity of this trailer is at the cost of comfort and ease. There is not a wet bath, stove range, or refrigerator.
Coachmen Clipper 106 Sport
The Clipper Sport is a great camper is a great combination of a lighter weight and larger space, however, it does not have a shower. It does have a water tank attached to it, and a working sink, which can be used for sponge baths. You can also attach a portable outdoor shower to its water tank for an easy wash on the go. This trailer is best for shorter trips where keeping clean isn’t the top priority.
When set up, this trailer features lots of countertop space, storage, and a stovetop and sink. It sleeps up to 6 people and is great for extended weekend camping trips. The Clipper is a more cost-effective option for those who want to cook hot food in their trailer and relax in the summer.
Pros: The Clipper is fairly lightweight, weighing in at about 1,500 lbs. Its selling points are the gas stove, sink, and walnut cabinetry, which are come with the trailer at a moderate price. It comes with LED interior and exterior lighting, which is perfect for a late night of sitting around the campfire and telling scary stories.
Cons: The Clipper does not have a shower or other electrical amenities besides the lighting and outlets found in the camper.
Rockwood High Wall Series HW276
The Rockwood, also made by Forest River, is spacious and luxurious. Best of all, it has a hard-walled shower that attaches to its water tank. The hard shower walls fold out and attach to each other, and make it easy to stay clean on the go.
The Rockwood features a lot of bells and whistles you wouldn’t normally see in other trailers, including:
- Gas grill
- Plenty of outlets
This trailer is built for someone who wants to relax in nature without giving up any comforts of their own home. It’s quite heavy, and on the pricier side, but its features make it worth considering.
Pros: This trailer is large, comfortable, and can sleep up to 8 people. The interior almost looks like the inside of a small house – it features plenty of storage space, a wet bath, a stove, dishwasher, sink, and a microwave, as well as an external grill and plenty of external storage. There is plenty of seating space in the floorplan as well, which makes it perfect to prepare and eat a hot meal on a rainy day.
Cons: The Rockwood is definitely more on the pricy side, and definitely on the heavier side, at over 3000 lbs, and can only be towed by a more heavy-duty vehicle. While the higher price and weight make it a larger investment, it is paid off in quality and utility.
This unique and quirky camper folds out like a pop-up tent, and like a pop-up tent, it doesn’t have a shower. The best way to stay clean when using this camper is to bring along a portable tent shower and a supply of water.
The Sylvansport Go is extremely light and cozy. It features all the best qualities of the standard camping-in-a-tent experience, but with some perks, including an inflatable mattress, waterproof storage space, and good seating.
Pros: The biggest perk of the SlyvanSport Go is its lightweight. It comes in at only 840 lbs and is perfect for someone who wants to get a camper but doesn’t want to invest in a truck or other vehicle with a lot of horsepower. The self-inflating mattresses are very comfortable, and it is versatile and can stand against a little bit of off-roading.
Cons: While this is perfect for someone with a smaller vehicle, it’s not recommended for someone who is going camping for the first time. There are no electrical appliances (unless you count the inflatable beds). This trailer only sleeps four and can be purchased at a moderate price compared to other small pop-up trailers.
Jay Sport Pure Escape
This Trailer is great for someone is using a pop-up for the first time and also has a little bit of camping experience under their belt. This pop-up trailer comes with an outside curtained shower with a 6-gallon water heater – so you don’t even have to give up your hot showers. There are no extravagant bells or whistles featured in it, but it does have a sink, stove range, storage, and space to move around. This trailer has a port-a-potty style toilet, but no shower. It features high-quality materials and can be bought new with a five-year warranty (most pop up trailers come with a two-year warranty).
This trailer is simple and durable. It has high ground clearance, a stove, toilet, sink, and is easy to set up and take down. This trailer is also affordable and not too heavy, coming in at 1,200 lbs. It also features lighting, nickel hardware, and cherry cabinetry, a heavy duty entrance, a mildew resistant ceiling, and a 1,050 lb rating on each of the bunks. The bed mats are heated, and it’s noted for its great interior
This trailer isn’t particularly large or cheap but is still great for weekend excursions.
The Somerset Mesa comes with a toilet/shower chest that can be folded down for space. This makes it a great option for anyone who needs to have a shower on their camping trip. This trailer comes with an electric mechanism for easy setup and take down, and can sleep up to 8 people, making it the perfect size for a small group of people
Pros: This trailer can be at a moderate price, and comes with a refrigerator, toilet, shower, 6-gallon water heater, and even a spare tire. It’s perfect for someone with any amount of experience with the outdoors
Cons: This trailer is on the heavier side, which isn’t necessarily a drawback depending on what kind of vehicle you already have. Since this trailer is mainly available used, it won’t always come in tip-top condition. However, for the right person, this trailer could be the final step needed to make an amazing weekend.
Turtleback Expedition Trailer
This trailer has a quirky and unique design. The only way to get a shower with this pop-up- however, is to have a completely detached tent shower and to bring your own water. These can be available in most stores that sell camping supplies and online, but bringing the extra water yourself to shower with on a camping trip might ultimately make this a drawback.
The Expedition is great for off-roading and is the perfect sleeping quarters for an experienced camper. The biggest perks of this pop up are its durability and functionality – it also features a ton of storage space, a small outdoor kitchen, a port-a-potty style toilet, durable tires, and plenty of space for equipment for camping, hunting, and other fun activities. A large tent opens up above the trailer, accessible with a ladder – it’s not meant for comfort, but is a great way to get off the ground and allows this trailer to save space and weight.
This trailer is perfect for anyone who wants to go camping off-road, or who has a fishing or hunting trip planned, but doesn’t have enough storage space, and doesn’t want to sleep on a tent on the ground. There are no beds in this trailer, but there is space to sleep 3-4 people. The trailer is also fairly light, coming in at 1,250 lbs, which is great considering its durability
The largest drawback of this trailer is definitely its price – it’s meant only for those who are serious about their outdoor adventures and won’t fit an economical budget. This pop-up is definitely not on the luxurious side but is perfect for what it was built to do – to have a great time fully immersed in the wilderness.