Pop up campers are known by many names, including folding trailers, tent trailers, and pop-ups. No matter the name, they make excellent and affordable campers for anyone looking for something a bit more luxurious than a tent.
As the name suggests, pop up campers unfold from a trailer to reveal what a reasonably sized camper that’s great for families and couples alike. They aren’t short on amenities either, with many containing sizeable sleeping areas and kitchens.
One of the best features of a pop-up camper is its small footprint once folded down, which makes towing easy and something that can be accomplished by a wide array of vehicles.
Pop up campers have mass appeal due to their affordable price point and reduced footprint, which makes luxury RV living available to almost everyone.
As we’ve already discussed, the smaller size means that most typical family cars are capable of towing a pop-up camper, even small cars are capable of towing the smaller pop-ups. As always, it’s important to know your cars hitch weight rating, which can be found in your owners manual or on the manufacturer’s website.
We would recommend knowing all of this information before committing to a rental or buying a pop-up camper. If in doubt consult a professional.
As we with all towable campers, once you’ve set up your campground you’re free to use your car for other purposes such as running errands or sightseeing.
If you like your creature comforts then you’ll be glad to know that pop-ups come with sleeping, dining and kitchen facilities as standard. Some models will even come with bathrooms/showers and entertainment systems. You can even get models with slideouts which will increase your liveable floor space.