Going to a campground and pitching a tent is the standard way to go camping. It’s easy, it’s fun and it doesn’t cost a lot of money. Problem is that some complain that’s it “not the way I want to vacation.” Well, here’s an alternative: consider a pop-up tent trailer. They are a great alternative to traditional tent camping and they are becoming very popular. With the help of Stones of Rexburg, ID, a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer, we have assembled nine great reasons to consider a pop-up tent trailer for your family camping solution.
- Capacity – Pop-up tent trailers generally fit a lot of people. They usually have two large, foldout beds and sometimes a dinette that can converts to a small bed. This is one of the real advantages of a pop-up tent trailer, lots of room.
- Comfort – Air mattresses are the standard “comfortable” way to camp in a tent but pop-up trailers take it a step up with actual foam or cotton mattresses. This can often be a strong positive when “selling” other family members to go with you.
- Light – Pop-up tent trailers have very large mesh panels, surrounding the foldout bunks. This allows a lot of natural light to come into them. This can eliminate the closed-in, stuffy feeling that turns some off to camping in regular tents.
- Amenities – Basic pop-up tent trailers may have a sink and a two-burner stove, but higher-end models can have refrigerators, toilets, showers, and even air conditioning. Some may not say this is really camping but you can’t argue that it’s a pretty comfortable way to enjoy the outdoors!
- Cargo – Pop-up tent trailers usually provide storage space inside for your gear. Some pop-up tent trailers also offer external storage trunks in the front, or back of the trailer. This can be important if your tow vehicle is too small for all of your family camping gear.
- Towing – Most cars, minivans, and small SUVs are rated to tow 3000 to 3,500 pounds. This is perfect because most tent trailers are in the 2,800 pound (or less) range.
- Low cost – If you are considering the purchase of a pop-up tent trailer they you will find they are about half the price or less than a hard-sided camping trailer.
- Off season storage – In addition, their relatively small size allows them to fit in a driveway or even a garage. Many larger hard-sided camping trailers need to be stored in mini-storage lots which means you have monthly fees to pay.
- Extensive online support – If you are looking for advice from other pop-up tent trailer owners, you will find plenty on the internet. As matter of fact, if you are in the market for a pop-up tent trailer, these forums are an excellent place to solicit opinions from real owners and other experts.