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My beautiful wife and I are thinking of buying a pop up to enhance our golden years. We want one that is easy to set up,has a toilet and shower and will tow well behind my 4.0 liter Nissan Frontier.
What are the brands and models to consider and to avoid? Thanks in advance. Jerry Hoover
 
Posts: 360 | Location: Round Rock,TX | Registered: 15 March 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If you want a ruggedly built pop up take a look at Jumping Jack Trailers. Be advised that a number of campgrounds on Federal Lands in bear country do not allow soft sided campers.
 
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If you want a ruggedly built pop up take a look at Jumping Jack Trailers. Be advised that a number of campgrounds on Federal Lands in bear country do not allow soft sided campers.


Never heard that before. Can you name a campground with that restriction?


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Posts: 2196 | Location: Washington (wetside) | Registered: 08 February 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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many glacier, fishing bridge, russian river, teklanika, congdon creek
 
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Hi-Lo might be an option for you. My buddy has one that we've used for hunting in the desert and it works well. Relatively light and low so it tows pretty nice.

http://www.hilotrailer.com/home


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Any feedback on coachman ClipperV3 pop ups? We like the floor plan and Coachman builds a good product? Thanks again. Jerry Hoover
 
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Grand Teton and Yellowstone weren’t allowing soft sided campers when I was there this summer.

Take a look at Scamp campers. They are all fiberglass exterior, lightweight and similar design to a airstream. They pull really well behind smaller vehicles. Plus they hold their value far better than any pop up camper will.


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Along those same lines are Casita units.
https://casitatraveltrailers.com/


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Posts: 3156 | Location: Southern NM USA | Registered: 01 October 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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So do these campgrounds not allow tent camping either?


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many glacier, fishing bridge, russian river, teklanika, congdon creek



I camped at glacier in a soft sided trailer. Saw lots of them. Mmaybe depends on which side of the park you are on.
 
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I like our Casita very well for what we do.


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That Casita looks interesting. What kind of vehicle would I need to tow it?
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If you tend to arrive late somewhere (like leaving after work on Friday and driving a couple hundred miles) I'd suggest something other than a pop up. They are great for what they are but be advised some take a while to get fully opened up. They can be a big pain in the ass when you pull in somewhere late after dark or in the rain. Since I tend to do those things instead of jumping out of bed first thing in the morning to get folded up and on the road to get to the next place by 5 I'd consider a crank up trailer in the future but no more pop ups at this stage in life for me.


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