- Can tow with the family vehicle including some smaller cars equipped with a hitch.
- They are lightweight and easy to maneuver when closed.
- Easy to unhitch from the tow vehicle, freeing the vehicle for errands and sightseeing.
- The compact size allows for easy storage as well as quick and simple setup.
- Ample living space means kitchen, dining and sleeping areas are standard, with additional amenities available depending on size.
- Some Folding Camping Trailer models have slideouts that provide additional living space at the campground.
Feel Closer to Nature
Pop-up campers, also known as folding camping trailers, appeal to budget-conscious consumers looking for a lighter weight RV that allows for towing behind many typical family vehicles, including some small cars. Pop-ups are folded down to a more compact size for easy storage and travel. This style of RV also allows the user to feel closer to nature and connected to the outdoors by mimicking the feeling of sleeping outside. Scroll down to see more of the possible features and amenities.Find a Dealer Find a Brand
The canvas-sided sleeping areas in pop-ups allow fresh air to breeze through the RV so the user can feel like they are sleeping outdoors without sleeping on the ground.
Tables and seating can be folded up and down for multiple uses such as eating, sitting, or sleeping.
With sides that pop out, there is plenty of space for two sleeping areas and a full dining area within the pop-up.
Typical Features & Amenities
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do pop-up campers have a toilet?
Yes, pop-up campers usually have a sink, toilet, and shower but not all. It's important to work with your dealer to find the right pop-up that fits your needs.
Do pop-up campers have air-conditioning?
Many are surprised to learn that many pop-up campers do have air conditioning. Some pop-up campers have rooftop units, window-mounted units or portable AC units for the pop-up.
What is the difference between pop-up campers and expandable trailers?
While both types of units are typically lightweight and have open-air portions of the RV that allow the camper to feel like they are outside, pop-ups can completely collapse down to a compact size and can't be used when in this fully compact state. Expandable trailers, can't fully collapse and have enough room to move around and use without fully extending the expandable elements.
Do pop-up campers have a shower?
Yes, most pop-ups are large enough to contain either a dry or wet bath shower area. Because pop-up campers are so compact and lightweight, the freshwater storage tanks in pop-ups are smaller than other RVs so this is something to keep in mind when traveling to a campground that does not have full water hookups.
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