Pop-up Camper with Bathroom

Article by Ninktyaz on June 18, 2013 under Design category

Pop-up campers, also known as foldout campers, are a smaller and lighter alternative to full-size travel trailers. Pop-up campers are part tent, part trailer. A pop-up trailer’s top 4 to 5 feet is made with collapsible canvas walls. These walls allow an entire camper to fit into a 4-foot-tall shell. The lightweight design of a pop-up allows a variety of cars, minivans and small SUVs to tow them. The small design enables pop-up campers to go where large trailers and RVs cannot. Now, you also can find pop-up camper with bathroom, so you do not need to worry to have travelling around the world with it.

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Many pop-up campers manufactured today have an optional bathroom feature. Options include indoor or outdoor bathrooms. Some campers offer only toilets and others include a heated shower as well. Indoor units usually offer a flushing toilet and shower stall in one. Outdoor bathrooms are usually equipped with a portable toilet that must be emptied. It is important to understand how the toilet and shower system work before purchasing a camper.

The Advantages of Having Pop-up Camper with Bathroom

They are reasonably priced. Pop-up campers are the most reasonably priced category of towable camper which makes them a very popular purchase for first time camper buyers as well as for families who love to camp but have to watch their budget.

Because almost all pop-up campers have canvas or “soft sides,” they weigh less than any other category of camper which means a truck with a large towing capacity isn’t needed to tow the camper. Many vans and SUV’s are more than capable of towing a popup camper to any destination.

Pop-up campers have a low towing profile which makes towing them almost effortless. There is no need for special side view mirrors because a folded down pop-up camper does not obstruct the driver’s view.

Storage is much easier than with any other towable camper too because a folded down pop-up camper isn’t too tall to fit through a garage door which means special storage isn’t needed.

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The Disadvantages of Pop-up Camper with Bathroom

Setup and takedown times can get tiresome. The person in the campsite next to you may pull in with a 5th wheel and only have to spend a few minutes leveling, anchoring, and hooking their camper up to any available amenities such as electricity and water; while you need to unfold, slide out, and crank up your pop-up camper before it’s usable.

Limited amenities. Because they are a soft side camper and more of an entry level camper, amenities will be limited. Although a popup camper isn’t as luxurious as some of the higher end campers, they are also a lot easier on a person’s pocketbook.

Not so great in windy and inclement weather. If a storm comes up while you are camping in your pop-up camper, it can start to feel like you are on a scary amusement park ride because a strong wind will rock the camper and will likely cause some unwanted breezes to blow through the canvas sides.

Lack of privacy. It’s hard to get much privacy in a pop-up camper. Even the bathroom (not available in all pop-ups) is usually only enclosed by a curtain or a thin wall that is definitely not soundproof.

The mattresses on the beds are definitely not 5 star hotel quality. Most popup campers have thin mattresses. The first few years we owned a pop-up camper we used those eggshell type mattress pads to make our beds more comfortable. After that we invested in high quality air mattresses which made sleeping in the camper much more enjoyable and restful.

The Facilities of Pop-up Camper with Bathroom

Besides having bathroom, pop-up campers nowadays are also equipped with these facilities below:

Climate Control: Climate control options vary by model of pop-up. Standard options usually include a simple built-in fan to help cool the inside of the camper. Higher-end models offer optional heaters and/or air conditioners. Not all models come with both. As an alternative to a full heater system, many pop-up campers come with heated beds. Whenever a heater system is installed in a pop-up, there should also be a carbon monoxide detector.

Toy Hauler Decks: Recently, pop-up camper manufacturers have added a new feature to the list of pop-up options, a toy hauler deck. The length of a pop-up camper’s trailer is extended by adding extra space between the front of the camper and the hitch. Metal decking is installed over the trailer frame along with a small railing. This area is used to tow ATVs and other small recreational vehicles. When the camper is in use, the area can be used as a raised patio.

Other Options: The options available for a pop-up vary depending on the manufacturer and the model of the camper. Most pop-ups offer common features like stereo systems, exterior lighting and microwaves. Options a customer might want to look for in newer models and high-end used campers include battery packs, outside electrical outlets, carbon monoxide detectors and freshwater storage containers.

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After you know the facilities, advantages and disadvantages of pop-up camper with bathroom, are you ready to have camping with it? Pop-up campers make a great choice for someone who’s just getting into camping due to their lower cost and easy towing.

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