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    Marksman

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    Pop-Up Trailer

    Hey dudes... does anyone around here own a pop-up trailer that they'd be open to renting me for a few weeks?

    Need to head back up to see the family in the pacific north-wet, wanting make a road trip out of it and see some of the country. I've been told that a pop-up is the best way to go (thanks for the insights Bangswitch) so looking for something small maybe around 16' that I could tow behind the Jeep without doubling my road time. We'd prob be sleeping 2-3 nights in it each direction and parking it for 7-10 days in the middle.

    We're looking to roll for about two weeks either middle of December or early January. If you've got something parked on the lawn and want to make a few bucks off me, lemme know!
    Last edited by southerncanuck; November 17th, 2020 at 10:52 AM.

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    I despise ARFCOM

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    The crapper and shower part is going to complicate things . They exist , but not as common . Find a campground with a nice bath house and you'll be better off .
    I tried being normal once , I didn't like it .

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    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman View Post
    The crapper and shower part is going to complicate things . They exist , but not as common . Find a campground with a nice bath house and you'll be better off .
    That's a good point. Expanding the search, thanks for the tip. I'm obviously new to this whole thing... just trying to make things as comfortable for the missus as possible (which, in turn, means less nagging in my direction LOL).

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    Moving forward

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    I’ve got no personal experience with this but it’s a thing that a buddy turned me on to for trying out trailers.

    https://rvshare.com/

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    oldbie

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    Most insurance companies have a clause that if the trailer is rented out there is no coverage.

    Second problem, and the reason I don't have a jeep (damnit)... the weight limitation is max 3500. My popup is 2300 pounds empty (12' box but not a highwall). That's dry, empty, no propane, no food, water (which is heavy), and without the probably 150 pound AC system. On top of that max tongue weight is 350 on a jeep. My camper tongue weight is over 400, and with the front rack loaded probably pushing 600. You're going into mountains and ice with the front end light? Nope.

    Gas mileage on a jeep isn't good to begin with. Add a camper that is 2' wider than your jeep? You'll be stopping for gas a lot. Oh, and you won't be able to see around the camper to change lanes and backing in sucks.

    So you're limited to a tiny popup, an Aliner, or a T@B or teardrop. Why bother? So, how about a harbor freight utility trailer and a nice tent? And to be honest, if it were me, and I was going that far, I'd bring just a tent and leave my camper home. Setting up the popup for a single night is an hour of work, and a pain in the dark or rain. Set up the tent on the bed of the utility trailer to get off the wet ground. Cut a tarp to fit and put it as a rain tarp on poles at the corners of the trailer...
    "Be water, my friend..."

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    Marksman

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    I second this for sure. I have a pickup with a shell setup for sleeping so the wife can be comfortable. I use a small trailer to pull my 4 wheeler anyway. Just back it off, slap the tent and an awning over top for me and the dog. Everyone’s a happy camper. Plenty options for storage, easy and quick, and a 4 wheeler is great for short runs without breaking camp.


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    Marksman

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    Pack up your Jeep and make hotel reservations. The misses will be proud of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2011Corvette View Post
    Pack up your Jeep and make hotel reservations. The misses will be proud of you.
    This 100 percent.

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    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2011Corvette View Post
    Pack up your Jeep and make hotel reservations. The misses will be proud of you.
    HAHA Believe me we'd both be thanking me... I liked camping in my 20's, but I am now old and sore and like fluffy hotel beds. The whole point of driving/camping rather than flying or doing hotels is to avoid exposure to COVID on the way up, otherwise we'd have to quarantine from my whole family for 10 days or whatever once we got there to be safe. My folks aren't spring chickens and my grandma is pushing 100, so I'm not about to put anyone at risk. Figured doing the camper thing would be the easy workaround.

    @LACamper speaks wisdom though and a brings up bunch of things I hadn't considered. AirBNB's are sounding a helluva lot more attractive the more I learn about tugging a camper around.

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    Rent a motor home.

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