Going to a campground and pitching a tent is the standard way to go camping. It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s inexpensive. If you want to take it up a notch in comfort level, though, you could consider a tent trailer. They are a great alternative to standard tent camping and they are becoming very popular. The best part, according to Browns Chrysler of Norco, CA, a CA-based Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer, is that you don’t have to own one, you can rent them. Here are ten great reasons to consider a pop-up tent trailer for your next family campout.
Sleeping comfort – Air mattresses are the standard “comfortable” way to camp when you are in a tent. Tent trailers take it a step up with actual foam or traditional cotton mattresses. This is camping in style and having a real mattress can be a great way to “sell” the whole camping experience!
Sleeping capacity – Pop-up tent trailers can usually 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 pop-up tent trailers, you can fit a lot of people in a large, comfortable space.
Amenities – Higher-end models can have refrigerators, toilets, showers, and even air conditioning. Sure, some may not say this is really camping but you can’t argue that it’s a pretty comfortable way to enjoy the outdoors.
Natural Light – Pop-up tent trailers usually have very large mesh panels, surrounding the foldout bunks. This allows a lot of natural light to come into them. Unlike most standard tents, this is a really nice way to enjoy the outside.
Cargo capacity – 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.
Easy towing – The low profile of a pop-up tent trailer makes them less susceptible to buffeting in the wind. This low profile also lends itself to being cheaper to tow too.
Light weight – Most cars, minivans, and small SUVs are rated to tow just 3000 to 3,500 pounds. When you tow a tent trailer, you won’t have any problems because most tent trailers are in the 2,800 pound (or less) range.
Lower cost – Are you considering the purchase of a tent trailer? Well, tent trailers are about half the price or less than a hard-sided camping trailer.
Off season storage – If you own one, their relatively small size allows them to fit in a driveway or even a garage. Hard-sided camping trailers and motorhomes 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 robust communities 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. You may even find some other owners that you can meet on the road.
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