A pop-up camper is an RV trailer towed by a vehicle. While in transit or in storage, the camper is folded into a condensed package. The only thing exposed is the exterior coverings, allowing for easy transport.
You’ll find prices all over the board. The pricing diversity makes it difficult to put one price on these. However, to help give you an idea and get you started, 2021 models sleeping six will run you from around $10,000 for a basic setup to one with all the bells and whistles for around $25,000.
Pop-up campers are also prone to leaks in the same way tents can be. Not actually having a hard cover, water can pool in areas of the canvas and seep in through minuscule openings, possibly leaving you with unwanted waterfalls.
While there is ample sleeping space – most pop-up campers sleep a minimum of six people, there is limited storage space for all the things that come with those six people.
Many pop-up campers do not have these four walls with a toilet in the midst of them. So unless you are willing to pee anywhere, then you might want to reconsider the idea of a pop-up camper.
While the canvas walls make for ease of set-up, tear-down and transport, they do not make for great sound barriers. Yes, making a lot of noise on the inside increases your chances of keeping the unwanted wildlife out of your camper, but once you’re all sleeping soundly, those outside noises will creep inside.
While there is ample space for six people to sleep, the actual living space in a pop-up camper can be quite limited due to the lack of actual floor space in the bedroom areas. If you’re entertaining your kids on a chilly night, be prepared for all of them to be in bed with you…where it’s warmer and cozier.