In this article, we are going to take a look at the top 5 Pop-Up Camper Manufacturers. Pop-up campers are a very affordable way to get into RV-ing. This type of travel trailers are somewhat of a hybrid between a tent and a typical travel trailer. They are fairly inexpensive, can sleep up to 10, lightweight, and just plain fun.
5 Top Pop-Up Camper Manufacturers
- Dutchmen – The makers of Aerolite, Coleman, and Kodiak.
- Jayco – They make the Jay Series and the Jay Series Sport camping trailers.
- Starcraft RV – Manufacturers of the Starflyer and Comet pop-up campers
- Palomino RV – Another top maker of pop-ups including the Banshee model.
- Sylvan Sport – They manufacture a really cool looking camping trailer. Very versatile.
Pop-Up Campers are a great way to start getting involved in RV-ing at a budget price without settling for just a tent. Most major models have excellent standard amenities and options that make camping in a pop-up trailer quite enjoyable. To discuss matters even further, here are the top 5 pop-up manufacturers and a few basic facts that they have:
Dutchmen doesn’t only sell pop-up campers, they also sell toy haulers, fifth wheels, and travel trailers. They have 10 brands namely, Aerolite, Astoria, Aspen Trail, Atlas, Coleman, Endurance, Guide, Kodiak, Rubicon, and Voltage.
According to them, they have the industry’s best RV warranty, which is a 3-year limited structural warranty. It’s truly designed for the peace of mind because if you think about it, you’ve been long gone on the road and may have used your RV for a lot of times but still, you have a warranty. You still have a guarantee that in case a problem or an issue arises, you can come to them and expect them to help.
Before they deliver any product, they undergo a 235-point personal inspection, so that no details will be overlooked. This company wants to make sure that every product will be delivered having been checked for accuracy, functionality, and appeal from top to bottom.
Jayco is one of the big dogs in this industry. But before they became as big as they are now, a couple, Lloyd and Bertha Bontrager, in the middle of the 60s, launched this RV company as a way to materialize their vision of bringing families closer together. Ever since then, and it has been more than 50 years later, Jayco has been successfully and continuously making that vision a reality. One of the best testaments of this is that they are now a part of the RV Hall of Fame.
They are also a part of the global movement and commitment to save the Earth. They are reducing their carbon footprint level, cutting down waste and energy consumption, and making products that have better fuel efficiency.
3. Starcraft RV
Starcraft makes travel trailers and fifth wheels. For lack of better words, this is what’s written on their website:
CHASE ADVENTURE. CHERISH THE JOURNEY.
We are seekers and boundary pushers, and this is our time. Time to chart our own course. To leave with nothing but our gear and a free spirit and to discover everything along the way. Starcraft RV has been satisfying adventure seekers for over 50 years with imaginative lineups of travel trailers, fifth wheels and more. Our heritage is deeply rooted in family values, exceptional craftsmanship and leading edge innovation. Like you, we look forward to seeing where our next journey takes us. Create your next experience of a lifetime in a Starcraft RV – it’s camping, pure and simple.
4. Palomino RV
Been around since 1968, Palomino manufactures truck campers, fifth wheels, travel trailers, toy haulers, and destination trailers across their 13 brands: Backpack Truck Campers, Columbus, Columbus Castaway, Palomini, Puma, Puma Destination, Puma Ultra Lite, Puma Unleashed, Puma XLE Lite, Real-Lite Mini, Real-Lite Truck Campers, Solaire Expandable, and Solaire Ultra Lite.
This brand’s story is actually once was a one man’s dream only, Vern Landey’s dream. He used to be a tent trailer distributor, but then he found himself wanting to design his own model line, and as they say, the rest is history. If you’d like to know more, visit this page.
5. Sylvan Sport
This brand, like any other brand, desires to cater to your every need. Wherever you want to go, whoever you want to go with, and whatever you want to bring, they want to make it happen for you.
Check out the video below of the Sylvan Sport.
As with any type of purchase, we recommend you research various models to make sure they fit your needs and your budget. Once you’ve chosen a couple of options that you are interested in, visit a dealer and thoroughly check them out. Prices vary, so build quality, standard equipment, and such will vary too.
We also recommend you to not only check out what you can see, but also ask about the things you cannot see such as interior construction methods and type of materials used. You may be surprised at the difference you find even with the top rated travel trailers.
So there you have it. 5 of the top pop-up camper manufacturers in the US. Prices and selection do vary among them but you are likely to find a model that will suit your needs and budget. Even though, in our opinion, the five pop-up camper brands listed above are the top choices, there are many other pop-up camper brands to choose from. Below is a list of some of the other brands we know.
- Rockwood is a division of Forest River and like their typical trailer, make excellent pop-up tent trailers.
- Remember Coleman pop-ups? They are now Fleetwood Folding Camper Trailers.
- Viking Pop-Up Campers is a division of Caochmen Industries and makes pop-up tent trailers that are very well made and have pretty cool features.
- Chalet RV makes an A-frame pop-up camper.
- Trailor Manor is the maker of a hybrid camper. These are very interesting models because they look like travel trailers when unfolded but they fold down like a pop-up even though they have no tent side like a typical pop-up camper.
- Aliner makes an A-frame that is well regarded in the industry.
- Three Feather MFG builds teardrops and small solid campers. They will also customize any of the models in their line-up or build you a custom camper.
- Coromal Caravan is a division of Fleetwood that is only available in Australia.
These pop-up camper brands are all quite good and you shouldn’t have a problem finding one within your budget and will fit your camping needs.