Pop-Up Campers, also known as tent trailers, are a great way to get into the travel trailer camping experience at a low cost. If buying new is not in your budget, you can find hundreds of cheap pop-up campers for sale. And if you choose to buy used, you’ll find dozen of websites and videos with pop-up camper makeovers.
Pop-Up Campers: Our Top 4 Picks
For some, buying new is an option. Though you can easily find dozens of travel trailers to choose from, the pop-up campers choices are a little bit more limited. We scoured pop-up camper manufactures website to see their tent trailer offerings and we have selected these 4 pop-up campers as our favorites.
Jayco Jay Sport Camping Trailer
The Jayco Jay Sport is the only pop-up / tent camper in Jayco’s line-up of travel trailers. Jayco went all out this pop-up camper and you can tell by the quality of the materials used throughout the interior and exterior. On the inside, the Jay Sport has wall-to-wall DiamondFlor vinyl flooring, which is very durable. In the kitchen area of the Jay Sport, you’ll find acrylic sink and faucet, stainless steel indoor/outdoor range, and residential grade cabinetry.
Video walk-through of Jayco Jay Sport Pop-Up Camper
Additional interior standard equipment include ball-bearing drawer guides, hinged galley, hook-up for free standing tv, appliances plumbed for propane, tinted vinyl windows with mesh screening, and so much more.
Outside, you’ll find heavy-duty corrosion-resistant frame construction, integrated A-frame, one-piece wooden floor deck, and DuraTek water-repellent tent. 1,050 lbs rated beds, retractable aluminium step, and much more.
The Jay Sport has 4 different floor plans which can all sleep groups of 5 ore more rather comfortably.
Forest River Flagstaff Tent
The Forest River Flagstaff tent camper comes as a series of three models: The MAC, Classic, and High Wall series. The MAC/LTD series has 11 different floor plans. The Classic series has 4 and the High Wall series has 4 also. You can view all the floor plans here.
Some of the standard features you will find in the Forest River Flagstaff series include Cherry Interior with “Wood Look” linoleum, two-tone fabric seating, stainless steel look appliances, hot water package (some models), electric water pump, two-burner free standing range, large built-in icebox, and many more interior standard features.
Video Review of the Forest River Flagstaff Pop-up Trailer
On the outside, the Forest River Flagstaff pop-up camper includes standard features such as fiberglass vacuum bonded radius roof with no center seam, 3-stage double arm lifter posts, fiberglass vacuum bonded exterior, permanently attached tent on bunk ends and slide-out, tinted windows, 12-gallon holding tank, and many other standard exterior features too numerous to mention.
Coachmen Clipper Camping Trailer
The Coachmen Clipper pop-up camper is easy to use, easy to store, and easy to set-up and take down. The aerodynamic profile allows for easy towing. One of the unique features of the Coachmen Clipper pop-up trailer is the Glide-N-Lock bed system (patent pending). Some of the interior features of the Clipper include residential grade linoleum, nice-looking walnut cabinetry, residential grade laminated countertops, 4-inch heated mattress, privacy drapes, and many more nice features. You can see them all here.
Here is a video walk-through of a Coachmen Clipper Pop-Up Camper
The exterior and construction of the Coachmen Clipper has not been neglected either. The chassis is a tubular steel frame, includes a dual-drive wind by Canimex, as well as a heavy-duty dolly jack, wide-track spring suspension, and electric brakes to name a few. On the exterior, you’ll find “Zero Exposure” floor and bunk technology, laminated aluminum skin, and much more.
Palomino Real-Lite Tent Campers
Palomino offers the Real-Lite pop-up campers as either a tent trailer or A-frame. The standard features on the tent camper include LED interior lights, spare tire and carrier, a 19-gallon freshwater tank refrigerator, reversible cushions, AM/FM radio, and optional electric brakes and furnace. The tent camper is available in 6 floor plans which should accommodate just about what anyone needs.
Here is a video showing how to set-up your Palomino tent camper.
Summary of Pop Up Campers
Overall, pop-up campers can be an affordable way to get into the travel trailer lifestyle. Glamping in a pop-up is not hard at all and can lead to many memorable adventures.