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Does anyone have experience with one of these? We were thinking about one- but they seem to have dropped in popularity. Anyone have one or had one and loved/hated it?

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My sister has one and she LOOOVES it!
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I wouldnt feel safe in one personally.

I would like a little more than canvas between me and some bear or mean human.

We have a camp trailer and love it.
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We got one four years ago and love it. It's easy to tow, easy to set up, lots of room, ours has a proper fridge and a furnace. It's an easy weekend away, and the kids love camping.

Having said that, I would love a full size trailer. It would be great to have on long trips, as then we could eat in it instead of at rest stops. But they are more expensive, harder to tow, and harder to store.
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Thanks for the experience! We have a little Saturn car (SW- the one they don't make any more) so we could only tow the smallest pop up- we have 1000 lbs towing capacity and 100 lbs on the hitch.

Part of me wants a big camper- part of me hates big gas-guzzling campers. Since getting older and having kids, roughing it in the woods is less appealing.

If there was a hybrid or vegetable oil camper- maybe. Or maybe trade for a biodiesel car that can pull a camper?

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They do have some light ones out there. It's definitely a vast improvement over tenting!
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Thanks, Irishmommy. I'm glad to hear it's an improvement over tenting! I'll keep looking at them.

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We have an old apache ramada 5th wheel pop up, but it is the all fiberglass kind...it's like a 74, I think, lol. It weighs around 1300 lbs and dh's little S-10 pulls it no probs (his truck is 2 wd if that matters any). The camper itself is so nice to have with family camping and is easy to set up in a matter of minutes. It's like not even camping when you're in a camper. I'd imagine the canvas topped ones are more lightweight. I've definitely seen cars towing campers before.
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