popups that weigh around 1000 pounds

Discussion in 'First Time & New Camper Owners' started by luvyrpet, May 16, 2011.

  1. luvyrpet

    luvyrpet New Member

    May 16, 2011
    Been searching for weeks. Does anybody know if there are any popup campers that weigh around 1000 pounds? I was told my 2003 4 cylinder Honda Element pulls 1500 pounds. If anybody has this type of car and is pulling a popup, please let me know how it is working for you.

  2. PaThacker

    PaThacker Member

    Feb 11, 2010
    Modern 8ft pups can tip the scales at 2000 [;)]lbs or more.
  3. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

    May 20, 2008
    Seattle, Washington
    The Quicksilver 6.0 (620 pounds) and 8.0 (856 pounds) are both well under 1,000 pounds dry weight. Check them out HERE.
  4. KJcachers

    KJcachers New Member

    Nov 30, 2010
    I know a guy who pulls a Fleetwood Neon with an Element. In fact a bunch of us saw him this weekend! My Coleman Columbia runs around 1000lbs too!

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  5. mdigby

    mdigby New Member

    Sep 9, 2007
  6. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw Active Member

    Aug 23, 2009
    Coleman Columbia or Colorado for older used pups. For new you are looking at the quicksilvers or other tent roofed trailers.
  7. Dunkles

    Dunkles Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    My 91 Coleman Newport is about 1000 pounds.
  8. Matt O

    Matt O Strangers are friends who have not yet met

    Dec 16, 2008
    Chester County PA
    I had a 1984 Coleman Columbia that was 960#'s. I currently have a 1992 Coleman Seneca that is a 10 foot box and weighs in at 1,500#'s. I towed them with my Toyota Tacoma that is rated to tow 3,000#'s.

    You can tow with your Honda Element, you will have to research the trailer you get so that it matches your needs and TV.
  9. starcrafty

    starcrafty Guest

    Would that be, Steve?
  10. starcrafty

    starcrafty Guest

  11. mrootes

    mrootes 2009 Rockwood Freedom 1940LTD

    Mar 4, 2009
    Noblesville, IN
    We own a 2009 Rockwood Freedom 1940LTD 10 ft pop up. It weighs 1100 pounds. We pulled it with our old Chevy Venture minivan the first year. No problems at all except on big hills.

    Remember cargo in the PUP will add to the weight you are pulling. Our cargo is about 350 pounds.
  12. Flyfisherman

    Flyfisherman New Member

    There are some that weigh in around 1,000 lbs, but by the time you load a few things, plus the cargo and people going into the Honda, your no doubt beyond max.

    You don't say how many warm bodies that are coming along, but let me guess and say there's just two. The important thing about tent trailers is they get you up and off the ground. Some are fancy, some are practical, but what have you thought about these very light ones(?) I've looked this one over and for what I do it would work just fine. And your Honda could handle it with ease. My point is that I would rather have something like this that was a cinch to tow and ENJOY it rather than having something I'd be towing at risk, or what we call "white knuckling" it.

  13. KJcachers

    KJcachers New Member

    Nov 30, 2010
    yep! and I believe he pulled a Columbia before the Neon but he might have had a different TV then. I am sure he will find his way to this thread eventually! [:D]
  14. Travelhoveler

    Travelhoveler New Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Our Chalet LTW has a dry weight of about 900 pounds. We've seen them pulled by Jettas, so they'd be a piece of cake for a 4 cylinder Element.
  15. mrootes

    mrootes 2009 Rockwood Freedom 1940LTD

    Mar 4, 2009
    Noblesville, IN
    I know this gets mentioned every time, but it's critical to see what the car is rated for total gross combined vehicle weight. I'm concerned the total weight of the Element, trailer, passengers and cargo will exceed its rating. Look on the driver's side door for this rating. This is different than the towing capacity.
  16. matwiyj

    matwiyj Member

    May 17, 2011
    Winnipeg, Canada
  17. CaliforniaPoppy

    CaliforniaPoppy California and beyond!

    Dec 4, 2007
    California Coast
    Curb weight on some '84 Coleman models:
    Jamestown Ltd: 760
    Redwood: 820
    Columbia: 870
    Colonial: 855
    Sun Valley: 895
    Royale: 895
  18. Dust Devil

    Dust Devil New Member

    Jun 17, 2010
    Here's another option from Costco:

    This is the one I'm considering when I can finally afford to buy a PUP.
  19. warwgn3

    warwgn3 Car Shows are 2nd only to Camping!

    Feb 21, 2010
    My 1971 S.E Woods Adventurer weighs in at 815 lbs.

    The Aliner A-lite weighs 500 lbs...

    I also saw something called a Forest River Express camper that weighs in a 455 lbs
  20. jash1178

    jash1178 You can't fix stupid!

    Nov 21, 2010
    North Carolina
    [PU] 1993 Coleman Destiny Roanoke 995lbs. [PU]



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