A different kind of pop up

Discussion in 'Vintage & Off The Wall Campers' started by Pop up Pooley, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Pop up Pooley

    Pop up Pooley New Member

    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
  2. Morgan23

    Morgan23 Member

    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    We saw one of these at the local farmer's market and it's pretty cool!!!! It would be nice for a couple or a single person, but if you have kids it would be a very tight fit. The one we saw was being pulled by a Suburu Outback so it was obviously lightweight. Quality inside and out looked really nice. But it's a lot of $$$$! Something like $15k for the base model. [:O]
     
  3. skeetercampsintexas

    skeetercampsintexas Active Member

    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2012
    Location:
    Wylie, Texas
    Apparently I was beaten to the punch! I came to post this exact camper! [LOL] Is it a pup? TT? Heck who knows but what I do know is its friggin' cool!!!
     
  4. altozwei

    altozwei New Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    I think you could safely consider it a hybrid. Definitely a cool design but too crazy expensive for me to ever consider one.
     
  5. mamabean5

    mamabean5 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,254
    Likes Received:
    40
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
  6. efehser

    efehser New Member

    Messages:
    4,614
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2012
    The guy who builds these is a NASA engineer. Explains the spacecraft look and the crazy price. They were featured on the Travel Channel.
     
  7. 68Starcraft

    68Starcraft I think I'M funny.. hell I make me laugh all the t

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    ya there also being run on the "How It's Made" show... and the price is wayyy to high for any of my taste..lol
     
  8. Fundy

    Fundy New Member

    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
  9. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

    Messages:
    14,279
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    I saw two Altos in Yellowstone two years ago. Both TVs had Quebec plates. Very cool! I wanted to talk with the owners but we were on our way out for the morning and when we returned they were pulling out.
     
  10. TX_F2

    TX_F2 New Member

    Messages:
    1,041
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Location:
    Texas
  11. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

    Messages:
    4,585
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    I like that Alto. That looks neat.
     
  12. IPAman

    IPAman New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2014
    If we didn't need to sleep 5 larger humans(3 adults and 2 teens) I'd be all over a Cricket. But my background is in backpacking where minimalism is the key as you are the pack mule. I need to go check out the Cricket in person as I live ~10 minutes from their shop. Looking at their Facebook, I see their present project is a truck bed camper/base station for two; the Firefly. I wonder how many requests for something a little larger than the Cricket they get?

    As for the cost, the Cricket's aluminum construction is like an Airstream in that if you take care of the standard maintenance it should last for decades. Plus no need for a powerful TV, and the related fuel costs, should be added to the cost equation.

    I really like to the Alto concept too for the retirement years when it is just DW and I.
     
  13. byronisfinn

    byronisfinn New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Can anyone help me with identifying this pop-up, or maybe I should say, pop-out?

    [​IMG]

    Thanks!
    Byronisfinn
     
  14. Hawkester

    Hawkester Hawkesnest

    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    29
    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Location:
    SE Wisconsin
  15. byronisfinn

    byronisfinn New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Thank you Hawkester! My wife has not been a fan of my PUP's. She had some "not so fun" experiences camping, when she was younger. I've been looking for alternatives, to encourage her to join me on trips. I appreciate your help!
     

Share This Page