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Discussion in 'Vintage & Off The Wall Campers' started by Pop up Pooley, Jul 4, 2013.
Found this by browsing a state map- http://www.crickettrailer.com/video-gal.html
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.
Apparently I was beaten to the punch! I came to post this exact camper! Is it a pup? TT? Heck who knows but what I do know is its friggin' cool!!!
I think you could safely consider it a hybrid. Definitely a cool design but too crazy expensive for me to ever consider one.
I like this one! http://www.crickettrailer.com/video-gal.html] http://www.crickettrailer.com/video-gal.html
The guy who builds these is a NASA engineer. Explains the spacecraft look and the crazy price. They were featured on the Travel Channel.
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
Check out the Alto Travel Trailer made in Canada by Safari Condo. (http://www.safaricondo.com/altoTech/index-en.php)
Super slick, but alas, it has not yet been approved for sale in the U.S.
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.
They are pretty cool, their website says they are now available for sale in the US:
I like that Alto. That looks neat.
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.
Can anyone help me with identifying this pop-up, or maybe I should say, pop-out?
Here ya go..
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!