Found a pop up.... no TV

Discussion in 'Camper Pre-Purchase Questions' started by Piscesmama, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Rik Peery

    Rik Peery Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you're taking your time to get it right, some dang good info in the posts above; sleep outside to start if nothing else, or hide in a Bass Pro Shop until they close & spend the night there, just don't set the place on fire making smores...wife hadn't camped when we 1st got married, she's now on honorary RANGER status & proven herself under duress on night missions more than once...1st wife never made it thru basic training & was a NO GO...salute to you for taking the initiative to get the fam outside [8D][CB]
     
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    +1 on Sherronlee's comment.

    We had a cabin tent, like this: https://thetenthub.com/camping-tents/coleman-hampton-tent/. Easy to set up, I'm 5'10" and could stand at any location inside the tent without crouching.

    More than enough room for four cots, and a table in the middle should we have needed it. We were luck enough to have a vehicle that was almost cavernous on the cargo spectrum, so we didn't need a trailer, but it did cross our minds.

    But you could get all your gear in the trailer and head out.
     
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    There are companies that will rent you a trailer and set up for you on the campground you choose. I believe you have to pay for the site and obviously for the trailer. Adventure Camping is a company that does this in California. Not sure in other states. I would assume there has to be other companies in other states.
     
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    U-haul rents 1/2T trucks for $19.99 a day, plus mileage. My cousin did this for years towing her vintage camp trailer because their minivan didn't have the ability to pull it. Just last month, they rented a truck for our annual reunion about 8hrs from home. The rented their truck for 7-days and factored in about 700mi included in the price. If they drove less than that, they got a refund. That rental cost them less than $400 total.
     
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    We started with an instant cabin tent from Coleman, heavy but easy set-up for the inexperienced campers. It is also plenty big with a divider that makes into two rooms. We have kept it and add it to our pop-up kit if we think the weather might be bad or the site is buggy, versus using an easy-up canopy at the site for shade.

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