What to do when the kids get big but are still young?

Discussion in 'Camping with Kids/Pets' started by nkcrouch, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. nkcrouch

    nkcrouch New Member

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    Good Evening! So our large Coleman Stony Creek is starting to feel snug. We have 4 kids: the oldest is newly 11 and 5'3 and the others are right on target for height. In about 2 more years, it will seem more like 6 adults camping in terms of height and weight. We have one sleeping configuration we have not tried--pulling out the gaucho sofa, but it is going to eat up floor space. I joked with my husband that we should just sell this camper and get 2 smaller campers. I know we either want to stay with a pop up or maybe at most go to a hybrid. I know we could reconfigure our pop up, but I think now is not a good time to take on such a project. Has anyone successfully camped as a large family in a pop up beyond the kids being in the 10 and under ages?
     
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    Get a tent and a blow up mattress. Put the kids there. Get a pop up screen enclosure, now you have a dinning space. Total cost, tent 150 ( and thats a big tent) blow up mattress 60 ( 2 twins) screen room 200. 460 ish. Your pup getting magicly bigger, priceless!
     
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    Oh my gosh! What an easy idea--and inexpensive. Thank you. :)
     
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    When we go camping with our daughter & her husband's family, that's how we do it....we sleep in our pup, along with the 2 youngest grandkids, their parents sleep in their pickup camper, & the older kids use a tent or two, works for us
     
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    You'll find that the kids will enjoy their own space also.
     
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    You could get a bigger popup... :)

    (If you're camping in the south, will the kids need AC to sleep?)

    We got the popup because we outgrew our small pickup camper. Now one of the two kids wants to sleep in a tent because it's proper camping. I am thinking that means we can take the truck camper again!
     

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