Who here has 2 campers, a Popup and ?

gardenbliss

Super Active Member
Dec 9, 2013
1,298
San Diego
I know many of us here lurk online for (maybe) that next camper, but we love our PUP's and would hate to get rid of them, due to compact size, fond family memories, ease of towing, etc...
so, who here has kept their PUP's and bought a 2nd camper? I am seriously considering getting a [email protected] for when I solo camp, but keep the PUP for camping trips with my family, friends and future grandchildren. I know this is a little crazy, but YOLO.
 

jmkay1

2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah
Oct 10, 2013
7,475
Northern Virginia
I know this is a little crazy,
. Not crazy in the least. If I didn't have to worry about storage costs I would have two campers myself. Although mine would be an a frame and my traditional popup. Like you said, one for when you have the family or long trips and one for when it's just you. There are times for short weekend trips that's especially if it's going to be cold/rainy you don't want the hassle of canvas or the need of all the excess space.
 

kitphantom

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Dec 26, 2009
13,630
Albuquerque, NM
We gave some thought to keeping the pup when we got the TT, since we didn’t sell it until the spring. We’d have had to store one or the other somewhere, it’s enough to have one in the driveway. The other drawbacks for us were having to keep two campers stocked (or move things from one to the other every time), and having another one to maintain. The camper is to make it easier and more enjoyable to camp, so we decided one was enough, and sold the pup so someone else could enjoy it.
 

kcsa75

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Sep 9, 2013
5,604
Kansas City
Technically, we have two campers. When we bought the TT we gave the Pup to DD #2 and her family. But we never transferred the title. [LOL]
 

AAAcampers

Member
Aug 21, 2009
30
Rochester, NY
We have 2. We have a 2000 Dutchman 747 and just picked up a small LittleGuy Teardrop for camping when it is just the DW and I. Easier to tow behind the Subaru and immediate, simple set-up when our DS is off Boy Scout camping.
 

J Starsky

Super Active Member
Aug 3, 2017
1,199
East Central MN
We moved into the 25' TT a couple years back. My old PUP was giving "family member" status (by the wife, via tears) and also serves as a play house and weekend hangout spot for our gals. It was up most of the season last year, and fully open all season for summer of 2018.

Essentially, the pup NO has real cash value and we've decided it can stay in our "fleet" of fun until said time a family member or willing young family is found to bestow it upon. You'd need to have working tool knowledge and like fixing stuff, you the poor PUP won't last long in the next owners hands. That new person is just super hard to find, if we aren't hunting for them, either. I also have lots of room and never mind seeing another car show up for fun.

I just saved another random broken car that was headed to the scrapper - we've been driving it around crashin' snowbanks.
 
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ShanegoDave

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Feb 27, 2014
404
I have not two. But three campers. Currently my pop up is out in Harrisburg. At my daughters house. I have a truck camper in my Neibors garage and a fifth wheel in winter storage
 

Dingit

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Mar 8, 2017
2,017
I have 2. The pup came second. The first is a popup slide in camper that has grown a little snug for the whole family. Since one kid has decided she wants to sleep in a tent no matter what we bring, the truck camper will probably get more use again. It's easier to drive, park, set up, get lunch out of on the road, venture across rough terrain, and keep warm than the pup. But it sure is small when everyone is inside.

The pup is for luxury camping. Glad we upsized to it instead of a hardsided anything else. I don't like RVs! Add some tenting and they're somehow okay. :)
 

Arruba

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Nov 28, 2014
803
Central Oregon
Own two:

A Viking Odyssey pop up, (It’s my Avatar) and a Four Wheel Campers, (FWC) Grandby pop up truck camper. Both are old, both work, and both usually need some fiddling with. For a brief moment I had three, the third was my original pup, a Viking little gasser. I was starting to referb it, but found the Odyssey before I got very far.

I had the FWC before my pups. Still keep it as it works better for tour type camping IMO, as long as it’s just me or me and another. The Viking works way better for base camping, or going with a group, though the “group” was usually my sons who are now grown. Really tough to shoehorn all of us into the old Grandby now.
 
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FARfetched

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Nov 22, 2018
743
Sector 706, Planet Georgia
Just have the Starflyer for now, but when I was younger I thought it would be cool to have a truck camper for vacations in the woods. Now that I have a truck that would ignore the weight, my mind occasionally drifts back in that direction… then reminds me that the wife would NOT climb into a cabover bunk. Still, if it were just me and the boys on an outing? If someone wanted to give me one, or sell it for a song, I'd go for it.

There's a pickup cap out behind the big garage that belonged to Mason's bio-mom. She moved to Manitowoc, and has long since ditched the oooold F150 it came off of… I keep thinking I should take it and my three-rail motorcycle trailer, and hack them into a Frankenstein hybrid. Maybe with a slide-out bunk. I could probably keep it light enough that the Orange Crate would have no problems with it… which means I'd have to find some paint to match the Kia "wild orange." :p
 

shuang2

Super Active Member
Apr 20, 2010
1,207
Own two:

A Viking Odyssey pop up, (It’s my Avatar) and a Four Wheel Campers, (FWC) Grandby pop up truck camper. Both are old, both work, and both usually need some fiddling with. For a brief moment I had three, the third was my original pup, a Viking little gasser. I was starting to referb it, but found the Odyssey before I got very far.

I had the FWC before my pups. Still keep it as it works better for tour type camping IMO, as long as it’s just me or me and another. The Viking works way better for base camping, or going with a group, though the “group” was usually my sons who are now grown. Really tough to shoehorn all of us into the old Grandby now.
.....Wish we could have a FWC camper! With the camper on truck bed, we can pull our little Boston Whaler behind and then have both nice world on many camping trips.
 

Arruba

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Nov 28, 2014
803
Central Oregon
.....Wish we could have a FWC camper! With the camper on truck bed, we can pull our little Boston Whaler behind and then have both nice world on many camping trips.

I understand the desire. I wish I had a little Boston Whaler to take with me as required.

Congratulations on owning a Whaler, they are in my limited experience, and based on their asking price around here, a very nice boat.
 

k-t-did

Active Member
Jun 6, 2013
125
I have two. A really large, heavy, fully tricked out Dutchman, with full, queen and king beds. Just heavy and takes a whole lot of set up time...but good for long trips where you stay put for a while.

However, we wanted something bigger than a teardrop but almost as versatile, and found the little vintage kamper I'm restoring now. Pops up instantly, and basically only has beds and a couple of benches. Super light, and will use it when we move camp every day, or need a really quick jaunt. So, two PUPs, but different uses.
 

yetavon

everything is better around a campfire.
Mar 11, 2010
3,516
Western NC
Well.... Over the years we have had more than one camper on several occasions ... including 2 P'ups...
Currently living FT in a 5er, have a Hybrid for traveling, and actively hunting for an old simple tent on a trailer.
 




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