Eric" wrote:First, read every thread on ePlaya about keeping dust to a minimum in tents - those pop-ups are basically tents with wheels, and all that mesh is just begging for you to be buried in playa.
Nice pictures Jackass!
What are the Downsides of Pop-up Campers?
• Setup and takedown times can get tiresome. The person in the campsite next to you may pull in with a 5th wheel and only have to spend a few minutes leveling, anchoring, and hooking their camper up to any available amenities such as electricity and water; while you need to unfold, slide out, and crank up your pop-up camper before it's usable.
• Limited amenities. Because they are a soft side camper and more of an entry level camper, amenities will be limited. Although a popup camper isn't as luxurious as some of the higher end campers, they are also a lot easier on a person's pocketbook.
• Not so great in windy and inclement weather. If a storm comes up while you are camping in your pop-up camper, it can start to feel like you are on a scary amusement park ride because a strong wind will rock the camper and will likely cause some unwanted breezes to blow through the canvas sides.
• Lack of privacy. It's hard to get much privacy in a pop-up camper. Even the bathroom (not available in all pop-ups) is usually only enclosed by a curtain or a thin wall that is definitely not soundproof.
• The mattresses on the beds are definitely not 5 star hotel quality. Most popup campers have thin mattresses. The first few years we owned a pop-up camper we used those eggshell type mattress pads to make our beds more comfortable. After that we invested in high quality air mattresses which made sleeping in the camper much more enjoyable and restful.
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Wish you and yours the best in your project nixiebunny!
I've been thinking of going this route as well.