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Pop-up campers don’t get much credit when you roll into an RV parked filled with bunkhouse fifth wheels and Class A motorhomes. That’s a tragedy, because pop-up campers are not only the best place to start for beginning RVers, they’re also just one of the most fun times you can have outdoors. Versatile, easy to maintain, and affordable, pop-up campers are the best-kept RV park secret. Read on to learn about all the benefits of pop-up campers. When you’re ready to check some out in person, stop by Lone Star RV, where we offer a full selection of pop-up campers, travel trailers, and fifth wheels in our Houston location.
Indoor-Outdoor
Many people grow up tent camping, which makes the transition to RV camping something of a shock to the system. Pop-up campers have the benefit of offering the best combination of indoor and outdoor atmosphere. While you get the protection from the elements and the comfortable beds you associate with staying indoors, you only have a thin layer of canvas or vinyl between you and the great outdoors. The same goes for things like having a stove, electricity, and sometimes even a bathroom. These are conveniences that are nice to have but not suited to tent camping. During inclement weather, you’ll be especially for every level of extra accommodation a pop-up offers.
Cheap to Start
Price is a major draw for many new pop-up campers. For young or working class families, a Class A motorhome is almost certainly far out of their financial means. A pop-up camper can be found for less than $20,000 new, and as low as a few thousand dollars used. And those prices are to own your camper outright. Renting pop-ups is more affordable than most hotel rooms, and financing a camper generally requires a minimum down payment, credit rating, and a small monthly payment. Unlike large travel trailers and fifth wheels, there are many options for towing a travel trailer. Many trucks, SUVs, and even some vans can tow a pop-up camper without any problems. This means you don’t have to upgrade your tow vehicle just to start RV camping.
Set-Up is a Breeze
Given their small size, pop-up campers rely on collapsible features to make room where there was none before. This can seem complicated, but after one or two attempts, setting up your camper will likely take about as much time as it would take to set up a tent. Of course, the more elaborate you make your camp, the more time set-up will consume. But it’s not like setting up your camper will require a mechanical engineering degree.
Easy to Tow
One of the biggest advantages of a pop-up camper is its towability. With a normal travel trailer, motorhome, or fifth wheel, you have to constantly think about tree branches, low hanging bridges, and other obstacles. Taking corners is also extremely different when you’re towing a 30 foot trailer, as opposed to a 14 foot one. The low profile of pop-up campers becomes an advantage on the highway, too. Travel trailers become massive wind drags when at highway speeds. Not only does this make them difficult to tow for your truck’s engine, they also are highly susceptible to crosswinds and air pressure changes from other vehicles. Campers have an easier time slipping under the airstream made by your tow vehicle, meaning they are much easier to control.
Low Maintenance Costs

Unlike motorhomes and travel trailers, pop-up campers are relatively inexpensive to maintain. There are only two tires to worry about replacing and they generally lack the large, elaborate systems that become a financial drain when they break such as furnaces. Small, manageable, and affordable, travel trailers are perfect for people on a budget.

Come to Lone Star RV when you’re ready to see all the awesome pop-up campers available. Our customers come from places like Houston, Conroe, Beaumont, League City, Galveston, and Katy, Texas for our excellent customer service and knowledgeable team. Come see for yourself!

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