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Lite weight campers?
« on: October 17, 2016, 01:37:58 PM »
Looking for a lite weight pop up or travel trailer under 1500lbs for a friend. What brands are there
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Re: Lite weight campers?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 08:24:51 PM »
It partly depends on what age they want, how much DIY they are willing to do, and what the budget is.

For instance, our first popup was a 6', one bunk end 1984 Palomino that was under 800#. Some of the Livin' Lite popups are pretty light, they have a Bimini-type top instead of any hard roof (at least the ones I've seen).
Years ago we looked at a fiberglass TT that was just a shell, it was tiny and light, but I don't remember the weight.
Campers designed to be pulled by motorcycles are very light, but also small and bare bones. Tear-drops may be light too, but as with everything else, they vary a lot. The Retro JR. 509 has a listed dry weight of 920# (riversidervs.net)
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Re: Lite weight campers?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 10:55:28 AM »
I don't think there are any real popups currently offered that come in 1500 to 2000lbs for 8 ft variety.     The tent trailers with no roof are 1500lbs.     The idea many have is use a CUV like CRV   Or Toyota corrola and get into camping.   There is zero sport in said models equally hampered on snow, off road and tow cabable. 
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Re: Lite weight campers?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 06:58:49 PM »
I had to drop our TT off for service today, the dealer had two of these in the showroom:
http://www.sylvansport.com/
They had one in camping mode, the other hauling mode. I didn't look too closely, so the best I could say is that it would be camping off the ground - though once upon a time I would have jumped at a chance to look more closely.
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Re: Lite weight campers?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2016, 01:07:47 PM »
Yeah those are more like gear haulers.     Popups can have every feature a travel trailer can have plus robust lifting systems.     I never liked those 1500lb camplights.   Money better spent a truck or better camping gear.    Put a rooftop tent on a 7500lb rated dump hauler for jack of all trades weekend warrior.
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Re: Lite weight campers?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 03:53:30 PM »
Jen if they are  ok with an older pop up. Tell them to look for 1983-84 vikings like mine my camper weighs in at 1230 lbs Jamie and i move it by hand around the property. Any of there pop ups in those years 21 feet and under will be way under 1500 and that gives a lot of towing options. and they came with lots of stuff not just a tent on wheels - 3 burner stove ice box sink and 30 gal. holding tank, just have to find someone that took really good care (garaged kept like ours )
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Re: Lite weight campers?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2016, 01:44:27 PM »
 my 96 starcraft  only weights 1460lbs. 12' box and 24' open.

 

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