Qualities You Should Look for in a Pop Up Camper


The qualities you should look for in a pop up camper. This pop-up shelter is perfect for those looking to enjoy the outdoors without having to bring along all your kitchen and sleeping gear with you. You will want to make sure that you choose a camper with enough space and comfort, and also consider how easily it can be packed up and transported.

Pop Up Campers
Pop Up Campers

Easy To Use

For your pop up camper, you will want to make sure that it is easy on the eyes and the wallet. You need to find one that you like aesthetically and also has a price tag that doesn’t break the bank. But on top of how it looks, you should consider how easy it will be for you to use the camper, as some of the best pop up campers are also the easiest to use. What does this mean? They are designed with the camper in mind, not other external factors. So it may be helpful to think about where your pop up camper will be used and how you plan to use it before choosing one.

Pop Up Camper Size

Another thing that you should consider is the size of your pop up camper. The last thing that you would want is to purchase one that is too small, but the last thing that you want is for it to be too large. Think about how many people will be using your camper before purchasing it.

Or better yet, go out on a trial run with all of the items that you plan on bringing into the pop up camper and see how much space you will need. You don’t want to end up with a pop up camper that is too small for your family and camping gear, but you also don’t want one that is much bigger than needed.


Another thing to consider when purchasing a popup camper is how portable it is because this will be a key factor in how often you plan on using the camper in the future. Many of the best pop-up campers are easily transportable and can be folded back down to a compact size or weight. So if portability is important to you, then finding one that has these two qualities should be an easy task for you.

The more portable it becomes, the easier it will be for you to transport it from one location to the next.

Kitchen And Bathroom

Some of the best qualities pop up campers also include are providing you with a kitchen and bathroom. This is very important if you plan on bringing your camper along when traveling with friends or family members who require easy access to these necessities.

You should consider how many people will be using the camper at once because this will determine whether or not it may be wise to purchase one that has a few extra features like this built-in.

Pop Up Campers Versus Traditional Camping Tents

Pop Up Campers
Pop Up Campers

Another thing that you should keep in mind is that many traditional camping tents can be just as portable and sturdy as popup campers but at a fraction of the price. However, what they lack in ease of portability (versus pop-up campers) and comfort (versus pop-up campers) they make up for in price.

Many traditional camping tents can be similar or even the same as those found on popular popup camper websites, but at a much cheaper rate than you will find on most sites.

Comfortable Furniture

Yet another thing to consider when purchasing a popup camper is how comfortable the furniture in the popup camper is. Many of these provide you with comfortable seating and beds, which can make or break your camping trip. If your pop-up camper has uncomfortable furniture, then it might be wise to purchase one that comes with extra comfy bedding for you to use while camping.

Kid and Pet-Friendly

Pet Friendly Camper
Pet Friendly Camper

What you should also consider when purchasing a popup camper is how kid and pet-friendly it is. Many pop up campers can come with features such as windows, doors, and screens that your children and pets can easily move in and out of while you are camping.

You should also look into whether or not your popup camper comes with special add-ons that will make it easier to travel with your children or pets, such as strollers, car seats, and carriers for your furry friends.

Pop Up Type

Now that we have touched upon some of the qualities to look for in a popup camper, it is time to go back and touch on what type of popup camper you should consider if this is your first experience purchasing one.

There are many different types available, so you may want to think about what kind of activities and adventures you plan on bringing your camper along with you on before making a purchase:

  • Aluminum Frame – The advantage of purchasing an aluminum popup camper is that it will be easy to transport, lightweight, and durable. However, the disadvantage comes with the price tag of these models, which are oftentimes more expensive than fiberglass.
  • Fiberglass – Fiberglass pop-up campers provide you with many advantages as well including ease of transportation, durability, low weight capacity, affordability, and durability. The only disadvantages that come with this type of popup camper are that they are bulky when folded up for storage/transportation purposes and not as easily accessible or portable as other types of popup campers.

An Entrance

Lastly, you will want to think about how easy it is for you and your family to get into the pop up camper. You might not pay much attention to this feature before purchasing a popup camper.

However, once you live with one, you’ll find that maneuvering in and out of it can be tricky at times without an entrance/exit strategy. So make sure that there is enough headspace and room for everyone, as well as a clear entryway and exit point.


Having all of these qualities in mind will surely help make your search for the perfect popup camper easier! Happy Camping!

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.