THE POP-UP TENT TRAILER
Can you really live in this? I guess you can live anywhere if you have to.
You can definitely camp in it! They’re probably a tremendous way to spend a week or two camping by a lake or in the mountains in the summertime. Not so sure about winter though. Yeah, winter would suck in any of them, mainly because winter just sucks anyway, in my opinion (why do you think I moved to Key West?). But in any of the aforementioned options, you have real walls, and a solid ceiling, and, most likely, insulation.
That said, the insides of some of these tents blew me away: kitchen, toilet and tub, ac/heating unit, full-size couch and bed. Pretty amazing stuff.
With nylon mesh walls, though, how secure can it be? I guess you’d lock your valuables in the SUV that you were towing it with, though.
Noise would be kind of an issue too, at least in campgrounds. You don’t hear much from the people in the motorhome parked next to you, but you’d hear just about every word or belch from the tent campers. So, you’d have to be a little extra quiet if you owned one of these.
And that works both ways, duddinit? Sound is going to come in at you as well, so choose your site wisely.
Now, one very appealing part of the Pop-Up was the price. A few pretty damn nice 2014’s were selling for under $10K.
Think about, too, when you do find that amazing spot, with temperate breezes and wide-open-spaces quiet, a fully-unzipped tent trailer would be one VERY cool hang. Ahhhh.
But, as Reality Rick says, then you gotta buy a vehicle to tow it with. And there would be those usual parking and urban issues. And paying for campsites every night since this is virtually unstealthable. And the get-out-to-get-in thing again.
So, ix-nay on the op-up-pay for me.