Are you thinking about taking the plunge and buying an RV for your next camping adventure in Canada? If so, you may want to consider a pop-up trailer or camper. These compact and versatile trailers offer a variety of perks for Canadian campers. From being easy to store and tow, to providing all the amenities of a traditional RV, pop-up trailers and campers are a great option for those looking to explore the great Canadian outdoors.
Budget-Friendly RV Living
One of the biggest advantages of pop-up campers is their cost. They are among the most affordable RVs on the market, both new and used. A used pop-up camper in good condition can often be found for less than $10,000. The simplicity of the design keeps the cost low, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice amenities. Most pop-ups have a nice kitchen area with a sink and dinette, as well as two queen beds for sleeping. Some even have a wet bath, so you don't have to rely on campground facilities. If you're financing, most RV loan providers will be happy to help. Given the lower price point, trailer financing for this style is usually quite affordable.
Light on the Load
A distinct advantage of pop-up campers is their lightweight design. Most are under 3,000 lbs, making them easy to tow with a mid-size trust, SUV, or even a minivan. This eliminates the need for a heavy-duty vehicle, unlike larger RVs like fifth wheels and travel trailers.
Agile and Easy to Tow
Many may be hesistant when it comes to towing a trailer through town or backing it into a tight camp site. Luckily, pop-up campers are extremely maneuverable and the perfect option for those who have never hauled a load before. I've attached a video at the end of this section with some great towing tips for those new to hauling. They are also easy to set up and break down, most having a simple manual or electric crank to pop them open and seal them shut.
Limited Storage? No Problem
Pop-up campers require minimal storage space, making them a great option for those who don't have a dedicated RV pad at their residence. They can be easily stored on most properties during the off-season, taking up less space than larger RVs. If you don't have the space to store, RV storage is usually quite a bit cheaper for pop-ups over typical travel trailers. Speaking of storage, we have some great RV storage solutions in our RV tips, tricks & hacks article that you should check out!
While pop-up trailers may not be suitable for everyone, they definitely offer perks for those looking for a simple RV solution. With each year there are major advancements with technology that even further enhance the joys of pop-up trailer ownership. If a pop-up might not cut it for you, we posted a look at the top lightweight trailers of 2023 which may be have something more suitable for your style. We hope you enjoy the read and if you are not yet set up, be sure to check the private market as there are some steals throughout Canada that make for major savings over going through the big box dealers. Happy camping!