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Old 02-28-2022, 05:46 AM   #1
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Are pop ups gone for good?

Hi all, is it safe to say that pop ups are no longer being made? By any manufacturer?
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Old 02-28-2022, 06:30 AM   #2
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Aliner is still producing. Their factory is approx 10 miles from my house and I still see them working and loads going out on a regular basis.
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Old 02-28-2022, 06:40 AM   #3
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Just the opposite,Pop up sales alone went up 30% last year. Forest River makes a good one
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Old 02-28-2022, 06:50 AM   #4
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Viking Pop-Up Campers (owned by Coachman) are also being manufactured.
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Old 02-28-2022, 06:52 AM   #5
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While I don't see them as often in commercial CGs as in the past, they are still around. I don't recall seeing one at our small former seasonal CG over the past couple years do see them along the road fairly often. We had a pretty basic one years back and loved the times we spent in it especially after replacing the ice box with a tiny gas/electric fridge and a Porta Potty, especially for the kids.
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Old 02-28-2022, 07:31 AM   #6
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Geez, I hope not. Pop-up camping is one of the best memories we have. It was primitive but better than a tent. You were warm and dry. And back in the day, that's all that really mattered. Good times.
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Old 02-28-2022, 09:01 AM   #7
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The trouble with pop-up sales is that the cost got to the point where it wasn't much cheaper than a low end travel trailer. Then a lot of people read the canvas horror stories online, moldy canvas, not being warm enough on cold nights, lack of security, etc.

Younger buyers are willing to spend more than my generation did when we were young.
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Old 03-02-2022, 01:01 AM   #8
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We loved our pop up's. Our first was. A 1969 and that was nice. Our pop up with the slide was our favorite. We are over 65 now and the set up and take down is too much. Now we have a hybird. It is ok but the pop up had more room. We Will always miss our pop up.
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If there is a market, someone will fill it. Used ones will always be around also. When I had a young family in the late 60’s, we wanted to get off the ground from our tent and the pop up was a godsend. I wanted a trailer but could not afford a larger car or truck to pull it. They did not make 4 door trucks then.
We bought a basic pop up, Florida I think, some car lot had them and they were a knock off of the popular COX brand that were selling like hotcakes. It was a place to sleep. We still did our cooking outside. Our kids still have those memories.
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We started out in our first pop up in 1993, very good memories, but I rather camp in a TT now days.
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Old 03-02-2022, 09:20 AM   #11
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I bet most of us got our our "RV" start with a pop-up. However, by the time we were ready to upgrade, I was done with it. We went straight from the pop-up to a 5th wheel, and never looked back.
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Old 03-02-2022, 10:59 AM   #12
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We had a Palomino B1200 Slide-in / Pop-up for 18 years. Could tow the 21' boat behind it, or our 6 x 10 enclosed trailer w/ the motorcycle in it. Could, & have, gotten into camp spots a TT would never get to without destroying it. Worked great for the wife, kids & I. MANY great camping memory's & weekends at the lake & National parks. Kids now out of the house & wife & I got tired of climbing up in & out of the bed. So sold the boat to one person, enclosed trailer to another & the pop-up camper to a young family who loves it. Took the $ & we went to a large toy hauler, which works for our needs now.

I still see several models of the Palomino slide-in pop-up at one of our local RV dealers here. I thing that makes me smile is a lot of the upgrades I did to mine while working with Palomino Engineers to make it more comfortable / reliable, I now see at standard equipment, or available options on the new models. i.e.: Solar, 3-way battery connection / monitoring, wheels for the support legs to allow moving when not on the truck & making MUCH easier to put on & off truck, etc.
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Old 03-12-2022, 12:58 PM   #13
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Pop ups

At Houston rv show there were many pop ups on display
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Old 03-12-2022, 01:28 PM   #14
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We had a 2015 jayco sport 8 for our first camper. It was awesome, but like the common theme, it got old after the first couple years. Usually setting up 3 times each trip, once to pack, once at site and again to unpack/dry canvas. I do enjoy the full fridge, microwave, bathroom/shower and A/C. We always cooked outside and always will. Hope they stay around, so light economical to tow. Kick myself everyday for not keeping it for the $2000 trade in.
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Old 03-12-2022, 02:59 PM   #15
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Hi all, is it safe to say that pop ups are no longer being made? By any manufacturer?

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Our first camper was a Jayco pop-up. We loved it! No bathroom though but the port-a-potty was better than nothing.
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Old 03-12-2022, 03:20 PM   #16
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Our first pop up didn't have a heater, bathroom and a awning. It cranked up with a cable. I cut a 2x3 and propped it up in a corner . It was a very good pop up. Jack has come a long way!
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From nostalgic musty odor of wet waterproof canvas tent to a top of the line Eureka in the early '80s to a smaller Eureka to "old age". In 2015 did our camper popup obligation. Wonderful Palomino Yearling 4100 series was really nice along with the Luggable Loo, but a year of travel with the struggle up prodded us into our 2017 16XRB hybrid. In five years of traveling we have never seen another RV we would rather have. It's perfect for us mid-septuagenarians and we really like it, flaws and all.
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Old 03-12-2022, 06:24 PM   #18
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If it weren't for my health and age we would have one. Our pop up went across the country twice. The best camper ever. The bathroom worked and the sleeping was wonderful. Today for pulling you get the best mpg and space for the money.
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Old 03-12-2022, 07:32 PM   #19
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Aliner Classic

1995 we got off of the ground and into an Aliner Classic. Best darn little trailer ever!! If I were younger I'd do it all again, especially with gas @$4.50 a gallon. I can't complain though I have a 2018 Hummingbird 17FD and truth be known I wouldn't trade it for anything either. Too much fun and good memories that go along with it.
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Old 03-13-2022, 08:59 AM   #20
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I passed a newish looking Trailmanor on my road trip to Chicago yesterday. I'm surprised there aren't more being sold.
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