Pop-up camp trailers come in many sizes, but in this episode we’ll talk about an ultra-lite model. Lees-ure Lite is located in B.C. Canada and manufactures a line of light weight camp trailers. We’re talking under 300 pounds light weight. Built on a 600lb axle, that leaves you 0ver 300 pounds for your food and gear. That also ensures you can tow it with practically anything, including many motorcycles.
This trailer fills a niche, and fills it well. Scott, a listener to the podcast uses one of these camp trailers with his wife and two kids. The kids use sleeping bags and sleep on the floor.
Unlike a tent, the floor portion is hard, flat and off the ground. The clam shell design is easy to set up and take down. Rather than plastic or vinyl, the tent sides are fabric. Looking at the website, you can see a fair list of options. We weren’t too sure about that air conditioner bracket, but everything else looked like there’s something for everyone.
This is a bare essentials trailer. No kitchen or bath accommodations here. Just a warm, dry place to sleep and a compact package. It could be a blast with the right camping gear. It also lets you get into camping without having to upgrade your tow vehicle.
Note: We reached out to Lees-ure Lite after the show. They were kind enough to provide us with pictures, as well as clear up some questions about storage. The bed area provides enough storage space for the A/C unit we talked about, a porta-potty and plenty of room left over for gear. We will bring you an update on the next show.
Classic or Griswold
This week’s Classic or Griswold is an early 90s Toyota motor home. You will have to listen to the show to understand why we deemed it Griswold. Kris has a low opinion of the little camper that could, but I’ve always had a soft spot for them.
Kris chose the Sequoia High Sierra Camp for her glamping destination this week. Unfortunately, the camp is closed do to fires. Let’s hope it remains undamaged and is able to reopen next spring. Check them out at sequoiahighsierracamp.com and see if mountain hiking and horseback riding Sequoia style is for you.
We also discussed toterhomes, RVs made to tow things lake race cars, horse trailers and the like. Could a budget camper on a pickup make a nice substitute?
We passed a used pop-up camper that had a $1,200 price tag in large green numbers. Could this be a great first timer’s camper? Or, could it be one big can of worms? We’re thinking it’s a little bit of both.