23 Best Pop Up Camper Hacks


A pop-up camper is a recreational vehicle RV type of trailer that can be collapsed towed for easy storage and transport. A conventional pop up camper is formed from a trailer frame, hard roof, soft walls mainly made out of vinyl and pull out bunks. Pop-ups usually range from 8 feet to 16 feet but their length doubles in size when they are deployed and weigh from approximately 700 pounds all the way to 3800 depending on the model. It features bunk beds with a sleeping capacity from 4 to 8 people, a fold-down dinette, on-board fresh water, air conditioner, refrigerator, stove and a bathroom, but you can customize one that suit your needs.

Benefits of buying a used one

Modern Pop-up Campers can be expensive, so buying a shiny one for prices over $10000 is not such a good idea. If you like the idea of traveling and living in an RV, then buying a used one and customizing It for your ideal is probably a better idea. You can buy one Craig’s list somewhere in the range of 2000 to 3000 dollars. So you are left with at least 7000 more in your pocket that you can letter on spent on renovating its interior.

Setting a deadline

If you do it yourself then setting up a deadline is a good way to ensure yourself of maximum effort and productivity during the course renovation.

Making a plan

This one is a no brainer obviously, before undergoing any work on your newly acquired RV, make sure to sit down and prioritize what needs fixing, removing and what appliances you would like to install. Now if you’re having with this you contact someone with more experience related to this matter.

Adding a new Color

If you already decided to renovate your RV, why not give it a color of your liking. Before giving your RV a new paint job, make sure you sand out the kitchen cabinets and other wooden appliances.  For this I recommend you use several coats, one or two coats of primer should be enough, then apply whoever color you like.

Interior Design

Now depending on your budget you can take different approaches on re-designing your interior and living space. This one is totally up to you, whether you want to go for a more traditional cozy and warmish wooden interior look or you want to spicy it up with some gadgets and appliances.

Pop-Up Camper Hacks Ideas

Setting up campsite

Assuming you found a level terrain, the pop-up firstly must be disconnected from the vehicle and choked using wood pieces or rocks. After you decided where you want to camp, the roof should be raised above using a winch which extend the telescoping pools on each side of the trailer box and don’t forget to pull the bunks located at the front and the rear of the trailer. If your pop-up camper doesn’t have bubble levels connected to the outside, a good trick is to use a wooden plank under the jacks for compensation. Setting up the indoor appliances should be your next move, by connecting your electricity cords as well as your gas and water connections to its source.

It might sound a little cliché, but enjoying the renovating process whether it’s picking the fabrics, painting the cabinets or even those unnecessary little decoration they will all reflect on your livelihood for years to come.

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