Going to a campground or state park and pitching your tent is the popular way to go camping. It's easy and it's inexpensive, but it isn't usually very comfortable.  You know, inflating the air mattress, stashing your gear and getting changed. All this isn't much fun in a tent.

If you want to take it up a notch in comfort level, you should consider a tent trailer. They are a great alternative to traditional tent camping and are becoming very popular.  And you don't have to buy one, lots of places rent them too. Are you still not sold? The sales staff at Cass Burch Chrysler of Valdosta, GA us ten great reasons to consider a pop-up tent trailer for your next family camping trip.

Cargo capacity - Pop-up tent trailers usually provide storage space inside for your gear. Some pop-up tent trailers also offer external storage trunks in the front, or back of the trailer. This keeps your gear organized and leaves more room in your car.

Sleeping capacity - Pop-up tent trailers can fit a lot of people. They usually have two large, foldout beds and often a dinette that can converts to a single bed. This is one of the real advantages of a pop-up tent trailer, you can fit a lot of people in a comfortable space.

Sleeping comfort - You can put away the air mattresses. Tent trailers take it a step up with actual foam or traditional mattresses, and they are bigger too.This can often be a strong positive when recruiting other family members to go along with you.

Light and airflow – You've seen them. Pop-up tent trailers have very large mesh panels surrounding the foldout bunks. This allows a lot of natural light and airflow to come into them.  This can eliminate the closed-in, stuffy feeling that turns some off to camping in regular tents.

Amenities – Besides the beds, basic pop-up tent trailers usually have a sink and a two-burner stove, however higher-end models can have refrigerators, showers, and even toilets. Some may say this is not really camping but you can't argue that it's pretty comfortable.

Towing weight – Most cars, minivans, and small SUVs can easily tow 3000 to 3,500 pounds. This is perfect because most tent trailers are in the 2000 - 2,500 pound range.

Easy towing – The low profile of a pop-up tent trailer makes them less susceptible to buffeting in the wind. This low profile also lends itself to being cheaper to tow too.

Off season storage - In addition, if you buy a tent trailer, their relatively small size allows them to fit in a driveway or beside a garage. Many larger hard-sided camping trailers need to be stored in mini-storage lots which means you have monthly fees to pay.

Need more convincing, go online

If you are looking for advice from other pop-up tent trailer owners, you will find plenty on the internet. As matter of fact, if you are in the market for a pop-up tent trailer, these forums are an excellent place to solicit opinions from real owners and other experts.

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