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maddawg308
Might be looking for a Coleman pop-up camper in the near future to use, among other places, at the Gettysburg rally in June. Only problem is, I have a small Nissan Sentra, it can't tow too much in terms of size or weight. Are there any models I should look for to keep everything safe, I see there are various sizes of that style of trailer, wondering what you would recommend.
Mike, maddawg308
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for the night. 
Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life!

Looking for my B'day lantern, any model, 5-74.


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salukispeed
Might start with the owners manual or even look it up on Google to see what is the max that can be towed. I would guess about 1,500 lb  a few small cars have 2,000 lb then you would not want to exceed this from safety or legal aspects. It is difficult to find roomy trailers in this weight class. Even Pop ups are heavier than you might expect. We looked for a while last year  and ended up ordering a "Scamp" 13 footer. Very small fiberglass egg but I can stand up. This will be at the upper limits of our Subaru crosstrek even with electric trailer brakes at 1,500 lb. I do not have any info on the Coleman line The very little older models might work well. 
Bob
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maddawg308
salukispeed wrote:
The very little older models might work well. 


Yeah this is pretty much what I was looking for, I don't have the money for a newer trailer, so sticking to what I can find on Craigslist that is smaller and used.
Mike, maddawg308
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for the night. 
Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life!

Looking for my B'day lantern, any model, 5-74.


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brucesheehe
Check Craigslist for used ones.

I don't know if Coleman pop-ups are made anymore.

New Coleman trailers are made by Duchman.
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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LakeGeorge
Mike; a Nissan Sentra has a 1,000 pound towing capacity. This will severely limit the kind of trailer that you can tow. On top of that, add your payload to this and that comes off your tow capacity. You'll want to find a trailer that weighs 700 pounds or less.

The Parkway Mini Cruiser weighs in at 700#, has AC too! Go see Bo!


Or these ones;
https://www.hikertrailers.com/hikers
Gary Coleman, I am.
I.C.C.C. #1035
12th Annual East Coast Coleman Convention, June, 2020. Gettysburg, PA
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maddawg308
You might be right - I might have to instead just upgrade my car to something that can tow more, or get a pickup with a camper already in it.  Then again, I've been thinking about getting a surplus ambulance and stripping the back out to convert to a quasi-camper as well, would eliminate the need for a camper trailer altogether. 

More thinking is required....

But thanks everyone for the info!
Mike, maddawg308
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for the night. 
Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life!

Looking for my B'day lantern, any model, 5-74.


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diablo45
Before upgrading the car, you may want to look at Apache soft side campers. They are very lightweight,400-600 pounds depending on the model. These are vintage campers, 1960s-late 70s. They can generally be found reasonably priced. The Eagl,Falcon and Raven models have more of the traditional pop up look with beds that slide out of each side. The Chief and Scout model the bed is on top of the trailer and the tent folds of the side and gives more of a tent look.
I have a 1967 Chief model that the wife and I enjoy camping in. I can post a pic later if you'd like or you can Google photos of them.
Sam

MilSpecOps #5150

ICCC #1561

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MotorcycleDan
You are going to have to look for an apache like Sam is talking about, or get a larger tow vehicle. Here is one of the smallest popups out there. Dry weight is 1200 pounds.

https://www.rvt.com/Coleman-Destiny-1994-North-East-PA-ID8607947-UX145978

Also, Coleman did not make campers. Different manufactures just paid Coleman to put the name on them like Dutchman does now. Coleman branded popups have not been made for about 8-10 years now. With all the small hard sided campers out there now, the pop up demand has all but dried up for new ones. Lots of used ones out there though. 

Or, go with a motorcycle camper. I have this one and it is only 350 lbs. with the queen bed slide out. Very comfortable, but without any frills. 

https://www.rollahome.com/

A small tear drop camper would also work.
Dan ICCC #900
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