2012 Popup Camper Trailers

aliner expedition a frame tent trailer

A minimalist approach to being one with nature, yet retain your own home comfort amenities

Over the years, I’ve been able to experience camping over a broad spectrum – ranging from just the basic essentials on my back, to camping in a lavish RV. It seems a popup tent trailer is an ideal setup for a family or whomever else might be looking to be one with nature, but also have many of the amenities an RV or full-size trailer have to offer, with somewhat a minimalist flare to it.

After some research online, popup campers have clearly come a long way – with many choices and setups to choose from. Here’s information about some of the popup manufacturers and their camper brands/models for 2012:

Forest River

2012 forest river tent trailerForest River offers two models – “Flagstaff” and “Rockwood”, and also offer a hard-side type as well. From the pictures on their website, these look like some very nice campers with a full-range of amenties. www.forestriverinc.com

2012 Aliner

aliner expedition a frame tent trailerAliner specializes in high-quality, A-Frame style popup camper trailers. I really like this style – feels a little safer/cozier inside with hard walls, and spacious with a vaulted ceiling inside. With six different models to choose from, Aliner clearly offers a quality product that has taken popup camper trailers to a whole new level. Check out Aliner’s camper models where they have a cool interactive that points out key features of their trailers. www.aliner.com


starcraft pop up tent trailer 2012If your looking for a popup trailer with eco-friendly features, then Starcraft’s three camper models are possibly for you. Starcraft states they are “one of the industry’s greenest RV organizations”, and their popup campers are Certified Green by TRA Certification. Attention to sustainability, indoor air quality and efficiency make Starcraft a top choice for a Green camping trailer. www.starcraftrv.com

2012 Chalet

2012 fplding chalet camper trailerAccording to Chalet, their folding travel trailers are the lightest weight, solid–walled, on the market. Chalet popup campers set up in 30 seconds. Chalet offers four different models and their XL is the largest hard–walled folding travel trailer on the market. Multiple floorplans are available for each model. www.chaletrv.com


opera-popup-camperThis pop up camper is definitely not popup camper is definitely not your parents old trailer. Just one look at this camping trailer for the 21st century and you can instantly see it’s resembelance to the Sidney, Australia Opera House, from which this unique design was inspired. The Opera unfortunately isn’t currently being manufactured, but keep an eye out as it may soon. Here’s a link to a Youtube video about the Opera popup camper.


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