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Pop Up Or Hard Top (Folding Campers)

Coleman Dakota one of many older Pop Ups found in the UK along with the more recent Conway Cardinal, 1980'3 Tardis and Laser

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Bonair

Coleman

Conway

Fleetwood

Jayco

Paradisio

Starcraft

Viking

 

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The Hard Top Folding Camper ( Pup )

When is a folding camper not a folding camper. That's easy, when its a pop up. Very similar to the conventional folding camper in that the bottom half of the unit sits on a caravan like chassis with a trailer often looking much like the bottom half of a caravan. The sides above the trailer being made of a material. The main difference being that a pop up generally has a hard flat top and a true folding camper has a top made from material (canvas like in most cases). So what the benefits and drawbacks of a pop up camper

Benefits Over A Conventional Caravan

It shares many of the benefits that a true folding camper has, easier to tow than a caravan, can generally be stored in the garage, better fuel economy, cheaper to buy when you can find them in the UK.

Drawbacks Over A Conventional Caravan

Sound and thermal insulation are generally not as good due to soft walls. The unit has to be wound up (popped up) before it can be used

Just A Few Pop Up Hard Top Campers Seen In The UK

Conway Cardinal

Conway Tardis


Coleman Dakota

Bonair

 

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Paradisio Royal

Starcraft Starflyer

Starcraft Starmaster

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  Manufacturers Of The Hard Top In The UK

Conway, were one of the biggest producers of Pop Up Campers in the UK and many of there older models can still be found on sites around the UK. The Conway Laser and Conway Tardis were very popular models and later the Conway Cardinal emerged as a more streamline progression from the Tardis. Some of the later models of the Conway Cardinal were fitted with a toilet compartment

Whilst many other manufacturers continue to make the pop up across the world production in the UK seems to have shifted in favour of the true folding camper (not hard top) However many old and new imports still feature in the UK market. Canadian Bonair units are still quite popular and well built units, however many in the UK are beginning to show their age. Coleman, units can also be found dating back many years, taken over by Fleetwood who continue production in America. More rare in the UK are units from the Duch company Paradisio, but they are there to be found for those who care to look.

Now Available In The UK Again ( Update )

Looks like you can now buy a brand new Hard Top in the UK from the American company Viking. The Official Dealer in the UK is
Gold RV in Hampshire. Here is the Viking Unit from Gold RV 

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