When you think about it, a pop up camper is just a big tent on a trailer. Josh Biggs had grown up camping. His parents used to take him on camping trips in an old Wagoneer when he was just 3 months old. His love of camping stayed strong all through his teens and into adulthood.
When I was in my teens, the idea of dragging 30 feet, 10,000 pounds, and $100,000 worth of creature comforts up the hill for a weekend trip made absolutely no sense. In my mind, if you want to sit in an air-conditioned living room watching satellite TV, you should have stayed home.
Now grown, Josh still loves simple camping in the outdoors, with one exception – a comfortable bed! He doesn’t need the fancy equipment found in expensive, modern RVs (a residential-sized toilet anyone?) and recently set out to make his own tent trailer.
I always appreciated the simplicity of a tent trailer: there is no fluff, just the necessities. The only major down side is, even though they’re very basic, they are still pricey.
His DIY tent camper consists of a vintage Jeep tow vehicle, a Harbor Freight utility trailer, and an old camping tent for the top. While he’s still working on the finishing touches, you can read more about his project at Four Wheeler…