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He Put A Tent On A Trailer And Made A Totally Practical Camper

Tent trailer
Josh Biggs

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…

Four Wheeler: Average Joe Jeep – Off-Road Camping Trailer On The Cheap


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