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We had always imagined starting out with something like a pop-up trailer. But that was before we knew we'd have four kids. I think with a family of this size, we my need to go right into a full size RV. The only problem with this is it will probably set us back a few years.

Pop up tent trailers can sleep a lot of people. Probably the most for the space and money. The new ones even have refrigerators and bathrooms with showers. The draw back to the pop up is setting up and down while the kids have to wait and sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate and then they have to wait in the vehicle. They can also be a lot of work if you do a lot of moving around from campground to campground. Not bad if you spend a lot of time at one place.

We took many two week and one three week vacation in our tent-trailer and the only reason we didn't take longer ones was we didn't have the vacation time until we had the trailer.

Trailers are good for kids expecially if they have bunk beds and not as expensive as a motorhome. Bunks can sleep twice the kids with half the space! I think you can even find them with a double set of bunks. I've also seen combo's where it's mostly trailer with a tent-trailer pull out bed. There is a little more work to hooking and unhooking a trailer verses a motorhome, but not bad and the kids can go into the trailer while you are doing this.

I wouldn't wait for the kids to be old enought to enjoy your trips. Take them young and then they get use to camping as a vacation and then it's not strange to them when they get a little older.

BTW Congratulations!


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