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Old 06-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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We were thinking about getting a TT, but I really don't want to by a bigger tow vehicle. That brings me back to thinking about a PUP style. Years ago we had a small Palomino and got a lot of use out it.

My issue now is the setup of a PUP. Do they have models that have an electric lift instead of the crank? What else is out there that will help me set one up?

I'm talking pop up tent trailer. I'm assuming that is what PUP stands for.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:03 AM   #2
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even with a electric lift, there's lots of things in a pup, that will challenge someone with a bad back.
you'll have to pull each of the bed ends out, you have to lift the upper sink cabinet up and flip it over, you'll have to lift the stove up onto the cabinet, you'll have to bend over to secure the bungees and that's not even counting all the things you'll have to lug in and out of the pup to get setup.

most people get out of pups because they are so much work to get setup.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:37 AM   #3
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Dan lists good points. A hybrid might cause the same problems as a pup so I would stay away from those.

Depending on your tow vehicle, you might want to look up smaller travel trailers like the Flagstaff Micro Lite, Rockwood Mini Lite, Rpod, Vibe, Wolfpup, etc.

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Agree with above. Just connecting the upper tent bed poles sometimes will kill me if I don't have another to help me. Most of the time, my straining comes from the firewood, genny, and cooler out of the truck. It takes us about 30 minutes to calmly set up our PUP.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:25 PM   #5
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What about an A-Frame? Doesnt take much strength to set up or take down. Maybe go to a dealer and try it out. An A-Frame is still a pop up but without the canvas. It takes a whopping 2 minutes or less to pop it up...what take me the longest time to set up time is setting down the stabilizer jacks and leveling.
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Do they have a/c?
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MN Outdoors, yes! They come with a cool cat, a/c, heat pump, furnace, fantastic fan, 3 burner stove, 6 gal water heater, 20 gal fresh water tank, microwave, porti potty, outdoor shower and lots more. Some have porti potti/shower models. Its worth a look if you want all the amenities in a 12 ft pop up box. You might want to visit the A-Frame forum on this site & post your question there, too...if it does interest you?
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:04 PM   #8
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Try a Forest River pup. It has electric lift and the high walls you won't have lift the sink and cabinets. They very easy to setup. I have a Rockwood High Wall and I love it.
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