Trying to remember my parent's first popup

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  1. mhopfin

    mhopfin New Member

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    It was back in the 1970s. It was a simple metal box--no kitchen, cabinets or anything--just the two slide out beds. It was a darker green with a white fiberglass roof. I think the brand was Otto but I haven't been able to find anything about a manufacturer with this name online. I don't have pictures...I wish I did. Does what I am describing sound familiar or did they have something super rare or possibly homemade? Thanks!
     
  2. RDWRER

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  3. mhopfin

    mhopfin New Member

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    Not really. I will be visiting my folks after the 4th and I will see if they have a photo I can post.
     
  4. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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  5. Skramsmiths

    Skramsmiths New Member

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    My folks had an Apache tent trailer. We traveled across the US at least twice in that thing, and camped many weekends around Northern California. I recall weathering a hail/rain storm one night in Wyoming, all the tents around us flooded. But we were warm and dry. It had two pull-out double beds, a tiny floor space, a metal storage unit that folded down when the trailer was closed. Dad kept a spare tire somewhere because it blew out tires pretty regularly. It was basically a tent on wheels. My mother had a disability and the trailer allowed her to keep camping, which she loved.
     
  6. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    We never had even a tent when growing, we slept on a pallet out by the fire. if it rained we slept in the GMC suburban or under it. We tent camped for years with 4 kids I gave $50.00 for my 1st pop up a one wheel sears, had 2 clamps up front that hooked to the bumper of the T.V. top folded out to make a single bed on each side, it had a huge canvass that covered the entire camper and made a very large living room /sleeping area that we put cots in to sleep. The wheel finally gave up and I could not find any parts. It was really nice and beat the on the ground sleeping from there we went to other PUP'S but just like a girlfriend the first one I will never forget. I wish I still had it.
     

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