I’ve often consider camping, but I’m too chicken to tow even the smallest trailer, and I wouldn’t feel safe in a flimsy little tent in the wilderness by myself (well, I’d have Buddy, but he’s more chicken than I am).
I even considered sleeping in my SUV, and getting a wee pop-up tent for shade and lounging around. Wouldn’t it be cool, I thought, if their was such a thing as a tent-type structure for an SUV? I hopped on google, and within two seconds found this:
SUV CAMPING TENT
How cool is that! These babies attach to the back of your SUV or minivan and set up in minutes. You have a 6 x 6 sheltered space, in addition to the back of your vehicle. In addition, you can detach it from your vehicle if you want to drive somewhere, and it becomes a stand-alone tent. This particular tent retailed on-line for around $395, but I’ve seen some cheaper.
Seeing as how these tents require the hatch to stay open, it’s not as secure as I hoped. However, if I got me one of these….
Roof-top SUV Tents.
I’d be alot safer. However, Buddy the dog would not be happy about the ladder. The cost of the rooftop tent is a little steep too–anywhere from $2000 and up–so it’s a much bigger investment than the attached tent. Sigh. I’d get the security I’m looking for, but that ladder is a no-go for my mutt.
That leaves me with the little guy.
No really–it’s “The Little Guy” teardrop trailer. It can be pulled by a motorcycle or a subcompact, weighing in at 490 lbs. It’s got enough interior space for storage and sleeping.
Price-wise, you’re talking $5,000 to start, before all the bells and whistles. Cute little thing, but after all is said and done the cost is probably prohibitive. I think I’d rather teach Buddy how to climb a ladder (or get a hoist).
So, I think I’ll consider the attachable tent. If I want the roof option, they do come in the nylon version. Take a gander at these: