Our Coleman Fleetwood Folding "Pop-Up" CamperTake a look inside our "portable hotel room." This little Coleman Fleetwood folding camper packs a lot of amenities in a smal, easy to tow, easy to maneuver package. I can easily pull it behind my Honda Pilot. I can also stand up inside it with room to spare.
If you are interested in purchasing a new or used camper, call my friend Danny Splettstosser at Ketelsen Campers at 303-431-2211 x284.
ROOM WITH A VIEW
OUR VERY FIRST CAMPING TRIP IN OUR FOLDING CAMPER
Here we are on our inaugural camping trip. We went to Manitou Springs for the Colorado Wine Festival, where 15 wineries showed off their best vintages.
The trip was without incident, except for one "user error," where I forgot to turn on the valve to the water heater.
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is the camper after we unhooked it from the truck and hooked up the
electricity (to keep the beer cold in the refrigerator.) At the front
of the trailer is a 6-gallon water heater, enough for two showers and
This thing is just loaded with technilogical features. I can run the refrigerator on A/C power from the campground, D/C power from a marine battery mounted on the trailer tongue, or from propane, also mounted on the trailer tongue.
camper has a self-contained awning that can be easily rolled out. The
propane tank on the front also connects to my portable RV-Q, barbeque
that attaches to the side of the camper. I can grill about 8 filet
mognons at once!
The front pull-out over the trailer tongue is a king-sized bed. The back pull-out is a queen-sized bed. I can stand erect in the camper without hitting my head (and I'm 6'3").
you can see, the camper fits nicely in one space in the garage. This is
a good shot of the storage compartment, battery, and propane tank. You
can also see the awning stored on the side of the camper cap.
camper is only about 17 feet long when it is road ready. And, the low
profile reduces drag and makes it very easy to tow.
is a picture of the galley, which includes a sink with hot and cold
water, a 3-burner propane stove, and a bay window. Across from the sink
is a dinette that can sit four people. The table is made of high-tech
plastic and can be used outside when no campsite amenities are
The dinette also converts to a bed that can sleep one or two people. It would be a little cramped, but this camper can sleep up to 6 people. Although, it is just big enough for the two of us. ;-)
is the head, which is a toilet and shower combination. We've pulled
back the curtain so that you gan get a better view. The toilet is a
cassette system that lasts us about 2-4 days, depending on how much
time we spend in the campground as opposed to how much time we spend on
The 6-gallon water heater takes about 30-40 minutes to heat up and will last for two showers. All-in-all it a pretty great system.