ok, pretend I have up to $3000 to spend. more like $2000 and excellent ebay skills.

I already have all the gear I need to do real wilderness multi-day camping trips... canoe, lightweight tent, stove, etc. And I enjoy taking fishing trips that way.

But my bones are getting old and the warm weather season is a bit short and I more often take trips where I can drive right in and set up stream or lakeside. AND I'M JEALOUS OF THOSE PEOPLE WITH A BIT OF HEAT AND A TABLE AND A PLACE OUT OF THE RAIN TO SIT AND TIE FLIES.

ok, so here's the question...

Should I get a used tent trailer..a pop-up? What are the pros and cons of that kind of camping?

Think fish-ins, multi-day road trips, 5 days in a state park in the Adirondacks in September.. a basecamp for day paddles...stuff like that.

Thanks for any wisdom.


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