How to Find the Values of Pop-Up Campers

How to Find the Values of Pop-Up Campers
Pop-up campers provide more convenience and comfort than tent camping, without the expense of buying a full size camping trailer or motor home. However, it can be difficult to determine what type of pop-up camper fits within your budget as the prices for used and new can vary widely by model, features, size and even region. It takes some research to learn what the going prices are for pop-up campers, especially if you are in the market for a used one.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step 1
Look at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s website for used RV pricing and to search for new campers. In the camping trailers section you can select make, model and year for any pop-up camper made after 1975. Under the “Buy an RV” tab, you can search for new and used listings of folding campers in your area.
Step 2
View local listings on various classified websites such as and NADA’s information will give you average pricing around the nation. Checking local online ads allows you to see how used pop-up campers are priced locally, which can vary greatly.
Step 3
Visit RV dealerships that sell used RVs. Not only will you see the new prices of pop-up campers, but you can also find a selection of used pop-up campers at these dealers. Although, as with autos, the pricing here will be slightly higher than privately owned campers.
Step 4
Look for used pop-up campers for sale when you are camping. If you keep an eye out, you may see for sale signs on pop-up campers at the campsite or in towns nearby campgrounds. You can talk to the owner about the price of the camper.

Article Written By Lynn Anders

Lynn Anders has more than 15 years of professional experience working as a zookeeper, wildlife/environmental/conservation educator and in nonprofit pet rescue. Writing since 2007, her work has appeared on various websites, covering pet-related, environmental, financial and parenting topics. Anders has a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies and biology from California State University, Sacramento.

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