The Freespirit Journey Trailer Tent Is A Family Car Camping Fortress

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There’s nothing quite like the thrill of trying to pitch the family tent in the middle of a thunderstorm while your kids fight in the car to really get you daydreaming about owning a trailer. To help inspire said dreams, check out the Journey Trailer Basecamp.

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Pretty much the pinnacle in car-camping kit, the Freespirit Journey is a lightweight trailer (just over 1,000 pounds, all in) topped with an integrated, all-season 9-foot tent that sleeps 4-6 of your favorite family and/or friends. The all-terrain tow-behind has 45 cubic feet of storage and can be pulled — thanks to an axle-less suspension that can hold 2,000 pounds) — by even the smallest of cars. The overhanging uni-body framed tent, meanwhile, is made of “heavy-duty poly-cotton canvas,” can fit a queen size air bed, and boasts 2 doors and a separate bunk room. Even cooler: its expandable PVC cover allows you to store soft gear on top of the tent, so you don’t lose precious space inside the trailer.

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Journey Trailer Basecamp Package
And assuming you need an extra room for the in-laws and/or a covered front porch to truly turn your campsite into a home away from home, you can easily add a 8×14-foot awning or separate annex; the latter of which features removable walls and is big enough for “3 standard cots or full kitchen set-up.” At $7,500, it may sound pricey — until you go shopping for an actual RV trailer, at which point you’ll realize the Freespirit is a damn steal.
Freespirit’s Journey Trailer Basecamp ($7,500)

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