Connell Family Camping Page
RV/ Pop-up Camper Review
Welcome to our new camper review section to our website! We are constantly dreaming of upgrading our pop-up to something a little bit easier for a young family of 5.
We recently visited our Jayco dealer when we had our pop-up winterized. We couldn't help to take a peak the the new Kiwi that was ready for our peaking.
Here is a comparison of our 1999 Jayco Eagle 12SO Pop-Up Camper vs. the 2000 Jayco Kiwi Hybrid Camper (1/2 PopUp/ 1/2 Travel Trailer). Please note that Jayco does have different versions of the Kiwi.
|Pop-Up Tent||Trailer/Pop-Up Tent|
|Jayco Eagle 12SO||Jayco Kiwi 17|
|Unloaded Vehicle Weight||2120||2375|
|Exterior Length||16' 10"||17'|
|Fresh Water Tank||17||26|
|Grey Water Tank||N/A||24|
|Black Water Tank||N/A||7|
|Toilet||Get a porta-potty||In the shower room|
|Master Bed||King Size||Queen Size|
|Other slide-out bed||Queen||Double|
|The Bottom Line||~ $7500||~ $13,000|
We probably won't upgrade in 2000. We still enjoy our pop-up tent other than the setup/setdown time. Maybe in a few years we may upgrade to a Hybrid camper like the Jayco Kiwi or a small travel trailer. We would definately consider a slide-out option on a travel trailer since we feel that they give much, much more room. The Jayco Kiwi does have a slide out.
Last Updated: 29 December 1999