7 compelling reasons to buy a camper trailer
You can’t beat an upgrade, and if you’re a fan of camping you may have thought about a step up in your holiday accommodation – buying a camper trailer.
Camper trailers make a great home away from home when travelling around the countryside. They are compact yet open up or fold out to create a comfy camping space, as well as allow for the addition of several creature comforts.
Is a camper trailer right for you? Find out, as we explore the positives of camper trailer travel.
1. Campers won’t break the bank
Typically, you won’t have to re-mortgage the house to afford a camper trailer – prices usually begin at several thousand dollars. In addition, a thriving second-hand market of camper trailers means there is ample opportunity to find one to suit your budget.
And if comparing the price of a camper trailer to a caravan, you’ll consistently find that camper trailers are the cheaper option of the two.
2. Campers offer great conveniences
This is where the upgrade is most noticeable – camper trailers allow you to experience the joys of camping but with greater convenience. The addition of amenities such as built-in kitchens, a variety of storage compartments, and the convenience of having ready-made beds ensure camper trailers are an enticing addition to any holiday.
3. Campers are easy to tow
If you’re worried about towing a camper trailer, you should take comfort in knowing this is an easier task than pulling a caravan.
Normally, camper trailers are relatively light and simple to tow. This also means that you don’t need to upgrade your vehicle to be able to pull this extra weight, as is sometimes required when buying a caravan.
4. Campers can go off road
Those travellers who are more adventurous will be pleased to know that dedicated 4WD camper trailers are available. These lightweight, durable camper trailers are more than up to the task of handling the tougher terrain.
5. Campers are comfortable
Particularly in the case of hard-floor campers you’ll notice they provide a more comfortable sleeping surface than you’d find when in a tent. Moreover, where hard-floor campers are raised, rain is much less of an issue compared to when sleeping in a tent.
6. Campers are easy to store
The compact nature of camper trailers means they won’t take up too much space when not in use. And if you have limited storage space at home, this is likely to be even more important to you. Why? Because unless you are one of the lucky ones who travels frequently, it’s likely that your camper trailer will be spending more time at home than it will be on the road.
7. Campers provide an authentic camping experience
Adopting a camper trailer doesn’t mean you’ve ‘sold out’ – they still allow for an authentic camping experience. Staying in a camper trailer simply provides for a more comfortable and convenient outing.
Where to now?
Just like with many products, there is so much choice available for those considering buying a camper trailer. This includes choosing either a soft-floor or hard-floor camper. Therefore, it’s important to do plenty of research before making the plunge. Start with the following factors, as these will help you to narrow down the camper trailer that is right for you:
- Your budget.
- Where you’ll likely travel.
- How many people you’ll be travelling with.
Whether it’s a camper trailer, caravan, motorhome, or other recreational vehicle, we recommend you try before you buy. Hiring a camper trailer and hitting the road is an ideal way to determine whether this product is right for you.
Readers, what are your thoughts?
Do you have a camper trailer or have you travelled in one in the past? What do you like about them? Do you have any tips for people considering buying a camper trailer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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Caravans, Motorhomes, Camper Vans, Camper Trailers
Please include your tow/draw bar in the estimate.
Widths are generally around 4 – 5 metres (13.12 – 16.4 feet).
Note: Include annexes of pullouts in width.
|Caravans||4 – 12 metres (13.12 – 39.37 feet)|
|Motorhomes||7 – 14 metres (22.97 – 45.93 feet)|
|Campervans||5 – 7 metres (16.40 – 22.97 feet)|
|Fifth wheelers||7 – 14 metres (22.97 – 45.93 feet)|
|Camper Trailers||5 – 8 metres (16.40 – 26.25 feet)|
Note: Do not include the size of the tent pegs
|1 person||1 × 2.5 metres (3.28 × 8.20 feet)|
|2 person||1.5 × 2.5 metres (4.92 × 8.20 feet)|
|3 person||3 × 2.5 metres (9.84 × 8.20 feet)|
|4 person||4.5 × 2.5 metres (14.76 × 8.20 feet)|
|5 person||6 × 3 metres (19.69 × 9.84 feet)|
|6+ person||7 × 4.5 metres (22.97 × 14.76 feet)|
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