For those who enjoy their comforts but like to get into the great outdoors too, the good news is that you don’t have to compromise on your comfort. Camper trailers have changed camping for the better, allowing you to bring the comforts of your home with you on your recreational adventures. Camper trailers are versatile and come in many forms to suit any needs. There are actually oversized tent trailers available that can be hauled by bikes, and various models for cars and trucks.
What Is A Camper Trailer?
Before I go any further, we better just take a brief look at what these campers actually are. A camper trailer tent is a piece of camping equipment that can be towed by a car or truck, even a bike. The size of trailer your vehicle can tow will depend on its towing capacity
Most cars have a towing capacity of about 3000 pounds, while some trucks can tow up to around 30,000 pounds in weight. The size of the trailer will obviously dictate the size of the camping tent. Many trailer tents are known as oversized tents, that fold out with overhang beyond the square footage of the trailer base. They tend to have sleeping space for several people, an area to sit in and some even have small rest rooms and kitchens. They tend to be well designed and make best use of the space within.
Variations of Camper Trailers:
There’s a pretty wide range of camper trailers on the market, but you’ll find that the differences between them can often be negligible. In fact, some have two or three names but the trailers are identical. Lets take a look at some of the more popular trailers:
Teardrop Trailers – small, light camper trailers that come in a variety of sizes. Some are just big enough to carry equipment, others are big enough to sleep six or more people. These trailers have a signature rounded shape, kind of like a teardrop.
Pop Up Trailers – Pop up trailer tents expand and unfold to provide a lot of room. The base of the tent folds out to overhang the trailer base. They’re quick to assemble, very comfortable, and lightweight. When they are collapsed the are only about a foot or so above the trailer base.
5th Wheel Trailers – These trailers get their name because they don’t attach to the standard trailer hitch. They actually attach to a purpose fitted hitch that is attached to the bed of a pick-up truck. These are known as called the 5th wheel trailers or a gooseneck hitches and they help to distribute the trailer weight better and prevent the trailer from tipping backwards with the weight. These trailers have lots of space and unlike the other trailers, they do not expand, unfold or collapse.