Whether you’re an experienced camper or new to the outdoors and seeking a way to travel in comfort and style, taking a portable home stocked up with luxuries and amenities is an appealing prospect. If you’ve never owned a caravan before or you’re buying a new one, there are a few features you should look for and when you are choosing your new paradise on wheels.
One of the greatest features of modern caravans and mobile homes is the availability of toilets and ensuites. Of course, not all ensuites are made equally. Most camper trailers have the ensuite attached to the annex, whereas most caravan dimensions have room for the ensuite to be inside. Both systems are functional and will meet your needs, but when you are browsing, don’t be afraid to try the different offerings out for comfort and accessibility.
In the modern world, no caravan or mobile home is complete without a solar ready power system on board. They come in different capacities based around the battery bank, so pay attention to whether the power system is expandable and how many watts worth of solar input it can handle. If you’re confused by all of the maths and jargon surrounding solar panels, there are always experts around who can help you with the particulars.
Caravan specifications vary widely both in terms of maximum occupancy and available storage space. Roof racks are often available extras, particularly with hard floor camper trailers that expand on storage space. Soft floor camper trailers, however, usually offer more internal storage space than their hard floor counterparts, and caravans are limited principally by their dimensions. It’s all a matter of how much stuff you are taking with you to your dream holiday destination.
Another thing to pay attention to with trailers and caravans is the presence of lockable compartments that are accessible on the road. These trays and cupboards can be particularly useful for storing items you may wish to easily access, whereas compartments without locks are susceptible to theft.
Weight is one of the most crucial factors to consider when buying a caravan. Every car has a maximum towing capacity, and it is worth considering the extra weight of modifications, belongings, solar panels and extra batteries when you are determining what sized trailer to purchase for your adventures.
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PMX Campers are Western Australia’s expert camper trailer and caravan retailer. We offer a wide range of caravans and camper trailers to suit every budget and niche. To find out more about our offerings and get advice for your dream home on wheels, call us today on 08 9455 1454 or contact us online.