The last few months have been crazy. But if there is one big positive to come out of all of this, it’s that more Australian’s are going to be seeing plenty more of the great outdoors right here in Australia.
If you’ve been looking to gear up for your first big adventure back with the family, then you’ve come to the right place. This article is going to help you understand the differences between caravans and camper trailers, and how to make the right choice for you.
Campervans aren’t quite all the way to a motorhome, but they cover plenty of the same territory. You might have seen a campervan or two that an individual or couple has adapted across from a traditional van like a VW People Mover or a Ford Transit.
A more compact alternative to a motorhome, campervans can be an ideal arrangement for a single or couple looking to spend plenty of time out on the road. With no towable load to worry about, and a vehicle small enough to find a spot for at even the busiest tourist destinations, a campervan is hard to beat for the solo traveller.
Caravans are an alternative approach to the same question. Instead of building out a bed, storage and facilities in a van, the caravan option sees you towing a separate unit behind your car. A caravan is the complete solution, whether for an individual or family. Options like the Ceduna 15 or the Parkes 13 feature everything you could need to keep a group of people comfortable while getting out into the great outdoors.
Many of the caravans we sell here at PMX Campers, including the two above, are set up perfectly for off-road adventures. Towed behind a larger vehicle, the independent axle and trailing arm of a caravan is a much easier task to tow over tricky terrain than a larger static load like a campervan.
What is going to suit your needs?
As always, the question which option is going to be the best choice for you is going to come down to what you need and want from your trips and getaways. There is a reason why campervans are so popular among solo-travellers and couples. Being so easy to move around on the road, and having next to no set up, they can be ideal for those looking to make trips to known destinations like beaches and alpine lookouts.
But a caravan is going to be the clear choice for groups, and for those looking to get out into some of the less well-trodden parts of Australia’s great outdoors. A caravan gives you and the family the opportunity to travel comfortably to more ‘out-there’ places for a greater portion of the year. Although the weather here in WA rarely gets all that bad.
The choice is going to come down to the sorts of places you want to visit, the people you want to take with you and the sorts of facilities you want to have when you get there. It’s hard to beat the convenience of a well-arranged campervan for solo travellers, but for groups and families getting out there and into the wild, an off-road caravan is the clear choice.
Get in touch with PMX Campers today!
PMX Campers is where you’ll find the best of the best when it comes to off-road caravans and camper trailers. With a team of life-long outdoors enthusiasts to look to for guidance, we’re just the people to talk to about getting geared up for your next trip (and many more!). Get in contact at (08) 9455 1454 or leave us a message via our contact form today!