Today’s modern camper trailers have features similar to caravans so there’s no need to sacrifice comfort for the sake of economy, and it’s quite common for people to live in their campers for weeks and even months on long trips. Compact and easier to tow, camper trailers are available in soft and hard floor types, and their ability to go off road has seen their popularity increase considerably in the last few years. If you’re planning to take a long trip with your camper trailer, here are some tips to smooth the way.
Plan and Prepare
No matter where you want to go, it pays to do some research and make a plan so you know what to expect. Certain conditions such as dry, remote areas require you to take precautions in case of breakdowns and emergencies. Plus, always ensure someone knows where you are and where you’re going next so they know where to look if you don’t arrive in the designated timeframe.
Always check weather conditions for the time of year you’re travelling and pack accordingly. Make a list of everything you’re going to need so you don’t forget anything.
Before you go anywhere, be sure to have your vehicle and your camper trailer checked and serviced, including tyres, suspension and towing gear. Make sure everything is working as it should be, especially vehicle and trailer lights, and if you have the time, set up your camper trailer at home to ensure everything works properly. This is also a great time to create a ‘mock’ camping experience to see if you’ve forgotten to include anything vital on your packing list.
Packing for the Road
Now you can start to pack your camper so you can make sure that the weight is evenly distributed and omit anything you don’t really need. Get creative and find multiple uses for everything so you reduce the overall weight, and remember to pack the least used items first and the most needed items last. Make a trip to the grocery store and buy most of the things you’ll need, including road snacks and drinks so you don’t have to get them on the road and pay extra.
The Best Places to Stay
Your camper trailer will become your home away from home for the duration of your trip, but if you still want the little extras, like flushing toilets and real showers, consider booking into caravan and camping parks along the way. Most park fees are quite reasonable for a powered overnight stay, and you’ll meet some friendly folks for swapping stories and camping tips. You could always alternate between roughing it and staying in caravan parks for a memorable holiday.
Camper Trailers for Sale
Whether you’re a first-time camper or a seasoned adventurer, the professional team at PMX Campers is here to help you choose the right camper trailer to make your long trip safe and comfortable. We offer a wide range of off-road camper trailers including hard floor and soft floor options. Contact our friendly and experienced staff today on 08 9455 1454, email us at [email protected] or fill out our online contact form.