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Most would agree that a pop up camping trailer also known as a folding trailer has the bottom half looking like a caravan, with beds that flip or slide out and the top is covered by a tent or sometimes a hard roof. The walls are made of vinyl, canvas or a smiliar material and include clear vinyl windows with screens. Examples would be the Jayco series, Coleman, Viking, Fleetwood, Coromal, Aliner and more. Read about popup campers here.
They are what they say: a tent attached to a trailer; There is a huge variety of trailer tents. It can be quite simple and small, a frame over a bed which is inside the trailer base or can be an elaborate system stemming from the trailer and covering quite an area once walls are attached. These have soft walls and different style kitchens, pull out drawers and storage – more elaborate, more expensive! You can have small camping trailers built for 1-2, both on road and off road camping trailers. Read about Trailer Tents here.
There are small camping trailers which are simply designed for two people; Examples are the Cub campers and also Tear drops, and Tray Toppers built for utes. Read about small camping trailers.
These camping trailers are obviously built to go on the rough outback, dirt roads. To be pulled by 4wds. Off Road Camping Trailer information here.
You could sleep in a tent, but having a comfortable bed that's easy to tow with you on the road is much more comfortable. Plus, the added storage allows you to pack things in the trailer instead of on your bike, making it more secure and comfortable for you as a motorcycle rider. More about Motorcycle camping trailers here.
The only requirement to use a camping trailer is the proper hitch. Camping trailers can be pulled by any type of vehicle, though be honest with yourself about the ability of your vehicle to tow it around. An old beater won’t like packing your trailer up and down steep hills.
Camping trailers can be as simple as a bed with a canvas tent covering, or can have all the amenities you require for a luxurious camping trip, including a kitchen, counter space and table. Some have water tanks as well.
One of the best things about some camping trailers is that you can leave your mattress and camping bedding set up so once you’ve unpacked the trailer your bed is all ready to go, no having to repack every time you make an overnight stop. That's what we really love about our roof-top tent which sits on the top of our camping trailer.
Good quality camping trailers are made with ripstop canvas, have properly sealed seams and fine mesh windows to keep out the bugs. Many have attached awnings and walls to build off of your main tent and extend from your trailer. This is great, especially when you’re cooking and the bugs want a taste too.
You'll find a number of camping trailers, though locally made ones are preferable. Check out models by these Australian manufacturers:
If you like to bring home with you, hitch on a camping trailer. Enjoy a nice, comfortable mattress well off the ground and protected from the elements by waterproof materials. Camping trailers are great for road trips around Australia, offering shade and protection from the elements, bugs and other wildlife. Go for a model that has been well constructed and will withstand the bumpy off road tracks and you’re well on your way to a wonderful camping holiday in Australia.