Have you ever said to yourself you’ll never go camping again?
Maybe it was because you were squeezed in a tiny space or you missed the at-home basics. Perhaps it was just too much taking the kids for a week-long escape. Family camping trips can be hectic, but with the right gear and planning, your next one can be the perfect escape. Kids and all!
Camping provides the ultimate excuse to escape our hectic lifestyles and be at one with nature. Getting outdoors keeps your kids active and encourages some quality family time away from schedules and technology. The best part about it is – we can all do with an excuse to get away for a few days too.
If you’re thinking about stepping up your holiday accommodation, you can’t beat a camper trailer. Here’s why they’re a top recommendation for family trips or camping holidays:
Off road, with the comforts of home
Australia is a magical place. There’s so much exploring to be done and if you thrive on outdoor adventures, it pays to invest in something that ticks all the boxes. The biggest advantage about camper trailers is you can go off road with the essential at-home comforts. They’re very robust and far smaller version of a caravan, with most of the same comforts as a motor home.
Camper trailers can go anywhere your 4WD is prepared to take you. Good campers are designed to withstand Australia’s off road conditions which means you and your family can safely explore the remote wilderness. And there’s some pretty mind blowing places to see!
As opposed to packing up the 4WD drive with tents for you and the kids, camper trailers offer a comfortable travelling and sleeping solution for all. This makes them popular for families because you can store all your camping gear in the one secure location, without needing to pack and unpack at every stop.
You’ll have access to comfortable beds, cooking facilities, lock and key security you can’t get with a tent and a more reliable layer of shelter.
The initial expense of upgrading holiday accommodation from tents to a camper trailer can feel big at first, but the extra convenience that comes with it pays off. You still get all the joys of camping but with the handy features that lifts just any old trip to a comfortable getaway.
Quality camper trailers will come with a swing out kitchen and real beds, but there’s other features to consider too. Additions like stone guards, soft floors, hard floors or hybrid (which can even include air conditioning) can make for a smoother trip.
Even the larger campers are compact and designed to open and fold/wind out so it’s an easier setup than pitching tents. If you’re planning on a big road trip with lots of stops along the way, the amount of time and effort saved here is priceless – especially when you have the kids! No effort is wasted setting things up which means more holiday and relaxation time.
Compared to a large caravan to lug around the outback, camper trailers are lighter and easier to tow too. Because they’re not motorised, there’s less risk of mechanical deficiencies requiring repairs to worry about either.
Value for money
Camper trailers are an investment. Unlike caravans and motorhomes which require a lot of maintenance, these camping babies still provide the RV essentials without the hefty price tag. Because they don’t have an engine, you won’t be forking out extra for fuel and operating costs and if repairs do need to be made they can be done so on the road easily.
Out of the camping accommodation options, camper trailers are by far the most cost effective. Before purchasing one it’s best to determine exactly what you’ll be using it for though. Consider what features are essential for you and your family, whether it’ll be used for extended trips and where you plan on taking it. This will ensure you get the best camping accommodation for your needs.
Have you got a camper trailer? Share your tips in the comments.