Some camping purists say you’re not really camping at all unless you use a tent. A hybrid camping trailer or caravan simply doesn’t count.
In fact a hybrid camping trailer could in many ways be a better choice for you, especially if you have a family. A camping trailer can usually accommodate more people more comfortably than standard tent, and will also offer far more storage.
Although all of the main tent components are stored inside the camping trailer itself, you’ll usually find you have room for storing other camping essentials in between trips as well. This will make life easier when it comes to packing the car – and you’ll have a lot more trunk space available for taking everything else you need with you.
More Living Space In A Camper Trailer
This is certainly a big advantage of a hybrid camping trailer. Some even have a detachable middle section, so you can make the main living space bigger or smaller, depending on how many people are using it.
This extra section of tenting can make the living space large enough to double as sleeping quarters for several people if required
A camping trailer also scores more points over a tent because you can if necessary sleep four more people underneath the beds that fold out from the trailer as it is erected. All you need is a groundsheet and a double airbed in each one.
Alternatively these areas provide ample storage for the belongings you will no doubt need to find room for.
Are There Disadvantages?
A hybrid camping trailer can be cumbersome if there are only a couple of you going camping, so if you are not likely to go camping with a big group of people do your research before buying a trailer in the first place. Like all tents, trailers come in different sizes. You may find the smallest trailer is more than adequate for your needs.
On the plus side the setup time when you reach your campsite will be greatly reduced. This is an enormous bonus when you arrive at a campground and it’s late and everyone’s hungry, plus you’ll find you have more room for items such as a camping portaloo, which will make trips outside in bad weather in the middle of the night a thing of the past.
For many people a hybrid camping trailer will provide plenty in the way of comfort, while not detracting from the outdoor camping experience itself.