How to choose a caravan or camper trailer

WASHINGTON — Towing a trailer for your accommodation needs make a lot of sense. You can easily set it up and then leave it behind while you go exploring, or it can be permanently set up, and they offer lots of space. But which to choose? A tiny, light camper trailer or a giant caravan, virtually an apartment on wheels.

Here’s your basic trade-off; small/light is cheap to buy and run, and manoeuvrable with potential off-road capability if you have a 4WD, but takes effort to set up and won’t be particularly warm or comfortable. A big caravan is the opposite; expensive to buy, needing a large towcar, not something you can easily manoeuvre, but comfortable and luxurious – there’s no flapping canvas or tent pegs, but there is interior cooking, toilet, shower and even a washing machine in some cases.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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