For those who enjoy their comforts, but also like being outdoors, the good news is that they don’t have to give up their comfort. RV trailers have changed camping for the better, allowing you to take the comforts of home with you on your recreational adventures. Motorhome trailers are versatile and come in many shapes to suit any need. Actually, there are oversized tent trailers available that can be transported on bicycles, and various models for cars and trucks.
What is a caravan?
Before we continue, we’d better take a brief look at what these campers really are. A caravan tent is camping equipment that can be towed by a car or truck, even a bicycle. The size of trailer your vehicle can tow will depend on its towing capacity.
Most cars have a towing capacity of approximately 3,000 pounds, while some trucks can tow up to 30,000 pounds of weight. The size of the trailer will obviously determine the size of the tent. Many trailer tents are known as oversized tents, which fold with an overhang beyond the square footage of the trailer base. They usually have sleeping space for several people, a sitting area, and some even have small bathrooms and kitchens. They are usually well designed and make the most of the interior space.
Variations of motorhome trailers:
There is a fairly wide range of motorhome trailers on the market, but you will find that the differences between them can often be negligible. In fact, some have two or three names, but the trailers are identical. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular trailers:
Teardrop trailers – Small, lightweight motorhome trailers that come in a variety of sizes. Some are large enough to carry gear, others are large enough to accommodate six or more people. These trailers have a characteristic rounded shape, like a teardrop.
Pop-up trailers – Pop-up tents expand and unfold to provide plenty of space. The base of the tent folds out to protrude from the base of the trailer. They are quick to assemble, very comfortable and light. When they collapse, they are only a foot or so above the base of the trailer.
Fifth wheel trailers – These trailers get their name because they do not connect to the standard trailer hitch. They actually connect to a specific hitch that is attached to the bed of a pick-up truck. These are known as fifth wheel trailers or gooseneck hitches and they help to better distribute the weight of the trailer and prevent the trailer from tipping back with the weight. These trailers have plenty of room and, unlike other trailers, they do not expand, unfold, or collapse.