If you're thinking about buying a camper, one of the first decisions you need to make is between a camper trailer and a caravan. The former you pull behind your vehicle, while the latter has its own motor and driver seat. There are pros and cons to both, but here is a look at some key advantages of camper trailers in particular.
1. Less Maintenance to Worry About
When you buy a caravan, you have to worry about motor maintenance. If the engine or any components under the bonnet break down, you have to deal with those repair bills. In contrast, with a camper trailer, you don't have to worry about that.
Your maintenance concerns include the interior and exterior of the trailer, the tyres, brakes and signal lights. That's a lot less to worry about.
2. Easier to Explore Whilst Travelling
Generally, when you are travelling, you don't necessarily want to spend all your time at the campsite. Instead, you may want to get out and explore. With an all-in-one system, you constantly have the camper with you, and that can get cumbersome and annoying.
In contrast, if you are using a camper trailer that you pull behind you, you can decouple the trailer from your vehicle. Then, you can leave the camper in the camping spot, and you can go out and explore with your vehicle. That is a lot easier.
3. Potential Extra Guest Room Without Compromising Your Vehicle
When you invest in a camper trailer, you don't just have to use it while you're camping. Instead, you can also use it while you are at home. In particular, you can turn your camper trailer into an extra space for guests. You can use it as a home office or as a lounge area for your kids.
In all of these cases, you can use the camper for those applications, but you don't have to lose your vehicle. Because your vehicle isn't connected to the camper, you can use it as usual.
4. Possible Savings on Insurance
In many cases, you may find it less expensive to ensure a camper trailer than an RV or caravan that has a motor. When you insure a full caravan, the coverage has to include damage to the motor and all other components.
With a camper trailer, there's less to be damaged. Plus, you're already paying for coverage on the vehicle that you use to pull the trailer. Note that insurance prices vary from carrier to carrier and based on the value of your camper, so contact your insurer directly to learn about prices.