What exactly is a camper trailer?
Well... a camper trailer is basically a tent packed in a trailer. The trailer can be 'unfolded' and the tent can be set up in no-time. You simply park the trailer on the spot where you want your tent to be. It is easy to do and you usually have your entire camp setup in 10-15 minutes. Camper trailers are a great alternative to caravans. Your entire camp setup folds back into the trailer when you pack up. This means that the trailer catches much less wind when travelling, saving significant fuel costs. A caravan does have the advantage that is even less time to setup, and also allows you to pack more things as they are more spacious. If you are more adventurous and want to get off the beaten track. Consider hiring an off road camper trailer
. These trailers are more sturdy, have better ground clearance and suspension, thus handling rugged terrain and corrugated roads better.
What is the difference between a soft floor and a hard floor?
Soft floor camper trailers typically provide more tent space and are cheaper than hard floor campers trailers. Soft floor campers weigh less than hard floor camper trailers. Not only does this save on fuel, a lighter camper also enables you to get to more remote areas and allow for easier manoeuvring/positioning by hand. Hard floors take up significantly more storage space so there is less room to pack your own things. With hard floors you have to be less worried of damaging the floor on rugged or terrain spikey (hard floor is much more sturdy). One of the main advantages of a hard floor trailer, is the ease of keeping it clean. Mud, dirt and dust can easily by wiped off. It is advisable to take your shoes off when going inside a soft floor trailer. Generally speaking, hard floor camper trailers are easier and quicker to setup and need less adjustments. However, these days, the tents of soft floor trailers also require very little effort.
What do I get when hiring a camper trailer
This depends a bit on the type of camper trailer you would hire. When renting a camper trailer it always provides facilities to sleep and cook. Additionally, you will have ample water storage and the camper trailer hire company will make sure you have all the pots, pans, dishes and cutlery that you require for your camping trip. Most camper trailers also have a battery to provide for the fridge and basic lighting.
How much does it cost to hire a camper trailer?
Without saying, different camper trailer hire companies hold different rates. Expect to pay at least $400 per week for the most basic trailers. Specials rates may apply for (long) weekends, and off season/high season peak periods. There may also be a minimum hire period. Generally speaking, the longer you rent a camper trailer, the less the daily rate is going to be. If you consider very long periods, it may be worthwhile to try and negotiate a good deal. Do expect to pay a bond before you pick up your rental and don't forget to discuss insurance and (damage) waivers/policies.
Why hire a camper trailer
There are a lot of camper trailers on the market, but they can be quite expensive to purchase. Especially if you are only going to use this trailer once or on an irregular basis. If you are in the market for camping trailer hire, then this may be a great option for you.
There are a lot of reasons why you may rent a camper instead of buying one. One of the most popular reasons is you may not camp out that much. In this situation, hiring a camper trailer may simply be convenient and definitely more affordable. Another reason to hire a camper trailer instead buying one is that you don't have to worry about keeping it up. If there are issues with the trailer, just can call the rental company where you did your camper trailer hire. They may be able to help you or provide you with a solution.
One of the main advantages of a camper trailer is that you have a comfortable place to sleep and cook in. They are spacious and easy to set up. Yet, they are much more lightweight than a caravan, saving you quite a bit of fuel. The awnings of the camper trailer provide plenty of shade to protect you from the sun and will also keep you dry when it is raining. Camper trailers are quick and easy to set up and fold back in. Consider a camper trailer hire when you are planning to change camping spots frequently. When you arrive at your location, simply park and unfold your pop up camper trailer.
When your trip comes to an end, you simply return your trailer to the rental company. Give it a good clean before you do. Another tip, before you actually go out camping, make sure you know how to set it up and look for damage or wear and tear. Make sure the tyres are in a good condition and that you know where the spare tyre is located. An advantage of camper trailer hire… it doesn’t take up storage space at home when you get back.