If you’ve made the decision to purchase a camper trailer, the next logical step is to start searching for camper trailers for sale. One of the first things you will need to do is to decide whether you need a hard floor camper trailer or a soft floor camper trailer. Whichever way you choose to go, you will be sure to find plenty of camper trailers in both categories.
HARD FLOOR CAMPER TRAILERS
When you begin looking for camper trailers in the hard floor category, you will come across a variety of styles. There are rear-folds, forward folds, and even double folding camper trailers for sale, so the key will be to determine which style is right for you and your family. Rear fold camper trailers are the more traditional style of hard floor camper, and are a little more cumbersome to setup than the more popular forward fold style of camper. It’s worth keeping this in mind when searching for camper trailers for sale, as these may seem like an attractive option due to their lower prices and plentiful supply. The forward fold is by far the most popular choice for families who like a quick and easy setup, although camper trailers in this category are usually more expensive to buy.
If your budget is healthy and you need plenty of space in a hard floor camper, then a dual fold model should be at the top of your search list.
SOFT FLOOR CAMPER TRAILERS
You will also find plenty of camper trailers for sale in the soft floor sector of the market. These models usually offer the most living space by far, but the trade-off is that they are typically quite heavy and require more work to setup.
OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER
Other factors to consider when searching for camper trailers for sale include:
- On or off-road camper trailer – An on-road camper trailer will be best suited to holidays in holiday parks and other camping destinations that don’t require a 4WD to access. They are also typically much lighter and can be towed by most vehicles. Camper trailers in the off-road category will be constructed with strength and durability in mind, which equates to a much heavier camper trailer, and these are better suited to larger, more powerful tow vehicles such as 4x4s.
- New or used camper trailer
USED CAMPER TRAILERS
If you decide to search for a camper trailer for sale in the used market, there are a few things to look out for. Check the canvas carefully for mould or rips and tears. If it is an on-road model, chances are the structural components should be in good order, but still complete a thorough check of the suspension, wheel bearings, brakes and general condition of the drawbar and chassis. When looking at an off-road camper, special attention needs to be paid to the underside of the camper. Has the trailer been mis-treated? A good sign will be dents in undercarriage components like water tanks, shock absorbers and perhaps even the chassis itself. If the camper you’re looking at shows signs of abuse, give it a miss and move onto the next one, as there are plenty of camper trailers for sale out there. Take your time and find the right trailer for you and your family to ensure your holidays are taken to the next level.