The Benefits of Small Trailers
When most camping enthusiasts look for small, lightweight camping trailers, they are looking for certain advantages that these smaller trailers offer, including those listed below.
- Easy to Tow: A lot of people who love camping don’t own the sort of large vehicles that are capable of towing larger camping trailers. The average vehicle in the United States is the SUV or Minivan, typically with a 3.0 liter engine or smaller, and a towing capacity for trailers that weigh an average of 2500 pounds or less. Many people who own a sedan or a minivan don’t believe they can enjoy RV camping; however smaller trailer campers open up the RV market to these outdoors enthusiasts.
- Low Profile: Normally, large RVs require you to back carefully into a camping spot, level the trailer and then set up bracing legs and other equipment to balance and secure the heavy camper. Large camping trailers simply do not fit into a majority of campsites, and in some cases they aren’t allowed to enter smaller campgrounds. On the other hand, many ultralight or other small camping trailers will only take up the space of a large tent once it’s parked and set up. This allows you to use the camper in many more campsites than you could with a very large RV.
- More Economical: Not only does it cost far less in fuel to tow a camping trailer that weighs so much less than the larger ones, but it also costs less to heat or cool the smaller space as well, if you use a heater or an A/C unit.
- Mobility: Unlike larger units that can take a lot of time to set up, the smaller trailers provide you with the freedom to stow away your gear, hook up to your car and go to another campsite. Because these smaller campers require even less setup and take-down time than a tent, you can enjoy moving from campsite to campsite in a fraction of the time.
- Luxury: Smaller campers certainly lack many of the luxuries of larger campers, but they do offer many conveniences that tent camping doesn’t, such as off-the-ground sleeping, a stove and/or sink, dry storage and sometimes even a toilet or shower.