It is important to get all the facts when buying a camper trailer because you want to get the right one for your needs, now and into the future. Making the wrong choice now could be costly. So what are the most important things to consider when buying a camper trailer or slide on caravan?
Firstly, you need to consider where you intend to travel. If you are travelling the highways and pulling in at caravan parks with power and water supplied, you don't need to get an off road camper. However, if you want to get off the beaten track and travel to the most remote places of the country you will need a 4×4 camper fitted with features that allow you to be self sufficient for extended periods of time.
You will also need gas appliances (or solar), so that you don't have to rely on recharging your batteries. A fridge must also be an absorption refrigerator that can operate on either mains, battery power, or gas. A generator that is appropriate to your needs is another option. This is a more difficult task.
Consider how many people your camper will need to sleep. This will determine how many beds and how much storage space you will need. You will need enough space to store clothes, bedding, and supplies, as well as your recreational equipment, if you have family members to accommodate while you are on the road. You need to be able to fit your fishing rods in.