With Memorial Day weekend starting this weekend, it is time to start thinking about summer and camping. If you would like to camp in luxury, then this post is for you.
If you are fond of traveling or camping and are a regular camper, then you must be aware of the importance and benefits of buying a camping trailer. Double D Trailers offer not only the convenience of space but also have several amenities like fridge, stove, kitchen, bed and TV etc. There is no limit to the luxuries that you can add to a camping trailer. But people often make some common mistakes that can prove costly when buying a trailer. The following is a list of the top 5 most common mistakes made when buying a camping trailer:
Buying a trailer which is incompatible to your vehicle
Since a trailer is a part which gets attached or hooked to your vehicle, it is important to buy one that is compatible. But many people make the big mistake of not checking this and then regretting later. You must consider the towing capacity of your vehicle to the trailer, the towing method and other such things before paying the money for the trailer of your choice.
Buying a camping trailer which does not grow with your family size
The main purpose of buying a camping trailer is that your entire family can travel together and live together on camps. But if you buy a trailer which doesn’t fit the requirements or doesn’t grow with your family, then this too could prove to be a big and costly mistake. Take care of the roof space, the flooring, the extendibility of the trailer as well as space. Avoid buying a trailer which cannot fit in the number of people who are going to be traveling together in it.
Buying a camping trailer which cannot be taken where you wish to go
Some trailers are not suitable to be taken on certain terrains, places or weather conditions. The three main varieties of trailers available are on road trailers, off road trailers and rough road trailers. Make sure you buy the one which fits your requirements and can be taken to the places or terrains you wish to travel or camp in. Talk to the trailer seller carefully about your requirements first.
Buying a trailer which looks good but delivers average
A lot of people make the mistake of considering only the looks of the trailer that they buy and do not consider its performance, quality, space and other features. But one must remember that looks may fade away and may stop making a difference to you but what will remain is the performance, quality and practicality. You must consider the durability, strength and features offered by it as well.
Buying a trailer from an untrusted source
Now that you have decided to pay the huge amounts of money on the trailer, it is best to buy it from someone who can trust or from a reputed dealer. Look around, compare the options and don’t compromise on quality for a little reduction in price.
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Nice tips Ted. Number 1 is a tip that seems to pass many people by. The amount of times I’ve seen cars literally screaming down the road because they are unsuitable for the trailer behind them is crazy.
We all want the biggest but as you stated above make sure its suitable first.
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Definitely need to clear the way when one of those out of control trailers comes by 🙂
Really good stuff you add to the list. Would love to recommend this to any backpacker who want to be a part of nature. Having the right gear and tools for your trip is only part of preparing for your camping trip. There are other skills which need to be mastered also. Thank you for sharing this and please keep it up
Great post. #4 is a big one – so true! People aren’t thorough enough when they’re inspecting a trailer to buy… and even if you are thorough, it’s still easy to miss small signs of water damage and other things that can turn into big problems….
That sure would be a disappointment to find out that your purchase is going to cost you even more in repairs.