A significant challenge faced by camping enthusiasts is underneath car damage as they access camping sites located off the main roads. Off-road campers are designed to solve this problem. They have a high ground clearance that allows you to handle off-road terrain. Below is a guide on how to choose a camper trailer.
Type of Vehicle
Most off-road vehicles can be customised into off-road campers. They also have sufficient horsepower to tow an off-road camper trailer. However, you would be concerned about the vehicle's off-road capabilities. For instance, some trucks have enhanced systems that improve how they manoeuvre through rocks and slippery surfaces. You should also check the engine capacity of the vehicle. For example, if you need to haul massive loads, you should go for a truck with a high engine capacity.
Your next task is to determine what kind of accessories you need on your off-road camper. You have two options. You could convert the vehicle into a permanent off-road camper or choose to purchase an off-road camper trailer. Most conversions involve the installation of a slide-in or slide-on camper. A slide-in camper is attached beneath the vehicle's body. As such, it allows you to use the rear seats, boot space or pick-up tray. On the other hand, a slide-on camper is installed on the pick-up tray or in the SUV's boot space. You will have to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine which camper suits you best. Besides, you should check the accessories provided by various manufactures. For instance, how much space does the camper have? Does the camper have a kitchen? The weight of the camper should not exceed the vehicle's carrying capacity. Otherwise, you could ruin the engine or transmission. As such, consider campers manufactured from lightweight materials such as aluminium.
Off-road camper trailers are an ideal choice for most people since they allow you to use your vehicle as a daily runner. Besides, the campers can accommodate large tents and lots of camping equipment. As a rule, the camper should have adequate ground clearance.
You may have to customise the vehicle to ensure it can handle the tough off-road terrain. For instance, you may require heavy-duty suspension and off-road tires. Besides, the truck should have a bull bar, sump guard and LED lighting. You could also add a fuel or water tank on the vehicle's chassis.
With the above tips, you are set to conquer off-road terrain with your off-road camper. Remember to carry emergency equipment such as a winch, recovery tracks and a puncture repair kit.