Camping with a trailer or tent

camper-trailer-tentPeople who love to experience the outdoors also love camping out once in a while.  With the myriad of choices of camping gear out there, it is sometimes a puzzle on which equipment to use and buy.  When camping, the most important equipment that we should first consider is the shelter. Even if we would want to spend most of the time outdoors, it is a fact that come resting time we would need a shelter to protect us from the elements. Hence the question – should I buy a tent or a camper trailer like those available at and from other Australian manufacturers?

Most of us know what a tent is.  It is a piece of synthetic fabric that is made into make-shift roofs or igloo-like contraptions.  An outback camper trailer, on the other hand, is a pre-formed, wheeled, hollow room that can be attached to a motorcycle or a car and towed to the desired camping location.  Some camper trailers, the larger ones, can even be driven on their own.

Obviously, the cheapest camper trailers, such as those available from GIC Campers are still more costly than the most expensive tents.  But, with its price also comes the convenience of never having to set up another tent again.  Of course, the tent is more portable and can be brought into even the thickest part of a forest; while a camper trailer can only be brought where a car can navigate.  The trailers can also offer more protection from the elements than a tent and are obviously more comfortable.  Another convenience is that you can put all your camping stuff on the trailers themselves without the worry of having to lug them around.

In the end, the choice to use a tent or a camping trailer from is entirely dependent on your usage and your budget.  If you decide to purchase a trailer, you should check out all the types of camper trailers for sale before deciding on what to buy.  There are different types of trailers to choose from and there is even a combination of a tent and a trailer which are called camper tents – you can read more at  Whichever you choose, just make sure that it is the right fit for you and your camping needs.

How to setup a camper trailer tent ready for a good night’€™s sleep

Different camping trailers will be installed in different ways. Usually tents that are smaller in size can be set up by one person. For bigger sized tents at least two people would be needed to set up these tents. While packing your tent to take with you on your camping holiday, you must also make sure that you have kept all the important parts needed for installing the tent such as all the frame poles and the pegs. We can sum up a few easy to do to set up the tent of your camper trailers.

  • While camping, check the level of the ground where your trailer is parked. If it is not leveled then inspect for ground with level surfaces so that it is easy to set up your camper tent. If you already have a site allocated to you at the camp, then you have to choose the most level spot on that site. In case you find the ground full of thorns, pebbles or jagged objects, you should clear out the area before you start installing the camping trailer tent
  • You need to unclasp the straps of the tent and carefully unfold it out. You have to extend the tent so that it becomes firm.  There are furrows provided at the base of the tent. The tent poles have to be placed on these furrows and tightly tied with guide ropes. Then you can peg the tent down to the ground using tent pegs
  • Finally, all the doors and windows are provided with flaps that can be secured by velcro. Once you secure your tent windows and doors, now is the time to set up a camping bed inside the tent

Installing your tent correctly and planning your camper trailer holiday allows you a good, relaxed sleep.

Apart from the supplies that you need to carry in your camping trailer, you have to ensure that the towbar to keep your caravan in place is fixed properly. If you’re looking for a quality towbar and are situated in Brisbane, I’d recommend taking a look at a company called Speedy Towbars. You might want to keep a toolkit handy with you just in case you run into any technical troubles. The outbacks of Australia, the roads and the weather are very unpredictable. Sometimes it is dry and arid, while sometimes it rains very heavily. Therefore off road campers like those from GIC Australian Campers manufacturers are very useful here and can be comfortably parked anywhere.