Are you a veteran of the RV scene or planning to get your first caravan? Do you know about the benefits of hybrid offroad caravans? Please continue reading to learn more.
Whether you are a veteran or someone new to the RV scene, chances are, you may have heard of the hybrid offroad caravan. A hybrid caravan is a cross between a luxury caravan and a camper trailer.
It comes with the comforts of a luxury caravan as well as the accessibility and ease of towing of a camper trailer.
It combines the best aspects of both caravans and camper trailers to create a practical, impressive, and versatile product suited for the great Australian outdoors.
To help understand hybrid caravans in more detail, let’s take a look at the following:
- What Is A Hybrid Off-Road Caravan?
- What Are The Benefits Of A Hybrid Off-Road Caravan?
What Is A Hybrid Off-Road Caravan?
Hybrid caravans have become popular with the majority of campers across Australia. The hybrid caravan combines the luxuries and comforts of a caravan with the “go anywhere” appeal of a camper trailer.
Most people become confused when buying a caravan to tour the Australian outback because they aren’t sure whether they should go for the luxury and comfort of a caravan or the accessibility and ease of towing of a camper trailer.
Both these models have their pros and cons. Caravan manufacturers came up with the idea of combining the good features of both these products and building one product – which gave birth to the idea of a hybrid offroad caravan.
What Are The Benefits Of A Hybrid Off-Road Caravan?
The biggest advantage of a hybrid offroad caravan is the ability to take the comfort and amenities of your home with you when you take the great Australian road trip.
Some of the comforts and amenities you get in a hybrid offroad trailer include solar power, hot water, kitchen, freezer or refrigerator, air conditioning, shower, toilet, and a 12/240-volt electrical system.
Most of these amenities are standard for most good hybrid caravans on the market. Hybrid offroad caravans are protected with hard roofs and walls compared to their caravan cousins.
These products are better protected from the elements. Hybrid caravans provide added levels of safety and security while travelling.
The walls of the hybrid have good insulation coupled with air conditioning to extend your touring season. The hybrid offers a more comfortable size and weight for towing compared to traditional camper trailers.
Some hybrids are about the width of a large four-wheel-drive vehicle. This makes it easier to tow through narrow tracks. The lower weight of the hybrid also makes it easier to tow.
However, the hybrid is larger and heavier than a normal camper trailer. You should keep this in mind when selecting the right towing vehicle.
Hybrid caravans are suited for offroad tours compared to normal camper trailers. Their offroad agility is one of the major reasons for the popularity of these vehicles.
You should look for a hybrid with independent trailing arm suspension, coil springs, dual shock absorbers, heavy-duty brakes, and a hot-dipped galvanised frame when touring offroad.
Don’t forget to check the warranty conditions when investing in such a vehicle.
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