Is a folding camper classed as a tourer?

Can you join the caravan Club with a folding camper?

Trailer tents, folding campers and pop-tops are all welcome on Caravan and Motorhome touring sites.

Do you need a Licence to tow a folding camper?

The vast majority of motorists holding a full Category B driving licence are entitled to tow a trailer tent without taking an additional test. The only exception to this rule relates to people who passed their test after 1997 who want to tow an unusually large trailer tent with an especially heavy towcar.

What is the difference between a folding camper and a trailer tent?

A trailer tent usually folds up and out and is pegged to the ground, giving you a wider living area than the surface area of the base unit. Beds often fold out from the trailer base. Folding campers look like the bottom half of a caravan with the roof chopped off until they are folded out.

What’s a folding camper?

A folding camper is where there is no canvas (except the awning, if used) pegged directly to the ground. Usually, bedroom areas will fold (or sometimes slide) out from the trailer unit, remaining off the ground once erected. … Generally, folding campers are easier and quicker to put up and take down than trailer tents.

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Do folding campers have heating?

Some units will come with their own, inbuilt heater, many of which will operate on both gas and electric. … These heaters are no more or less dangerous than the gas hob and grill found in most folding campers on the market today.

Do folding campers have showers?

Folding Camper advantages

Includes Heaters, Oven, Toilet, External Shower, fridge etc.

Are folding campers easy to tow?

One of the many advantages of trailer tents and folding campers is that they are relatively light and easy to tow. However, if you drive a large car (such as a 4×4 or a people carrier) you will need to check the limits of your driving licence before heading out to tow one.

How much does a folding camper weigh?

While they are lighter than Caravans, Folding Campers are heavier and bulkier than Trailer Tents. Weights will be from around 600kg to over 1000kg and Folding Campers will usually be fitted with a braking system. It is important to check the towing capacity of your car.

What is the best folding camper?

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  • 1 Pennine Pathfinder.
  • 2 Isabella Camp-Let Passion.
  • 3 Opus Camper All-Road/Off-Road Air.
  • 4 Trigano Alpha.
  • 5 Trigano Galleon GL.
  • 6 Raclet Safari.
  • 7 Combi-Camp Country Xclusive.
  • 8 Cabanon Mercury.

What is a Camplet?

Camp-let Trailer Tents are built on a compact, lightweight trailer and have a simple pram hood design (Dream & Dream XL) which ensures they can be easily towed by small cars, maneuvered and erected single handed by almost anyone.

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Do trailer tents have toilets?

Folding campers usually have a base unit that looks like the bottom half of a caravan complete with cooker, sink, fridge and a washroom with toilet. On site the beds slide out to overhang the trailer at each end and a canvas cover protects all from the weather.

Are trailer tents worth the money?

If you are looking for a camping experience that is easy and hassle-free, a trailer tent is a good option. A caravan may look like you can park up and have everything you need but there usually limited space inside. … As long as your tow vehicle can get to the site, your trailer tent can go with you as well.

What is the easiest trailer tent to put up?

The 2019 Camplair S is a compact and easy trailer tent to erect. The main cabin can be put up single-handed and has two good-size double beds.

What is the point of a trailer tent?

Towing a caravan can use up to twice as much fuel as towing a trailer tent. This can mount up to hundreds of pounds on a two-week touring holiday. For those who do not enjoy towing something as restrictive and heavy as a caravan, towing a lighter trailer tent is an added bonus and allows you more visibility too.