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Buyers Guide

Let’s put them all to the test.

When it comes to camping gear, each has their preferences. After all, everyone has their own way of adventuring, right? So what’s best for you and your family? Well, that depends on a number of different factors that pertain to you like; cost, weight, size, duration of stays, number of travellers, and of course, weather conditions. 

When there’s this much to consider, it’s important you do your research. Below are some of the camping options that may or may not suit your specific camping needs to help you make the right choice for you and your family.

The teardrop trailer

Of course, our favourite option. And for good reason. The teardrop caravan suits those with a ‘get-up-and-go’, spontaneous way of life. As a lightweight caravan and robust enough to travel on most dirt roads, you can take your Vagabond almost anywhere, with almost any car and with little setup required.

What’s even better about owning a teardrop trailer, is that you won’t need to go through the effort of redoing your driver's license to obtain an EB license - a requirement for owning a regular caravan. Plus, if the weather turns and you find yourself in a downfall of rain or hail, you can sleep soundly and comfortably in your teardrop trailer. Travel safely in comfort, no matter what season you’re in.

Looking for teardrop trailers for sale? Check out our vans. We offer the best teardrop trailers on the market.

Traditional tenting

Of course, this is where most beginners start, and often where the love of camping begins in the first place. With a tent, you’ll feel more connected to nature which is a good thing most of the time, but if the weather or living creatures aren’t on your side, suddenly it isn’t such a good thing. Security and safety in tents are big reasons why regular campers decide to upgrade.

But it’s a really affordable option for those that aren’t so sure on camping as a lifestyle just yet, and who only occasionally go camping.

What’s also always great about a tent is its versatility. Some like to pitch it on top of mountains, or areas where cars can’t get to. In this instance, a tent is your best travel friend. With that being said, a tent is not fully weatherproof, meaning that the wind on top of the mountain might not be all that safe.

If you’ve been tent camping a few times, you’ll know to put aside a good 45minutes to set up or pack up. But whilst the setup can take some time, if you’re backpacking or travelling in a small car, you can easily pack as little as possible and hit the road.

Caravan crazy

This option is most suited to those that enjoy comfort and space when traveling. It’s a really great option for travellers that enjoy lengthy long stays at each destination. Caravans require little preparation as you essentially bring your little home along with you, and pick up where you left off from your last trip. 

You’ll have loads of space to move around! And all your belongings will be safe inside, meaning you can happily bring your camera or expensive items along with you.

Depending on the size of the caravan, you can enjoy beds, a kitchen, a bathroom, and often a seating area to fit a number of people around.

Whilst having a larger space is a big benefit, it’s also a difficult decision to make as it means hauling a heavy object onto the back of your car. This will mean that you might need to upgrade your car and be prepared for higher fuel prices on each trip.

Yes, that’s right, it does come at a price of both time and cost. Owning a caravan also involves obtaining your EB license which means redoing your driver's license. Our opinion? If you’re not a serious camper, and more of an off-road kind of traveller, perhaps this isn’t the option for you.


Whilst there are many different camping options available, of course, our answer is always a teardrop. It meets all your options right in the middle, offering space, affordability, comfort and security. 

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