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Camping Trailer - The Basics You Must Know Before Buying One In United States!

Jan 18, 2008
Camping trailer is an American way and tradition which started during the year 1920s they were called at that time as tin can tourists. In fact we have gained a lot of experience about them since the early days of start of these trailers from less comfortable version to a more comfortable one. Now many people are okay with them and find it comfortable enough to dwell in for months together in a year if not the whole year through. These camping trailers come in many sizes right from a small pop-up trailer which looks just like a box ,(which is towed away by a vehicle till the time they are stationed) a large sized trailer that can be as big as a length of 65 feet or more.

In fact there are some essential factors that should be considered incase a camping trailer interests you for purchase. In United States, the same laws are applicable to these camping trailers as are recreational vehicles and other such groups of vehicles.

The type of things the law includes is;

-the hitch type used to bond the vehicle to a car or a truck that is dragging it

-the lights on the backside of the vehicle must be operating,

-there are also some weight limitations imposed which are not allowed for some vehicles

These things are different for different states, therefore it's mandatory to check on these regulations of the state of travel.

There are few rules and regulations that are common and apply to all the states of United States. People are not allowed to ride on trailer when the vehicle which is towing is still moving. Class A driver license is required if the camping trailer has more weight than 10,000 lbs. The maximum space that is allowed is 400 square feet. Though the camping trailers vary considerably in living space.

The kind of automobile used is also considered that you will be driving. In case you own a compact vehicle at present, then to get yourself into the world ofcamping trailers , you will need to change your vehicle also. Smaller trailers for camping weigh less than 3000 lbs and are only 18 feet long, but they still need a bigger car at least. These small camping trailers are mostly used for short distance traveling, but which may differ from person to person and also depend on your personal requirements.

If you required larger space, with modern amenities, you can go for a camping trailers camping trailer ranging unto 5000 lbs and up to 25 ft long which can be towed by V-8.If you still want more space, then you can go for the largest one which is about 40 feet in length and weight ranges up to 12000 lbs. This means a heavy duty truck.

Be sure of your financial position as well before spending any money on these camping trailers. Incase you running short of funds, you can still rent a camping trailer. When your are financially ready only then spend your money into buying one of your own.
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