Have you heard about folding caravans? It was a very fashionable way to travel in the 1970s and now it seems to be back in fashion again.
This type of caravan takes up very little space and can be transported in its own trailer, in which it is integrated. This means that when you arrive at your destination, you only have to deploy it to start the fun.
Would you like to know the advantages of folding caravans against regular ones, how many types of collapsible caravans exist on the market and find out some of their curiosities? So, keep on reading to learn all about folding caravans.
What are folding caravans?
At first glance, a caravan that can be fold up looks like a simple trailer with a roof to protect what it inside. But the truth is that in this mini travel trailer goes a real caravan carrying all things you might need to enjoy a great trip. A kitchen, rooms and even a bathroom. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? Yes, everything fits in a foldable caravan!
What type of folding caravans are there?
We know that not all caravans are the same, nor are folding caravans. Then, although there are many models and each brand has its own style, the following foldable caravans are the most common ones.
Rigid folding caravans
This kind of folding caravan is usually carried on a trailer. And, when assembled, it looks like a regular caravan. Its walls and ceiling are rigid, while its windows and doors are like more traditional caravans. That’s to say, they are also made of plastic.
Unlike rigid folding caravans, trailer tents consist of a folding trailer which has a rigid base. On top of this, the walls and roof are made of tarpaulins. In sum, it’s a large tent and very similar to a ordinary caravan due to its comforts and spaces.
What are the advantages of a folding caravan?
Broadly speaking, as we have seen, folding caravans are not very different from a regular caravan, except for their size and the way they are transported. Actually, this fact gives foldable caravans some advantages over traditional ones. We will tell you about it below.
Easy to transport and store
Many people may be a little afraid of driving on the road with a large caravan or a motorhome. With a folding caravan this will no longer be a problem. The reason is that this kind of vehicle weighs far less than a common caravan and they also carry their own trailer. In addition, because they are folded they take up less space and don’t tend to stick out from the dimensions of the car. For this reason, their aerodynamic are greater and don’t slow down the car speed.
That’s why folding caravans can be a good option if you are thinking about buying a caravan to go out at weekends or for short time periods. It will be very easy to take it with you.
On the other hand, these detachable caravans are much easier to be store. Since they can be folded up, a specific garage space is not needed when we are not on the road. Indeed, a regular larger storage room will be enough.
Easy to assembly and disassembly
Folding caravans have an additional benefit over trailer or traditional tents: they are simple to assemble and disassemble. Depending on the sort you choose, caravans can have a manual or an electrical assembly system. Rope and pulley systems, as well as cranks are most common ones. So, whatever model you get, the process of putting together the parts is not too complicated.
Moreover, once parked, folding caravans are easier to handle than ordinary ones.
Small but resistant caravans
Although the materials they are made of must be seen in detail, collapsible caravans are perfectly resistant to the rain and hot or cold seasons. And if you need any extra accessory, you can always add not only stove or fans but also an additional room by using tarpaulins.
What trips are detachable caravans suitable for?
In case you are thinking about buying a caravan but aren’t sure what use you can make of it, it might be worth starting with a detachable caravan and then seeing how the experience turns out.
Otherwise, folding caravans are made for you if you only have a few days off and need to reduce travel times. Equally if you usually visit campsites which have a great range of facilities and all services you might need at any time. Remember that these vehicles have all the basics for your getaways.
In sum, now you know more about them, would you dare to travel in a folding caravan?