Do's and Don’ts of Travelling in a Camper Trailer

May 20, 2022


Your camping experience is incomplete without a camper trailer. This is because camping trailers come with many comforts, and it becomes your home while on your trip. A camping trailer is suitable for families who want to go for a weekend getaway while being very relaxed and comfortable. Sometimes, things may not go as planned while away in your camping trailer. This might be a result of your negligence to some essential things. Here are the basic dos and don'ts you and your family must know when planning to travel in a camper trailer.

Do's of Camper Trailers

  • Inspect your camper

Before setting out on a trip, you must inspect your camper trailer and ensure it is good, especially if you have a second hand camper.  Check the wiring, interior and exterior light, batteries, taps, gas connections, tires, and everything that will make your trip smooth. Get some of this equipment in excess, so you don't experience an unnecessary delay.

  • Bring the right equipment

Ensure you bring along the correct equipment and tools for your camper trailer. Specific tools must be with you in your camping van. You should bring them along with you, and you don't need them than to need them on the road and realize you didn't bring them along with you. Safety chains, tow bars, rear bars, wiring connections, and two balls are essential for your trip. Ensure you get the right one for your camper trailer, so you don't waste money on getting the wrong equipment that you won't need in the long run.

  • Be conscious of towing laws.

Every state and country has towing and road laws that differ. To avoid stories that touch when you break the rules, check out the rules that bind the state or region you want to tow and follow them to avoid paying fines.

Photo: Cub Campers

Dont's of Camper Trailers

  • Don't camp in an uncertain environment

Your safety is of utmost importance when it comes to camping. There are many serene and safe environments where you can camp with your loved ones without fear. Choose a camping location where you don't get disturbed by wild animals or buglers. Camp in a very secure and accessible area, so you are reached on time if an emergency occurs.

  • Don't overload your camper

Check your camper trailer's weight limit and ensure you follow them. All information you need, such as tire size, empty weight, maximum weight, and axle ratings, are boldly written on the nameplates. Ensure safety by not overloading your camper trailer. Contact the manufacturer if you doubt your camper trailer's weight.

  • Don't leave without safety breaks

Ensure you confirm multiple times that your breaks are working properly. It is better to check your breaks and be sure they are in good condition rather than risking your life and your family.

  • Don't pick hitchhikers

As kindness and service to humanity are very important, your safety comes first. You might be on your way camping, and you come across someone who needs help that you wish to lend a helping hand; you shouldn't pick up strangers or hitchhikers on your way because you don't know those who have hidden agendas. Do not let your guards down for a moment while camping.


If you are sure that you have observed the do's and don'ts listed above, ensure you bring along basic things like water and food and make sure they are in excess. Take your credit card and cash so you don't get stranded in the middle of anywhere.



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