Mini trailers are a smart and practical way to increase the cargo capacity of your camper van conversions. They're light, easy to tow and can be used for many other tasks afterwords.They do come in a lot of combinations and you can always adopt one for your own purposes.
Lightweight camping trailers have been on my mind for a couple of years now. The twins and the dog obviously have their own needs and storage room became a problem. I do like to travel light, but the awning, a large pack of dog food, the stroller for the twins and four camping chairs and a table...well it always drives me nuts when I'm packing.
Packing all the camping gear in my camper van became a specialty of mine. I actually manage to pack up all the large stuff in the back, but if we have to sleep somewhere on the road...unpacking at night and packing again in the morning become a problem.
That means that I have to take a lot of camping gear out of the van just to get the bed ready for the night and it's just a bit frustrating doing all that once to often. I guess that in the near future my kids will have bicycles and I would like to experience canoe camping once again. A nice rack on the top of the trailer will do the job.
There are various types of trailers that you can find around, new and vintage alike. However, the basic chassis is usually quite the same and judging from the market has to offer, a simple transformation from an utility trailer will do the job just fine.
You can mount a bicycle, boat or surf racks on most of them. And once you get back home, you can always use your mini camping trailer to take out the garbage. What I'm looking for here is a lightweight and galvanized steel trailer. Something that will last and do the job properly, if you now what I mean.
There are really a lot of choices to choose from. Brand names such as the Brenderup, Pongratz and probably some others offer cargo trailers with covers (tarpaulin or hardtop) for your camping gear. Space trailers is probably one company that offers a full line of mini trailers to perfectly meet your camping demands.
And, there are many other smaller manufacturers that can build any kind of a small camping trailer. So do take your time here, explore and research the different options available or plan your own vehicle. But do let me know about it...
Because I just got one myself and finally...all the camping gear is in that trailer and I don't have to bother with unloading and loading everything a family of four needs every time we stop just for a few days! And it rides like a dream in the back of the van...
if you take a look at the Amazon search box just below, you'll find some excellent trailers and accessories that will most likely help you out with solving most of your extra cargo problems.