Pros and Cons of Camper Trailers When Travelling Australia


Travelling Australia with a make-shift home in form of a camper trailer is a classic way that will enable you to have a great adventure. You will not have to worry about missing out a boarding place at night as you will have you’re a ready place where you can lie down for the night.

Below are the pros and cons of using a camper as you travel around Australia:


  • It is cheaper to purchase compared to a caravan: If you are traveling on a budget, using a camper will be a better option as you will spend less when buying it. You can also rent it from those who conduct rental business where you will spend less.
  • Lighter when towing: Due to its lightweight, a camper will be easier to tow and this will ensure that less fuel will be consumed to have it pulled. You will also be able to travel at a higher speed when pulling a camper compared to when a camper is being pulled.
  • Safer when towing: A caper trailer is smaller in size and this will enable you to have a better view behind the vehicle. This is unlike a camper where your rear view will be blocked which is not safe when driving especially on major roads.
  • Better view of what is happening around: A camper is roofed with canvas and the same material is used on the sides as well. This makes it more open to allow free flow of air into the camper.
  • Due to its small size, a camper will be easier to store in places where there is minimal storage space.
  • You will be able to have a better access to off-road locations as a result of its small size: This means that you will be able to have more adventures and still rest assured that you will have a safe place to lay your head at night.


  • Takes a lot of time to set up and pull down: Setting up a camper can be a time-consuming act process and if you do not intend to spend at least 5 days in one location, you will be very exhausted to set it up and in no time pack it down.
  • Less storage space: A camper is small in size which means you will not have enough space to store all your belongings. If you will be sharing the camper, you will be squeezed in which will be very uncomfortable.
  • More gaps: A camper has a lot of gaps in between which makes it possible for bugs to penetrate inside. This can be quite uncomfortable especially at night when all you want is some peace and quiet.
  • Inconvenient for extreme weather conditions: When using a camper in a place where there is a lot of rain, excess heat or high wind, the caravan can break down under the pressure or become too uncomfortable to live in.

When you are on a long journey, it will not be possible to just pull over and access your camper. It will require setting up which will be time-consuming. However, traveling Australia in a camper is the best choice if you do not have a lot of funds at your disposal or when you will be able to stay in one location for at least 5 days.