Hard Or Soft Floor Camper—Which One Suits Your Family?

It is time to get ready for camping season. Spring has arrived, which means temperatures are heating up, ready for the traditional Christmas camping time. As someone who has never owned a camper trailer before, you might be interested in getting one so you can take your family away at the end of the year. You know camper trailers come with hard and soft floors, but you are not sure which one would suit your family best. Use these hints to help you decide which one to buy.

Hard-Floor Camper Trailers

If you're planning to camp off the beaten track in places like national forest parks, then a hard-floor camper is a must. This is because the base of the camper is solid rather than canvas. The solid base means that it is better able to repel damage when set up in an area which has potential canvas-punching debris such as pine cones and sharp twigs. Hard floors in a camper trailer are a lot easier to keep clean than a soft floor is. Cleanliness is a factor to keep in mind if you are travelling with young children who are likely to run in and out of the tent with dirty shoes. The main downside to a hard-floor camper is that it is more expensive than its soft-floor counterpart. This is because the cost of the flooring material is higher. Additionally, the hard floor does increase the trailer weight, and towing weight is something you need to consider, as your vehicle does have a specific towing capacity.

Soft-Floor Camper Trailers

As well as being cheaper and lighter, soft-floor camper trailers are preferred by some people because they offer more flexible living arrangements. A hard-floor camper is limited by the size of the hard floor, whereas a soft-floor camper means plenty of extra room in the trailer for canvas. Soft canvas rooms can easily be added to if extra space for friends or enlarged families is needed. Extra canvas sides can be purchased at any time as the add-on is needed. However, the floor of a soft-floor camper trailer could be damaged by debris if it is placed in the wrong spot, which means you need to spend more time during setup to make sure the soil under the tent is flat and clear of puncturing debris.

If you are still in two minds about which type of camper trailer would suit your family best, take a visit to your local camping trailer supplier. They can physically walk you through each option so you can make an informed decision.