If you love touring but sleeping in a tent is too basic and you don’t like the idea of having to store a caravan or motorhome, perhaps a trailer tent could be the answer. Find out in this guide to the best trailer tents and folding campers on the market
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1 Pennine Pathfinder
The newest of the Pennine collection from Pennine Outdoor Leisure combines style, luxury, practicality and comfort in this top of the range folding camper. The classic neutral colours keep it modern, crisp and clean while the array of optional extras mean this home away from home can be tailored to your exact requirements.
With a hot water system, integral central heating and an external shower, this folding camper from the Pennine Pathfinder collection has it all before we’ve even begun.
|Oven||Towing Height: 139cm|
|Sink-basin||Overall Width: 212cm|
|Fridge||Overall Length: 488cm|
|External shower||Internal Length: 355cm|
|Barbeque point||Internal Width: 198cm|
|Bound edge carpet||Length: 600cm|
|Hot water system||Width: 210cm|
|Integral central heating||Maximum Internal Height: 220cm|
|Phenolic coated birch bed boards|
|Cabin and awning in Isacryl fabric|
|IXL lightweight fibreglass awning frame|
|Alko AKS1300 stabiliser|
2 Isabella Camp-Let Passion
With room for the whole family, the Camp-Let Passion from Isabella is your ticket to enjoy the great outdoors with ease. Compact when towing and spacious when unfolded, this trailer tent is simple to erect and prides itself on the interior comfort. The revived design features the new colours of Raw and Nordic and has a choice of a Standard, Allround or Deluxe kitchens depending on your individual needs.
|Isabella Camp-Let Passion|
|Dark sleeping compartments||Size|
|Pelmet with pockets||Towing|
|Open and closed storage space||Overall Length: 323cm|
|Direct access to under the trailer||Overall Width: 160cm|
|Dark mattresses||Towing Height: 95cm|
|Underbed storage attached to bottom skirt||Erected|
|Integrated curtains||Length: 575cm|
|Wardrobe rail||Width: 400cm|
|Isacryl material||Maximum Internal Height: 230cm|
|Isaroof light UV protective acrylate-coated polyester||Area: 18m2|
|Zinox tubular steel frame with t-rex locking clamp|
|CarbonX fibreglass frame with isaFix locking clamp|
|Option of 2 extra side annexes|
|Windows fold in half for a veranda window|
|Spring assisted opening|
|Reinforcement to pegging points and roof canvas|
|Fully galvanised chassis|
|Optional Deluxe Kitchen|
3 Opus Camper All-Road/Off-Road Air
Winner of various design awards, the Opus Camper is fitted with air tent tech which inflates the canvas in around 90 seconds. You won’t be getting caught out in the rain erecting this trailer tent, instead, you’ll be cosy and warm inside with the kettle already boiling!
The Opus Camper comes in All-Road and Off-Road versions meaning this tented trailer brand gives you the option to roam to the furthest destination you can imagine. Designed for the extreme and with the space to take everything with you, the Opus Camper is purpose built for exploring the unknown.
The Off-Road Air comes with three different chassis options depending on your desired payload and just how much of the extreme stuff you plan on doing. It’s entirely between you and your map.
|Opus Camper (Off-Road Air specs)|
|Air tent tech||6|
|Integrated sprung suspension||Size|
|All terrain wheels and tyre||Towing|
|230v outlet for extremal use||Overall Length: 540cm|
|Gas outlet for external use||Overall Width: 215cm|
|Corner steady legs||Towing Height: 140cm|
|External storage access||Erected|
|Optional spare wheel||Length:650cm|
|Storage rack||Internal Width: 188cm|
|Serrated jockey wheel||Overall Height: 295cm|
|Stone guard||Maximum Internal Height: 244cm|
|Large storage box with slide out drawer & 12v power access|
|Mechanical braking system|
|Increased ground clearance|
|Stainless steel sink|
|2 burner gas hob with piezo ignition|
|External storage access|
|External 3 burner hob and drawer|
|Cabinet mounted Fridge|
|Work surface and drawer unit|
|Portable toilet/ storage unit|
|Waterproof 10 ply floor with durable vinyl flooring|
|Lightweight galvanised steel off road chassis|
|Overrun brakes for safe towing|
|Heavy duty canvas|
4 Trigano Alpha
A luxurious two berth folding camper from Trigano for when you just need some time out.
Ultra-compact and easy to erect, your holiday starts as soon as you arrive at the campsite. Perfect for late night card games as the wide front windows and side door panels with mesh flyscreens allow the last of the sunlight into the airy living space.
You can fully relax when you go away in an Alpha safe in the knowledge that you have space, comfort and ease all at your fingertips.
|One step set up, no pegging||2 (Can be 4 with additional rear annex)|
|Braked axle||Length: 350cm|
|80mm mattress thickness||Width: 171cm|
|Insulated slat bed base||Tow Height: 105cm|
|Mesh fly screen ventilation||Erected|
|Roof and Wall Fabric – Cotton 320g/m2||Length: 470cm|
|Wall skirt fabric – PVC coated Canvas 350g/m2||Maximum Interior Height: 235cm|
|Towbar storage box|
|220v plug and USB port|
|Hot dip chassis galvanisation|
5 Trigano Galleon GL
Up next is another trailer tent from Trigano. The Galleon GL is an exceptionally easy to tow, family orientated trailer tent. Everything is easy, convenient and of the upmost quality.
The Galleon has a selection of optional awnings: Short trips and weekends, bad weather days, multi-purpose weekend and the longer holidays. The versatility of this trailer tent means it can always be your ‘go-to’ space to go away in. With mocha as the newest colour scheme, the canvas shell looks better than ever.
When it’s not in use it can come with side storage brackets so it can slide into a storage area on its side taking up very little space (and you won’t have to look at it and wish you were on holiday every day.)
|Trigano Galleon GL|
|Cabin roof lining||Towing|
|Internal storage lockers||Length: 360cm|
|Internal Shelves||Width: 145cm|
|Kitchen Options||Towing Height: 110cm|
|Washable zippered seat cushions||Erected|
|Zip-on bucket style ground sheet||Length: 535cm|
|ALKO chassis||Width: 390cm|
|ALKO hitch||Maximum Interior Height: 235cm|
|Optional side-stored bracket|
|Optional spare wheel|
|Optional annexe with bedroom and toilet area|
|Optional R16 heavy duty winter storage cover|
|Optional underbed compartment|
6 Raclet Safari
The Raclet Safari is the full package. It’s easy to pitch, spacious and good looking. Perfect for the family or for the comings and goings of friends with the option of using the under-beds.
The Safari is a ‘the more the merrier’ style of camping without feeling overwhelmed at the space when you’re not entertaining.
It has three different options for the kitchen unit: Internal, external, or without (you are on holiday after all.)
|Steel poles||4 (Plus optional under-bed tents)|
|Roof Material: 320g/m2 cotton||Towing|
|Wall Material: 280 g/m2 cotton||Length without Kitchen: 330cm|
|Bedroom material: 110 g/m2 polyester cotton||Length with Kitchen: 375cm|
|3 kitchen options||Width: 144cm|
|Brakes||Tow Height without Kitchen: 120/130cm|
|Optional under-bed tents||Tow Height with Kitchen: 120/130cm|
|Mosquito fitted window panels||Erected|
|Optional sun canopy||Length: 500cm|
|King sized slatted beds||Width: 235cm|
|Zip in groundsheet||Maximum Interior Height: 250cm|
7 Combi-Camp Country Xclusive
Charmingly described as a “luxurious trailer for Fairy-Tale persons” this storm proof Combi-Camp trailer tent lets you pitch wherever you like. Asphalt, gravel, sand or grass, you are always going to be more than comfortable staying in the Country Xclusive.
With a bed as good as you would get at home, wake up feeling refreshed and ready to make the most out of the camping kitchen of your dreams. No more chopping veggies whilst sitting on the floor, it’s all a comfortable work height here.
This is a year-round camper. With 100% cotton tents, ventilation will never be a problem again, you’ll be warm when you want to be warm and cool when you want to be cool. Just what we like to hear.
|Combi-Camp Country Xclusive|
|Integrated awning frame||2-4|
|Carpet on wooden floor||Length: 415cm|
|Front box with gas/water||Width: 169cm|
|Heat resistant glass cover plates||Width: 420cm|
|Dometic RC1600 fridge|
|Front box storage|
|Luggage space spare wheel|
|Front support feet|
8 Cabanon Mercury
The Mercury from Cabanon possesses an exceptionally large awning including a sun canopy with built in wind breakers. This trailer tent is ideal for anyone with a lot of extra-curricular activities and in need of inside storage space, or anyone who enjoys a large indoor/outdoor living space to be able to relax to your fullest potential.
With a generous payload, you can pack up and still be able to tow the Mercury with almost any vehicle so there’s no excuse not to get on the road and get out there.
|Optional underbed tents to sleep 4||4+4 underneath|
|Mesh panel ventilation||Towing|
|3 burner hob||Width: 125cm|
|Kitchen storage space||Towing Height: 110cm|
|Wind down stready legs||Erected|
|Spare wheel||Length: 710cm|
|Optional front box storage||Width: 440cm|
|Optional side storage brackets||Maximum Interior Height: 220cm|
|Optional carry rack||Living Space: 440 x 350cm|
|Slatted bed base||Sun Canopy: 440 x 150cm|
9 Pennine Conway Countryman
Back to Pennine for the new Countryman. It’s narrower and lighter to tow than most other folding campers so there really is no excuse not to be out and about. With internal luxury to suit your every need – think hot running water and you’ll get the idea – this camper is for the newbie or the old-hand of the folding camper world.
|Pennine Conway Countryman|
|Running cold water||4|
|Running hot water||Size|
|Integral heating system||Towing|
|Isacryl material windows||Length: 400cm|
|Scatter cushions||Width: 184cm|
|Synthetic starter pack||Towing height: 130cm|
|Bound edge carpet||Wheels: 175 x 14”|
|Tv aerial point||Erected|
|Phenolic coated birch bed boards||Length: 400cm|
|IXL lightweight fibreglass awning frame||Width: 420cm|
|Optional outdoor storage||Internal Width: 173cm|
|Optional awning extension||Maximum Internal Height: 205cm|
|Optional extension for inner tent and dividing wall|
|Optional bed skirts|
10 Holtkamper Kyte WindForce
A trailer tent from the future (well, Netherlands-based Holtkamper). The Kyte WindForce can be erected and packed away all through using air pressure. This is a seamless, stylish and still family orientated trailer tent with ample space inside.
Features include a ‘climate chamber’ which keeps the entire tent at the perfect temperature and keeps away condensation on the rainy days. The pole free awning will be your best friend on those darker nights when usually you might be tripping over guy ropes, instead you can walk freely safe in the knowledge there won’t be any of those pesky hazards.
|Holtkamper Kyte WindForce|
|WindForce® to erect and pack away||2-7|
|Membrane Airco system||Size|
|Integrated groundsheet in awning||Length (approx.): 765cm|
|Canopy with side panels||Width (approx.): 570cm|
|Stainless steel and carbon fibre tent frame|
|Luxury integrated kitchen|
|Brake ALKO chassis|
|Integrated brake system|
|Spare wheel and support|
|4 heavy duty steadies|
|4 leg pads fixed to the steadies|
|Soft top extender|
|High resilience foam mattress|
|Pegs and pins set|
|Optional water supply|