All electric Caravans and Campers seem to be a hotly discussed topic in the off-road industry at the moment, with manufacturers spruiking all sorts of high-tech and often expensive systems designed to power all of your equipment in your home-away-from-home.

But is it more of a gimmick / sales tactic or is it a better way to travel?

Here we provide our thoughts on the best way to travel, considering the long, off-road expeditions our customers like to enjoy in their hybrids.

When it comes to hybrid travel, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is what kind of energy sources you’ll rely on while you’re off the grid. While many people swear by gas and diesel appliances, some are starting to consider the benefits of a gasless caravan. Today, we’re going to explore our thoughts on whether or not gasless caravans are the way to go, and why we think that electric inside and gas and outside might be the best option for most people.

The first benefit of this setup is efficiency. With an electric appliances inside, you can power your caravan using solar panels and your batteries, and you’ll use less energy overall. This means you can spend more time off the grid without having to worry about running out of gas or diesel which you may rely on for other essentials.

Of course, there are some appliances that are better suited to gas or diesel. For example, a gas stove or barbecue can be great for outdoor cooking, and diesel heaters can be a reliable source of warmth in the winter months. This also allows you to conserve your battery power for other creature comforts such as air conditioners, fridges & other appliances.

By combining electric appliances inside with gas appliances outside, you’re getting the best of both worlds. You’re able to maximize efficiency while still having access to the comforts of gas appliances. Plus, you’re not relying on one energy source, so you’ll be better equipped to handle unexpected situations & can remain off grid for extended periods of time, even if you encounter poor weather for an extended period of time.

On the flipside there is certainly environmental benefits of a gasless caravan. By using solar panels & your batteries to power your electric appliances, you’re reducing your carbon footprint and doing your part to protect the environment.

We believe that a hybrid caravan or camper with electric appliances inside and gas appliances outside is the way to go. It’s more efficient, versatile, helps extend your off-grid adventures and is better for the environment.