Hybrid campers are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people are looking for a way to enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort or convenience. If you’re thinking about buying a hybrid camper, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

1. What type of camping do you want to do?

The first step is to figure out what type of camping you want to do. If you’re planning on doing a lot of off-road camping, you’ll need a camper that can handle rough terrain. If you’re more interested in caravan parks, you can get away with a less rugged camper,

2. How many people will be camping?

Another important factor to consider is how many people will be camping with you. If you’re just going camping as a couple, a smaller camper will be sufficient. But if you have a large family or group of friends, you may want to consider a larger camper.

3. What features are important to you?

Once you’ve decided on the type of camping you want to do and how many people will be camping with you, you can start thinking about the features that are important to you. Some of the most common features in hybrid campers include:

  • An outdoor kitchen with a stove, and refrigerator/freezer & pantry storage
  • A sleeping area with beds for everyone
  • A bathroom with a shower and toilet (this could be an external or internal ensuite).
  • Storage area(s) for gear, clothes, food and any thing you may want to bring with you eg. fishing rods, bike racks etc.
  • A capable power system to run lights, appliances, and electronics while off-grid (sometimes for days or weeks at a time).
  • It is worth considering whether or not the manufacturer can work with you to accommodate any extra features of appliances you may want for your hybrid travel such as a TV or microwave & other personalized customizations..

4. What is your budget?

There is a place for all hybrids in the market and they can range in price from around $40,000 to well over $150,000. If you are just starting your off-road camping experience then perhaps an entry level hybrid will suit your needs. However if you’re looking to do some serious off-roading and extended stays off-the-grid then you may want to consider those at the higher end of the market as each bring with them their own set of inclusions and considerations.

5. Find out where the hybrid camper has been built.

When choosing a hybrid camper, it’s important to consider where it was built. Imported campers may be cheaper, but they may not be as well-built or durable as Australian-made campers. Australian-made campers are made to withstand the harsh Australian conditions, so you can be sure that they will last for many years.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when researching where a hybrid camper has been built:

  • The quality of the materials used. Australian-made campers are typically made with high-quality materials, such as high grade steel, known for it’s strength and durability.
  • The craftsmanship. Australian-made campers are typically built with care and attention to detail, which results in a high-quality product.
  • The engineering. Somethings aren’t quite so obvious from the outside but shine through in other areas. Quite often you will find the same length camper may weigh vastly more or less then some of their counterparts. This fundamentally comes down to the way in which the hybrid has been designed and engineered.

6. Do your research

Once you’ve considered all of these factors, it’s time to start doing your research. Read online reviews, talk to other campers, and visit different dealerships to see the different models in person. Once you’ve found a few campers that you’re interested in, it’s time to start comparing prices and features.

 * Our hot tip: if possible, ask for a factory tour so you have see for yourself the workmanship behind the branding and marketing.

Here are some additional tips for choosing the right hybrid camper:

  • Consider the size and weight of the camper. Make sure it’s not too big or heavy for your vehicle to tow.
  • Think about the climate you’ll be camping in. If you’ll be camping in cold weather, you’ll need a camper with good insulation.
  • Choose a camper that’s made with high-quality materials. This will ensure that it lasts for many years.

Choosing the right hybrid camper can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these tips, you can find the perfect camper for your needs and budget & travel requirements.

If you would like any further information feel free to call our team here at Rhinomax Campers on (07) 5338 7240 – our helpful & knowledgeable team is always happy to have a chat.