Bumper Pull Campers

Bumper pull campers are seen on every road or highway, in every town and in every campground. These are very popular and functional.

If you are looking for a great travel trailer that is lightweight, yet roomy, here it is!

These can be towed with either an SUV or truck. Be sure to tell your RV dealer what you plan to pull your camper with so you will look at the ones in your towing range.

Not all campers are made alike.

Some are made of fiberglass. Some aluminum.

Yet some are heavier than others. They all are wonderful travel trailers.

You can choose from a wide variety of floor plans.

Some include slide-outs.

This gives you extra space inside your camper. Be sure to give your slide out room to extend and not hit your electrical box or water outlet.

You will need an extra 5 feet or so clearance. Watch your parking distance as you back it in. Slide-outs are great to have because of the extra room they provide. You will love the inside floor space you have when the slide out is extended.

Another thing to remember, keep the tracks cleaned of debris. It is easier to slide if it is clean. Road dust and water can trap dirt around the mouldings and cause it not to seal well.

Always check the inside of the camper before allowing the slide out to park inside.

Keep clothes, toys, rugs and pillows away from the area. These could hang and cause damage. You will love this feature so take care to keep it working.

If you are looking for a great, easy to tow, highly functional, roomy, lightweight and priced right travel trailer, a bumper pull is the way to go.

There are many different types of bumper pull campers. Get informed about the tips and techniques to help you with the purchase and upkeep of your camper.

You can buy a bumper pull camper from a dealer or just from an individual. Most new campers will be free of damage or trouble areas.

If you decide to buy a camper from a dealership, be sure to ask about any damaged areas that have been repaired prior to selling it. If you buy from an individual, please inspect it very carefully.

You will be glad you asked about hidden damage you may not see. Read through this book and then go looking and do a through inspection yourself. You can save yourself several hundreds or maybe thousands of dollars from hidden damage.

Bumper Pull Camper Pros

  • Spacious, open floor plans suitable for a variety of uses, including snowbirding.
  • Provides more interior space per length foot than motor homes because it does not contain driving and engine compartments.
  • Tow vehicle doubles as local transportation.
  • Lower profile allows easier entry than a fifth wheel trailer.
  • Lower profile allows roof storage of items such as canoes, with less concern for top clearance.
  • Can be towed with a variety of vehicles fitted with a standard ball hitch and rated for the trailer weight.

Bumper Pull Campers Cons

  • Least stable on the road of all RV types. Requires the most skill to tow and back up.
  • Large trailers require large trucks.
  • Less storage than fifth wheel trailers because it lacks a raised section.
  • Driving and living compartments are separate. Living area inaccessible while moving.
  • Generally cannot tow vehicle behind trailer.
  • Larger models can be difficult to maneuver in tight spaces.
  • Larger models require large storage area when not in use.


If you are planning to travel, you could use a traveler's guide. It will show you where to find Interstate Rest Areas, Dump Station Locator.

This is one of the greatest books to have if you plan to travel long distances.  If you have a smart phone, you may want to get setup with a few travel apps for finding places.

If you like to keep up with your travel experiences, get a camping log or journal, or an app. You can keep up with your mileage and expenses for future reference.

Some software for traveling will keep you on track with everything. It will help you with your travel "bookkeeping" about your trip. And don't forget video and photo logs, too.

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