RV Type: Tent TrailersBack to RV Types
For a young family with a limited budget or first-time RVers, tent trailers are a good choice.
The lightweight tent trailer is relatively inexpensive, yet offer lots of sleeping capacity: usually a pair of double beds, plus the dinette converts into a double bed in most models. Since most tent trailers utilize canvas for side-wall construction, they offer many of the advantages of sleeping in a tent - you can still hear the birds or the wind while being protected from most of the elements, great ventilation and a unique feeling of still being 'outdoors'.
Some models are now available with a slide-out section for the dinette, further increasing living space. Most models feature minimum cooking facilities, with a two- or three-burner stove, a sink and an ice box, or an optional small refrigerator. The living area is quite pleasant, offering an open and spacious feeling because of the large, roll-up vinyl windows in the canvas sides. Setup requires about 10 or 15 minutes.
Tent trailers are relatively inexpensive to buy. They store easily, and most can be towed with just about any size smaller car or downsized SUV, minivan or truck.
Prices for folding camping trailers can range from $3000 to $15,000.
You can search our Tent Trailer database and browse the list of trailers available from participating RV dealers across Canada.