Off-Road Caravans

Choosing Off-Road Caravans

At Kennis Caravans and Motorhomes, we have a great range to choose from. Among these are a few off-road models that can follow you to exactly the place you want to go, no questions asked. There are some important things to look out for when choosing an off-road caravan, so do not forget these points:


Strength and Handling


Regardless of exactly how rough the terrain is where you plan on going, a good frame is essential for off-roading. Galvanised frames are a standard, and some manufacturers even add powder coating for extra chip and scratch resistance.


Another thing to consider when taking your caravan off-road is the rims. Steel rims are nice and cheap, but softer, while alloy rims resist denting, for a price. There is more to it than that though – if your alloy rim takes a very hard knock, there is a chance that it will crack and be completely unusable. Steel rims, on the other hand, will simply dent, and then you at least have the option of hammering the rim back into a roughly useable condition. Choose wisely.


Suspension and weight are also important for off-road driving. High-quality independent suspension might cost more initially but save you from a roll that could total your caravan and vehicle. Also, you might not want the biggest caravan around if you plan on going into especially tough regions with lots of obstacles and sandy or muddy stretches.

Comfort

There is almost no point in having a caravan that tows very easily if it is not going to give you great comfort and quality of life. A good electrical setup is important for a range of conveniences, like hot water, good lighting, and fridge power. Consider the battery size compared to the demands of your fridge and geyser, and also whether there is solar panel compatibility. Solar panels are surprisingly cheap and easy these days and can extend your electrical supply almost indefinitely.


Many off-road caravans include tented fold-out sections, which increase the internal living space significantly. Depending on how many people you need to accommodate, these allow you to get more sleeping space without increasing the overall bulk of the camper too much during transit. This is even more beneficial if you are going off-road.


You will also want to make sure your camper can stabilise itself on uneven ground. Stabiliser legs can be essential to prevent body rocking and maintain a level floor on unpredictable ground.


Come and have a look at our range of caravans, as well as many other models of motorhomes and trailers, and let us help you find the good times you are looking for. 

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