Why should you invest in a trailer tent?

Although we’re mostly known for our caravan, motorhome and park home insurance, Coast also offers insurance cover for other forms of leisure vehicle such as trailer tents.

For many campers making the step up to caravanning, trailer tents are a sensible first choice to get used to outdoor living with the help of wheels!

There are some great advantages to investing in a trailer tent. For instance, the beds are always made up for use so you don’t have to fuss about creating a sleeping space every night. Plus being off the ground means you won’t wake up to feel damp seeping into your sleeping bag!

In many models, there are separate daytime areas so it really has a ‘home away from home’ feel and they might even include a proper kitchen unit.

Trailer tents are easy to erect and dismount as well, reducing the time and stress it takes at either end of the holiday. The fact they are smaller and lighter in weight than a caravan also reduces the petrol cost when towing it around.

In between holidays, trailer tents are easy to store as they are much smaller than a touring caravan. They are also very straightforward to hitch onto your car when you do decide to go away.

If this all sounds too good to be true, though, bear in mind that trailer tents are not the perfect outdoor living solution. For instance, if it’s raining when you take down your tent then you will need to open it out and dry it off when you get home to prevent mould and water damage. Although these small inconveniences do not outweigh the many benefits they offer.

For those of you thinking of buying a trailer tent, even though incidences of theft and damage are relatively low, Coast recommends that you take out trailer tent insurance just in case something bad happens while you’re on holiday or the tent is in storage.

Call Coast on Freephone 0800 614 849 for information on insuring your trailer tent.