While many caravan buyers want bigger and better with all mod cons and full-on luxury, this is not for everyone. Buyers that want more of a camping experience but with at least some conveniences and especially the convenience of easier towing may consider a pod camper or pod trailer. These RVs have a lot going for them in many respects. Just as new caravan loans are available for those wanting the latest models, pod camper trailer loans are readily available for those looking into this option.
Pod campers are suited to those seeking a lightweight camper trailer option and pod camper trailer loans can be sourced through specialist caravan lenders such as Jade Caravan Finance. For buyers in the market for a small, easy-to-tow camper, we cover off on the virtues of a pod, a few makes to add to the consideration list and how to source a cheap loan to secure your preferred model.
What is a pod camper?
Pod campers or pod trailers is a smaller sized camper trailer which is designed for those seeking a lightweight option for camping. Camper trailers are extremely popular but despite being smaller than a traditional caravan, many still are quite heavy and require a large vehicle for towing.
With the huge surge in popularity and availability of small to medium SUVs, the pod camper makes a lot of sense. They are typically constructed with more lightweight materials which allows for towing by smaller vehicles such as smaller 4WDs or SUVs, with many not requiring a special braking system. But always check suitability of vehicle with the manufacturer to ensure compatibility.
Who would they suit?
The pod camper would suit those looking for an RV without the added expense of having to upgrade their vehicle. Also those seeking a more convenient option for say a single or 2 person camping experience without too many extras.
But these pods don’t completely ignore conveniences and a level of comfort. So it’s not quite the roughing it under canvas experience. Could be something for first timers or entry level buyers to test themselves in the great outdoors lifestyle before buying a full-sized caravan.
Pod campers also, as expected, come with a lower price tag than a larger camper or traditional caravan so the budget-conscious may also be interested in this option.
Pod Campers to Consider
Australia has a great caravan and camper manufacturing sector and the pod camper trailer segment is covered. A number of brands stand out as worth
Stockman is a leading brand in the pod trailer market with a great range of models which are manufactured in Australia. Based in Victoria at Carrum Downs, Stockman started in 2006 when the company released a world-first plastic tub and pod trailer. A product which won an award.
The Stockman Rover is a great looking pod camper which offers those seeking a more simplistic outdoor experience a stress-free camping+ experience. Check out the selection with all the extras and features available.
Lumberjack Camper Trailers offer a number of pod camper models:-
- Sorrento: This is a hybrid style with a lot going for it and a good range of upgrades to up the ante in conveniences and comfort. These include a rooftop tent to cater for additional people on your adventures. This model has plenty of storage, a great awning option which wraps around to make a fabulous outdoor space and in
- Sheoak: Another compact design with great conveniences including a good cooking area, generous storage and a TV mounted inside so you won’t miss the latest ep of a favourite show.
- Seville: This is a larger pod with sleeping accommodation for 4 and loads of conveniences. As a larger model, check that your vehicle will be suitable to tow.
Pod Camper Loans
One of the big attractions to pod campers is the lower price tag compared with say a small caravan. Sure you have to forego some luxuries but balancing cost:benefit, this could be worth considering. Of course, the optimum gain of a lower priced vehicle can be lost if you pay over the odds for your pod camper loan. That’s where considering competitive camper trailer finance can make a difference.
To ensure the pod camper is a cost-effective and budget-conscious buy, buyers will also be seeking cheaper caravan finance. Jade Caravan Finance offers finance for all types of RVs including the pod camper.
Our Secured Caravan Loan is suited to these types of camper trailers and is available at our lower interest rates. The format of the loan is straightforward and simple – just like a pod camper. The camper becomes the security against the loan and the finance is repaid in equal monthly repayments over the finance period.
For a quick comparison check on what loans are available at what interest rates, refer to our easy Compare Lender Interest Rates chart. This gives you a great idea of the market and by entering the amount you want for your loan, you can immediately receive an estimate of repayments. For a firm quote and/or to apply, just get in touch and one of our consultants will assist you.
Tip: pod campers do come with a range of options and extras so buyers can set-up their vehicle to suit their particular requirements. By ordering these options at time of purchase, they can be included in the loan. But watch out for the weight or you may defeat the purpose of the purchase.
The caravan and camping lifestyle is surging in Australia and a pod camper trailer may just be the ideal way for you to edge into the market to find out for yourself what it’s all about.
Contact Jade Caravan Finance on 1300 000 003 for a pod camper trailer loan quote.
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