Trailer tents the best of both worlds
Raclet trailer tents combine the comfort of modern caravans with the joy of a tent holiday.
What is a trailer tent ?
Raclet trailer tents are tents that are fitted into trailers. They fold and unfold easily in a few steps. They have one or more bedrooms as well as an awning that varies in size according to the selected model and use (a few days or weeks at a campsite or a multi-stop trip).
What is the difference between other camping accommodation solutions (tents, caravans, mobile homes etc.) ?
The first difference is the large size of the Raclet tents and therefore the space you can use on-site. Spending your holiday in a residential model like the Safari for example, means benefitting from 29m² of space under the tent – and that’s without the sun canopy!
Raclet trailer tents are particularly spacious. And it’s great to have space on holiday!
The second difference is the weight of a trailer tent. Our heaviest model weighs less than 440kg when empty and can bear a total maximum loaded weight 650kg.
Therefore, all vehicles can tow a trailer tent and there’s no need for a special driving licence in any European country – the standard licence is enough.
The cost of your holiday
We must also mention the price. Out of all the camping accommodation solutions, Raclet trailer tents are the least costly : on the initial purchase, since the sale price varies according to the model from 4,000 to around 7,000 Euros.
Then on later use, for various reasons: there is no surcharge for travelling on French motorways as they are still category 1. Being towed by a car only incurs a low fuel consumption surcharge thanks to the low tow load.
A trailer tent also means "freedom”: by choosing one you are allowing yourself to change campsite or region as you please, easily and unrestricted contrary to when you book a block in a given location for a period chosen months in advance.
Maintaining the trailer tent out of season.
|Raclet trailer tents are also particularly simple to store throughout the year. Once shutdown, they take up no more space than a trailer.
It is even possible to store them sideways along a garage wall for example thanks to special storage brackets.
And what do they have in common?
Cooking on holiday
The kitchen blocks in our family trailer tents are heavily influenced by the kitchens in rigid caravans or mobile homes and all of them are functional too. They have sinks and taps, 3 gas rings and storage for cutlery and ingredients.
What’s more, it is easy to transport a fridge and a barbecue using a storage compartment fitted to the front tow bar.
Of course, you are not obliged to cook indoors! Raclet kitchens are fitted behind the family trailer tents and can be used either in the awning or outside when the weather is nice.
It is even possible to use them while travelling without setting up the tent!
Significant storage capacity
|It is easy to transport everything you need on holiday in a Raclet trailer tent since there is always storage space in the trailer, even when the tent is folded up. Spacious compartments are attached to the front tow bar to transport a fridge and a gas bottle, for example.
Roof racks allow you to carry up to 4 bikes or a significant quantity of additional luggage.
As for the beds, trailer tent beds are very similar to those in rigid caravans or mobile homes. The beds are over a meter from the ground, fully protected from the damp.
The mattresses are of a good quality and the bases are proper slatted bases in most models. We even offer King Size beds (1.60m x 2m in length!) in some family models!
Hold on – can you have a good sleep there?
|You can have a very good sleep in a Raclet trailer tent as that is what it is all designed for.
First of all, the fabric of the tents is made from impermeable, highly resistant cotton which is also well ventilated. It allows for perfect air circulation and you can breathe easily and naturally.
There is no possible comparison, not with current nylon tents that trap the air and soon make you sweat in them or even with the superior ventilation features of caravan awnings. Lie down for a moment in one of our trailer tents and see for yourself.
The bedrooms are surrounded by their own light cotton. This double tent creates an air cushion between the outer tent and the bedroom. This air cushion has an insulating effect and thus regulates the temperature inside the bedrooms so that it remains pleasant.
All the bedroom windows are fitted with clear panes (against the rain) which can be opened, full mosquito nets and tinted panes to darken the room.
Finally, the beds are fitted with proper mattresses and slatted bases like at home and are up to 1.65 meters wide and over 2 metres long according to the model.
Thanks to all of that, your breaks, naps, nights and other calm holiday moments will be pleasant and restful.
Can friends or family stay when they pay a visit ?
Of course, it is necessary to choose a trailer tent that is of a size and has the number of beds to match your usual requirements from the start. We distinguish between the family models
(2 bedrooms, 4 persons, like the Safari
) and the touring models
(1 to 2 bedrooms, like Panama
On the other hand, all of our products are adaptable: you can easily add berths or expand them. For example, you can add a bedroom under each bed in the family models using a specially designed tent.
The touring models gain surface space by adding awnings, sun canopies or even bedroom annexes to the sides. You therefore "compose” your trailer tent according to your needs.
And what about the level of maintenance?
It is particularly simple to maintain a trailer tent. The fabric is made of high quality cotton designed to last at least 20 years. There is therefore no need to re-waterproof it.
Simply fold up the awning and the main living area at the end of your holiday. If the fabric is wet then, unfold it once you get home to prevent mould.
Like the fabric, the body of the trailer is especially simple to clean with a little soap and water. Do not use a hose pipe for the trailer as you risk wetting the tent, or chemical cleaning products on the cotton.
When you tow your trailer tent, see that the tarpaulin in correctly fitted around the trailer. Thanks to its numerous attachment points, it effectively protects your trailer tent from water spray and dust.