With summer just round the corner, bringing with it holiday time and hopefully good weather, it’s the perfect time to think about where to travel to. Whether you stay within the UK or go abroad, using a box trailer, used car trailer or caravan to stay in can eliminate the added costs of a hotel as well as allow you to transport more items. This is especially vital if you’re planning certain activities like skiing, kayaking or climbing and need large amounts of equipment to carry out these activities.
If you don’t already own a box trailer but have lots of trips planned over the summer, it may be a wise investment to pick up a second-hand one to save yourself some money on shipping equipment separately. Heavy duty trailers can often be picked up somewhat inexpensively on online marketplaces such as Gumtree or eBay, but these can often require a bit of attention and maintenance to get them back to their top condition. If you’re inexperienced in this, or don’t have anyone who can assist you with this, renovating a used car trailer can be a potentially expensive and time-consuming task.
If you love fighting your way through whitewater rapids or gently paddling across a warm, crystal blue lake, Europe has a wide range of perfect destinations for kayaking and canoeing. The south of France is widely known for its bodies of water, with flowing rapids and serene lakes and pools. The Ardeche gorge is one of the best-known rowing experiences in the continent thanks to the Pont D’Arc, a large, natural stone bridge that you can pass under in your vessel. With a wide variety of classes of rapids and still areas, the Ardeche is perfect for relaxing with your family or kayaking downstream at a variety of skill levels. The area is geared towards kayakers too, with plenty of hotels with parking spaces for heavy duty trailers filled with all your gear. There are even car parks nearer to the gorge where you can empty your box trailer and head down to the shore.
Thanks to the mountainous terrain found in Europe, there are plenty of fantastic resorts dedicated to skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re looking for a place to learn and enjoy with your family, or you want to visit a resort where you can party with friends and people from around the world, there’s bound to be a place for you.
Whilst it may be more difficult to haul a trailer up a mountain to a skiing destination, there are plenty of resorts that offer parking schemes off the slopes and then free transport straight to the door of your hotel or lodge. Heavy duty trailers can be a nightmare to tow in the first place, nevermind uphill in snow!
One of the most picturesque skiing destinations in Europe is the village of Zermatt in Switzerland. Featuring a backdrop including the iconic Matterhorn, Zermatt is a phenomenal village for every calibre of skier. For the more experienced skiers or snowboarders, it’s even possible to ski in both Switzerland and Italy in one day by traversing the Theodul Pass.
Whatever your holiday destination and plans, if you’re planning on transporting a large amount of equipment with you, investing in a used car trailer is a great way to ensure that you have the capacity for the items you need.