Camper Trailer QLD Tips & Tricks

Camper Trailer QLD Tips & Tricks

Whether you want to go camping with the family at Karingal Scout Campsite, Main Beach Camping Grounds, or someplace else, things will go a whole lot better if you do it in a camper trailer QLD. But before you can make an informed decision, there are certain things you need to know. Here’s a look at how to get the right trailer and what to do once you have one of your very own.

Make Sure the Camper Trailer Can be Safely Towed by Your Vehicle

The worst thing to do is to buy a camper trailer that is too big or too heavy for you to tow safely with your vehicle. Make sure you know how much your vehicle is capable of towing and then find a suitable trailer. When considering the camper trailer weight, don’t forget to factor into the equation the cargo, fuel, and water you will carry in your trailer. That’s the only way you can arrive at an accurate tally.

Practice Makes Perfect

Before you hit the open road in your camper trailer, you need to familiarize yourself with it. You don’t want to come across any difficulties on an actual trip that could have been sorted out had you spent some time getting familiar with your camper trailer. Here are some things to be mindful of:

  • Practice hooking up the camper trailer to your vehicle.
  • Spend time learning about the features of your camper trailer. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with the layout, the compartments, the appliances, the water system, and more.
  • Take some test drives so that you get accustomed to towing the camper trailer. Focus on driving, changing lanes, entering and exiting highways, parking, and backing up.

Make a List of What You’ll Take

It also makes sense to make a list of everything you and your family will need. While it’s better to overpack than to under pack, you still don’t want to go overboard. If you pack too many things, the weight of your camper trailer might exceed the amount your vehicle can tow safely. Your list should include the following headings:

  • Power source–propane, gas, or diesel
  • Bedding–sheets, comforters, sleeping bags, and pillows
  • Toiletries–toilet paper, washcloths, towels, soap, and hand sanitizer
  • Cleaning–dishwashing liquid and sponges
  • Cookware–pots and pans
  • Kitchenware–plates, cutlery, salad bowl, paper towels, and napkins
  • Clothing–clothes and footwear
  • Other Stuff–first aid kit, medications, and bug spray


By following these tips, you can successfully enter the fun world of camping in your very own camper trailer QLD. When you’re ready to look at some camper trailers, give us a call or visit us in person. We’ll be pleased to assist you!



Swag Camper Trailers have won the 2020 Camper Trailer of the Year Award for ‘MOST FAMILY FRIENDLY CAMPER’. The X13 Explorer Hybrid Van was put to the test in November 2019 and the results are clear.

If you are looking for a great all-round family van then look no further then the X13 Explorer 4-6 berth Family Hybrid.

“Our team have achieved their goal. We set out to create a family-friendly van that was easy to tow, simple to set up and was suitable for so many Australian families. It ticks the box for off-road capability and affordability so I couldn’t be prouder of everyone’s effort”
Adam Mathieson (General Manager)

Some of the judge’s comments:

“The Swag Raptor X13 Explorer is a 13ft hybrid aimed squarely at families and hits that target by combining a swag (pardon the pun!) of sleeping space and storage inside with a whole bunch of hybrid camper features. It has the potential to tap into that market for people who want to get their kids off the grid and show them what the outback is really like. If you have two or more kids you would, at a bare minimum, want to be looking at this camper.” – David Cook

“This camper holds the potential to get the next generation of little travellers into this Great Brown Land and making memories that will last a lifetime”. – Kath Heiman

This Swag hybrid has a level of robust redundancy that will get family groups ‘there and back’ — via the Outback- Scott Heiman

As with a lot of hybrids, an X-Factor is a quick set up and the large storage volume this style of camper affords, but with the Swag it’s also the focus on the internal living room, that is essentially all potential sleeping spots, and is capable of handling up to six easily – Tim Van Duyl