Why You Should Buy Off-Road Caravans Instead Of Road Caravans

by Conqueror Admin | Dec 14, 2021

Off-road Caravans Versus Conventional Road Units.

What is the difference between off-road caravans and conventional road caravans and is there anything between these two options? If you’re in the market for a caravan to vacation at the usual commercial resorts, a conventional road caravan is a sufficient option. But if you need a model that can handle a little off-the-tar road travel to full off-road exploration, then you’re faced with a choice of semi-off-road (also known as ‘gravel roaders’ or ‘dirt roaders’) and off-road caravans. What are the differences, and which one is right for you?

The Main Differences Between These Options.

Off-road Caravans

Travelling with a road caravan means you cannot access places such as the Kgalagadi or Namibia for a touring holiday. If this kind of expedition is going to be the exception to your usual way of vacationing, then you can consider renting a suitable alternative to your road caravan. This could range from a 4×4 camping trailer to an off-road caravan.

If the more remote and untraversed areas of our country are your preferred destinations, then investing in a semi-off-road or full off-road caravan is the way to go. Typically, semi-off-road designs are based on standard road caravans that are fitted with semi off-road suspensions. They may feature chassis risers and are usually fitted with bigger wheels and tyres to offer higher ground clearance. They open up the ability to travel our vast network of gravel roads but are not suited to serious off-road travel.

Off-road caravans, on the other hand, are purpose-built to withstand the rigours of off-road travel. They feature a heavy-duty chassis fitted with off-road independent suspension. They also feature heavier duty shock absorbers and upgraded brakes. Typically, most models come with chassis raisers to provide extra ground clearance in situations where the standard clearance wouldn’t be sufficient. Tough and purpose-built for off-road exploration, they are fitted with off-road articulated coupling hitches which reduce the risk of becoming unhitched on rough terrain. They also come with increased dust protection for harsh conditions.

Off-road caravans are suitable for more adventurous campers who want to experience the true outdoor lifestyle far from roads and civilization.

In short, the difference between an off-road caravan and a road caravan or semi-off-road unit is where you can safely travel with it without getting stuck or severely damaging the caravan.

Conqueror Knows Off-road Caravans.

Off-road caravans can be taken to the wildest and most remote areas but still allow you to camp with convenience. If ‘off the beaten track’ in comfort is for you, then engage with an industry leader like Conqueror and purchase an off-road caravan you can absolutely rely on from Conqueror.