Cold weather is the bane of any camper’s existence. As if fighting for survival in remote locations wasn’t hard enough, freezing temperatures accentuate the struggle that much more. With this in mind, there are some key measures to take while battling the cold in the wilderness, namely picking the right habitat in which to keep warm. In the case of the modern mobile explorer, this means choosing the best cold weather travel trailer. While that title is subject to your specific needs, here are some ideas to keep in mind when considering a trailer for your next winter expedition.
The Best Cold Weather Travel Trailer Power Supply
A consistent power supply is vital while exploring in cold climates. Even if certain heating elements on the vehicle run on gas, many of these still require some sort of electrical input to function correctly. Not to mention, supplementary accessories such as space heaters or pads absolutely need power.
Thus, the best cold weather travel trailer should have multiple solutions in place to keep electricity flowing. In the case of TAXA offerings, all of our travel trailers come with pre-wired solar input as well as run on swappable batteries.
The Best Cold Weather Travel Trailer Interior Heating Elements
Interior heating elements are essential for fighting off the cold while living in a travel trailer. While smaller plugin elements help a bit, a climate-controlled master furnace is essential for comfortable temperature regulation overnight. Interior kitchens also provide lots of heat for short periods of time and hold a distinct advantage over exterior pull-out kitchens.
As far as our offerings go, the TAXA Cricket and Mantis both boast interior kitchens as well as the Truma Eco Furnace & Water Heater System. The Truma runs on both gas and electric for a quick, efficient, and safe hybrid approach to heating a vehicle.
The Best Cold Weather Travel Trailer Storage
Staying warm is important while out in the cold. However, it’s far from everything. In fact, storage capacity is often a more critical factor in cold weather trips.
Just think about it. Low temperatures attract bulk. Coats, jackets, blankets all take up more space than their warm weather counterparts. Bringing along heaters or firewood only adds to the problem further. This does not even account for any extra sporting equipment common among cold weather trips such as skis, snowboards, or helmets.
With that said, the best cold weather travel trailers have a robust storage capacity. This provides explorers with adequate layering options as well as the opportunity to bring gear for specific activities if desired.
In the case of TAXA offerings, the Mantis once again excels. It boasts over 1000 lbs of cargo capacity along with roof rack options for bulky items up top.
The best cold weather travel trailers battle the cold through functionality. They equip explorers with multiple power solutions to keep all heating strategies operational. They employ robust heating elements within the trailer itself. The vehicles also have plenty of room for any and all cargo necessities despite the bulk of cold weather items.
All in all, we would have to say the best cold weather travel trailer has to go to the Mantis. That’s not to say that the Cricket or TigerMoth won’t do the job. However, the Mantis has the most robust power, heating, and cargo capabilities of any of our offerings. It’s definitely worth a look.
For a firsthand account of winter weather in the Mantis, check out this video from “The Mantis Experience.”