Family camping is a common leisure activity in the United States. While some families are brave enough to try tent camping, most people with kids prefer “glamping” methods. The most popular option, in this case, is the travel trailer. Unfortunately, a common misconception about campers is that you must have a truck in order to tow your camping trailer. The tow-capable 2022 Chevy Tahoe breaks this assumption, with an 8,400-pound max tow capacity when coupled with the 5.3 Liter Ecotec3 V8 engine that can handle most travel types. Today, we’ll look at 5 different campers you can tow with the new Tahoe.
The Teardrop Trailer
Let’s start small. While most Tahoe drivers are family-oriented, not every family needs tons of space. The Teardrop Trailer is perfect for folks who want safety at night without needing a full, portable home. Maybe you’re just looking for sturdier walls to hold off nightly predators or shelter from the rain. If so, then this camper style is ideal for you.
Furthermore, some family members may be okay with tent camping, while others are not. Adding a Teardrop Trailer to your tent camping adventures is a great way to bridge the gap, ensuring that everyone is comfortable. Some parties can stay in the tents while others utilize the Teardrop Trailer. This way, everyone wins.
One of the main perks of buying a Teardrop Trailer is that they’re inexpensive compared to other camper styles. Newer Teardrop campers also include tiny bathrooms so that you have access to a private toilet when you’re off the grid. Okay, but what about kitchens, you ask? That’s what exterior attachments are for. You can customize your trailer by adding pop-out kitchens, which saves interior space for sleeping, while still giving you the amenities you need.
Best of all, the Tahoe can easily pull the lightweight Teardrop Trailer. Most Teardrop campers only weigh 2,000 to 4,000 pounds max, even when fully loaded. What about cargo space, though? The answer is simple – the 2022 Tahoe includes up to 122.9 cubic feet of interior cargo space. Plus, many Teardrop campers include rooftop storage, and since your Tahoe does too, you’ll have plenty of room for additional cargo.
The A-Frame Camper
You’ve probably seen an A-frame house, but what about an A-frame camper? These small trailers come with many of the same perks that the Teardrop Trailer does – they’re lightweight, compact, and affordable. However, the A-frame offers a few unique perks that make it stand out from the crowd.
Firstly, the A-frame Camper is a pop-up style, meaning that the actual “A-frame” section retracts during travel. This means that it’s flat on top when you’re towing the A-frame Camper. As a result, you can use the A-frame camper as its own little trailer. This also means that height clearance won’t be an issue since the A-frame sits lower than the Tahoe.
Secondly, you won’t have to worry as much about roof leaks and damage. Thanks to the A-frame’s tilted roof, rain water drains easily and won’t build up on the camper’s roof. Since campers are often prone to water damage, this is a big financial plus, especially long-term. Keep in mind that the A-frame trailer’s pop-up style includes hard walls, so you’ll have complete protection from the elements.
The Pop-Up Camper
Speaking of pop-ups, let’s talk about the Pop-Up Camper category. This is a great happy medium between family space and affordability. In general, a Pop-Up Camper will house a family of 5 (sometimes more, depending on which size you choose). Another perk to these trailers is that they often include a heating and cooling system, keeping you cozy no matter what season it is.
While many Pop-Ups do not include bathrooms, many still do. These bathroom options include everything from a wet bath (toilet seat in shower stall) to a cassette toilet, an outdoor shower, and even a full-enclosed bathroom. However, if you’re looking to save money and are fine with using a bathouse, a regular Pop-Up Camper is your best bet.
Finally, much like the A-frame Trailer, a Pop-Up Camper is easy to travel with because it’s low-profile and will fold down during travels. Once you’ve set up where you want to be and take all proper precautions, you’ll start to crank out the camper’s roof and supports. Pop-Up Campers only weigh 2,700 to 4,000 pounds when fully loaded.
The Small Travel Trailer
Small Travel Trailers offer several benefits such as standard kitchenettes and bathrooms. A Small Travel Trailer’s weight range isn’t much different from the Pop-Up’s, weighing an average of 1,900 to 4,500 pounds when loaded. They’re pricier than your average Pop-Up Camper, but you can depend on their solid walls to better shelter you from adverse weather conditions and nosy nighttime creatures.
Like the Pop-Up Camper, a Small Travel Trailer will comfortably hold up to 5 people. While these options may be smaller, that doesn’t mean they’re not spacious. Many trailers this size will include a queen or king-sized bed, along with bunk beds and even a fold-out bed. They may also include a convertible kitchen table that turns into a bed.
The Large Travel Trailer
Large Travel Trailers are the most expensive option, but they also come with the most benefits. You have to be a bit more careful when purchasing a larger trailer like these, as their average weight range is from 6,300 pounds to 10,500 pounds when fully loaded. The 2022 Tahoe can tow many Large Travel Trailer options with its max 8,400-pound tow capacity, but you’ll want to make sure that your trailer of choice doesn’t exceed this limit.
A Large Travel Trailer is any camper that’s 20 feet long or more. These trailers may include something called “slide outs,” which allow for more interior space. Once you’re parked and set up, you can put out your slides, often times allowing for more kitchen and living room space. Large Travel Trailers are guaranteed to have a nicer, typically full-sized bathroom, along with more sleeping space than other camper trailers can offer.
The 2022 Chevy Tahoe is Perfect For Family Camping!
The new 2022 Tahoe is an excellent option for family-friendly drivers. Its powerful engine options make it ideal for towing pretty much any camper type (except for the 5th-wheel camper). Its vast cargo and passenger space make it ideal during travels and daily commutes.
What makes the Tahoe even more camper-friendly is its Advanced Trailering System. The 2022 model includes two new camera views—the Inside view and the Transparent Trailer view. This allows you to keep an eye on your travel trailer from multiple angles. You can see what’s going on inside the trailer, which is especially handy after quick stops and bumps. You can also see what’s going on behind you without having to guess, get out, or hope for the best.
Tahoe drivers get more than just camera views, with more trailer-towing features like the Pre-Departure Checklist, and even customized trailer profiles. If you’ve got a Toy Trailer and a Travel Trailer, you can create profiles for each one so that you don’t have to adjust settings every time you use a different trailer.
The freedom of the road awaits
With the abundance of trailer options available for the 2022 Chevy Tahoe, bringing home with you during your journey is as easy as its ever been—all you have to determine is your price range and travel size and the unlimited possibilities of traveling the open road await you!