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Hybrid Trailers Great Bend KS

Hybrid models are relatively lightweight. Most can be pulled by a smaller truck or SUV. Hybrid trailers also come in all shapes and sizes. The features they include depend on your tastes, your tow vehicle and your budget.

Harper Camperland, LLC
(620) 792-5170
1200 E 10th PO Box 1993
Great Bend, KS
 
Flint Hills RV
(316) 733-8300
1523 Ledgerwood Drive PO Box 936
Andover, KS
 
Cruise America/Andover Rental Center
(800) 327-7799
328 N Andover Rd
Andover, KS
 
Flint Hills RV & Service Center
(785) 494-2472
11080 Legion Dr
Saint George, KS
 
Olathe Ford RV Center, Inc.
(913) 856-8145
19310 Gardner Road
Gardner, KS
 
Wichita RV, Inc.
(316) 733-7777
12828 SW Hwy 54
Andover, KS
 
Cruise America/Kansas City KOA
(800) 327-7799
1473 Hwy 40
Lawrence, KS
 
Aetna Homecenter, Inc.
(316) 554-7779
4400 S. Broadway
Wichita, KS
 
Turtle Homes
(785) 272-5535
3014 Eveningside Dr.
Topeka, KS
 
Roberts RV Sales
(913) 233-2267
1010 S E California Avenue
Topeka, KS
 

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February 7, 2010 by Jeanine Kennedy · 1 Comment  

My husband and I have always loved the great outdoors. Camping by an open fire, breathing in crisp, fresh air and gazing at the night sky are among our favorite experiences.

We started out in a tent, then moved to a pop-up camper. As our family grew, and our bodies aged, we found ourselves craving more and more creature comforts.

We’d look longingly at those big rigs that always happened to parked next to us – especially in the cold and wet weather.

After much thought, we embarked on a quest to find a better solution. We went to camping shows, asked friends and checked out local dealerships. Budget was our first and biggest obstacle. That’s why many of the luxurious RVs were immediately ruled out.

We then focused on traditional travel trailers. Although we loved the amenities that many hard sided models offered, we couldn’t help but feel a little boxed in. To our surprise, we missed the openness of canvas.

And that’s when we discovered hybrid trailers. A mix of hard sides and tent ends, they represent the best of both worlds. Hybrids offer many of the conveniences of home – a sink, refrigerator, running water and a bathroom. They also include an incredible amount of storage. But the biggest difference is the fact that many hybrids include canvas beds that fold out, giving the trailer an airy feel.

One big consideration for us was size. We were very nervous about towing something large. Because hybrids are expandable, you end up with more space and a smaller footprint.

This in turn affects weight. Hybrid models are relatively lightweight. Most can be pulled by a smaller truck or SUV. Hybrid trailers also come in all shapes and sizes. The features they include depend on your tastes, your tow vehicle and your budget.

One of the biggest advantages to our hybrid is ease-of-use, especially in comparison to our pop-up camper. Setting up is truly a breeze, as well as breaking down camp. This i...

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