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Hybrid Trailers Urbandale IA

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.

Ed Garner's Autorama RV Center, Inc.
(515) 282-0443
2227 SE 14th Street
Des Moines, IA
 
Grand Homes III LLC
(515) 277-8009
po box 17231
Des Moines, IA
 
Bob Shetler Campground (COE - Saylorville Lake)
(515) 276-4656
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
28-Apr thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, River Swimming, Boating, River Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Walnut Woods SP
(515) 285-4502
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stream Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Acorn Valley (COE - Saylorville Lake)
(515) 276-0429
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
28-Apr-30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Lake Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Des Moines RV
(515) 280-1026
2401 SE 14th Street
Des Moines, IA
 
Imperial RV Center
(800) 444-1424
1727 S Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA
 
Iowa State Fair Campgrounds
(515) 262-3111
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage
Recreation
Pavilion

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Cherry Glen Campground (COE - Saylorville Lake)
(515) 964-8792
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 12-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Prairie Flower (COE - Saylorville Lake)
(515) 984-6925
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
30-Apr thru 12-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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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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