Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory

Hybrid Trailers Washington DC

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.

Cruise America/Rental Car Clearance Ctr., Inc.
(800) 327-7799
3210 10th St
Arlington, VA
 
Dyn
(703) 356-2513
1847 Ware rd
Falls Church, VA
 
Cherry Hill Park*
(800) 314-9308
9800 Cherry Hill Rd
College Park, MD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Hot Tub, Pond Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Greenbelt NP (Greenbelt Campground)
(301) 344-3948
Greenbelt, MD
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails

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Burke Lake Park (Fairfax County Park Authority)*
(703) 323-6600
7315 Ox Rd
Fairfax Station, VA
Campground Availability
Mid Apr-Last Weekend of Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Cruise America/Thrifty Car Rental
(800) 327-7799
9813 Lanham Severn Rd
Lanham, MD
 
Silver Maple RV Center
(888) 259-4249
15204 B Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, MD
 
MILITARY PARK (FAMCAMP-Andrews AFB)
(301) 981-4109
Morningside, MD
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Playground, Horseshoes

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Pohick Bay Regional Park*
(703) 339-6104
6501 Pohick Bay Dr
Lorton, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Float Trips, Canoeing, Kayaking, Mini Golf, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Lake Fairfax Park (Fairfax County Park)*
(703) 471-5415
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Hybrid Trailers

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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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