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Plan Your New Trip In A Travel Trailer

If you have always wanted to travel the road for either long or short distances, it is time now to plan one with your own or rented travel trailer.Commonly referred to as a caravan is not old fashioned or for the older generation, but something that is also trendy if you look at it differently.

If you have never been that friendly to air travel, but always wanted a long journey and visit far away places you can hit the road with your travel trailer. There are two types commonly found today one from the RV or recreational vehicle industry and the other from the mobile home industry.Both can be easily towed behind you car, jeep or any travel vehicle of your choice; the purpose is to provide you a space to sleep with comfort and safety like that of your own home while you are on a journey.

Choose the one that suit your needs

The most important aspect of a travel trailer is to provide you the comfort and protection that a tent will not, while you are traveling far away distances. If you are moving homes, or on a vacation / holiday, or even a road adventure, a travel trailer can help you overcome the usual worries of getting a motel or inn for resting, especially when you on unfamiliar roads. Possibility of having their own home and sleep in the comfort of their own mattress, by avoiding the hazels of finding a motel or hotel especially places where there in none in the vicinity or area. Today most of the travel trailers are categorized as a type of RV along with fifth wheel trailers, motor homes, pop-up trailers and truck campers. Choosing firstly depends on the number of people intending to travel with you; things to keep in mind our age (especially if there are toddlers or smaller / younger children), distance, facilities in the trailer and the weight of luggage you will be carrying.

Length of the trailer

Keeping in mind the market for small tours, hence they are usually smaller about 18 feet or 5.5 meters in length, making them the lightest of all travel trailers today. Little bigger than a tent on wheels to travel trailers for a large family with rooms for each person accompanied with furnishings and elements to closely resemble a home.

Important thing to remember while traveling on a travel trailer is the rules of each country for trailer campers; some countries especially in Europe have designated trailer camp sites and some even levy a tax or charge for camping. Travel trailers are more common source of traveling in countries like North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and less popular in other parts of the world.

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Ford Ranger Pickup Truck

The Ford Ranger is a 1 ton pickup truck also sold as the Mazda BT-50; it is designed and built in North America. The 2011 model which is due for release later in the year, it has been designed and will be built by Ford of Australia. The Ranger is available as a Single Cab, RAP (Rear Access Panel) Cab and Double Cab.

With its rugged, masculine looks and its commanding presence, the Ford Ranger has been designed to be equally at home on town roads as well as country tracks. Whether used for work or pleasure, the Ranger is tough, resilient and reliable and has been built to take on the most difficult challenges both on and off-road.

The Ford Ranger is available with a choice of two diesel engines, a 2.5 litre four cylinder with 141bhp and a 3.0 litre TDCi with 154bhp. The larger diesel engine is only available with the top of the range twin cab model. The large diesel engines provide plenty of torque to lug around heavy loads, even the smaller diesel has 243lb ft of pulling muscle.

Like all pickup trucks the Ford Ranger is designed to be a working car, therefore unlike modern luxury 4×4 SUVs like the BMW X5 the Ranger feels more crude and basic. The ride for example has been designed to pull and carry heavy loads rather than offer maximum comfort for its passengers. Feedback from the wheels is decent and the grip level is ok too.

The large diesel engines in the Ranger are by no means as quiet as the ones seen in modern day diesel saloon cars but compared to other pickup trucks the Rangers engine are quiet and smooth. Road noise has been kept to a minimum in the cabin but, due to its square body shop the Ranger does create a lot of wind noise.