Packing a trailer for a holiday takes some skill. When you are faced with a mountain of things you’ll be needing for your trip, but a seemingly limited amount of space (even with your trailer) knowing how to make sure that every bit of space is properly used is of utmost importance.

Simply throwing everything into your trailer and hitting the road is not enough, and there are a few reasons why doing this is just a bad idea.

  • Firstly, you are definitely not going to be using the space to your full advantage. Packing a trailer is a bit like fitting a jigsaw together, or playing a particularly difficult game of tetras. You can possibly fit everything you intend to take but only if you are going to pack things properly. That means you have to do some careful planning and arranging, making sure that you make the most of the space available.
  • Secondly, if you don’t pack your items properly, they could end up becoming a bit of a road safety hazard. An incorrectly packed trailer can cause the load to become unbalanced, which in turn could have a nasty effect on your ability to drive safely.

Now, if you are heading off on holiday, you have two options. You can buy a trailer, and consider it an investment in your future travels, or you can take the more cost-effective option, which is to hire your trailer. Hiring a trailer is ideal for anyone not necessarily needing a trailer regularly. It makes the option available when you need it, and you never have to worry about maintaining it.

The South African Camping Holiday Adventure

In our distinctly outdoor loving country, going on holiday in South Africa is always an adventure. It doesn’t really matter what kind of holiday you are planning, if you need the additional space, your trailer will provide it.

But there is nothing quite like a camping holiday. South Africa has plenty of fantastic places to go camping, and many of them are a stone’s throw from Gauteng. With the right kind of trailer, you can tackle the rugged roads and you will have loads of space in which to pack all of your camping necessities.

If you are intending to go camping for a number of weeks, you should consider renting a trailer bigger than the city kind. Some will even enable you to pitch your tent on top of it. And on top of everything, camping trailers are super easy to pack.

We recommend making sure that you place the heavier stuff towards the middle and the back of the trailer, and place the lighter items around everything. The bigger things (those bigger in size), should be placed at the bottom of the trailer, with the lighter things put on top.

You should also try to place the heavier things close to the tow hitch, to prevent the trailer from swaying.

It will also help to make sure that you have packed things tightly together, and that nothing is left loose. The last thing you want is to arrive at your destination with broken things or have to drive for hours with an annoying rattle.


If you are one of the lucky ones heading off on a Spring holiday, you can hire a trailer in Pretoria from Newlands Trailers.