Festival season is upon us, and for many this means it's time to start sorting out the sleeping bags and wellington boots - and prepare for the inevitable mudbath. After all, while we all hope for a wonderful weekend of music in solid sunshine, the weather doesn't always live up to our expectations, so it's best to be ready.
When the ground gets really wet and muddy, tents can become really uncomfortable places to sleep, and it can be really unpleasant having to crawl out into wet mud (and who knows what else!) in the morning. By lifting your sleeping area safely up out of the mud, a trailer tent means that you can enjoy greater comfort, without worrying that a stream will develop under your sleeping bag overnight – and when you step out in the morning, it's only your boots that need to get muddy.
Trailer tents are allowed at many major festivals, including Glastonbury, Reading, the V Festival, Wickerman and Download. You simply need to make sure that you have the correct camping ticket when you book – generally speaking, trailer tents are included along with the campervans and caravans as opposed to the tented area. Some festivals sell the passes for campervans, caravans and trailer tents separately to the tickets for the event itself, so check their terms and conditions carefully.
You will often see some rather convoluted descriptions of what kinds of vehicles are or are not allowed in these areas – rest assured that the Opus Camper, as a manufactured trailer tent designed specifically for its purpose, is going to be permitted wherever trailer tents are allowed. These restrictions are usually aimed against somebody trying to pitch a normal ground tent in any old trailer, or claiming that a van with a mattress thrown in the back is a campervan!
One optional extra that you might consider if you're taking your Opus Camper to a festival is the portable toilet cubicle – it's practical and durable, and does not have to be connected to a drainage or water system. You might find it distinctly preferable to the festival portaloos!
For more information on the Opus Camper, or to find your nearest OPUS dealer, call us on 01473 601200 or use the enquiry form on our contact page.