Travel Trailers – Required to Rent

Call Outdoor Recreation at 719-333-4475 with any questions.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies

  • Active Duty can reserve equipment a maximum of 90 days from date of pickup, all other eligible users can reserve 60 days from date of pickup
  • Payment in full is required upon reservation
  • Any reservation cancelled once payment is processed will be charged a 10% cancellation fee
  • Any reservation cancelled within 72 hours of scheduled pickup will be charged a 50% cancellation fee
  • Any reservation not picked up will NOT receive a refund.

Mandatory camper class

Required Travel Trailer training is ONLINE, please call 719-333-4753 to register to receive the access code to complete necessary certifications.

20′ and 25′ trailers require a towing vehicle with an electronic brake controller per Colorado State Law.

Camper class and vehicle check must be completed AT LEAST one week prior to date of pickup. Mandatory towing classes: Register for online training and make an appointment for a vehicle inspection call 719-333-4753

Pets: Pets are only allowed in Pet Friendly Campers.

CAMPER MUST BE RETURNED IN ORIGINAL CONDITION!

  • Complete online travel trailer training – recommended refresher every three years.
  • Add 5′ to length for tongue and spare tire when considering campsite size.
  • Electronic Brake Controller required to tow travel trailers over 3000lbs GVWR (USAFA 20′ and 25′.)
  • All camping trailers are equipped with electric brakes.
  • Contact your insurance directly regarding Trailer Towing Coverage.
  • Consult your owner’s manual or manufacturer for your vehicle Towing Capacity.
  • Extended mirrors are recommended.

Camping without electrical hookup, “off grid”

  • Battery – will last approx. 2 days, heat will operate continuously for approx. 6 hrs. & battery will need to be recharged, CO2 detector will chirp when battery is low. AC/micro/outlets will not operate. Battery recharges with vehicle, generator or solar panel.
  • Generator or solar panel is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
    • Rent Generator or Solar Panel at a discount with camper. Generator: $25/night, $50 Fri-Mon, $125/wk. Solar Panels $10/night, $20 Fri-Mon, $50/wk.
    • Note: A generator will charge battery, and power A/C, micro, and outlets. Solar panel will only charge the battery to operate heat, and detectors

Terminology:

  • GVWR – The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), is maximum operating weight as specified by the manufacturer including the vehicle’s chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and cargo. Recommend towing 10-20% below capacity.
  • Tongue Weight – Tongue weight is the downforce from the tongue of the trailer to the hitch of your towing vehicle. The industry standard for TW is between 9% – 14% of your GVWR.
  • Electronic Brake Controller – An electric trailer brake controller is a device installed in the cab of your tow vehicle that proportionally activates trailer brakes when you hit the brakes in your tow vehicle.
  • Hitch Class – Class III: Up to 8,000lbs GTW, Up to 800lbs TW, 2×2 receiver opening. Class IV: Up to 12,000lbs GTW, Up to 1,200lbs TW, 2×2 receiver opening.
  • AC – Shore power or generator, DC – 12

Towing requirement checklist:

  • Attend USAFA ORC Towing Class
  • Match towing vehicle system with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of camper.
  • Match hitch class to tongue weight of camper.
  • Pass light and brake inspection.
  • Pass Electronic Brake Controller inspection – for campers 3000+ GVWR.

Last updated April 3, 2019

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