The choice between tent trailers, hybrids and travel trailers depends on a number of factors and they overlap in their uses.
1.? Your tow vehicle.? Tent trailers can be hauled by small vehicles.? TTs generally need trucks, vans, or full size SUVs.? Hybrids in the middle.? ?Since it all depends on trailer weights, there is much overlap in capacity.? Casitas for one TT, is light and small.? Their 13 footer has a GAWR of 2200 lbs and a dry weight of 1785 lbs -- comparable to the lighter tent trailers.? However, it is small.? ?See their line by cliciking HERE>
.? ?Tent trailers will give more bed space for a given weight and length.
2.? ?Your style of camping.? Tent trailers appeal to folks who like a bit of roughing it.? You are more dependent on campground toilet and shower facilities. At best, you have a porta-potty which is the modern equivalent of the old thunder mug in the cabinet. Your kitchen will be rudimentry and may only include an ice box.? The kitchen may even hang on the outside.? ?Hybrids and tent trailers tend to have real galleys, indoor showers and installed toilets.? ?Most have tanks for sewage, waste and fresh water.? You are less dependent on campground sanitary facilities.? They have large battery and propance capacities.? ?Installed furnaces are almost universal in hybrids and TTs, and not so in tent trailers.? ?TTs commonly have air conditioning tho it requires 120VAC power from the campground or a generator.
3.? ?TTs are quite self contained and well insulated against weather.? Some units, many made in Canada, are actually capable of hard winter use.? They sure beat tent trailers in heat, heavy rain, or wind.? ? Hybrids are intermediate in use better than tents at resisting inclement weather but worse than TTs.
4.? Finally, privacy:? tents offer the least, TTs the most.? ?Canvas transmits sound nicely.? ?TTs are amazingly well insulated againts the small sounds of camp life.