Becoming an RVer doesn’t mean you have to drive a huge motorhome. Obviously, they are an option if you want something big. However, if you are looking for something a little more manageable, there are many different types of travel trailers for sale to choose from.
If you’re looking for the largest living space in a rear-wheel drive option, the fifth wheel is your best bet. This model is built to have a raised front section. This raised section gives the interior a two-level floor plan, giving you more space in the “living” area. The living / dining room is easily converted into more sleeping space thanks to a slide-out design.
The fifth wheel attaches to the rear of your truck, as most campers do. However, this model requires a special hitch on the truck bed to connect. You may need to have a medium or heavy duty towing vehicle to pull this caravan as it may be too heavy to tow with a traditional truck. You cannot tow this unit with an SUV.
The fifth wheel has all the comforts of a traditional motorhome. However, they tend to be cheaper to buy.
The traditional model is possibly the most popular on the market due to the variety that you can find. When you look at these travel trailers for sale, you will see that they come in sizes from as small as nine feet to large as 40 feet. They can also be pulled by light trucks and SUVs if you get a smaller model.
Models 17 feet or larger are considered self-contained. This means that they come complete with a small kitchen and bathroom. These medium to large sized units also have decent sized storage tanks for fresh and not so fresh water.
There is great diversity in these types of units. You can equip them with bunks, sliding exits, and even multiple doors. All of them come equipped with 120v electrical connections and air conditioning.
Probably the least expensive of all the travel trailers for sale is the pop-up or pup model. Essentially, this is a large tent with a trailer base. When not in use, fold the sides and top down. This allows you to store the unit in a much smaller area. If you own a midsize car, small SUV, or light truck, this model is perfect for your current vehicle.
These folding caravans provide cooking facilities, refrigerator, heating, fresh and waste water tanks, sink and tap, and bedding. They also come equipped with 120v electrical systems. Depending on the model you choose, they can comfortably accommodate up to six people. Unlike other units, this style does not have an onboard bathroom.
The biggest drawback of this model is that you have to set it up and take it apart. Of course, most of them now have a lift system that helps speed up this process. However, if it’s raining, you still need to stand out in the rain to complete the setup.
Choosing from the many travel trailers for sale can be overwhelming. When you find the right one, you and your family can enjoy some quality time camping.