posted by markhixson @ 11:51am, Monday 22 August 2016.
With more than 16,000 public and private campgrounds nationwide, RV owners are free to roam America’s roads for a weekend or even months at a time. The length of your typical trip may play a part in determining the type of RV you purchase. Other factors will include the size of the group you’re traveling with, the amount of luggage you’re bringing along, and the kind of car you normally drive.
There are two main categories of RVs – motorhomes and towables. Towables are campers that are attached to the back of the family car, van, or pickup truck, and this is the category we're going to explore in detail today.
Towables come in three primary styles, all of which have their own unique advantages and challenges. So before you head to an RV superstore for the recreational vehicle of your dreams, here's what any interested buyer needs to know about the best towables available today.
Fifth Wheel Campers
If you’re heading out on a long trip, or if you’re a notorious over-packer, you will love fifth wheel models. These trailers provide extra storage space in the raised level that rests on top of the flatbed. Because they are generally the largest kind of camper, towing a fifth wheel trailer requires a heavy duty towing capacity vehicle.
Verdict: For truck lovers and serious travelers, this is the obvious choice.
Pop Up Camper Trailers
These folding camper trailers are small, lightweight, and tend to be the most affordable. They are easy to tow and they take up very little space when they’re not in use. Of course, they need to be set up and broken down, so it takes a little more time and effort to hit the road in a pop up camper trailer. You can bet it’s worth it, though!
Verdict: If you love to go camping on weekends, this trailer might be the excuse you need to hit the trail more often.
Travel trailers are incredibly diverse, versatile, and totally timeless. One of the more well-known brands is the Airstream, which varies in size from the compact “Sport” to the roomier “Land Yacht.” Every type of travel trailer has its own unique features, but all are great for hitting the open road.
Verdict: If you take long road trips but don't want to buy a truck, then travel trailers are a popular choice.
RVIA estimates that there are as many as 30 million RV enthusiasts nationwide, including RV renters. Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to the type of camper they enjoy traveling in. To find out what type of recreational vehicle is right for you, check out the selection at your local RV superstore.