Looking around the RV market can be a little overwhelming. There are thousands of models that all look very similar, and yet somehow still different. So how are you supposed to narrow it down? You’ll probably want to start by considering what you’re comfortable driving. There are essentially two ways to haul an RV around: some models come with a cockpit, steering wheel, and engine so you can drive the RV itself, like a motorhome, and some models must be towed by another, smaller vehicle.
Many people find towable RVs much easier to handle and among the towable RVs, one of the most popular and widest-ranging types of RV is the travel trailer.
But how do you know if a travel trailer is right for you? RV Station Colbert has provided a few of the benefits of choosing a travel trailer to help you answer that question, but the only way to know for sure is to see them in person. When you’re ready to view some models, stop by our location in Colbert, Oklahoma, near Sherman, Texas.
Cost & Maintenance
One of the initial draws of choosing a travel trailer over some of the bigger RVs is that they’re generally cheaper. RVs can cost as much as a house, so no matter what you choose, it’s going to be a long investment, but it doesn’t have to be crippling. Travel trailers tend to run cheaper, and most RV dealerships come with financing plans to make it easier for you.
But even after you’ve purchased the rig, you’ll save money in the long run. This can include savings on airfare and hotels, now that you can travel using your RV. Plus, even though you’ll be using more gas to tow the travel trailer, you won’t be spending as much as you would for some of the larger RVs.
Plus, without an engine or other drivetrain concerns, you won’t have nearly as much maintenance to worry about, and certainly won’t have to spend as much money on maintenance. You’ll still want to take it in for regular checks, but repairs and major mechanical costs should be minimal. And with continuous improvements in building materials and construction, you can be sure the market will only get better and better at extending the longevity of travel trailers.
Another great advantage to choosing a travel trailer is it’s easy to tow. The hitch is fairly easy to install and learn how to use, which makes them ideal for first-time RV owners (we still highly recommend you spend time practicing towing your travel trailer around before hitting the open road with it). Plus, unlike other towable RVs, you can use any kind of vehicle, whether it’s a truck, SUV, or even a smaller car. You’ll only want to make sure the tow vehicle is capable of hauling the RV’s weight.
Finally, travel trailers come with some of the most widely varying options of any RV group. No matter what kind of travel trailer you want or need, there’s probably a model for you. Whether you need to sleep two or twelve campers or whether you want a simple model or something with all the best amenities, you’ll find something that works for you at a wide range of prices. So when you head to a dealership, simply bring a list of priorities to help you narrow down your options.
This information is for educational purposes. VIARV shall not be responsible nor retain liability for RVer’s use of the provided information. Prior to making any RV service decision, you are advised to consult with an RV professional.