Few things can make people more antsy and ready to hit the road than gorgeous summer weather. Whether you’re looking to make just a few short camping trips this season or are considering getting into the RV game full-time, the first step is to choose a proper trailer.
There are many decisions you’ll have to make about your trailer, from color to amenities to slide-outs to bedding and more. But let’s start with the basics. Here are some of the most common types of trailers and what you can expect with each.
Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers
These types of trailers are great because they offer extra space in the raised level that sits on top of the flatbed. However, for bigger models, you may need more than just a standard pickup for towing. Make sure you have a heavy duty towing capacity vehicle if you want to haul a large fifth wheel with you. They’re generally the largest kinds available without going all-out on a luxury all-in-one motorhome.
Pop Up Camper Trailers
When it comes to new or used campers, pop ups tend to be the most affordable. They’re also small and lightweight for easy towing, even by a midsize car. Folding camper trailers take up little space when they’re not in use, which makes them good for storage in the off-months, too. The downside is that they take more effort to set up and tear down than other types of campers.
Travel Trailer Models
Travel trailers are some of the most versatile and diverse types of trailers. One of the most classic brands are the Airstream trailer models, but there are so many types, sizes, and models that it’s hard to narrow them all down to anything in common besides their hard side material and towing. Airstream trailer models even vary from the small “Sport” to the large “Land Yacht.”
When in doubt, simply take a trip to your local RV dealers and scope out the lot. You’ll get a better sense of what you want and need once you actually take a look inside some models. Soon enough, you’ll be ready to hit the road!