Courvelle's RV logo

 Toll Free: 1-877-233-6708
3629 I-49 S. Service Rd.
Opelousas, LA 70570

Specials at Courvelle's RV
Consignment RVs at Courvelle's RV
HomeSlide-2024-NewSpecials
consign-banner
previous arrow
next arrow
How to Celebrate the Holidays in an RV

How to Celebrate the Holidays in an RV

The holidays are a truly magical time of year. Whether it’s a big feast prepared for Thanksgiving or the twinkle of Christmas lights in every downtown of small town America, you can’t help but feel festive. For many, the holidays mean gathering with loved ones and spending quality time. For you, this may mean gathering in your RV! Albeit non-traditional, there are still ways to make this time of year special on the road. If you’re planning on spending the holidays in an RV this year, we’ve gathered some of our best tips.

 

Easy Ways to Embrace the Holidays in an RV

While Christmas is often associated with extravagance and material goods, spending the holidays in an RV can be a great reminder of what’s really important during the holiday season. Whether you are planning to get cozy in a travel trailer or are comfortable in your Class A, there are some unique challenges to RVing at Christmas that you wouldn’t usually encounter if you were to spend it in a sticks-and-bricks home! Not to worry, we’ve laid out everything you need Space might be tight, you can still make it merry and bright.

 

Decorations for the holidays in an RV

Map Out a Festive Road Trip

If spending the holidays in an RV isn’t exclusively associated with boondocking in a family member’s driveway for a few weeks, why not plan to visit a destination that brings out the festive spirit? Choose an RV park that holds special holiday events or go to a destination like Christmas, Florida that makes the holidays their whole personality. Picking a location with a festive feel will help set the tone for great holidays in your RV. And if you’re staying local, there are tons of great winter events in Louisiana!

Decorate Your Campsite

It doesn’t matter if you’ll be there for a few days or a few weeks – nothing brings out the Christmas spirit like a little festive décor! Deck your RV halls with simple, easy-to-store decorations like these RV décor finds from our friends at RVUSA. You can choose from hanging lights outside your RV and decorating your campsite to selecting a few intentional touches inside, such as a Christmas garland or a mini tree. Do whatever helps you feel the cozy holiday vibes!

 

Food spread out on a picnic table for the holidays in an RV

Plan an RV-Friendly Menu

One of the biggest challenges of spending the holidays in an RV is the cooking. RV kitchens are understandably smaller than sticks and bricks kitchens. There’s less counter space for prep, and some may or may not have kitchen appliances like ovens that work overtime during the holidays. This fact alone can dissuade some RVers from choosing an RV Christmas.

Don’t stress though! Having a tasty Christmas dinner is absolutely possible in an RV kitchen. The key is in planning the right menu. Search blogs for RV-friendly Christmas foods like our list of cold weather camping recipes or this blog about Christmas recipes for the RV. Many classic holiday foods can be adapted to be made in a Crock Pot, Instant Pot, Air Fryer, or other easily portable appliance you can pack with you on your holiday travels. There are even some that work great in a Dutch oven over the campfire! It simple requires a little planning ahead.

Pro tip: prep as much in your sticks-and-bricks home as you can! Unless you are a full timer, take advantage of the kitchen you have at home to do things like prep sauces and chop veggies. Your future self will thank you!

 

Christmas lights wrapped around an Airstream for the holidays in an RV

The More the Merrier

To our last point, living space inside RVs can be limited. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to keep your RV Christmas small! One of the things RVers love is the ability to enjoy the great outdoors. Take advantage of getting outside with loved ones! Most campgrounds will have picnic tables or gathering spaces where you can enjoy meals with fellow campers or even invite family and friends to the RV park to celebrate with you. Don’t feel like you can’t have guests for the holidays in an RV. Community is one of the best parts of RVing, so the more the merrier!

 

Don’t overcomplicate it

At the end of the day, remember the reason for the season. While you may want to try and make your holidays in an RV absolutely picture perfect, that isn’t the most important part. What matters is enjoying yourself and having quality time with your loved ones. When you focus on the deeper meaning of the holidays, the little nuances of being on the road don’t get to you as much.

 

Spend the Holidays in an RV That’s Perfect for Your Family

Still need to find the right RV to take on your holiday adventures? We can help! At Courvelle’s RV, our expert sales staff can match you up with the perfect new or used RV to meet your needs. There are many perks to buying an RV in winter and we’re here to guide you through it!

Top 9 Winter Holiday Events in Louisiana

Top 9 Winter Holiday Events in Louisiana

Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most magical seasons of the year. It is a time of togetherness, celebration, and indulgence. And while most people envision a white Christmas and mulled cider, in Louisiana, Christmas magic takes on a new meaning.

Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind and while there won’t be a snowflake in sight and Santa might arrive by boat versus sleigh, there is so much to love about a Cajun Christmas. From crackling Christmas bonfires – to lights and fireworks that light up the night sky in December, we’ve compiled a list of the best holiday events in Louisiana this year.

 

Our Favorite Holiday Events in Louisiana

 

Opelousas Christmas Festival

First on our list, we have to start with the annual Opelousas Children’s Chirstmas Parade because it is right in our backyard! The parade is set to enchant downtown on Thursday, December 14, at 6 p.m. Starting at Landry and Academy Streets near Le Vieux Village, the parade will wind its way west through downtown, concluding at the intersection of Landry and Bullard Streets. Look forward to a dazzling display with brightly adorned floats, lively marching bands, community organizations, dance groups, and the star of the show, Santa Claus! And, if you’re in the area, stop in and see our showroom at our dealership in Opelousas.

Festival of the Bonfires

Next on our list of must attend holiday events in Louisiana is the Festival of the Bonfires. Enjoy a Cajun style Christmas on the river with food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa’s Very Merry Forest and carnival rides throughout the weekend. The festival takes place December 8, 9, and 10, 2023 and each night will be highlighted with a single bonfire lighting!

LA for Christmas

Bonfires on the Levee

Similarly, the Festival of Bonfires is only a prelude to this famous Christmas Eve bonfire celebration. Perhaps one of the most famous Louisiana traditions, the river is lit up, not by lights but by fire! While this may not be traditional, bonfires up to 30ft tall can be found along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Notably, the highest concentration of bonfires is found in St. James Parish and this unique tradition is known worldwide. This is one of the most famous winter events in Louisiana and truly an experience not to miss!

NOLA Christmasfest

If you’re looking for festive indoor events in Louisiana, spend Christmas in New Orleans. NOLA Christmasfest, presented by Coca-Cola, is a dazzling, family-friendly holiday attraction. With almost 300,000 square feet of rides, giant ice slides, a real ice-skating rink and holiday décor, you will feel the holiday magic here! Plus, you are close to a ton of RV parks and campgrounds, making this an ideal destination for an RV trip.

The Celebration in the Oaks

Also in New Orleans, the Celebration in the Oaks is another one of the events in Louisiana that you should not miss.  With the’ City Park’s ancient oak trees aglow in twinkling lights and other colorful light displays, it’s beautiful. You can choose between a walking tour or a driving tour of the park. You can meander through the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Additionally, this is City Park’s largest fundraiser and has enchanted park visitors since the 1980s. The proceeds go towards the Park’s maintenance, care, and beautification year-round. So, support the park and make memories with your loved ones in City Park this holiday season.

NOLA City Park

Natchitoches Christmas Festival

Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish ) is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory and Natchitoches Christmas Festival is one of the longest running Christmas events in Louisiana. In fact, the festival was started in 1927 and is one of the oldest community-based holiday celebrations in the country. This year’s event begins the Saturday before Thanksgiving and concludes on January the 6th, 2024. Downtown Natchitoches transforms into a holiday wonderland and is decorated with hundreds of thousands of colored lights and set pieces. The festival is known for its holiday lights display and we think it’s an absolute must-see event!

Darkwoods Adventure Park

And if you’re in Natchitoches, another one of our favorite holiday events in Louisianna is a visit to Dark Woods® Christmas. From strolling the twinkling light displays in the woods to sitting firepit side and making s’mores, this is the perfect place to make family memories. And you can even get your pictures with Santa. Focusing on family activities, this event is filled with love and promotes the true meaning of Christmas. This event opens on November 25th and 26th for its official “turn on the lights” weekend, then resumes December 2nd and runs through December 25th. The park is open Wednesday – Sunday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm weekdays and 6:00pm – 10:00pm on weekends.

 

Candy Cane Lane

Again, if you are looking for a scenic drive to take in Christmas lights, this one’s for you! Located in Calhoun, LA, Candy Cane Lane is a mile-long wooded drive that’s decorated with over one million Christmas lights. It is open daily November 10th -December 30th from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. However, it is important to note that trailers are not allowed. Additionally, vehicles longer than 30 Ft must have prior approval. However, if you are roaming the country in a small Class C, this is a perfect pit stop to make!

 

Christmas Lights Trail

Holiday Trail of Lights

Similarly, if you enjoyed Candy Cane Lane and wanted to enjoy another road trip, check out the Holiday trail of lights. The Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights is a great way to enjoy the holidays for locals and visitors alike. The trail runs along I-20 and I-49 in north Louisiana and includes the areas of Shreveport and Bossier, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe, Natchitoches, and Alexandria/Pineville. Because each city is within driving distance of one another, this makes for a convenient hour-long trip from city to city.

You can enjoy the downtown lights, local restaurants, shops, and festivals. You can visit the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in Shreveport-Bossier and enjoy shopping and dining in Antique Alley in Monroe-West Monroe. Additionally, you can experience the Fasching Fifth Season Celebration and Old-World Christmas Lights Spectacular in Minden and the Christmas parades and safari zoo tour in Alexandria/Pineville. There is so much to see and do from one end of the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights to the other!

 

Which Holiday Events in Louisiana Will You Attend?

Whether you attend one event or attend them all, we hope our lists helps you plan your next Louisiana adventure. And if you’re planning an RV Christmas, here is our Complete guide to celebrating the holidays in an RV. Christmas is as they say, the most wonderful time of the year! We wish you all the best for the holiday and all year!

Ready to find the perfect RV this Winter?

RVing in the Big Easy: Your Ultimate Guide to Camping in New Orleans

RVing in the Big Easy: Your Ultimate Guide to Camping in New Orleans

New Orleans, the vibrant heart of Louisiana, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, world-class cuisine, and lively music scene. While the city’s attractions and events are truly enticing, embarking on an RV adventure in the Big Easy can offer a unique and immersive experience. In this comprehensive guide to RV camping in New Orleans, we’ll navigate the exciting blend of culture, history, and natural beauty the city has to offer while helping you plan the perfect RV journey to one of America’s most captivating destinations.

 

RV Camping in New Orleans: Culture & Campgrounds

Embracing New Orleans’ culture is a one-of-a-kind experience. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant history by strolling through diverse neighborhoods like the French Quarter and Jackson Square. Dive into the city’s rich heritage by visiting iconic landmarks like City Park, and the St. Louis Cathedral. And stop in to explore even more history at The National WWII Museum.

Jackson Square

When it comes to exploring the culture of New Orleans, we have to talk a little bit about the food. New Orleans is truly a distinctive and eclectic culinary haven. Stopping in at Café Du Monde for chicory coffee and beignets is a New Orleans tradition you cannot pass up. And NOLA offers tons of dishes featuring the freshest seafood you can get. Try some of the local favorite Cajun and Creole dishes, such as gumbo, jambalaya, and the famous po’ boys. Even if you don’t want to eat out, there are plenty of seafood markets to shop. Grab some fresh crawfish or shrimp at  Zimmer’s Seafood and whip up some Cajun recipes at the campground!

Cafe Du Monde Beignets in Jackson Square.

From the beautiful architecture and nature to the amazing music and food, NOLA is an exceptional experience. Visiting the city in an RV offers freedom to roam and can enhance the adventure in an all-new way. Keep reading for how to maximize your trip RV camping in New Orleans!

Choosing Your RV

To kickstart your New Orleans RV adventure, you’ll need the perfect home on wheels. Selecting the right RV is essential for an enjoyable journey. At Courvelle’s RV, your trusted RV dealer in Opelousas, we have RVs that cater to various preferences and travel needs.

Travelers seeking mobility and self-contained living may opt for motorhomes, which offer the convenience of home, complete with kitchens and bathrooms. On the other hand, travel trailers and fifth wheels provide a more budget-friendly option offering the essential amenities and versatility.

Consider factors like the size of your group, mobility requirements, and the amenities you desire. For instance, a family with children may opt for a spacious motorhome, while solo travelers might prefer a compact travel trailer for easy maneuverability. Our team at Courvelle’s can help you determine the perfect RV for your travels.

RVs for Sale in Opelousas, LA

Choosing a Campground

New Orleans teems with RV parks that cater to varied preferences. Let location, amenities, and reviews guide your choice. Consider both the proximity to the city center, nearby attractions, and natural surroundings. Do your research and opt for an RV park that’s close to your favorite attractions and planned activities. French Quarter RV Resort is located just blocks from the French Quarter, offering a prime location for exploring the city.

If you’re looking for waterfront camping, New Orleans RV Resort & Marina is located on Lake Pontchartrain. This resort is a gated campground and is only 12 minutes from the French Quarter. Check if the RV park offers shuttle services or access to public transportation, like Jude Travel Park. This will make it much more convenient to explore the city since you won’t need to move your RV or fight through traffic. Plus, you can get around without worrying about RV-friendly routes and parking.

Public Transit in NOLA

Also, check for full hook-ups, Wi-Fi, pet-friendliness and amenities like a laundry room or a rec area. Some parks organize social events, which can make your stay and ultimately your New Orleans adventure even better. Compare which campgrounds best meet your needs before booking. Verify that your RV’s size fits within the park’s limits. Check out big rig-friendly parks like Three Oaks & a Pine RV Park to avoid any length or height restrictions. Make reservations in advance to secure your spot, especially during busy seasons.

Tips for RVing in New Orleans

When to Travel

In New Orleans, you can revel in year-round RV camping opportunities, with a variety of experiences awaiting you in every season. Which is great because New Orleans hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year. You can plan your visit around events and festivals like the popular Jazz & Heritage Festival or on the season. 

People in NOLA during a festival.

The busiest seasons for RV camping in New Orleans are fall and spring. In the fall (September to November), you’ll enjoy comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds. Spring (March to May) brings lovely weather and the city’s vibrant flora. And, of course, the city is flooded with visitors during Mardi Gras, which usually takes place in February or March. While summers can be hot and humid, winter RV camping is an option for those seeking milder temperatures. All in all, there’s never a bad time to for RV camping in New Orleans! 

 

Plan Ahead

When planning an RV camping trip in New Orleans, it’s crucial to book your campsite in advance. Since there are year-round festivities, always check for local events and festivals. And be mindful of peak seasons, fall and springs, as they can affect campsite availability and pricing.

Navigating NOLA in Your RV

Plan your routes carefully, taking into account your RV’s size and any road restrictions. The streets are narrow in New Orleans, so we recommend finding a safe space to park to explore the city.  Luckily, New Orleans has several RV parking options, so research ahead of time based on where you plan to visit.

 

Safety Tips

Be aware of your surroundings and exercise common-sense safety precautions. Lock your RV when you’re not present and be mindful of your belongings, especially in crowded areas.

Find Your Perfect New Orleans RV

Whether you’re a first-time RVer or a veteran traveler, camping in New Orleans is a unique and unforgettable experience. Exploring the city with the right RV allows you to experience the rich culture and enjoy all the local sights. With Courvelle’s RV, you can find the perfect RV to match your travel style and budget. Let our team help ensure that your RVing adventure in New Orleans is a memorable and stress-free experience. Whether you’re interested in a new RV from top brands like Crossroads RV or a reliable used RV, we’ve got you covered. Come in and visit our RV dealership today to start your journey and create unforgettable memories in the Crescent City!

 

Ready to find the best RV for your next trip?

Where to Find the Best Fishing in Louisiana

Where to Find the Best Fishing in Louisiana

If you have a fishing hobby, Louisiana is heaven. With its rich tapestry of waterways, swamps, and estuaries, there are so many great spots for anglers to discover. The best way to get there? RVing! From the tranquil bayous to the vast coastal marshes and the sprawling lakes, RVing is a great way to experience the Pelican State’s rich fishing scene. Whether you’re in pursuit of trophy-sized bass in serene freshwater reservoirs or casting your line for speckled trout amidst the coastal breezes, it’s hard to narrow down the best fishing in Louisiana. To make it easy for you, we rounded up our top choices.

There’s a reason this state is known as the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” In Louisiana, fishing is not just a pastime, but a way of life. So, grab your fishing gear and hitch up your RV. We’re detailing the best Louisiana waterways for fishing.

A boat with fishermen on a lake next to a lone tree at sunrise. This blog details the best fishing in Louisiana.

Fishing Licenses in Louisiana

Like anywhere else, fishing in Louisiana requires proper licensing. It’s important to ensure both the sustainability of the state’s fisheries and compliance with regulations. To get yours, visit the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ website or a local license vendor. There are various license types available, including those for residents and non-residents, seniors, and military personnel. It’s essential to review the specific regulations and licensing requirements for the type of fishing you plan to do. Staying informed and obtaining the appropriate fishing license not only keeps you legal but also contributes to the conservation efforts that maintain Louisiana’s vibrant fishing ecosystems.

Best Fishing In Louisiana

Now, on to our picks for the best fishing in Louisiana.

Caney Lake

Fishing in Caney Lake is an angler’s dream come true. In 2022, it gained well-deserved recognition, securing the No. 4 spot on Bassmaster Magazine‘s “Top 100 Lakes” list. This recognition for some of the best fishing in Louisiana is attributed to the impressive tournament weights and the remarkable number of 10-pound-plus bass that have been landed in recent years. The lake spans 5,000 acres in Jackson Parish and is currently experiencing exceptional habitat conditions. This is leading to a surge in big fish and an overall abundance of bass. In other words, you can hook your own trophy-sized bass here!

Rental boats in the foreground with one of the spots for the best fishing in Louisiana in the background, Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Toledo Bend Reservoir

Toledo Bend Reservoir is also in Bassmaster Magazine’s “Top 100 Lakes” list, sitting at No. 5. It is situated on the Texas/Louisiana state line and has long had a reputation for some of the best fishing in Louisiana. In 2019, a low-water period led to a temporary drop in the reservoir’s levels. As a result, habitat conditions were enhanced and the fish population thrived. This unique situation contributed to an increase in average winning catch weights. Anglers have caught several 25-pound, 5-bass limit winning weights here in recent years! Anglers visiting Toledo Bend can expect more than just bass, including crappie, catfish, and more. Essentially, this scenic reservoir in Desoto and Vernon Parishes offers ample opportunities for both amateur and seasoned anglers to reel in impressive catches.

Sunrise over a fishing boat and a bridge at Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain is an easily accessible fishing destination for visitors to New Orleans. It is on our list for the best fishing in Louisiana because it offers a rewarding experience for anglers of all skill levels. Popular catches include speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and sheepshead. There are both inshore and nearshore fishing options, making it accessible for those with various types of watercraft. The lake’s brackish water is a prime habitat for these sought-after species. Additionally, the abundance of oyster beds and marshy areas provides excellent feeding grounds. Undoubtedly, Lake Pontchartrain offers a fruitful fishing experience against the picturesque backdrop of New Orleans.

A shrimp boat off the coast of Grand Isle

Grand Isle

Grande Isle is a coveted destination for both inshore and offshore fishing enthusiasts. Onshore, anglers can target speckled trout and redfish in the calm, shallow waters of Barataria Bay. For those seeking offshore adventures, the Gulf of Mexico offers opportunities to catch a wide variety of species, including tuna, marlin, snapper, and amberjack. Anglers can choose from various charter options to explore these rich fishing grounds. RVers can set up camp at the beautiful Grand Isle State Park. With its stunning coastal scenery and abundant marine life, Grande Isle offers a thrilling fishing experience combined with the comforts of RV camping.

Venice

Venice is so well-loved by anglers, it’s known as “Tuna Town.” The town is located at the tip of Louisiana’s boot near the Mississippi River Delta and the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, it’s an unparalleled hotspot for offshore and deep-sea fishing. The convergence of nutrient-rich waters from the Mississippi River and the warm currents of the Gulf creates the perfect conditions for various tuna species, including yellowfin and blackfin tuna, to thrive. If you want to fish for tuna, Venice has some of the best fishing in Louisiana.

Atchafalaya Basin

Atchafalaya Basin

This sprawling wetland in Cajun Country is perfect for the angler who wants to meander through a labyrinth of cypress swamps. It’s a prime habitat for a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie. The basin’s waterways wind through a mesmerizing landscape of towering cypress trees draped with Spanish moss. Anglers often use shallow-draft boats like flat-bottomed skiffs, jon boats, and kayaks to navigate these waters effectively. There’s plenty else to do here as well. We featured Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge as one of the best places to hike in our state.

The Best Louisiana RV Shop for RVing Anglers

These spots only scratch the surface of why our state is known as “Sportsman’s Paradise.” Louisiana offers a fishing experience like no other, with its diverse landscapes, abundant water bodies, and a multitude of fish species. For RVing anglers searching for the best fishing in Louisiana, don’t forget to make Courvelle’s RV in Opelousas your first stop. Our exceptional RV service and high quality RV inventory will ensure you’re well-prepared to enjoy the bountiful fishing opportunities that await in this paradise for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts.

Find the perfect RV for your fishing adventures

Should I Buy a Toy Hauler? The Advantages of This Unique RV Type

Should I Buy a Toy Hauler? The Advantages of This Unique RV Type

If you’re an avid outdoors adventurer, a toy hauler may be the perfect RV type for you. Not only do they offer you the comforts of a home-away-from-home, but they also allow you to bring along your favorite outdoor toys and gear. However, there are tons of RV types on the market that promise this. So how do you know if a toy hauler is right for your RVing needs? We’ll break down everything you need to know to buy a toy hauler. In this blog, we answer whether or not it makes sense for your camping style. By the end, you’ll be able to decide whether a toy hauler is the right choice. If you’re ready to find out if a toy hauler can help you combine the joys of camping with your passion for adventure, read on.

What is a toy hauler RV?

Toy haulers are a breed of recreational vehicles crafted to bridge the gap between recreational living and adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities. These versatile rigs combine the spaciousness and amenities of traditional RVs with a cargo area in the rear. These garages are designed to accommodate everything from dirt bikes and kayaks to ATVs.

Toy haulers are generally larger and often longer than traditional fifth wheel or travel trailer floor plans. This is because they need to accommodate both living quarters and a dedicated cargo area for outdoor equipment and toys. Often, a toy hauler garage has the ability to convert into a living or sleeping space when it’s not storing gear. If you choose to buy a toy hauler, you will usually get more square footage to use on your camping trips compared to other fifth wheel floor plans.

Toy Hauler at a campground at night. Should you buy a toy hauler? If you want camping flexibility, yes!

What is the toy hauler garage used for?

From extreme adventure vehicles to simply extra living space, the use of your toy hauler garage depends on your priorities! Here are a few common uses for a toy hauler garage.

Off-road vehicles

For ATV enthusiasts, a toy hauler is indispensable. You can easily load multiple ATVs onto the RV, head to off-road trails, and explore rugged terrains that would be inaccessible without your all-terrain vehicles. This opens up a world of thrilling adventures through mud, sand, and rocky landscapes. Additionally, the same applies for fans of dune buggies, sandboards, or other sand-related activities. A toy hauler allows you to carry specialized equipment to sandy locations for hours of adrenaline-fueled fun.

Motor-racing vehicles

If you’re into motorsports or racing, a toy hauler allows you to transport motorcycles, dirt bikes, or even a small race car to different tracks or events. This means you can follow your passion and participate in races or ride days in different locations without booking accommodations. Your toy hauler is your accommodation!

Mountain bikes and beach cruisers

If biking is a hobby of yours when you travel, a toy hauler makes it so much easier. You can load your bikes onto a toy hauler and travel to areas with renowned biking trails without crowding your living space. Whether it’s downhill trails, cross-country routes, or bike parks, a toy hauler can be a game-change. It ensures your beloved bikes are safely transported to your destination.

A family rides down the beach with bikes they brought in their RV because they decided to buy a toy hauler

Water sports gear

Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards are large and sometimes cumbersome to transport. But a toy hauler’s spacious cargo area makes it convenient to carry these watercrafts! Head out to lakes, rivers, or coastal areas for memorable water adventures thanks to a toy hauler.

Winter sports vehicles

Snowmobiling and skiing enthusiasts can use a toy hauler to transport snowmobiles, skis, snowboards, and other winter sports gear to mountainous regions. This enables you to enjoy the snow-covered slopes and trails during the colder months.

Expanded living space

Some RVers don’t even use the garage for gear! In fact, many who buy a toy hauler buy it for the fenced-in patios they often have in the rear. Rather than utilizing the rear cargo area solely for transporting equipment, some forward-thinking RVers transform it into a multifunctional oasis. One common toy hauler modification is to convert the garage into a bedroom with a porch. It creates a unique blend of indoor comfort and outdoor connection. This ingenious adaptation not only maximizes the living space within the RV but also offers a versatile haven where relaxation seamlessly merges with the surrounding nature.

In each of these scenarios, choosing to buy a toy hauler can expand the possibilities on your camping trips. Whether it’s hitting the trails, the water, the slopes, the racetrack or having a mobile patio space, a toy hauler can help you make the most of your outdoor adventures.

How do I know if I should buy a traditional towable floor plan vs. a toy hauler?

While toy haulers offer numerous benefits, they may not be the ideal choice for everyone or every situation. If you prefer to explore your campground or nearby cities when you RV, you may not need the versatility the garage provides. If you are looking to tow your RV with a smaller towing vehicle, a toy hauler may be outside of your towing capacity. Additionally, those looking for small, maneuverable RVs that can go virtually anywhere may prefer a small travel trailer. And finally, if you don’t have lots of outdoors hobbies that require equipment, you may prefer having more dedicated living space in your floor plan vs. garage space. On the other hand, if you live for being outdoors, you can enjoy more time on your hobbies when you buy a toy hauler!

Should I buy a toy hauler RV?

In the end, the choice between a toy hauler, travel trailer, or fifth wheel depends on your personal preferences, budget, towing capabilities, and how you plan to use your RV. It’s essential to carefully consider your needs and priorities before making a decision. Hopefully, this guide has given you some direction. But, if you still need more guidance, our sales specialists at Courvelle’s are ready to help you find the perfect RV!

Ready to find the perfect RV for your adventures?