Decisions, decisions! Buying a new RV is a big, but excellent choice! When you decide on either a fifth wheel or travel trailer, you are choosing a towable trailer. This means you will be able to detach the RV from your vehicle whenever you get to your destination! Do you know what RV is going to be the best fit for your lifestyle and travel plans? Here are some things to consider when deciding what type of RV you want to get.
Benefits of Fifth Wheels
There are several benefits to both types of RV’s. Fifth wheels however are known to have a few, very noticeable features that may benefit you in the long term. Fifth wheels are very spacious and allow you live in a more luxurious area while you travel. They are taller as well and allow you to feel like you are in your second home, on wheels. If you have a lot of gear, luggage, or extra supplies, a fifth wheel has great storage and won’t interfere with your living space.
Benefits of Travel Trailers
If you have your heart set on a travel trailer, you will love these assets. They are known to be much easier to hitch up to your vehicle and tow. It is not a complicated process and most people feel comfortable towing it behind their truck or SUV. Travel trailers are also smaller, and lighter than fifth wheels which has additional perks. They are also easier to back up due to the convenient hitch system.
Biggest Differences: Fifth Wheel or Travel Trailer
When comparing two types of RV’s you should know the small and big differences! One of the biggest differences you can expect is size. Fifth wheels are typically much bigger. You need to figure the size into the vehicle you have pulling it and where you plan to store it.. You may feel your travel trailer move in the wind a bit more and that can be difficult for a lot of drivers. However, if you are looking for a deal and, on a budget, you may want to take a closer look at travel trailers. They are usually less expensive, and you may have a larger variety of trailers to choose from. You should also consider the drivability. Typically, travel trailers have the better drivability and can be easier to maneuver due to the smaller sizes available
So, what have you decided? No worries or need to choose today, now is the fun part! Head down to the dealership and start to check them out. Knowing what you are looking for will make things a bit easier, but now you get to look at colors, furnishings, appliances, and all the other fun stuff! We hope you find your dream trailer and enjoy your upcoming travels!