Ever since the first motor home and travel trailer appeared in the 20th century, there has been a constant debate over which is better. The correct answer is – it depends on your requirements. Just like car enthusiasts, who strongly differ on which vehicle rules the road, there is a similar discussion that exists between RV owners. While some feel that towing a home in a travel trailer is better than driving it, others believe that it’s a bigger hassle to pack stuff so driving a vehicle that has all the amenities of a luxurious pad is a better option. To know what is going to be most useful for you, as yourself the following questions and you will have your answer.
How often are you going to use your recreational vehicle and how many people will accompany you?
This is an important point to consider, especially if you are thinking of buying a used class A motor home for sale. They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes – starting from smaller models for weekend travelers to large models for those heading out for a full-time life on the road. Biggest among on road recreational vehicles, they are built on robust buses or commercial truck chassis equipped either with a gas or a diesel engine. If you go out regularly or for long distances, a fully furnished motor home with will make your journey more pleasurable. There are plenty of rooms in Class A for a mid to large-sized family to spread out along with ample storage space.
On the other hand, travel trailers are much smaller. They can either be very simple pop-up models or slightly bigger fifth wheelers. These vehicles are ideal for a three-day weekend or a three-week trip but cannot accommodate more than six people or cannot substitute as a permanent dwelling space. These vehicles also lack space and storage for large families.
How comfortable are you driving a motor home versus a travel trailer?
For travel trailer enthusiasts, a truck or travel tailor pivots in the middle makes it easy to get around sharper turns in the road. These campers are smaller and can be towed behind another vehicle. Sometimes, they are referred to as pop-up campers for their portability and flexibility. The only limit of these travel trailers is the towing capacity of the lead vehicle. A Class A motor home, on the other hand, has excellent towing capacity but can get slightly tricky in terms of parking. Owners often say that driving a motor home is not very different than piloting a large truck.
How convenient is the set up?
Once you reach your destination, your first order of business is setting up a camp. In a motor home, this can be as easy as leveling the vehicles with electric jacks and hooking up the utilities. To head off, you just need to reverse the steps.
With a travel trailer, you need to perform some few extra steps such as leveling the unit, lowering the stabilizing jacks, connecting to shore power and water. All this can get a little cumbersome and tiring.
Now that you know all the pros and cons, deciding on what you want to own will be an easy affair. Recognize your requirements and choose a used class A motor home for sale or a travel trailer to head out for the vacation of your dreams.