If you’ve never bought a camping trailer before, there is a lot you can learn about different kinds of camping trailers that are available. In this article, we will talk about the six different types of camping trailers, and the benefits of each.
Pop up campers – The main benefit to pop up campers is that they are very affordable. You can often buy a new pop up camper for less than $10,000. Pop up campers are also pretty easy to tow. Even with a smaller truck you won’t have any trouble towing them. Additionally, it’s pretty easy to fit a pop-up camper in your garage. Each is it pops up, as a hard top and bottom. Generally the size of the pop-up campers are made from canvas. This type of camper is not good to use if the weather is very cold, or if you are in an area that gets a lot of rain or hail. Also pop up campers are not very large.
Tear Drop Trailer- Teardrop trailers are often even smaller than pop up campers. They are great for a weekend getaway. They generally offer you a place to sleep, but not much more in the way of amenities. A teardrop trailer is very affordable. Most of the time they are hard and they offer you great protection from the elements. Teardrop trailers are also very light weight and easy to tow behind your car, truck, or SUV.
Truck Camper- A truck camper is a perfect camper to use if you don’t want to worry about hauling. A truck camper fits right into the back of your truck bed. Truck campers generally sleep 2 to 4 people. A truck camper generally works great even if the weather is cold. You won’t have any hard time going camping in the area where the roads are rough, if you are using a truck camper. Truck campers are also pretty affordable. The biggest disadvantage to this type of camper, is it is harder to store than a pop-up, or teardrop camper, and it is difficult to get it in and out of your truck.
Travel Trailer- Your typical travel trailer attaches to the bumper of your truck or SUV. Trailers weigh up to 7,000 pounds. You can store a lot in a travel trailer, and even have a full bathroom and shower. Travel trailers are nice if you are going to stay anywhere for more than a week. With most travel trailers, you can bring your home along with you. Travel trailers range in price from affordable, to extremely expensive. The nice thing about these trailers is there are a lot of different kinds to choose from. Seek and find the type that best suits your needs. Most of the time, travel trailers work great for camping in any type of weather.
Fifth Wheel Trailers- A fifth wheel travel trailer is much larger than your ordinary travel trailer. A 5th wheel attaches to the bed of your truck, rather than attaching to the bumper. This allows the travel trailers to have an extra sleeping compartment, over the truck bed. It will generally sleep 6-8 people. Fifth wheels are a great way for you to travel across the country or long distances. These types of travel trailers are one of the largest trailers, and typically also the most expensive. Most fifth wheels will come with a full bathroom, and a generator. A lot of them will have two or three slide outs to give you more space once you reach your destination.
Sports Utility RV- A sports utility RV is usually also a fifth wheel. This trailer is designed for hauling ATVs, dirt bikes, and race cars. One of the unique features of this RV is that it often has a gas pump, and external hoses for washing your vehicles. The back of this RV opens up to make it easy to load and unload equipment. A sports utility RV is a manly RV. Typically, the interior, including the kitchen, and bedroom, are designed for durability, rather than for comfort.
How to Find Great Deals on these Types of Camping Trailers
No matter what type of camping trailer you get, the best ways to get a good deal on a camping trailer is to buy travel trailers for sale by owner. The best deals often come from people who are motivated to sell. The key to finding a lot of motivated people is to invest time into your search. Look for people that have to sell, not just people that want to. Find out why they are selling. The most common ways for you to get a good deal, is that they are selling because they can no longer make their payments, or if they’re selling because of divorce, inheritance, death, taxes, or medical bills. When you take time finding RVs for sale by owner, from people in these situations, you are helping them out, and you’re also going to be able to save a few thousand dollars.