RVs, or recreational vehicles, have spawned an ever-growing culture of people who like the feel of the open road and treasure the trip as much as the destination. There are many different types and styles of RVs that you can choose from. From compact teardrop shaped mini trailers to massive homes on wheels, there is an RV for every taste and lifestyle. We’re going to go over five of the best types of RVs available on the market and what makes each one unique.
Number 5: Teardrop Trailers
Teardrop trailers are among the smallest of recreational vehicles. They are pulled with another vehicle and are extremely compact. Their small size allows them to be towed by almost any vehicle with towing capabilities and gives them the freedom of going into places where other vehicles simply wouldn’t fit.
With their smaller size comes a few things some may see as major drawbacks. They typically don’t have full bathrooms on board, and typically any kitchen they may have will be on the exterior, meaning you cook outside. But, they do provide a warm, comfortable place to sleep at night.
Number 4: Pop-up Campers
Pop-up campers are also among the smallest of recreational vehicles, but once they are parked and secured, the roofs “pop up” and it converts into a full-height mini camper. These have more space than other smaller campers, due to their ability to expand, but are harder to keep warm as the collapsible walls are fabric.
Kitchens will typically be small, but indoors. There is typically no onboard restroom, either. But, they are extremely portable and sleep well.
Number 3: Fifth Wheel Trailers
These are the biggest RVs that require another vehicle to pull them around. This also means that they require a bigger vehicle to be able to tow them. Gift wheel hitches are mounted in the bed of heavier duty pickup trucks and are towed from that point. They are more limited as to where they can be taken, due to their sheer size.
The bonus to their size is that they offer the most room in a pull behind travel trailers. Some of them can sleep as many as six or more people in comfort, and have nearly full-sized kitchens and bathrooms inside. If you like the comforts of home and want to see the world, these are a fantastic option, if you have a way to tow them.
Number 2: Full-size RVs
Full-sized RVs are almost like homes on wheels. These have built-in motors and transmissions and can move fully independently. They have engines large enough to move the weight of them at highway speeds with ease.
Lots of full-sized RV models feature rooms that collapse into the body and expand out when parked to give you an amount of space you wouldn’t believe possible. Some offer multiple bedrooms that offer full privacy with doors and walls separating the individual rooms. These are very popular among RV enthusiasts as they are the closest thing to home while still being able to see the world.
Number 1: Travel Trailers
Travel trailers are the mid-range of size and portability but can be very luxurious and contain everything you may need. Fully functioning on board bathrooms with showers are one typical luxury you can’t find in smaller trailers. Also, these normally have kitchens with stovetops and even microwaves and refrigerators.
Their size is still small enough to get into places that larger RVs cannot reach, but large enough that some models sleep as many as 4 people comfortably. Coupled with their amenities, this makes them the best RV option for most.
Whatever type you choose, you can be assured that you will get many miles of memories that will last a lifetime.