What Kind of RV Is Right for Me?
While there are multiple different RV types on the market, we want to make it super simple so we have focused on three main categories: Motorhomes, Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheels.
Motorhomes are all-in-one units, meaning you get both living quarters and a driving vehicle in one. They usually have all the desirable amenities—bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens—and come in a wide variety of sizes and layouts. However, if you don’t plan to tow a car behind you, then your motorhome will be your sole driving vehicle. And because they come equipped with their own motor and driving systems, motorhomes typically cost more to buy and maintain.
Travel Trailers are towed behind your vehicle, and can be pulled by a truck, SUV, even a car in the case of some lightweight travel trailers. Travel trailers come in a wide variety of sizes and price points, but are typically smaller and cheaper than fifth wheels. Unlike a motorhome, once you get to your final destination, you can unhitch your travel trailer and still have a vehicle to drive around.
Fifth wheels are also towed behind your vehicle, but they’re different from travel trailers in that they get hitched to the bed of a truck instead of the bumper on your vehicle. While they are typically spacious and roomy, fifth wheels can be heavy, so a heavy-duty truck is often recommended to tow them. In addition to purchasing a fifth wheel RV, you’ll also have to purchase and install a fifth wheel hitch.