is a Travel Trailer?
A unit designed to be towed by a car, van or pickup by means of
a bumper or frame hitch, the travel trailer provides all
the comforts of home and is perfectly adaptable for weekend getaways,
family vacations, and fulltiming.
Size: 12 - 35 feet.
tow vehicle): Average:
Range: Most available
from $9,500 - $63,000
Sleeps: Up to eight
people (depending on model)
- As with all towables, unit can
be detached at your destination, freeing up towing
vehicle for short trips and excursions, running errands and other
- Travel trailers are available with
all the conveniences of home for sleeping, showering, cooking,
dining, and relaxing . Without floorspace needed for the driver's
cab, travel trailers offer a wide, flexible variety of floor
- A feature found on many of today's
travel trailers is the slide-out.
At the touch of a button, the slideout moves a portion of the
RVs exterior wall outward as much as 3 1/2 feet to enlarge the
living, dining, sleeping or even kitchen area. When extended,
the slideout protrudes beyond the normal outside walls of the
RV, like an addition on a
- Today's market offers a large selection
of suitable tow vehicles. Travel trailers can be towed by most
full-size and many midsize family automobiles, SUVs, vans or other
truck-based vehicles (consult your dealer for specifications).
- Telescoping travel trailers
offer improved fuel economy. They can be lowered to cartop
level for travel, eliminating the gasoline consuming wind drag.
These units can also be lowered for storage in a garage or carport.
- New lightweight travel trailers
have recently been introduced, designed light enough to be towed
by most six-cylinder family vehicles. This lightweight version
of towable travel trailers retain all the modern conveniences
of the traditional vehicles and some even offer special features
like the slideout. Typically, lightweight towables are under 26
feet, weigh less than 4,000 pounds and retail from about $8,000
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