What Kind Of RV Is Best For You And Your Family?

June 13,2024

RVs are fantastic for bringing your camping trips to the next level, but which model is ideal for your family? Read to know more…

We have outlined the features of all RV kinds so that you can choose the best one for you!

Motorhomes

Motorhomes are self-contained motorised RVs that are easy to set up at a spot. Motorhomes also provide unrivalled comfort and space, and are frequently utilized as people’s homes. In the market, there are three types of motorhomes:

  • The largest of the three classes,  (A) motorhomes are built on heavy-duty chassis. There are nearly endless configurations and floor plans available, and Class A motorhomes provide the greatest luxury accessible on the road!
  • The Other (Class B) are smaller and simpler to drive and store than Class (A). They frequently resemble vans and are known as van conversions or camper vans. These RVs often sleep fewer people and are popular with couples and lone travellers.
  •  Motorhomes (C) are the ideal compromise between Class A and Class B vehicles. They also have the appearance of a van, but may be distinguished by their cab-over sleeping compartment. Class C vehicles are large and comfortable. 


Travel Trailers

Travel Trailers are available in a variety of sizes and types, with a wide range of amenities and floor layouts to pick from. Travel trailers have the benefit of being able to be towed by a range of vehicles, ranging from a 4-cylinder car to a half-ton truck, depending on the trailer’s size and weight. There are several varieties of travel trailers on the market from which to select. Each style of travel trailer has its set of options and conveniences.

The traditional Travel Trailer is towed by a bumper pull hitch that is suitable with almost any car. The length of a travel trailer can range from 13 feet to 41 feet, depending on the number of people it can sleep. Longer trailers may have a loft, a private sleeping room, or many bathrooms. Some Travel Trailers include slides for extra internal room after you’ve arrived at your campground, and some even have an outside kitchen or entertainment system.

Fifth Wheel Trailers

Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers can only be hauled by a fifth wheel hitch in the bed of a pickup vehicle. Towing a Fifth Wheel takes a bit more effort to get used to, but it shouldn’t be much more difficult than towing a standard bumper pull Travel Trailer. Fifth wheels may be parked and used for full-time living, but if you want to tow it and travel, you’ll need a truck that can handle the weight. If you have a vehicle, that’s fantastic! You may now take advantage of the extra room that a Fifth Wheel provides. Most Fifth Wheels include a master bedroom in the trailer’s top gooseneck, but there are an unlimited number of other floorplans that will match exactly what you are looking for.

Teardrop Travel Trailer

Teardrop Travel Trailers are ideal for a single individual or a couple wishing to get out and explore. They are exceptionally robust, lightweight, and simple to pull, making them the ideal trailer for campers who do not possess a car capable of towing a hefty load, or for persons who enjoy exploring and creating their own off-grid campground. They may appear little, but you’ll be astonished at how effectively they are constructed to contain everything you may ever need! To provide as much space inside as possible, some teardrop trailers even have a full outdoor kitchen.

Toy Haulers

Toy Haulers are comparable to traditional travel trailers or fifth wheels, with the key distinction being that a Toy Hauler has a separate cargo space where you may bring whatever outdoor recreational ‘things’ you like, such as canoes, motorcycles, or ATVs. Toy Haulers are available in a variety of sizes and lengths, including Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers and Travel Trailer Toy Haulers. Some may include an enclosed gasoline station and a high-capacity water pump. Some models have an insulated garage or the option to transform the rear ramp into a fully functional deck. When you get to your campground, some Toy Haulers include bunks that can be lifted and lowered for more sleeping space.

Tent Trailers

Tent Trailers may be deflated for storage and transit, and then sprang up when you arrive at your campground. Because they don’t have hard sides, they’re relatively light, and most cars should be able to pull them. Some campgrounds allow Tent Trailer owners to stay on a tent site, which may give you additional options when booking your campsite.

Truck Campers

Truck campers are not travel trailers, and they are not trailers at all! Campers are built to fit within the box of a pickup truck, with the bed spanning the top of the cab. Truck campers minimize the burden of towing while also allowing you to tow other items along with you on your journey. They also lack wheels and engines, necessitating less maintenance than any other form of Travel Trailer.

Finding the appropriate RV to meet your family’s needs might be difficult at first, but after you know what’s available, you’ll be able to pick the perfect one with ease!  Looking for an RV in Edmonton? Connect with us.