You’re going on holiday, without the need of soaring thousands of metres into the sky! You’ve chosen to holiday in the country you live in, so it’s important to go to the extra mile and make the trip as great as can be. “How?” you may ask; the travel trailer.
Travel trailers have been trusted as luxurious mobile homes for a number of years now. Some people even live in them all year around. But, let’s assume you’re just using one for your holidays. Which one do you go for and what should you expect to pay?
Here, we’ll answer some of your burning questions about travel trailers and give you the low-down before you go any further in your decision making process. So, without further ado, let’s get stuck in!
“How much should I expect to pay?”. It’s probably the single most important question, whether you’re on a tighter budget or you’re looking to be a little more extravagant, we all like to know how much we’re paying for something and whether or not it’s worth it. Typically, you should expect to pay anything between around $11,000 and $35,000. Of course, when you get to the top of that price bracket, these travel trailers are unbelievably superb; with many additional features, stylish and luxurious designs and so much more.
You should probably go into it with the mindset of paying between $20,000 and $25,000. This is likely what it’s going to cost you for a decent construction that you can be happy with and you know is high quality.
“What are the best brands?”. Well, best is subjective, as we all have our own opinions depending on our requirements. The most popular brands with the best reception to date are Airstream, Grand Design, Oliver, Starcraft, Lance and Jayco, to list just a few. From a quick search online, you would see so many options, as the marketplace for travel trailers is crowded by many competing businesses. So, look out for the brands mentioned here, and if you do see another that you’re interested in, always do your research.
“Are travel trailers hard to tow?”. You’d be surprised. You we’re probably expecting us to say that it’s incredibly difficult, requires extreme caution and alertness at all times and gets easier with practice. We guess that’s true to a certain extent, but it’s actually pretty easy to drive when towing a travel trailer; so much so that you’ll probably surprise yourself.
Providing your car has had the correct checks and is definitely safe to tow a travel trailer; you’re all good. You should find it relatively easy to do maneuvers, go uphill, downhill and even brake. If you’re a good, safe driver, you’ll have no trouble with a travel trailer.
“How fast can you drive when towing a travel trailer?”. It’s probably on your top ten list of important questions to ask. After all, you want to ensure the safety of yourself, your carload and other road users whilst still ensuring you’re making decent time when out on the road; we understand it can be a tricky balance. So, we’re here to help.
There appears to be no set limit but for the safety of everybody out on the road (this is of paramount importance), you should heavily consider driving at a maximum of 55MPH. We believe this is a decent speed to cover ground whilst keeping everybody on the road safe at all times. That said, depending on the roads, even 55MPH could feel like it was even too fast, so to be on the safe side and avoid the risk of an accident, you should probably aim to do 45MPH, at least that way if you go over by a bit, you’re still covered, providing you’re alert and can effectively respond to changes on the road ahead of you.
So now you know everything (well, almost everything) there is to know about travel trailers. We hope this article has been of use to you and has guided you in your next step of your purchase. Enjoy your holiday!