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Choosing the right RV can be tricky, but sometimes there are decisions that seem like no brainers. Maybe you’re part of the RV owner group who prefers to tow their RVs, rather than drive them directly. This decision can bring you a lot of benefits, but it doesn’t necessarily narrow down the field very much. There are a number of towable RV categories that you’ll still need to choose from, the biggest of which we’ve listed below. Lone Star RV has taken the time to highlight some of the best parts of owning each of these RVs so you can make a more informed decision. Then stop by our location in Houston, Texas to find your perfect trailer. We’re near Katy and Galveston.
Travel Trailer

Travel trailers are probably  one of the biggest and most diverse groups of towable RVs. You can spot them by their bumper pull hitch–which is the kind that sticks out behind your tow vehicle–and can come in a wide range of sizes, styles, and prices. You can get one of the larger, bunkhouse models built for bigger families or a small, teardrop shaped rig built for one or two people. This range of options can help even the pickiest or most unsure buyers find exactly what they want.

The bumper pull hitch is also compatible with just about any vehicle type, whether you have a truck, SUV, or even minivan. This may mean you won’t have to get an entirely new tow vehicle on top of the RV. Keep in mind though that whatever tow vehicle you use, it’ll need to be able to handle the extra weight. You’ll also want to make sure that you’re following good weight distribution practices, since travel trailers have a higher risk of sway.

Fifth Wheel

A fifth wheel usually takes  things up a notch. They’re often bigger and more luxurious than travel trailers, which can be great for people who spend a lot of time on the road or travel in bigger groups and families. It can also just give you a little bit of extra elbow room to keep you from going stir crazy on days when it’s too hot or stormy to go outside.

One of the biggest differences between a fifth wheel and a travel trailer is the hitch. Fifth wheel hitches get installed directly into the bed of a pickup truck, so there’s a little bit of overlap between the two parts of the unit. This means you’ll have to make sure you have a pickup that can haul that kind of weight, but it also means the towing will be a little easier. That overlap creates more stability and control for the driver and reduces sway risk.

Toy Hauler

Toy haulers don’t necessarily look different from fifth wheels and travel trailers. In fact, there are some toy haulers that come with their own engine and drivetrain. The only difference is there’s a large, empty space in the back of the RV, either isolated from the rest of the living area or part of it. This back area, known as a garage, is specifically made to transport and hold powersport vehicles, like ATVs, UTVs, and motorcycles. This will keep you from having to tow a second trailer behind your RV or bring a second tow vehicle. They’re often a little bit longer than the average RV, but if you’re going to use this kind of perk, then it’s well worth the investment.

This covers some of the biggest benefits of each category, but you might find there are some benefits that you like that we haven’t listed here. At some point, whether you’re still on the fence or know exactly what you want, you’re going to need to visit an RV dealer – like Lone Star RV – to see some of these vehicles in person. If you’re near Houston, Katy, and Galveston, TX, then stop by today and talk to one of our experienced staff.

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