Guide to RVs

There’s so many different kinds of RVs… how do I know what’s right for me?
RV types include folding camping trailers, truck campers, travel trailers and motor homes.

folding trailer

Folding Camping Trailer

is a lightweight unit with collapsible sides that fold for aerodynamic towing by a motorized vehicle, even some small compact cars. When set up, they provide kitchen, dining, sleeping and, in many models, bathroom facilities. Folding camping trailers sleep up to eight people and are available from $4,000 to $13,000.

Truck camper

Truck Camper

is a camping unit that is loaded onto, or affixed to, the bed or chassis of a pickup. Most models have kitchen, dining, sleeping and bathroom facilities. Truck campers sleep up to six people and sell from $4,000 to $26,000.

travel trailer

Travel Trailer

is a unit designed to be towed by a car, van or pickup. Travel trailers provide comforts such as kitchen, bathroom, sleeping, dining and living facilities, electric and water systems and modern appliances. Like all towable units, they can be unhitched from the tow vehicle, which is then free for convenient local travel to and from the campsite. Travel trailers sleep up to 10 people. Travel trailers range in price from $8,000 to $65,000 depending on size and features. Fifth-wheel models, which are built to be towed by pickups with a special hitch, sleep up to six and sell from $13,000 to $100,000.

fifth wheel trailer


is similar to a travel trailer, but is built to be towed by pickups with a special hitch. Most are available from $13,000 to $100,000.

motor home

Motor Home

is a recreational camping and travel vehicle built on or as part of a motorized vehicle chassis. Kitchen, sleeping, bathroom and dining facilities are all conveniently accessible to the driver’s area from inside. Living systems generally include electricity, heating, air-conditioning, water and propane gas. Motor homes come in a variety of sizes and types and sleep up to eight people. Class C models range in price from $48,000 to $140,000 and Class A models range in price from $58,000 to $400,000.

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