Types Of RVs 101 | Abilene, TX
When you shop for an RV, you’ll hear about the many different kinds available. From Class A motorhomes to fifth wheels and pop-up trailers, the terminology can get a little confusing. We’re here to clear things up and give you an easy-to-understand overview of the major different types and classes of RVs.
Also known as fold-up campers, pop-up trailers are the smallest type of RV. Their extendable side sections make them more convenient to store and transport, and their small size and low weight make them easy to tow. Although you do give up a lot of space for these benefits, this is reflected in their affordable pricing.
Do you and your family love to be active when you go on trips to the lake or mountains? Toy haulers are great for families with ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, kayaks, bikes, and similar items because of the garage space they offer. Toy haulers are also incredibly flexible, meaning they can be towed as either a fifth wheel or a travel trailer.
Fifth Wheel RVs
Fifth wheels require a special connection to their tow vehicles, attaching to the beds of pickup trucks. They are very large and often feature slide-outs for even more interior space, as well as multiple living levels. As such, they are typically among the most expensive but also the most luxurious RVs available. If you’re looking for the ultimate camping experience, a fifth-wheel trailer is the way to go.
Travel trailers are the most popular type of RV and tend to be more affordable than most fifth-wheel trailers, while still offering many of the same luxurious amenities. They can vary greatly in size — anywhere between 10 to 35 feet — and can be towed by a wide variety of vehicles. With travel trailers, the possibilities are virtually endless, so make sure to thoroughly explore floor plans and features.
A towable trailer is fairly self-explanatory. If the trailer is not self-powered and must be towed by a separate vehicle, it’s a towable trailer. At Hanner RV Supercenter, we have many different types of towable trailers such as the ones below.
The other major category of RV is motorhomes. These are self-contained units with an engine, a front cabin area, and a home unit in the rear. One upside is that you don’t need another vehicle to travel with a motorhome, but a downside is that they tend to be smaller and less well equipped than comparatively priced towable RVs. There are three types of motorhomes, classified by size:
- Class A motorhome: The biggest kind of motorhome. It’s typically built on a commercial truck or bus chassis and can be as long as 40 feet.
- Class B motorhome: The smallest kind of motorhome. They are often little more than upfitted or converted street vehicles — also known as camper vans.
- Class C motorhome: A medium-sized motorhome built on a truck chassis that provides a nice compromise between the above two options.
Now that you know more about the types of RVs, make sure to visit Hanner RV Supercenter in Baird, Texas, to see what the towable trailers look like in person and pick your favorite!