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Travel Trailer or 5th Wheel Trailer Near Abilene, TX

If you are in the market for a trailer for the first time, the options can be overwhelming: there are so many brands and styles to choose from. One of the biggest and most important questions to decide early on is if you will be purchasing a travel trailer or a 5th wheel trailer. We offer both at RVs of West Texas — and each has its benefits.

Travel Trailer Towing

When towing a 5th wheel trailer, your only real choice is a truck, because a portion of the trailer must overhang the bed of the truck. That limits your seating availability, as most pickup trucks offer seating for five people at most. SUVs can seat up to nine passengers while commercial vans (perfect for large families) offer great towing power and can often seat up to 15 passengers. However, it is much easier to tow a 5th wheel trailer due to its design, which makes it more stable and secure.

Travel Trailer Cost

If you are purchasing your trailer on a budget, travel trailers are typically more affordable. On top of that, 5th wheel trailers generally reduce your vehicle’s fuel economy more significantly than a travel trailer would. However, RVs of West Texas will work hard to find you the right trailer within your budget that fits all of your needs.

Travel Trailer Space

5th wheel trailers tend to be larger, thus offering more space. They also offer multiple levels, which can be a pro or a con. If stairs are difficult for someone in your family, consider a travel trailer instead.

Travel Trailer Features

The features that a trailer offers vary by brand and model. However, at a certain point, travel trailers tend to stop offering features that you might be able to find on a more luxurious (yet more expensive) 5th wheel trailer. Make a list of the features that are important in your trailer and don’t compromise on that list while shopping.

If you need more direction on choosing between these options, give RVs of West Texas near Abilene, TX a call. We would be glad to help.

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