Advantages of Small Travel Trailers, 5th Wheel Campers & Toy Haulers
Small travel trailers, small fifth wheel campers and small toy haulers share the benefit of fitting easily into most campground spots, and they’re more convenient than large units in terms of storage and maintenance at home. They’re generally easier on the budget, and many people prefer these smaller RVs simply based on personal preference; they like the “cute” factor or the appeal of quickly packing up and heading off for the next weekend journey.
Other advantages of smaller campers vary depending on the style you choose:
- Small travel trailers can generally be pulled by smaller vehicles than 5th wheels, and are generally less expensive. They offer more living space for their size than other units, and unlike smaller fifth wheels, they do not require a truck for towing – a sedan, SUV or minivan may do the trick. These vehicle styles allow you to take more passengers on the road. If you decide to use a truck anyways, your truck bed is then free to haul additional supplies.
- Small fifth wheel campers often offer more storage space compared to travel trailer models the same length. Some drivers prefer small 5th wheels because they are thought to be less prone to swaying while on the road. Many say they’re overall more maneuverable and easier to back up and hitch alone without guidance.
- Small toy haulers, like their larger relatives, have a garage area built into the back end. This is perfect for hauling whatever your camping lifestyle requires – from motorcycles to quad runners to personal watercraft. Once your toy is unloaded using the built-in ramp, this space converts to a storage or sleeping space. Small toy haulers let you crank up the fun wherever your adventures take you.
For towing guidance on any of these small camper styles, take a look at the Tow Guide.