Travel trailer can be discussed in terms of the travel games. I’m not sure who came up with the idea, but they were brilliant. Board games of all types and sizes are now manufactured specifically for use on the road. You can get card games, board games, trivia games, DVD games, memory games and much more. You can pretty much get everything you can imagine in a travel game almost as easily as you can get it in the traditional, full size game format. And it’s the same with the travel trailer. It’s a home just like your house. But it’s designed for use on the road.
What does it mean to be designed for use on the road? Well, being designed for use on the road sometimes means the same things for the travel trailer as it means for the travel games.
– Magnetic and snap in place pieces
– Smaller, more compact designs
– Multiple purposes for the same item
– Folding/sliding and moving pieces
– Compartments to hold the pieces in place while mobile
Loose pieces would be just as detrimental to game play as loose cupboard doors and curtains would be to travelers in a travel trailer or RV. They are often designed to “stay” where they are placed using the power of magnets and/or snapping or locking mechanisms.
It’s obvious that when traveling, you want to travel as light as possible. And both travel games and travel trailers take this into consideration. They’ve both been designed to minimize the space necessary for the activity at hand without limiting the entertainment value; it’s all about having fun!
In many cases of both travel games and travel trailer designs certain items will have multiple uses. For instance, your travel game box may hinge open and serve as the game board and the kitchen table may fold and twist and become the couch in a well-designed travel trailer.
Game play often requires that there be moving pieces, but too many detachable pieces will mean that you can only play that game a few times before you’re missing vital elements of the game. So many travel games have moving pieces that don’t detach; instead they slide or twist or swing. This is the same concept that is applied to recreational vehicles and travel trailers in particular. There are slide outs and elements that move (but don’t often actually detach) that allow RVers to maximize the space once they are camping while keeping the travel trailer compact while on the road.
And, of course, there is a great need for compartments that are available to hold all the pieces. Every travel game will have the contained space to keep all the game pieces intact and available for the next game. It’s the same thing with travel trailers. There is space set aside for the basics that will be needed on the road. Store all your necessities and make your travel plans even easier to execute.
And don’t forget to get yourself a few travel games for on the road! They’re designed to keep game play simple AND fun! And anyone interested in enjoying a trip in a travel trailer is going to find the simple and fun combo right up their alley!