Travel trailers are one of the most popular first time RV purchases. The travel trailer is also one of the most often repeated purchases in the RV industry. And it also appears to be one of the most popular choices for a second/additional recreational vehicle purchase. To put it simply, it’s just one of the most popular choices no matter how old you are, where you are traveling, your level of RV experience, etc.
Travel trailers are fabulous Newbie RVs because they are small and extremely portable. The entire idea behind the recreational vehicle is that it is on wheels and it goes places while providing you with a place to stay. But the travel trailer is the most mobile of the bunch simply because it’s the smallest. It’s the easiest to cart around. It’s the easiest to learn to tow without incidents as well. Newbies can generally succeed at getting their travel trailer from point A to point B without causing any damage.
Travel trailers are the most repeated purchase in the RV industry. Why would that be? That would be because many feel after owning a travel trailer that it was an “intro” purchase and they are ready to upgrade. They’re looking for additional features, more space, etc. But many who upgrade miss the mobility of the travel trailer and the ease of cleaning, etc. And they purchase another one. I guess you could say the travel trailer has a high return rate.
And that high return rate explains the tendency of the travel trailer to live right alongside another, larger vehicle as a “second” RV. Many pick and choose which RV is more appropriate depending upon the trip destination, the trip length, the number of passengers, etc. But in many cases, the travel trailer is simply perfect for the vacation at hand.
Travel trailers are not the only RVs that are hitched to the back of the vehicle. But when a RV is referred to as a travel trailer it generally refers to a smaller RV that can hitch to mid-sized vehicles. It makes towing look so easy. And nothing’s more hilarious than traveling in a group and seeing just how quickly the travel trailer can be cleaned, packed up and put away when the trip is over. And then you get to sit back and watch the rest of the RVers still working on cleaning and organizing and generally being controlled by their bigger, more demanding recreational vehicles.