As experts in fifth wheels and travel trailers, we know people love towable campers because they don’t have an engine to service compared to motorized units. Eliminating the upfront cost of the engine can free up some budget for additional options on a towable unit. The sheer variety of sizes, prices, floorplans and flexibility to detach the tow vehicle for daytrips or runs to the store is also really appealing.
When it comes to choosing between travel trailers and fifth wheels, the differences aren’t as stark. Don’t think of it as fifth wheels being ‘better’ or travel trailers being ‘better’; it’s more about fit, which kind of trailer best suits how you want to travel. That brings us to a couple rules you should always follow when shopping for an RV.