Are you a fan of recreational vehicles (better known as RVs)? The advances in technology today have made it possible for the trailers today to actually be morphed into a single vehicle – known as a motorhome in the larger instances, or a campervan in the more minimalist instances. If you are wondering on whether to go with a trailer or a buy a full-fledged motorhome, here are the questions you should ask yourself:
Prices – to begin with, trailers for sale from Blackburn Trailers are definitely cheaper than a motorhome, and it is not hard to see why. A full-fledged Class A motorhome can easily cost just as much as a good home would cost nowadays. On the other hand, you can find trailers for a fraction of the cost. If you are on a budget, the options are often limited from the start.
How often will you use it? – coupled together with the question of price is how often you intend to use the RV. As was mentioned above, a good motorhome can easily cost a fortune, and to be honest, it can a wasted investment if you are not one to frequently be out of the house. For example, if you go out only twice or thrice a year, it would seem quite useless to have so valuable a vehicle in the garage for the rest of the year. In this case, an off road trailers is definitely the better choice.
Do you have a vehicle to pull the trailer? – If you are intent on buying a trailer, then this is the most important question you should ask yourself. A small trailer – such as the pop-up trailers – can be somewhat easily pulled by a standard SUV or minivan, but the bigger trailers will often require a truck or a similar dedicated vehicle for towing. And unless you have such a vehicle, you will need to also factor in the price of buying one to tow your trailer. This is where you might find that buying a motorhome might actually be cheaper than buying a trailer.
Accessing things on the way and setting up – this is a no-brainer, but know that you cannot access the trailer compartment while you are on your way to the camping site (unless you are in the trailer); and setting up the trailer will be more troublesome than setting up a motorhome at the site.
Other expenses – a trailer is basically a mini-home, but a motorhome is also a vehicle. If you think about it, this means that every vehicle-related expense and depreciation will also affect your motorhome. Accordingly, in terms of maintenance, insurance and other expenses, the trailer is the cheaper and better choice.