Rv Rentals

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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To tow or not to tow. That is the question. Although there are a wide variety of RVs out there, they all fall into one of two main categories: "motorized" options, where the driving area is part of the coach; and trailers, which are towed.

Motor Homes vs. Travel Trailers

Within the motorized options, there are three main classes. Class A motor homes, hands down the most luxurious--and expensive--option across all categories, resemble tour buses in appearance. Class B motor homes, also sometimes called conversion vans, look like a regular passenger van on the outside, but feature considerable home-like comforts located in the interior. Class C motor homes look like a regular van from the front, but are longer, and typically feature a living area built up and over the front cab.

Among towable options, one has their pick of pop-up trailers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, truck trailers, tent trailers, and toy haulers. Each of these towable options has its own distinct advantages--and disadvantages. What makes one type ideal for one person, may be an inappropriate match for another.

In terms of broad comparisons, towable options don't allow access to the living area from the driving area. However, once they reach any given destination, those with towables can leave "home" at the campsite, and travel freely in the towing car or truck. This makes finding parking, getting in and out of gas stations, and general in-town travel much easier. On the other hand, having the driving area located within the coach means you're essentially driving down the road in your rented living-room, making general family comfort enjoyable throughout the trip, not just at the camp site.


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