There are many things we all agree on in the RV world; camping is fun, camping with friends is better, and it’s important that everyone cleans up their poop (pets and people!).
One of the questions i’ve seen a lot lately is, “Should I buy a motorhome, or a trailer?”
Now, before we get into this, let me clarify this point, we’re simply comparing RV’s that can be driven from one place to another, to RV’s that require a tow vehicle. Inside of those two things there are many more things to consider, but those will be covered in other posts.
A motorhome is an RV that has it’s own propulsion system, that is, its own engine, which means it can be driven from one place to another without another vehicle. These come in various sizes, shapes, layouts, and generally fall into one of three classes, which is covered in another post.
A trailer is an RV that is towed, which means it requires a tow vehicle to move it. The vehicle required is based on the RV you have or want, so be sure to learn all about Tow Capacities before you buy! These generally come in
Motorhomes are easy to get in and drive to where you want to go, so long as you fit where you want to be. The pro is that you don’t have to have a separate vehicle, but the con is that you’ll need to make arrangements for side trips, like groceries, site-seeing, and so on. You can get around that by towing a passenger vehicle, but you’ll lose some of your alreadt not so great gas mileage for that.
With a trailer, you can still go places and see things, but I find it nice to drop the trailer and be able to drive around to wherever I want to go from there. You’ll have to have a tow vehicle capable of handling your trailer, but you may already have one and just want to add a trailer that fits into the specs of your current vehicle.
Regardless of the mode you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy RV’ing all over the place, it’s just a matter of choosing which way you like better.