View Full Version : Motorhome vs. Travel Trailer

Jackie B
04-04-2008, 05:37 PM
Tell me what you prefer, and why. We're getting one soon, and want to hear the pros and cons of each.

Thanks in advance.

04-04-2008, 05:44 PM
My parents love their 5th wheel. I would buy a trailer because I find the layouts roomier.

04-04-2008, 05:52 PM
You HAVE to get slides outs!!! Two at least.

H.E. Pennypacker
04-04-2008, 05:53 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Buttercup (adigirl)</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You HAVE to get slides outs!!! Two at least. </div></div>

that's not camping.

04-04-2008, 05:58 PM
Is too! http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n132/shaunadf/1132_childish_teasing_smiley_sticki.gif

04-04-2008, 06:04 PM
It's MY kind of camping!! That's the way I'd go, if I were to do it. I'm a city girl all the way.

04-04-2008, 06:07 PM
With a motor home unless you plan on draging a second vehicle along with, your sort of stranded. At least with a travel trailer, you have the option of leaving it at a camp ground and traveling around.

04-04-2008, 08:10 PM
Hard to beat the Holiday Inn

Macs II
04-04-2008, 08:15 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: KWB</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Hard to beat the Holiday Inn </div></div>

and lot cheaper too

Jackie B
04-04-2008, 10:39 PM
You're not going to find a Holiday Inn at the beach though. I'm looking to get out of the downtown area for the summer so the kids can run and be free. I just wasn't sure which would be the better option, but it seems that everyone recommends the trailer so far.

Macs II
04-04-2008, 10:48 PM
Look here (http://www.newrver.com/whichrig.html) google is our friend /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

04-04-2008, 11:20 PM
That was a good helpful boy! http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n132/shaunadf/sending_flowers.gif

04-04-2008, 11:22 PM
need to have pl and pd insurance for the motorhome gets expensive also gas is supposed to get to 1.50 a litre this summer

Jackie B
04-04-2008, 11:46 PM
The insurance is surprisingly cheap. It was $276 for the year at the most. The gas is another story. *L*

04-04-2008, 11:53 PM
PULLING A TRAILER X $5.25 gal for gas X 9 miles to the gal and you're not out of the Soo yet

Pancake park $2000 for the season (june lots blackflies) (july & aug)thats all folks

Jackie B
04-05-2008, 12:02 AM
I have done some homework. It's about 10 miles to the gallon(depending on what you buy of course)and I always fill up across the river, so $3.50, maybe $4.00 a gallon.

04-05-2008, 12:12 AM
whatever i can mooch off my friends of course.

04-05-2008, 12:36 AM
We have had a Trailer,fifth wheel and now have a Motor home. Price wise it is about the same for milage. It is easier to tow a car then tow a trailer with a car or truck.I have been in our Rv for almost 5 months now .and it is great..heading home soon

04-05-2008, 01:40 AM
Motor Home is very luxurious, but there are also very nice travel trailers.

Get a flat tire on your motor home - you're screwed. Flat tire on your trail and you can go somewhere and get help.

Travel Trailers can be left on the lot while you go out.

Motor Homes are beyond even your biggest gas guzzler.

You can sell your travel trailer without selling your transportation