Tips for Buying a Lightweight Travel Trailer

Find A Lightweight Travel Trailer That Works For You
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Lightweight travel trailers are incredibly popular because of how fuel efficient they are. They’re a great choice for everyone from families to individuals to couples. Oftentimes lightweight travel trailers can be towed by SUVs and crossover meaning you don’t have to upgrade your vehicle for a larger one that will tow your RV and family! Here are some helpful tips to think about when you are shopping for a lightweight RV.

First Thing’s First 

The MOST important thing to do before you start shopping for a travel trailer is to physically pull out your car’s owner’s manual and look up what your Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the rear axle are. The GCWR is the maximum total combined weight of the vehicle and trailer, while the GAWR is the max the rear axle can support.

Talk To Other RVers

If you’re brand new to the RV industry try getting out to other campgrounds and talking to other RVers. The RV community is quite close knit and helpful and most RVers will always be ready to answer questions you have. They might even let you take a tour of their RV, after all RVers love talking about their pride and joy!

Decide What You Want

Lightweight RVs typically offer all of the features of heavier units. With that in mind it’s still important to make a list of all the must haves and what you’re willing to compromise. You might find that a lightweight trailer doesn’t have what you need and that you need to look at other options. Either way, knowing what  you want will help you determine which brand, model, and floorplan will work for you.

Snoop Around

Once you know what you want you can start looking at available units. As you walk through lightweight travel trailers open cabinets, turn on lights, look through closets, and think about how living in the RV would look. Be hyper critical. You’re spending your hard earned money on a home on wheels.

If you’re interested in learning more about our available lightweight travel trailers contact us. We will answer any questions you have and make sure you’ve got the information necessary to make the best buying decision for your family.

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