When we set out on our full-time RV, we explored all the options for what would be best for our family of 6. Each particular RV type has pros and cons.
Today I’m sharing what I see as important factors when deciding which of these 3 types of RVs suit a family.
- Ceilings are Lower
- Not Well Insulated
- Smaller Master Bedrooms
- Minimal Storage
We considered getting a Travel Trailer which is also called a bumper-pull. The fact that they are less expensive was a draw for us but we decided the loss in space was not worth it. Looking back, I think we would have been just fine with a travel trailer had we not wintered up North. (You can order them more insulated but that will drive your cost up.)
- All-in-One Ease of Moving
- Generator is Usually Included for Boondocking
- Decent Storage
- More Seating
- Mechanical Breakdown – Out of Your Home
- Rarely Come With Bunks
- More Expensive
When we decided to buy an older RV and undertake a camper remodel, we went with a motorhome. We love our Winnebago Adventurer and it suits us well. Since we are a family of 6, we had to get creative with our sleeping arrangements. I wrote all about our renovations and converting the master bedroom into a bunk room.
We actually bought a 5th Wheel
- Higher Ceilings
- Larger Master Bedrooms
- Much More Storage Throughout
- Winter Energy Costs High
- More Expensive
- Less Seating
We actually bought a 5th Wheel and we loved it. There were so many positives to our 5th Wheel. In the end, the cost is why we decided to sell it and remodel our motorhome.
So that’s our run-down on RV types. Hopefully our insight helps you decide what is right for you and your family.