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New OR Used Travel Trailer? Which should you buy?

Posted in Tips for Buying Travel Trailer by Tinny on Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Have you decided to purchase a travel trailer but don’t know where to start?  You probably have a million questions swirling around in your brain because there are so many things to consider.

  • Should you buy a new or used travel trailer?
  • Are you going to finance or pay with cash?
  • What are you willing to spend?
  • Should you get a 5th wheel or tongue pull travel trailer?
  • What brand of travel trailer is the best?
  • What floor plan is best for your needs?

If you are undecided you should start out by weight the pros and the cons of buying used vs. buying new.  Take your time when purchasing your travel trailer.  Do your research and avoid impulse buys.

PROS of Buying a Used Travel Trailer

  • More Bang for Your Buck.  If you decide to purchase a used travel trailer you will be getting more value for your dollar.  This is the way to go if you are on a budget or don’t want to be stuck with making payments for 10 years.  You could get a used 25′ with all the bells and whistles for less money than a NEW 20′ plain jane travel trailer.
  • Do Your Homework.  Visit travel trailer forums and listen what people have to say about particular manufactures and brand of trailers, this could save you a bunch of future headaches.  Keep in mind the majority of travel trailers that are purchased new rarely see any camping action, most are either put in storage or parked at peoples houses.  Its not uncommon to find a used travel trailer in showroom condition, even older travel trailers from the 70′s can be found in great condition.
  • Used travel trailers hold their value!  If you get a good deal on a used travel trailer and decide to sell it next year you have a great chance of getting all your money back.

CONS of Buying a Used Travel Trailer

  • Potential Problems.  Buying a used travel trailer is a bit of a gamble, there could be minor problems or major problems and if you are lucky – no problems with the trailer.  In most cases the warranty will have long expired, so expense will be out of pocket.  Do your homework right so problems won’t be a surprise.

PROS of Buying a New Travel Trailer

  • Nice & Clean.  It’s new, clean and all yours!
  • Warranty.  If there are problems, take the trailer back to your dealer and they’ll have to fix them for free!
  • Maintenance Free.  You don’t have to worry about buying new tires or a new battery for at least a year or so.

CONS of Buying a New Travel Trailer

  • Depreciation.  A new travel trailer depreciates the moment you pull out of the dealers lot.  If you financed the purchase with little or nothing down, you will be “upside down” owing more that the trailer is worth, for years!  If you decided to sell your travel trailer you will most likely owe more than what it’s worth.
  • The Price.  If you budget minded you probably don’t want to be stuck making monthly payments on a travel trailer you’ll only use at the best 8 months out of the year.  Do the math, and figure out how much each camping trip will actually cost you, just factoring the monthly payments.  Ouch!  If your payments are $350 a month x 12 months = $4,200.  $4,200 can buy a great used travel trailer and you won’t be stuck with payments!

Check out these great deals on travel trailers!

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Used Travel Trailers In Great Condition

Posted in Used Travel Trailer by Tinny on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

There are tons of used travel trailers on the market in great or “like new” condition. Buying a used travel trailer is a great way to get into trailer camping without breaking your bank account. Check out some of the these great trailers and their even better prices!

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Looking for something else?

2009 Airstream Panamerican Toy Box

Posted in Airstream, Camp Grounds, Panamerican Toy Hauler by Tinny on Monday, June 29th, 2015

2009, Airstream Panamerican Toy Box. The price is a little shocking but what a nice trailer! The Airstream Panamerican is feet long with 11 feet at the rear configured as a garage/storage area. There’s a fold down ramp built into the trailers end.


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Travel Trailer Cover | Protect Your Travel Trailer

Posted in Travel Trailer Accessories by Tinny on Friday, June 26th, 2015

Should you buy a travel trailer cover for your RV or 5th wheel trailer?

Considering that your travel trailer or 5th wheel sites outside the majority of the time in the sun and weather you may want to consider purchasing a cover to protect your travel trailer from the elements.

If the expense isn’t an issue you can find a high quality breathable travel trailer cover from your local travel trailer dealer or supplier.

What should you look for in a travel trailer cover?

  • Breathable
  • UV protection from the suns damaging rays
  • High Quality – you don’t want the cover snagging when you are putting it on.
  • Snug Fitting – so the wind doesn’t blow the cover off but you want it loose enough so that it is easy to put on.
  • Zipper Door Entry – if you need access to the trailer you don’t want to have to remove the entire cover.

Without protection your emblems will dry and fade.  The caulking at the trailer seams will dry and crack.  Protect your investment with a travel trailer cover.

Another wonderful benefit of have a cover on your travel trailer is you won’t get an accumulation of dirt and grime on the trailer exterior when it’s not in use.  If you cover a clean trailer you will also uncover a clean trailer that’s ready to hit the road.

Buy a Travel Trailer Cover at eBay

Expedition RV Trailer Cover For a Travel Trailer 24 – 27′

 

Travel Trailer Cover

 

List Price $419.99

Lowest Price: Up to 41% Off

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This travel trailer cover fits RV’s 24 -27′ long. There are zippered panels for easy access to the front, back and sides of the trailer.

Travel Trailer Cover Product Details

  • Easy access through zippered panels on the sides, and back of cover. These zippered panels roll up and velcro out of the way.
  • Travel Trailer Cover Dimensions: 330″ Long x 102″ Wide x 104″ High
  • Made from Heavy Duty custom made UV Fabric
  • Cover has elastic corners
  • Quick release buckles
  • Triple layer roof is vented to allow moisture to escape, yet keep not allow any water or snow inside
  • Travel trailer cover features marine grade braided rope tie-down loops
  • Travel trailer cover fits extra tall RVs.
  • Travel trailer cover has reflectors so cars can see the trailer at night, even when it’s covered
  • Shipping weight of travel trailer cover is 35 pounds
  • 3 year warranty

What customers are saying about this travel trailer Cover

Just covered our travel trailer with this cover for the winter. It was easy to put on and light weight. The zippered panels make it easy to access the trailer throughout the winter. We are looking forward to seeing how well it worked next spring.

2009 Airstream Flying Cloud

Posted in Airstream, Flying Cloud, Video by Tinny on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

2009 Airstream Flying Cloud Travel Trailer Video

This 2009 Airstream Flying Cloud was (is) the ultimate in RV comfort. This trailer may be small but it’s still spacious. The fully furnished Airstream Flying Cloud trailer sports a great deal of storage cabinets for a trailer of this size. Even though the trailer boosts ample storage, it doesn’t feel cramped.

The best thing about the Flying Cloud is the fact that’s it’s an Airstream travel trailer and will last for generations.