When you care less about the journey and more about the destination when it comes to RVing, you may want to consider a destination trailer rather than a traditional RV. These are ideal when you have the perfect place in mind to park your trailer for a season, or even all year long. Destination trailers are taller, heavier, and more like a home than most available travel trailers, and are meant to be parked and stay awhile at a special place.
Destination trailers, unlike fifth wheels and travel trailers, are designed for long stays, not long drives. They weigh around 10,000 pounds, and don’t have the aerodynamic features most enthusiasts look for in a towed trailer. However, unlike some RVs, destination trailers don’t have to be “tied down” at a park or campground, and don’t have to be towed by a huge commercial vehicle.
Destination trailers have many different names depending on who is talking: residential trailers, cabins, villas, resort trailers, park models, and even retreats. Names may vary by the manufacturer, but there are a few features that will help you distinguish between destination trailers and park models or travel trailers.
A destination trailer must be levelled when set up, and the hitch will remain in place unlike true park models that have the wheels and hitch assembly removed once it reaches its site. Destination trailers are self-contained and can either rely on their holding tanks or use campground hookups; a park model is hooked up to a residential sewer and water system, typically.
A destination trailer is usually taller than a standard bumper-towed trailer, and will usually have an RV-style retractable awning. It will also offer French doors or home-like sliding glass doors, and maybe large floor-to-ceiling windows in the front. They can be towed by most one-ton trucks.
Tall ceilings inside give a destination trailer a roomy, home-like feel. Slide-outs will add to the spacious quality. Many will offer central vacuum systems, central air and heat, and even fireplaces.
The furnishings inside a destination trailer can be heavier than those standard in travel trailers, so they are more luxurious and comfortable. The kitchen should have deeper sinks and a large residential refrigerator that will hold a week’s worth of food. Solid wood construction cabinetry and solid surface counter tops add even more luxury for your home away from home.
Full-sized tubs and shower enclosures are available in most destination trailers, and, if you need the space, look for a second bedroom with a half bath, which will give you the space needed for camping with guests or family.
4. Things to Consider
For those RVers who prefer long-time stays and no towing, a destination can be the perfect choice. Think about your travel plans and the capabilities of your towing vehicle when shopping, or ask about delivery options.
Because destination trailers offer more comfort features and more flexibility than a park model, the relatively new entry of destination trailers to the RV market might be the perfect choice for your next recreational vehicle.
You can shop for destination trailers of different sizes, features, and pricing at Lovesick Lake RV Sales. You can choose from a variety of different layouts depending on your preferences and requirements, and have the option to sleep two to four, four to six, six to eight, and nine and more guests.
You will also have the option to pick a destination trailer with up to four slide-outs so you will have lots of space to feel at home and spread out, with all of the features of home like tinted windows, wide hallways, skylights, microwave, built-in oven and cooktop, dual basin sinks, ceiling fans, and more.