If you’re new to the RV world, you might be wondering—“What is a toy hauler?”
Simply put, toy hauler RV’s refer to a specific kind of rig designed with extra storage—a lot of extra storage. Toy hauler motorhomes, travel trailers, and fifth wheel RV’s are defined by a sizeable rear garage, fashioned to hold large items like motorbikes, ATV’s, or golfcarts. The garages are equipped with D-rings in the floor to tie down equipment and ensure safe transport without rolling or knocking around in transit.
But, toy-haulers aren’t limited to only hauling around motorized items. Uses for toy hauler garages are limited only by the imagination. Think about your favorite hobbies and pastimes. Now, envision doing those activities on the road, wherever you roam. With a toy hauler RV, you can take your favorite activities with you.
If toy hauler RV’s are on your radar, consult the RV Buyer’s Guide video above and join Ian Baker as he runs through the features and functions of these rigs.
Here are just a few popular items you can throw in the bay of a toy hauler.
Things You Can Carry in a Toy Hauler:
- Dirt Bikes or Motorized bikes
- Jet Skis
- Golf carts
- Surfboards and Wakesurf Boards
- Wake Skates and Wake Surfers
- Fishing gear
Toy hauler RV’s are optimized for more than just storage space. They’re also designed to be easy to clean with non-skid, washable flooring that resists oil and gas drips. Mudding ATVers and rugged mountain bikers will find this feature essential.
For those hauling engine powered toys, separate enclosed garages are great for keeping fumes away from your living space.
Motor-powered sports need not be limited by their fuel tanks thanks to toy haulers equipped with an extra fuel tank. This feature often comes standard on fifth wheel toy haulers. Don’t get stuck without extra fuel when ATVing sand dunes in the desert.
When toy hauler garages aren’t in use during transit, they typically transform into useful rooms with extra seating or sleeping.
If power sports aren’t your thing, don’t brush toy haulers off just yet. Here are a few more ideas for how to use that extra space.
Unconventional Ideas for a Toy Hauler:
Make Your Own Artist’s Studio
Open up the garage and pop down the patio railings on your toy hauler fifth wheel to create your own painter’s balcony. Whether you’re a jeweler, potter, or wood-turner, a toy hauler garage provides ample room for carrying tools and setting up shop.
Make Your Own Office Space
If your job allows you to work remotely, why not take the office on the road? The toy hauler garages are ideal for creating a separate office space away from the living and kitchen area. Drop down the garage door and give yourself a truly scenic office view.
Make Your Own Outdoor Party Patio
Toy hauler fifth wheels can double as amazing entertainment spaces when the ramp performs as an open-air patio. Store extra seating, like zero-gravity recliners, in the garage while in transit, then set up your party deck with the fold out railings for tailgating or family events. The private deck, elevated away from dirt and ants, will prove to be a popular hang-out space.
How would you use the extra space of a toy hauler? Tell us in the comments below.