Intro To RVs: Towables 3537

What is a Towable RV?

A towable RV is designed to be towed by a pickup truck or SUV. Some towable campers are light enough to be towed by smaller vehicles like a car or sedan, equipped with the appropriate towing capacity. If you have a lightweight travel trailer, you might get great gas mileage. Some towable RVs can even be towed by a minivan.

There are Five Types of Towable RVs

When choosing your next RV, consider one of the five types of RVs that can be towed.

Pop-Up Camper

Pop Up Camper in Mountains
Pop Up Camper. Photo: Getty Images.

These lightweight tent campers are ideal for smaller towing vehicles. Pop-ups typically sleep up to six people and have a length of 8-14 feet. They range in price from $6,000 to just over $20,000.

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Expandable Campers

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Small Expandable Camper – TAG nuCamp Teardrop

A hybrid between a pop-up and a conventional travel trailer, expandable campers can sleep anywhere from 5-10 people and vary in length from 19-30 feet. They tend to range in price from $10,000 to $30,000.

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Travel Trailers

Travel Trailer. Photo by Nolichuckyjake via Shutterstock.

The most common towable, travel trailers are available from 15 to nearly 40 feet in length and can sleep up to ten people comfortably. They vary in price from $8,000 to over $60,000.

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Fifth Wheels

Keystone Montana
Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel.

The largest of the towable RVs, the fifth wheel utilizes a bed-mounted hitch box that’s ideally suited to larger trucks. Great for full time living, fifth wheels usually have full kitchens and a large living space. They accommodate up to nine people and range in length from 21-44 feet. You will need a powerful truck to tow a fifth wheel, but the living experience may be worth it. Fifth wheels are priced from $20,000 up to over $100,000.

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Toy Hauler

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The Lanes’ toy hauler garage was transformed into a spare bedroom and roaming classroom.

Toy haulers come in both travel trailer and fifth wheel versions. They have convenient garages with plenty of storage space to haul your dirt bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, and more. Toy haulers vary in sleep capacity from two to eight people and range in length from 20-44 feet. They usually have a variety of sleeping areas, and make great RVs for living full time. They’re available for $10,000 up to over $100,000.

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Learn More About Towable RVs

Whatever adventure you have planned, Camping World can help you find the perfect towable RV for the road ahead!

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