Why a Used Travel Trailer Is a Great Option for Large Families 928

Have a large family who loves the great outdoors? Get yourself a travel trailer and truly enjoy being outside by going on camping trips! When you do so, you’ll build memories with your family and have all kinds of new and fun experiences.

You don’t have to go out and buy a brand new unit either. There are plenty of great used units out there. With that in mind, I wanted to look at why a used travel trailer might be perfect for large families.

Buying Used Saves You Money

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Everyone knows that campers depreciate. While the level of depreciation is different than you have in a car, it’s still noticeable. That means buying new isn’t always a smart move.

If you have a large family, chances are your budget is pretty tight. While camping is affordable, you might not have tons of money to put towards a travel trailer. Going with a used option will help you keep costs down.

Sit down with your spouse or significant other and look at your budget. How much can you easily afford? That’s where you should start. Then you can start looking at the used travel trailers out there for sale.

Travel Trailers Offer Plenty of Room

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You can go big with any type of travel trailer, but many people find it impressive just how spacious travel trailers are.

If you have a big family, space is important and that means you’ll need to get a fairly large travel trailer with plenty of sleeping spaces and room for the kids to lounge around when they aren’t outside enjoying the wilderness.

Travel trailers can come with slide-outs that open up space, and they can offer multiple rooms, which helps provide privacy for you and your family members. Take your time when thinking about how much space you need and the floorplan that will work best for you.

Chances are, there’s something that will work perfectly on the used market, you just have to take your time and find it.

Travel Trailers Can be Towed With a Full-Size Van

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If you have a large family, you’ll likely need to have a van to move everyone from place to place. The good news about travel trailers is that they can be towed by a van easily. Even ones measuring around 30 feet long will usually be under the tow rating of a full-size or heavy-duty van.

Note that I said full-size or heavy-duty vans. Minivans are not included here. Minivans can tow smaller travel trailers, but if you’re looking for something that can easily sleep six or seven people, then a full-size van is generally the way to go.

The Ford Transit, for example, can tow a maximum of 7,500 pounds when properly equipped. You have to get the model that’s properly equipped, though. The base Transit’s towing numbers are closer to 4,000 pounds. Keep that in mind if you’re thinking of shopping for a new van, too.

If you’re not shopping for a new van and already own a full-size or heavy-duty van, look for a travel trailer that sleeps the number of people you need it to and that is well within your van’s towing capacity.


Are you interested in a used travel trailer? Check out all of the used models available at Camping World!

Why a used travel trailer is a great option for large families

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