Travel trailers are towed behind a pickup or SUV by a frame-mounted hitch at the rear bumper. Offering many of the same amenities as 5th wheels, travel trailers come in lengths ranging from about 18 to 32 feet, and can sleep from four to ten people, depending on size and configuration.
Because they can be towed by a vehicle many families already own, a travel trailer is an affordable choice for enjoying the RV lifestyle. A wide variety of floorplans and sleeping accommodations are available to meet the needs of any size family. A typical travel trailer design offers a master bedroom and bath at the rear and a sofa bed at the front, separated by kitchen and dining areas. Many feature slide-outs that further enlarge living space.
Travel trailers were among the earliest types of RVs, and remain popular today. New travel trailers start at about $10,000 and range up to about $50,000.