Choosing an RV: Motorhome vs. Travel Trailer

At Martin RV Rentals, we make the RV renting and purchasing process as easy as possible. Still, there are many factors involved in determining which RV is right for you. The two main categories of RVs are motorhomes (which come in A, B, and C classes) which have the driving cockpit built in, and travel trailers, which are towed by a truck. How do you choose which one is right for you? Let’s weigh some of the pros and cons of each.

Motorhome vs. Travel Trailer


In general, motorhomes will be more expensive than travel trailers. Insurance will also be higher, as well as general maintenance costs. With the engine itself plus all the RV systems combined, a motorhome simply has more elements that require work.

Goals of Your Vacation

What’s your plan for your getaway? Do you want to cover lots of miles and see it all, or do you plan to park in one place and do day trips from there? For long days on the road, a motorhome offers unbeatable comfort and convenience. It’s easy to maneuver and allows more flexibility for your family while you’re driving. On the other hand, with a travel trailer, you can park it in a campground and use your tow vehicle to see the local sights more easily.

The Space You Need

Is it just you and your partner, or are you taking your family of five on the road? A travel trailer can offer more living space, although you may feel cramped in the tow vehicle. But if you aren’t going far, this might be a better choice for a large family than a motorhome.

Our customer service team will gladly walk you through all the variables you’ll want to consider before you rent or buy an RV in Pennsylvania. We want this experience to be a pleasant one from start to finish. Contact us today at (888) 206-9748 or request a reservation online to start a your next great adventure right now.

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