Toy Haulers Are a Great Addition to the RV Industry
Toy Haulers can be a great choice for those of you with a love for toys such as dirt bikes, two or four wheelers, and even golf carts. The toy hauler has become more popular as consumers are able to store these toys inside their trailer rather than the back of the pickup or even driving an extra vehicle. Toy haulers may come as standard-sized travel trailers in addition to fifth wheel trailers. Think of them as basically a traveling garage that is built into the trailer. Some trailers have a separate closed off area that houses your toys while others have the “garage” area in the back part with special flooring and the living area in the same space. Many have beds that fold up to the ceiling or couches that fold up to the sides while traveling and hauling your ATVs. At the campsite, the beds and furniture are folded down as the vehicles are removed. Most have a large garage type door that folds all the way down for a ramp to exit the trailer with the ATV.
With the added weight of the motorized toys be sure to take into consideration the GVWR, (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of the unit you’re interested in. Be sure your tow vehicle is equipped to handle the weight of trailer when fully loaded. Many drivers tend to forget about the extra weight in the toy hauler, such as ATVs, supplies, and more.
Toy Haulers may generally have a full bathroom, stove top, sink, and fridge, with the capacity to sleep two to six people depending on their size. Toy haulers may also be used as a basic camping trailer that comes with a garage or an upgraded fifth wheel.
The more luxurious fifth wheel can have the garage closed off from the living space and will most generally have one or more slide-outs. By having the garage separate from the living area you keep all the smells of gasoline and motor oil contained in the garage and all the dirty riding gear as well. Some of the more basic toy hauler trailers are just the ticket for a family starting out that would rather sleep in a inclosed trailer than in a tent. It all depends on what you want to spend for your camping experience. Toy hauler trailers range in price from $16,000 up to $155,000 with many extra options. This may be the right fit for you if you are a family with lots of toys and a penchant for the outdoors.
Purchasing a Toy Hauler is a big investment and our Travel Trailer Comparison guide will help you in your search for the manufacturer that builds quality trailers and have good customer service.