If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you like to explore and experience the wonders of nature. Fortunately, you don't have to camp in a tent to take in the great outdoors. One fun way to explore the world is in a recreational vehicle that gives you the chance to spend all your time in the natural environment you enjoy without giving up the comforts of home.
Recreational Vehicles (RVs) range from small camping trailers pulled behind a vehicle to large rolling homes that can pull a small car or boat. They are divided into 2 main categories: towable and motorized. Towable devices include fold-down camping trailers, travel trailers, and fifth wheel trailers. Motorized recreational vehicles can be driven without being towed, and are classified with the designations A, B, or C. With so many options available, you are sure to find something that will be an ideal match for your lifestyle and outdoor interests.
' Fold-down camping trailers let you camp in the ultimate tent. They are usually lightweight and easy to maneuver, so they can be towed behind anything from a large truck to some compact cars. Inside, these campers sleep up to 8 people and have room for cooking and dining. Jayco's Select fold-down is a full-service camping trailer with high walls for extra headroom. Featuring a fully functional kitchen and deluxe furniture, outdoor enthusiasts will love the versatility of this RV. In this trailer, you can be in the middle of nature's wonders, yet still enjoy the comforts of home.
' Towable travel trailers are heavier than fold-downs, so they must be pulled by a truck or SUV with a class 3 or class 4 hitch. They usually sleep up to 8 people, and have kitchen, bath, and dining areas, appliances, and electricity and water hook-ups. Gulfstream's Emerald Bay travel trailer is a 'cottage on wheels'. This RV features spacious floor plans with excellent views of both the great outdoors and the interior's entertainment center throughout the RV. With comfortable selections like under-cabinet lighting and floor-to-ceiling maple or cherry doors and entertainment center options, you will never know you're away from home.
' Outdoor enthusiasts with trucks may want to consider a truck camper. These campers slide on the bed of a truck and are complete with kitchen, dining, and sleeping areas. There's no need to pull anything behind the truck; the camper travels right along with it. No matter where you travel, you'll never be far away from the conveniences of home in Lance's 825 truck camper. This narrow-body truck camper holds a queen size mattress, cushioned dinette, and galley kitchen that will make your outdoor experience the definitive camping excursion.
' The Motorhome Class A includes the most expensive and elaborate RVs on the market. These really are homes on wheels, and are what most people think of when they hear the term RV. Inside these vehicles, like the Gulf Stream Tourmaster, you will find the ultimate in luxury with a complete kitchen, living, sleeping, and bath areas, electronics, and appliances that rival those found in many homes. You won't sacrifice comfort or style in the Tourmaster, which comes complete with ceramic tile, Corian countertops, and hardwood cabinets. This RV can make your outdoor adventures the vacation of your dreams.
' Class B Motorhomes are also called van campers. Built on a full size van chassis, these recreational vehicles are strong enough to even pull behind them a small trailer or boat. These RVs include electric and water hook ups and water storage. You won't sacrifice comfort or space in the Endura. The three-zone floor plan divides the RV into distinct living, dining, and sleeping quarters to ensure your privacy while you're on the road. With its convertible dinette, bunk beds, and cab-over queen bed, sleeping arrangements aren't a problem in the Endura. When not hiking a trail or river rafting, outdoor enthusiasts can stay up to date on the latest news with the entertainment system.
' The hybrid of Class A and Class B is the Class C Motorhome. These motorhomes are vans with attached cab sections, which allow extra sleeping space above the cab. Inside these RVs you will find kitchen, dining, and bath areas. The Vista Cruiser Mini sports a spacious slide out room, full galley kitchen, and extra headroom above the beds for added comfort. It is a fully-equipped, easy to drive RV with modern styling features like Euro-style cabinets, large picture windows, and color-coordinated furniture. You can take all the conveniences of home right with you to the woods.