Important Things to Consider When Purchasing a Travel Trailer Texas!

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If you are considering purchasing a new travel trailer Texas then I suggest you do some researching first. Of course it’s fun to go look at all of the new new and used travel trailers, especially at ExploreUSA RV Supercenter, but when it comes down to purchasing one, you need to find that one that works for you and your family.  Here’s a list of important things to consider when you’re out shopping. Plus, this will help narrow down your selection so you can concentrate on the travel trailers that are available for you to look at.

  1. Vehicle Tow Weight Capacity.  You need to figure out what your vehicle can tow, realistically. Sure, your SUV may be rated to pull 7,000 pounds but how much strain will that be? And will you be going up a low grade hill at 35 miles per hour? For some, towing in the slow lane doesn’t matter that much if they can get a little more out of a travel trailer. Something to consider.
  2. Travel Trailer Weight. There are two different weights that you’ll need to be aware of. Dry weight and gross weight. Dry weight is when there is absolutely nothing in the trailer. Gross weight is when it is loaded with water, cargo, etc. Your vehicle needs to be able to safely tow the gross weight of the travel trailer.
  3. Bathroom layout. Some folks could care less about how the bathroom is laid out and for others this can make or break or their decision on the trailer. Some bathrooms are so space conscious that the shower is literally over the toilet to bathrooms that share the faucet for the sink and the shower to a full, but mini version of a sink, tub/shower, toilet.
  4. Beds. If you need room to grow, the number of beds are important as well as how they layout. Bunk beds are always a popular option with kids.
  5. Kitchen Counter Space. If you like to cook counter space is a precious commodity. If you are able to buy new, you may be able to custom order an extender for your counter.
  6. Siding. There are two options out there, fiberglass and aluminum. They both have their pros and cons. For example, if you are trying to keep towing weight down then you should look at aluminum as it is much lighter. Fiberglass on the other hand, may weather the weather, such as a hail storm better.
  7. Slideouts. If you want more width to your travel trailer slideouts are something you should consider. They can add a great amount of space to your travel trailer.

If you are not the only one who will be using the travel trailer, then it would be great to have a conversation with those who will be traveling with you to find out what is important to them.  If anything, it would be a fun way to spend time with the family imagining.

We would love to help you find the perfect travel trailer for you and your family. Just stop by ExploreUSA RV Supercenter today!

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