Top 5 Regrets of Buying a Travel Trailer

Travel trailers are great — for the right traveler. Not everyone gets to enjoy the benefits of these compact vehicles.

For some, there are more travel trailer regrets than perks. Let’s look at some of the top five regrets from buying a travel trailer.

A travel trailer gets towed behind a vehicle. When they first came on the scene in the early 1900s, some people also called them “bumper pulls.”

The weight of a travel trailer is a major consideration when buying one. Your vehicle will need to be able to tow the trailer at full capacity.

Having to Upgrade Your Tow Vehicle


Travel trailers tend to get a bad rap for having cheaper construction than higher-end RVs like fifth wheels and motorhomes.

Cheap Construction


The storage struggle is real when it comes to travel trailers, especially small models.

The Storage Struggle


Travel trailers can lose about 20% of their value in the first year. If there’s damage to the travel trailer, that percentage is likely to increase.

They Don’t Retain Their Value


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