North America is huge. From one coast to another, it stretches across 8,000 kilometres and seven time zones. And with a Travel Trailer, you can go anywhere and do just about anything.
Our continent boasts three grand oceans, breath-taking rivers, fresh lakes and tumbling waterfalls. Marvel at breathtaking mountain ranges and spectacular canyons, forests, cave systems, prairies and deserts.
There’s plenty of wildlife, from birds to beasts. Get out your binoculars and spot a tiny Calliope hummingbird or a shy white-tail deer.
So much to explore — and with an RV, you can go off-road and experience it with incredible intimacy. Even better, an RV makes it easy to bring along the specialized gear you need for the adventures you have in mind.
No baggage restrictions
Is there anything more annoying than trying to squeeze an extra pair of jeans or hiking boots into your old luggage without exceeding airline weight or dimension restrictions? Not when you’re RVing! Need an extra sweater? Bring it. A back up pair of sneakers or rubber boots? Throw them in.
If your plans are more audacious, there’s plenty of room for more specialized gear.
Planning a little scuba diving? Pack the air tanks and wet suits. Mountain biking? Bring your favourite bikes, helmets, waterproof gear — even the repair kit. Water adventures? There’s lots of room for kayaks, canoes, water skis, surfboards and life jackets.
If you’re a birdwatcher, now you’ve got the space to pack and store all kinds of cameras, lenses and binoculars. And if you’re an astronomer, an RV will get you right into a dark sky preserve where you can haul out your telescope.
Travel Trailers: RVs that hook up to your vehicle!
Travel Trailers are designed to be towed by a car, minivan, SUV or pickup truck, and come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some sleep two; others can sleep up to ten. Plus, you can bring the bikes, kayaks, canoes, ATVs, gizmos and gadgets you need to get out there and explore.
Toy Haulers: Explore off-road
The wild child of the RV world, Toy Haulers have living space up front and a garage in the back. Built on a sturdy frame, they’re designed to carry weight and give you great access to remote, off-road destinations. A nice big ramp in the back lets you easily load and unload your gear and outdoor toys. Like magic, that ramp can also convert into a deck, dining area, family room or even extra sleeping space. Ranging from 19 to 39 feet long, some have sliders for even more sleeping space and outdoor kitchens.
Fifth Wheels: Split-level comfort
With their high ceilings, slide-outs and split-level design, Fifth Wheels are incredibly spacious RVs. The master bedroom is usually upstairs, with a full kitchen, washroom and living space on the main level. There’s loads of storage space in the living areas for clothing, kitchenware, and anything else you care to bring. There’s also pass-through storage space in the basement. Many have a rear garage with a ramp for motorcycles, boats and other gear. You can easily add a rack on the back for extra bikes or boats – or even on the roof.
Ranging from 25 to 45 feet long, they may appear cumbersome, but modern technology makes them easy to handle. And they’re more stable, with less sway than other trailers. Fifth Wheels get their name from the hitch that hooks them up to the vehicle towing them.
Tent Campers: Lightweight and affordable
If you’re looking for something lightweight and affordable, a Tent Camper could be just the ticket. Often, all you need to do is press a button or two, and presto! The tent unfurls on its own. They’re a cinch to set up, and come with amenities like a flush toilet, couches that convert to beds, and other clever convertible touches. Available in sizes from about 15 to 23 feet, some can sleep as many as six. You can safely and easily stack all your toys and gear on the outside. Stash your trekking poles, skis, fishing poles or camera tripods in ceiling brackets, or on a hitch rack.
Hybrid Travel Trailers: The best of both worlds
When you want the best of both worlds, why not choose a Hybrid Travel Trailer? It’s basically a cross between a hard-sided travel trailer and a tent camping trailer with ends that pull out to offer more sleeping room. It’s so light you can tow it with most six-cylinder vehicles! Yet, it can sleep up to 10 people thanks to versatile tent systems. These models are about 19 to 29 feet, with all the comforts and conveniences of home for sleeping, showering, cooking and dining. Use a hitch receiver or bumper mounted rack to carry your bike, kayak or canoe. Wrap a pool noodle strategically to protect against bumps and scrapes!
And when you get there…
Once you arrive at your destination, simply unhook the trailer from your vehicle. Slip back behind the wheel and use your ride for all those exciting day trips, tours and errands on your itinerary.
If you’re after carefree adventures and lots of flexibility, Travel Trailers may be just the vehicle for you.
ORVDA: A network of reputable, knowledgeable dealers to help you get started
Your local RV and motorhome dealer can help you find a vehicle that suits your lifestyle and budget. Some offer rentals, so you can try a few options before you buy. Members of the Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (ORVDA) meet the highest standards of professionalism: buy from our dealers and service providers with absolute confidence. When you choose an ORVDA member, you support local Ontario businesses. The Ontario RV industry employs over 21,860 people and generates over $1.64B to the provincial economy.
There’s a better way to travel. Get an RV.