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
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.