Motorhome Vs. Trailer?

Like many others who get the vintage RV bug, Fred and I have owned not one, but two different vintage motorhomes: a 1985 Airstream 345 and our current 1977 Argosy 20. Before purchasing our units, however, we had lengthy discussions over whether or not we should purchase a motorhome or a travel trailer. I thought that I would share with you the pros that we came up with for both. Keep in mind that there is no wrong or right answer to the question; it basically comes down to what your circumstances are at the time. Here is my list.

What do you think? Let me know your thoughts!

-Monique

Pros for Travel Trailers Pros for Motorhomes
  • The entire space is livable (no space is used for the cockpit)
  • Low cost for maintenance due to the absence of an engine and drive train
  • Fewer tires which means less tire expense
  • Lower insurance costs
  • Ability to change your tow vehicle
  • Your whole home doesn’t need to go to the shop for mechanical maintenance
  • No¬†odometer to rack up high mileage
  • Generator creates entirely self contained living
  • When pulling over to rest or use the bathroom you do not need to brave the elements and leave your vehicle to walk to your living quarters
  • Ability to drive away quickly in an emergency (when boondocking)
  • Allows for travel without a toad or the ability to purchase an inexpensive toad
  • “Honey, can you make me a sandwich” – this may not be a pro to some!!
  • Generally has lots of extra storage
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