On this week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are talking about the pros and the cons of a hybrid trailer. Part tent trailer, part travel trailer, the hybrid was a serious contender for our family when we were trading in our pop up camper four years ago. In fact, when we went to make our final purchase, we still weren’t sure which one we were going to pick.Why did we end up going with the travel trailer? Why do many of our listeners love adore their hybrids? You will have to listen to find out!
Our news roundup includes a discussion of our recent blog posts, Are We A Travel Trailer Nation and Shopping IKEA: Your Budget RV Superstore. And our forum thread of the week? A great question about how to rid your RV of that ‘new camper smell’. We discuss some of the more natural suggestions offered by our forum participants.
Plus, Stephanie interviews Jose Moniz, the producer of Rollin’ on TV, an RV lifestyle . He talks about all the great programming that the show will feature throughout 2016, including more destination segments and RV reviews. When you have run out of RVFTA podcasts to play, this should be your next stop for RV content.
You might think that its all about deciding between the pop up camper and the hard-sided travel trailer. But we know that a whole lot of RV shoppers are flummoxed by the possibilities of a hybrid. Don’t panic…We are here to help you work through this tricky decision.
You are listening to Episode #77: Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Travel Trailer!
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While there are a few campgrounds in National Parks where you need to have a hard sided trailer, I believe that most National Parks with bears will allow hybrids and tents in most campgrounds. Also, hybrids give you lots of living space at a relatively low weight. When you have more than three kids and cramming into a truck isn’t really an option, they are towable by most SUVs, especially those with a third row!