Before you buy an RV or travel trailer, you definitely want to check out some RV and travel trailer consumer reviews to see what owning it is really like. There are plenty of good resources out there to connect with other RV owners, but as you probably know, they can be hard to find!
We’ve combed through the various forums, websites, and consumer resources, and we’ve tracked down a few reliable places you can find RV and travel trailer customer reviews. There is a wide range of information available, from classic consumer reviews to more technical lists of vehicle specifications.
Below, we will include some resources for both types.
This seems to be one of the most comprehensive resources out there. RVT.com provides RV and travel trailer consumer reviews on just about any trailer you might think to purchase. They have a database of dozens of popular RV manufacturers, and you can even find reviews on individual RV brands.
If you click on either the manufacturer or the brand links, it will bring you to a list of 10-20 different models made by that company. You can always expect to find at least one review, sometimes even 20, for any specific model. In terms of sheer quantity, this should be your first stop to find a review.
Aside from just compiling reviews from various customers, this site also offers some unique features. You can search for RV accessories, buy or sell an RV, or find a nearby dealership. If you are looking to buy or sell an RV, you can use the site’s price checker and NADA guide functions too!
They also provide a substantial amount of additional resources. You can get a bit more information on RV financing and insurance, or fraud prevention when buying. RVT also has an online community and blog for you to check out!
This website caters more towards RV specifications. They do have an option to review many types of RVs, but it is not quite as popular as RVT. When searching for information, you can choose from 30 to 40 different manufacturers and from there you will find any brand they may produce.
This is a great site if you are interested in the more technical side of RV buying, and it is very comprehensive. AxleGeeks provides info such as length, height, weight, floor plan designs, and more.
If you are looking for more than just information on a particular model of RV, you can browse some additional resources in their Research Guide. Here you can learn about different types of RVs, horsepower, torque, and MSRP. This is a useful guide for anyone new to the world of RVing!
Consumers Digest is a trusted name when it comes to making decisions on buying a product. They have been around the block a time or two and are an unbiased starting point when it comes to getting more information about an RV.
They wrote up an article for 2016 about motorhomes, fifth wheels, and travel trailers. They provide some interesting information on recent innovations and expert reviews on certain models.
Consumers Digest has compiled some interesting data, which they have used to create a list of best buys in the RV industry. You have to be a member to view these, but it could end up being a great resource!
RVguide.com is a high quality resource comparable to RVT. It has a large selection of travel trailer consumer reviews on all of the top brands. The site offers reviews on brands like Airstream, Coachmen, Jayco, and Gulf Stream, just to name a few.
Aside from giving you a chance to pick any RV or trailer brand, it includes the most recent reviews that have been written to give you an idea of what people are talking about these days. This is a great feature because it will get you up to speed on all of the 2017 releases you may not have heard about!
RVguide also includes areas to buy and sell RVs, RV insurance information, and an RV blog to connect with.
RV.org provides a list of reviews for both motorhomes and towables. The great thing about this website is that it includes models all the way to 2008. They are a non-profit and independent company, but you do need to pay a fee to use their information. However, if you do end up paying, you will get your money’s worth. They easily include over a hundred different brands from various manufacturers. If you’re seriously considering one of these RVs or travel trailers, it’s a small investment to make.
Before you purchase, the website provides you with some more information on how they rate RVs, what types are rated, and an example report so you can know what to expect if you do end up buying.
Summary: Where to Find Travel Trailer Consumer Reviews
Although our list by no means contains all the resources you can find for consumer reviews, it is a great place to start. These websites will provide you with at least one review for just about any RV you could think about buying.
If you are looking for more than just travel trailer consumer reviews, you will be able to find vehicle specifications and links to travel trailer and RV forums to help you get informed. The best thing to do before making a purchase is to get an idea of what it’s like to really own the RV or trailer you will potentially buy, so make sure you consult these sites first!
Once you’ve read some honest reviews and done some extensive research on the trailer or RV you’re thinking of buying, what’s the next step? A great thing to do next is to rent the trailer for a few days. Live in it for a weekend in your driveway. This will give you an idea of what it’s really like to own the trailer, more than you can get from reading consumer reviews. Good luck!
Written by George Wright