There are definite advantages in traveling with luxury travel trailers. Never having to wonder what type of service a hotel has, never needing to pack belongings into suitcases and being able to stop anywhere that suits the traveler's needs are just a few. There is also a certain feeling of comfort for many people when staying in their luxury travel trailers, a type of home-away-from-home feeling. There are, however, some disadvantages with luxury travel trailers as well. They can be difficult to maneuver through congested areas, they typically require a large vehicle to pull them, resulting in increased fuel consumption over the duration of a trip, and drive time can be affected.
In an effort to avoid poor service at hotels, many vacationers purchase luxury travel trailers and stay in campgrounds when taking a pleasure trip. By utilizing luxury travel trailers and campgrounds, some travelers are able to have showers, laundry service and relaxation without a check-out time. A particular pro to using this arrangement lies in the ability to remain at any particular destination for an extended time without fear of having to change rooms. Another pro to the use of luxury travel trailers is the ability to place clothes and belongings in drawers and closets without having to transfer them back and forth into luggage.
Vacationers with back problems also enjoy the plus of having a particular mattress in their travel trailer. This can avoid painful instances of sleeping on an unfamiliar bed as well as prevent the sleeplessness associated with lying on a strange bed. This comfort does not come without drawbacks such as difficulty parking, however. The sheer size of many luxury travel trailers makes driving a difficult task in many situations. Heavy traffic can challenge a driver pulling a large travel trailer; most drivers are not experienced in maneuvering large trailers in tight quarters.
One of the biggest disadvantages in pulling luxury travel trailers is the added fuel expense. From the requirement of using a large vehicle to handle the trailer to the added wind resistance of the trailer itself, a great deal more fuel is used when taking a travel trailer on vacation. One often over-looked disadvantage of taking a trailer on vacation is the requirement that the vacationer needs to drive to the vacation destination. Time spent on the road could be time spent at the destination if the travelers were flying as opposed to pulling luxury travel trailers.