Whether you favor Aluma trailers or you have another trailer style in mind, when you need a new travel trailer for work, leisure, or both, you need to know exactly when the best time is to go shopping. Your best option is often to visit your auto dealer when you buy a new travel trailer because you can get in-house financing or credit and you can buy a trailer that comes with some type of warranty or guarantee. You may even be able to trade in your existing travel trailer for a different model.
It doesn't matter if you're after a used travel trailer or you want to buy one new off the lot; when you need to replace the one you have, it's wise to know the signs so you can do so before your current travel trailer fails completely. Here are three signs you are ready for a new — or nearly new — travel trailer.
Your existing trailer needs a lot of work
Does your existing travel trailer need a lot of work? Needing new tires, doors, flooring, and other parts of your existing travel trailer can be too much for what the trailer is worth. Ask your local auto dealer who specializes in travel trailers if they have the make and model of trailer you own on their lot, and find out how much the unit costs. Odds are, a new or new-to-you travel trailer is less costly than you think and can bring you more value than simply repairing the travel trailer you have.
Your existing travel trailer is too large or too small
Have your needs for owning a travel trailer changed? Do you need larger trailers to meet your needs, or is your existing trailer too big and you want something smaller that is easier to haul? As your needs change, so should the travel trailer you use. Ask your auto dealer if you can trade your existing unit in for a newer one so you can get a great deal on a new travel trailer for your needs without spending a lot of money.
Your existing travel trailer is not enclosed
If you have an open trailer and you need an enclosed one, you have one solution: to upgrade to a new style of travel trailer. Your auto dealer can show you a great enclosed cargo trailer that can meet your needs best.