How To Choose The Right Travel Trailer For Me

So, you are finally ready to buy your first travel trailer! As you do your research on what the right travel trailer would be for you, we want to help give you some tips on how you can decide what the best choice is. Before you even start looking, consider your budget, the towing capacity of your vehicle, and the size that you are envisioning. These are some major factors that will affect your decision!

Right Travel Trailer

Towing Capacity of Your Vehicle

As you start to shop around for the right travel trailer, you may read all about these trailers. The size, what they are made out of, and the amazing add-ons. Before you pick “the one” make sure you know what your current vehicle is capable of towing. Check out your owner’s manual for your vehicle and find out the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

This will give you a better idea of what it is capable of. When you are looking at trailers, find out the dry weight and the gross vehicle weight. Talk to your manufacturer or dealership when you are purchasing the RV and make sure that your vehicle can tow it. You should also look to make sure that you have the correct hitch and that everything is installed properly.

Picking the Right Travel Trailer Floor Plan

If there is anything to remember when buying a trailer, it is to not settle. You should get what makes sense, but you are also allowed to put all your opinions, wants, and needs on the table as well! What size are you wanting? Are you planning on bringing the whole family and some friends? Think about the floor plan you need. Would like you more space for sleeping and rooms or an open floor plan where you can all congregate together? There are several different brands that you can choose from to ensure that you get the exact trailer you are looking for.

What Size Travel Trailer Do I Need?

Have you considered what size travel trailer you want? If you didn’t already know, there are several different trailers you can choose from. Light weight, ultra-light weight, and full-size travel trailers are all at your nearest dealership. If you want a light trailer that you can tow with a midsized SUV or a small truck, consider the light weight trailer. If you need something a little bigger, more luxurious, and sleeps 6 or more people go for the full-size travel trailer. We have something to fit your wants and your needs!

How To Choose The Right Travel Trailer For Me

When you are searching for your perfect travel trailer, consider all of these options. You want to make sure that it fits your budget, hitches onto your car, is the proper weight, and is your preferred size and floor plan. There so many great brands to choose from and we hope you find the best trailer for you and your family. If you have questions, we would love to help! Feel free to call us or stop by our dealership!

Horse Trailer Buying Guide: What You Need to Know as a First Time Buyer

Buying a horse trailer is a large investment and is something you should do your homework on! Have you considered what size trailer you want, what manufacturer and what model? Many will vouch for the “best” option, but our best advice is that you find out what is the most ideal fit for your traveling and for your horse We want to make the process easy, so we have created this Horse Trailer Buying Guide to help you make the most informed decision possible.

Horse Trailer buying guide

Horse Trailer Buying Guide: What Do You Need in Your Horse Trailer?

Consider the size of the horse trailer that you want. First, think about the size of your horse, the number of horses you are bringing, the size of your vehicle and how wide you need it to be. Bumper pull trailers attach with a hitch to your vehicle. They can haul several horses at the same time but not quite as safe as other options with in climate weather.

What Type of Horse Trailer Is Best For Me?

You can also look at gooseneck horse trailers which are heavier, easy to handle, and great for more than 2 or 3 horses. Living quarter trailers are a great option if you plan to travel with your horses a long distance, and need a bed to sleep in at night. This is definitely the most convenient way to travel with animals.  Straight load trailers are popular; this is where the horse’s heads are faced forward and tails towards the back. This allows the horse to be more comfortable when traveling. Slant load trailers are all about that extra room! If you are traveling far distances, this could be a smart decision, so the horses do not excerpt as much energy during brakes and accelerations, during the trip.

Horse Trailer Material

Consider the material that the trailer is made out of. The two most common types are made from steel or aluminum. Steel is the heavier of the two. It seems to be more reliable in the case of an accident.  Aluminum trailers typically require less maintenance. They have fewer rust and corrosion issues… And are very durable over time. Both can be good options depending on the number of animals you have and your travel plans.

Horse Trailer Buying Guide

All in the Details

Details are everything when you are purchasing your horse trailer. Besides identifying what brand, you want to buy, you have so many other aspects to consider. Some additional details to think about are, the specific style, your budget, and where you are traveling to. Styles consist of a manger, a walk-through and a slant-load. All have their pros and cons regarding space, convenience, and practicality. If you need a trailer that is more open, allows the horse to brace himself and gives you more access to the horse, consider the walk-through. If you need something for several smaller horses, consider getting a slant-load.

At the end of the day, you can purchase what you can afford. Consider your budget when buying this trailer. Although you may not want to finance, you have to understand that this is a long-term, important purchase that will essentially be the home on wheels for your horses. Look over different options, different dealerships, and learn about different manufacturers and their materials.

You also should consider your surroundings. Where do you and your 4-legged friends plan to travel to this summer? Keep in mind that different climates are going to affect your type of trailer. Keep them covered, keep them clean, and continual maintenance will definitely help with the durability and longevity of your trailer.

We hope this is a great start to you finding your first horse trailer. It can be very overwhelming to buy a trailer, but it doesn’t have to be if you know what you are looking for. As long as it fits the needs of your horses, your budget, and your traveling plans, you will be good to go! Happy and safe travels!

Horse Trailer Buying Guide: What You Need to Know as a First Time Buyer

Featured Manufacturer: Bison Horse Trailers

Bison Coach has been one of the top manufacturing companies for horse trailers since the 1980’s. They have continued to build their infrastructure to become one of the nation’s largest horse trailer manufacturers with living quarters. When searching for their trailers, you can find steel trailer and aluminum framed trailers. Within Bison, they have 7 product lines for you to choose from! This offers so many different options so you can choose the perfect trailer for your horses.

Bison Ranger Living Quarter Trailer

Check out this beautiful 2019 Ranger horse trailer, by Bison. You can save $13,520 from the MSRP pricing. This trailer comes with top of the line appliances, air conditioning, and a power awning. You will not have to worry about your horses with the extensive additions! We are talking bridle hooks, escape door, load lights, saddle rack, brush tray, hay rack and mangers. This is one of the many trailers that Bison makes. They use the very best materials and create gorgeous living quarters for your constant traveling.

Bison Trail Boss Trail Living Quarter

Finding a Bison horse trailer available is always a wonderful buy! Finding a Bison trailer where you can save almost $14,000 is a steal! Bison Horse Trailers can go fast so if you are interested in this amazing deal, come talk to us!

This trailer has an enclosed water tank, microwave, stove top burner and plenty of room for your living quarters. It also comes with load lights and a saddle rack for your horses or livestock.  It has a double rear opening and a gooseneck hitch so you can load and unload easily and efficiently. You do not have to worry about the infrastructure of these trailers! Built with an aluminum frame, you and your animals will remain safe in troubling weather.

If you are looking for well built, top of the line, technologically equipped horse trailers, Bison is the way to go.  They offer such a diverse line of trailers to fit whatever you need. Traveling with animals can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to when you are driving the right trailer. If you have questions about Bison trailers for sale in New Jersey, or want to come see what we have in stock, give us a call today or stop by our lot. We are proud to sell Bison trailers, and know you will be in good hands when you drive off in yours.

Must Have Features for Travel Trailers & Fifth Wheels

If you are looking into buying a travel trailer or a fifth wheel trailer you are probably starting to do your homework. There are so many options when buying an RV, it is important to figure out exactly what you want. From the floor plans to the tires, you will want to know exactly what you are buying.

When it comes to looking for specific features, some are important for safety and storage, while others may be aesthetically pleasing. Some of you may have very specific requirements for the type of axles you want, while others just want to make sure they can lounge next to their plasma TV. Here are some amazing features for you to look for in your next travel trailer and fifth wheel.

Travel Trailers

One feature that you will be extremely grateful for later, is a quiet and reliable generator. They are designed for different types of trailers and different types of fuel. First figure out if you plan to go with a gasoline or propane generator. What are you going to need to power up in your RV? Do you have several appliances, is your air conditioner on 24/7? The more power you need, will also go into what generator you purchase. Research the pros and cons to the hundreds of options out there to determine what will be the quietest and best fit for you.

Some features are necessary, and some are just great to have! Have you noticed that the drinking water at most the camp sites is not filtered? Did you know that there are some pretty awesome gadgets you can add to your RV? There are several different RV Water Filters that are recommended. Check out  some highly reviewed and recommended water filters, perfect for your next camping trip in your RV.

Fifth Wheel Trailers

As trends come and go, one popular feature in a lot of fifth wheels right now is solar power. Having solar power for your RV is inexpensive to have and is well worth the installation costs. It allows you to stop where you want, avoid finding specific campgrounds, and gives you the opportunity to live totally unplugged from the world. Solar power does not require any additional energy, you don’t have to worry about chords or batteries, and it gives you a sense of total freedom. Going solar may be the perfect option for you! To learn more about why you should go with solar power and how it can benefit your trips, check out more information here.

There are constantly new things being built into RV’s to make them more technologically savvy.  One of the newer and more convenient features is a one control system.  This is an app on your phone that can control a lot of the different aspect of your RV. This can control your lights, awnings, fuel, automatic leveling systems, water tanks etc… . This is such an easy way to keep track of different parts of your RV and have total control of what is going on while you are in or outside of it.

There are hundreds of different features to choose from when looking to purchase your RV. Some can really help with the convenience of the trip, while others just make the livability a bit more peaceful and easier.  Regardless of what you want to have for your next trip, we can help you find it in your travel trailer or fifth wheel.

Must Have Features for Travel Trailers & Fifth Wheels

Featured Unit: 2019 CrossRoads Zinger

If you’re in the market for a new travel trailer, the new 2019 CrossRoads Zinger is an affordable and high-quality option with room to spare.

2019 CrossRoads Zinger ZR328SB

CrossRoads RV’s has been delivering reliable trailers since 1996.

Focused on quality and dependability, CrossRoads isn’t concerned with adding too many frills to their products. Their service and value of product is of utmost importance and is echoed in all of their models of rigs. Located in Topeka, Indiana, there are five manufacturers throughout the nation delivering some of the best trailers in the industry. Crossroads Trailers is proud to be a certified dealer of CrossRoads RV’s.

The Zinger model maximizes comfort, storage, and space to provide the best experience for all of the avid travelers out there. With multiple floorplans and upgrades, you can get everything you need in a trailer guaranteed. Its features include 7 ft. ceilings, fully functional kitchens, and an enclosed and heated underbelly. These campers can last a lifetime and be the perfect companion to your big family trips.

2019 CrossRoads Zinger ZR328SB

This model of the CrossRoads Zinger travel trailer has room for the extended family and sleeps up to 11 people. The exterior features include 2 slideouts, double doors, a power tongue jack, an outdoor kitchen, and exterior shower. There’s also an awning, skylight, and power roof vent. This travel trailer measures 36’6” long and is fully stocked on features.

This model of the CrossRoads Zinger travel trailer has room for the extended family and sleeps up to 11 people. The exterior features include 2 slideouts, double doors, a power tongue jack, an outdoor kitchen, and exterior shower. There’s also an awning, skylight, and power roof vent. This travel trailer measures 36’6” long and is fully stocked on features.

This trailer’s original price is listed at $37,654, but if you invest in this model from Crossroads Trailers, you’ll save over $9,000 off of the MSRP. Inside this model, there are bunk beds, an entertainment set, a u-shaped dinette, and a queen bed suite. It’s a great option for vacations and can even be a live-in trailer for your entire family.

Ready to join the CrossRoads family? Come into Crossroads Trailers in Newfield, NJ, today to see our full showroom of rigs. We also offer the best financing options and payment calculator online to fit your budget. You can find any type of trailer you need, from horse trailers to travel trailers. For more information, contact sales@crossroadstrailers.com or give us a call at 800-545-4497

Featured Unit: 2019 Bison Ranger

Searching for the perfect trailer for your family AND your horses? This 2019 Bison Ranger will provide safe and comfortable transport for all of your family members.

2019 bison ranger horse trailer

As one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of horse trailers, Bison Coach offers trailers with suitable accommodations for everyone. They care most about relieving any stress from traveling so anyone can enjoy their equine experiences. Bison Coach constructs both the living quarters and the horse stable under one roof, whereas most horse trailer manufacturers ship their trailers across the country to get another company to include the living compartment. This process adds on to the end price of each trailer and multiple warranty plans. Their facility prioritizes innovation and affordable construction so customers don’t suffer.

Bison Rangers come at an affordable price point for the best quality. Their available in 4 horse and 2 horse models and also in several different floorplans. This top-selling product is ensured to be stable with a strong steel frame. It’s a luxurious alternative to life on the road and is fully customizable to your needs.

Our new 2019 Bison Ranger 8311RG comes at a discounted price at $41,900 with over $14,000 in savings. Featuring 7200# axles, 16″ E tires, and 16″ aluminum rims, the exterior of this trailer is built to last and withstand the elements. It includes rear load doors, a pull-out black steel step, swing out saddle rack, horse fans, and drop feed windows. Your equine friend is sure to be relaxed on the road.

In the separated living area, the trailer comes equipped with plenty of storage, a queen size mattress, a glass shower with dual control handles, and LED lighting throughout. Know that your trailer will be secure with a gooseneck hitch and aluminum construction. If you’re looking to match your personal style, the trailer also features Ranger décor and wood finishes. Feel free to feel right at home in your new trailer.

Don’t miss out on this deal! Come visit Crossroads Trailer Sales in Newfield, NJ, to see it in person along with a huge selection of trailers and parts. Our experts will help you find the perfect rig for your travel dreams.

Get Ready for Spring with a Full RV Checkup

Are you ready to hit the road this spring? Don’t go anywhere until you bring your trailer into Crossroads Trailers for a full maintenance checkup. Your rig probably needs some adjustments as we get closer to the warmer months, including air conditioner repairs and de-winterization services. Our team provides the help you need to keep your rig in tip-top shape. It’s important to always follow a regular maintenance schedule and keep an eye out for any issues that might lead to a more serious risk. That’s why we specialize in annual maintenance and many other additional services to keep our customers safe.

We take care of any type of issue that may arise with your Fifth Wheel, Horse Trailer, Cargo Trailer, Motorhome, Utility Trailer, Destination Trailers and more models. Just contact us to ask if we can accommodate your service needs. The following is a list of all the RV & Trailer services provided:

  • Annual Maintenance
  • Brake Replacements and Adjustments
  • Wheel Bearing Service
  • Hitch Installations
  • Electrical Repair
  • Jacks
  • Couplers
  • Brake Controller Installation
  • Lights
  • Spring to Torsion Conversions
  • Warranty Service & Repair
  • Insurance Estimates & Repairs
  • Roof Replacement and Repair
  • Plumbing
  • Air Conditioner Repair & Replacement
  • Appliance Repair (Hot Water Heaters, Furnaces, Refrigerators, Microwaves, Cooktops, Stoves, Ovens, etc.)
  • Awning Repair & New Awning Installations
  • Hydraulic Leveling Systems
  • Electrical Problems
  • Parts and Accessories Installation
  • Seal Tech Testing
  • Water System Services
  • Slideout Maintenance and Service
  • Winterization Services
  • De-Winterization Services
  • Slide-out Removal & Repair
  • Many Other Services!

With over 30 years of experience in RV and Trailer repair, you can rely on us to keep you rig in the best shape. So before you leave for your spring break adventure, give us a call at 856-697-4497 or email the team with any inquiries. Visit our Service page here to request an appointment.

Get Ready for Spring with a Full RV Checkup

5 Must See RV Bunkhouse Floor-Plans

There is nothing more family friendly than an RV with bunk beds. An Rv bunkhouse offers extra space to sleep kids and adults alike. Bunkhouse RV models are perfect for family friendly camping, full time RV living, and everything in between. So if you are looking for an RV bunkhouse for sale in New Jersey, you need to check out these beautiful and cost effective floor-plans that we have available here at Crossroads Trailer Sales.

2018 Forest River Sunseeker

5 Must See RV Bunkhouse Floorplans

This stunning Class C motorhome features a stunning floor-plan that makes family friendly camping a breeze. This unit offers what they call a private children’s area fully equipped  with a sleeper sofa and bunk above. Featuring tons of storage as well, kids and parents alike will fall in love with this Forest River camper.

2019 Crossroads Zinger Lite

2019 CrossRoads Zinger Lite

 

The Crossroads Zinger Lite is a lightweight travel trailer perfect for the family on the go. With an outside kitchen, and bunk beds perfect for all the kids, this little camper is ideal for a growing family who loves the great outdoors. It has plenty of high end features for parents, and space for the kids to enjoy!

2019 Dutchmen Aspen Trail

2019 Dutchmen Aspen Trail

Not only does this stunning Dutchmen Aspen travel trailer feature quad bunks, a patio door and all of the high-end features you would want… You also get free camping in New Jersey for a year when you purchase it! Imagine, taking out the kids in your brand new camper… Enjoying the great outdoors and camping for free for a while year! This trailer comfortably sleeps 10 people, so you can easily fit the whole family in here with no problems.

2019 Forest River Salem Hemisphere

2019 Forest River Salem Hemisphere Lite

With a double bunk house, the Forest River Salem Hemisphere Lite is the perfect Fifth Wheel for the whole family. The two bunks make it perfect for the kids, their friends, nieces and nephews…. Take the whole family along on a camping trip in style and comfort. There is so much luxury here that you won’t even know you are camping in this beauty.

2019 Forest River Salem Villa Estate 

2019 Forest River Salem Villa Estate

If you need a family friendly destination trailer, the Forest River Salem Villa Estate is for you. This trailer features a unique double loft floor-plan, so you can bring the kids and some friends and multiply the fun!

These five RV bunkhouse models are perfect for families who love to camp. So if you are a camping loving family in the New Jersey area, come on in to Crossroads Trailer Sales and check out these and all of the other stunning bunkhouse RVs that we have to offer!

5 Must See RV Bunkhouse Floor-Plans

Fastway Trailer Products at Crossroads

Crossroads Trailer Sales is proud to welcome Fastway Trailer Products into our parts and service department. Fastway makes a wide range of high-quality towing products that will make your life easier! So if you are looking for Fastway Trailer Products in New Jersey, come on by and stop into our service department to check out our inventory today!

What Is Fastway Trailer Products?

Fastway Trailer Products is a company dedicated to providing the best aftermarket trailer accessories on the market. They are customer focused and family driven. The Fastway line of products have been featured in Popular Mechanics, and have won multiple national awards! Built to last with a combination of strength and innovative engineering, Fastway offers a faster and easier to get the job done no matter what!

What Fastway Trailer Products Does Crossroads Carry?

Fastway Trailer Products makes a large number of high quality towing products. These products make trailer ownership easier and make using your trailer faster and simpler than ever! Here at Crossroads, we carry a number of Fastway products to meet all of your towing needs.

 Fastway® Flip™ Automatic Jack Foot

This Jack Foot is completely automatic and will save you 50 cranks up and down! It extends your trailer jack with two times the contact surface area than traditional jacks. Add stability to your trailer with no springs, cables, pins or clips.

Fastway® Zip™ Breakaway Cable

Avoid damage and fraying to your cables and opt for the Fastway Zip. This cable eliminates fraying, protects you and your trailer from unforeseen accidents, and gives you peace of mind in knowing that you have a safe and reliable connection from your tow vehicle to your trailer.

Fastway® ONEstep™ Wheel Chock

This stabilizing wheel chock is the perfect way to keep your trailer stable and secure. Lock both wheels in place so you can freely move around your trailer knowing full well that it is not going to go anywhere! Don’t worry about your trailer moving every again!

So if you are looking for Fastway Towing Products, head on in and talk to one of our parts and service experts today to learn more! We are Proud to Serve the New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware & Maryland areas since 1988, and look forward to serving you for all of your Trailer and RV needs.

Crossroads RV Road Service

Sometimes you just can’t make it to a service center. You need repairs but maybe you are stuck where you are and just can’t get your RV to move… No worries! If you are in the New Jersey area, let our expert team of experiences technicians come to you and take care of your repair and maintenance needs!

New Jersey RV Road Services

No hob is too big or too small for us to handle! Our mobile team of repair and maintenance experts will have you on the road again in no time. We offer road service to all of the area campgrounds as well as delivery and set up to the campgrounds!

Our services include:

  • Plumbing Maintenance and Repair
  • Air Conditioning Repair
  • Roof Work
  • Electrical Maintenance and Repair
  • Body Repair
  • Awning Maintenance and Repair
  • Winterization and De-winterization
  • Furnace Repair
  • Hot Water Heater Repair

And so much more! As New Jersey’s Go-To RV and Trailer dealership, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. All of our technicians are highly trained  and capable of taking care of any issue that may arise.

Give us a call and let us help you today! 

Looking for more on trailer and RV maintenance? Not only do we have one of the best road services in New Jersey, we also have a top rated Parts & Service Department!

Experienced technicians will repair and maintain your RV or Trailer and have you back on the road in no time. Our techs specialize in roof repair, slide-out issues, gel coat repairs and hitch instillation, but there is no job to big or small for us to handle!

So come on in… Check out our Service & Parts Department… Learn about our RV Road Service and enjoy the personalized service we offer to everyone who walks through our doors.