Can My Car Haul that Trailer? How to Choose the Right Trailer for your Vehicle

How to choose the right RV or Trailer for your existing vehicle is a weighty issue. The decision comes down to weight – with a few other factors thrown in.

Can My Car Haul that Trailer?

Before we start, let’s talk about some of the most common brands of trailers that can be towed by your vehicle. When beginning your search, be sure to watch for these brands, as they are usually popular amongst RVers and towers. Most of these brands make models that can be towed with a car, truck, minivan, or even hatchback.

Can my Car Haul an RV or Trailer?

Yes, but only if the combined weight of the RV/Trailer does not exceed the towing vehicles GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating), which is the total weight your vehicle can tow. A good rule of thumb is to stay under 80% of your max towing capacity. The weight of the RV/Trailer is also named GVWR and can be found on our website under the vehicle specifications. Shop our large inventory using our RV Search feature!

Where can I find my Vehicles Towing Capacity?

Can My Car Haul that Trailer?

Start your quest to find the right trailer for your vehicle in the glove box where most vehicle owner’s manuals are stored. Look for the “Vehicle Towing Capacity” in the manual. This is the manufacturer’s specification of the weight the vehicle is designed to tow. Choosing a trailer that exceeds your vehicle’s towing capacity will stress the vehicle’s engine, transmission, and brakes beyond their design limits.

While you’re cruising the vehicle owner’s manual, take note of the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). The GVW is the actual weight of your car or truck. Next look for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or GVWR. The GVWR is the sum of the vehicle’s weight and the maximum load it can safely carry.

Smaller, lighter cars are not designed to tow at all, and that will be stated in the owner’s manual. If you aren’t able to find this information, talk to one of our experts by filling out our contact form.

Where can I find the weight of an RV/Trailer?

As you continue your search for a trailer you can tow with your vehicle, search by the numbers. First, look for the “Gross Trailer Weight” (GTW). The GTW is what the trailer will weigh under fully-loaded conditions, including your gear, food and filled fresh and grey water tanks. On larger RVs, look for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, the maximum the camper and its load are allowed to carry.

You may also see a “Base Curb Weight” (BCW) number while trailer shopping. The BCW is the weight of the trailer as it is delivered, with factory equipment and all required lubricants. Some dealers may also advertise an RV’s “Dry Weight” or unloaded, not fully equipped weight. These are nice-to-know numbers, but should not factor into your purchasing decision, as you will never tow a completely empty trailer or RV.

Unless the trailer you’re considering is homemade, it will have a Vehicle Identification Number or VIN, plate installed somewhere. The plate will include the trailer’s serial number as well as the trailer’s loaded and unloaded weights. An RV’s specification sheet will provide its GVWR.

Tongue Weight

Tongue Weight (TW) is the downward pressure that the tongue of a fully-loaded trailer puts on the hitch ball on your vehicle. In a properly loaded trailer, the TW should be about 10 percent of the loaded weight of the trailer. The Tongue Weight adds to the overall Gross Vehicle Weight of your vehicle.

Adding it up

When you add the weight of your vehicle, GVW — including the tongue weight — together with the GTW of the trailer or GVWR of the RV you’re considering, make sure the result does not exceed your vehicle’s Gross Combination Weight Rating. This is the maximum combined weight that your car or truck can handle for safe operation.

Can My Car Haul that Trailer?

Cars and Trailers That Can Tow a Trailer

Compact and subcompact cars are best towed behind an RV rather than being the tow vehicle, although a handful are up to the task of hauling up to 2,000 pounds with the proper towing package. If your compact car is rated for towing, then look for a trailer with its own electrical braking system to spare the wear and tear on the vehicle. Consider lightweight teardrops, micro-campers, or the smallest, lightest utility trailers.

In general, a mid-size car and some family minivans or smaller SUVs may have the capacity to tow up to 3,500 pounds, or a small, lightweight camper, pop-up trailer, very small boat on a trailer or a utility trailer.

To get you started, here are a few of the most common cars and trucks that can easily tow!

  • Ford F-150
  • Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
  • Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Pickup
  • Nissan Titan
  • Jeep Renegade
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • GMC Terrain
  • Honda CR-V

Small to mid-sized pick-ups and some sturdier SUVs, depending on the make and model, may have the capacity to tow a bumper-pulled family camper, boat trailer or small toy hauler. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles will have a greater towing capacity than comparable 2-wheel Drive vehicle.

It’s also important to think about horsepower when choosing the right towing vehicle. It’s critical to remember that you also need a good amount of torque to get the load moving. (Horsepower keeps it moving and how fast you can move.)

Many larger travel trailersfifth wheels, and toy haulers can have a gross vehicle weight of more than 12,000 pounds fully loaded and require a heavier duty truck that is equipped for towing.

Do the math

It is important to do the math before shopping for a trailer or RV. Trying to tow more than your vehicle can handle might lead to dangerous and expensive problems including brake failure, blown tires, a broken suspension or overheated transmission.

Rely on the trusted professionals at Crossroads Trailer Sales to assist you in finding a travel trailer that your vehicle can safely tow and enjoy for many seasons.

How to choose the right RV or Trailer for your existing vehicle is a weighty issue. The decision comes down to weight – with a few other factors thrown in.

What to Know Before Buying a Used RV

Buying a used RV is no minor decision, but is an incredibly smart move because it saves you so much money. That’s why they’re such a great option out there for a wide range of customers. But, that doesn’t mean every used RV you come across will be a great buy. Some older rigs don’t have the necessary technology for today, and they might not be up to par as far as safety goes. The staff here at Crossroads Trailers is ready to help you find the right one for you and your family.

Some RVers like the idea of buying an older or used RV because they feel they were constructed better and withhold more weathering than newer models in addition to being less expensive. Or, people buy them because they are particular to a specific brand or year and don’t mind to spend the money to renovate or refurbish. These are all great ways of thinking about used RVs, but it’s still important to do your research and be well informed on whichever used RV you plan to purchase.

There are many things to consider when shopping for a used RV. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, so it’s important to be armed with as much information as you can on the process of buying a used motorhome. Below, we discuss a few things to consider when looking at used RVs, and we talk about what to know before purchasing one.

USed RV

Things to consider when looking at used RVs

Used RVs and trailers still won’t exactly be cheap, but they’ll easily be less expensive than their new counterparts. New RVs depreciate around 10 percent the minute they’ve driven off the lot, so buying used automatically saves you money.

There are other ways you can benefit from buying a used RV, besides saving lots of money. The previous owners may have already repaired any problems or issues they’ve had, and they may have even conducted a bit of premeditated maintenance in case something was about to happen. It’s also normal for them to have added any some homey touches, like more storage, spice racks or an extra mirror in the bathroom.

When shopping used RVs, be sure the rig isn’t too old. Some parks and campgrounds have restrictions on the age. If you plan to visit luxurious resorts, be sure your RV isn’t too vintage. And, the older an RV gets, the more wear and tear it accumulates, which can mean multiple and/or expensive repairs down the road. If you don’t want to waste the money you saved from buying used immediately on repairs, do a thorough walk through and look for any water damage or mold along any walls and inside cabinets.

However, if vintage is what you’re going for, then have at it! Older RVs have such character and personality about them that it’s hard not to fall in love with one.

If you decide to buy a used RV, be sure you go to a trusted RV dealership in your area (or even out of your area) that you know will be honest with you. The most important thing is to do your research before settling on anything at all. If you don’t, you might end up with a rig that doesn’t fit your needs or a hefty payment that simply isn’t worth it.

Do an in-person tour before you buy

It’s easy for sellers to hide any imperfections of an RV by simply not uploading photos of them online. Because of this, it’s critical to tour the RV in person before you make any decisions. The seller should be more than happy to accommodate this request, but if not, your best bet is to walk away. Any hesitancy here should raise a red flag that something is seriously wrong with the rig and they aren’t telling you.

Remember – if you buy the RV from a private seller, it’s automatically your responsibility for repairs. It doesn’t matter if it’s two or twenty years old.

If you’re unsure about the quality or uncomfortable looking it over yourself, you can always have it professionally inspected. Take it to your local RV dealer and have them do a full inspection. Since it’s not their RV and they aren’t trying their best to sell it, you’ll get a more objective inspection, too. If this isn’t an option, another thing to do is look for RVs that have already been inspected by the dealer and received a seal of approval.

Look for any signs of mold or water damage

Even if you don’t see any immediate signs of water damage on the interior of the rig, mold usually means there are leaks and other plumbing issues. Take a flashlight with you and open up all the cabinets, check the walls, corners, the caulking in the bathroom, and every nook and cranny you can to ensure there isn’t mold or signs of leakage. If the cabinets or closets feel warm, it’s a possibility there’s mold growing.

Check the roof

Gently walk on the roof of the rig and make sure it’s sturdy and doesn’t give. If you can feel too much give, it might be rotting.

Closely inspect the floors

Similarly, to the roof, you’ll want to make sure there isn’t too much give on the floor. Walk heavily or even jump in a few spots to test for yourself. Make sure you don’t see any brown spots, as these are never a good thing to see.

What to Know Before Buying a Fifth Wheel

We hope this helps you on your search for the perfect used RV. Come see us and our stock of used RVs today!

What to Know Before Buying a Fifth Wheel

If you’re someone who looks forward to escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life every now and then, a fifth wheel may be the right purchase for you. It’s a great option for those who still need their vehicle once their trailer is parked. Even if you’re just looking for an RV to use on a few weekends or for side trips, a fifth wheel could be your best bet. If this sounds like you, keep reading for everything you need to know before purchasing a fifth wheel.

What is a fifth wheel?

What to Know Before Buying a Fifth Wheel

In the simplest of terms, a fifth wheel is an RV that tows in the bed of a truck. It’s easy to get these confused with other RVs, like travel trailers, but those are towed with a hitch on the back of the vehicle. A gooseneck hitch is an option if you don’t want a hitch in the bed of your truck but still want a fifth wheel. These are easier to travel with and often safer than travel trailers because they won’t sway or swing as much when you’re driving. Fifth wheels also have a better turning radius because of where they’re hitched, so they’re a popular choice amongst RVers that prefer to have their daily driver separate from their motorhome.

How will you use it?

Once you’ve decided you’re going to purchase a fifth wheel, the next thing to think about is how you’re going to use it. Will it only get used on weekends? Just during the summer? Or, do you plan to use it full time in the of the forest with no hookups? Whatever you’re using it for should be your buying guidelines. Knowing its exact purpose will also help you decide how much you want to spend on your fifth wheel and help filter out any unnecessary (or necessary) add-ons or features.

Don’t forget about weight!

Before you purchase your dream fifth wheel, make sure you have enough power in your truck for the best balance, safety, and ease of towing. The best way to find out is by knowing the weight of the fifth wheel. Some can weigh up to 14,000 pounds, so it’s important to know how much weight your truck can handle. Towing a fifth wheel that’s too heavy for your truck could be detrimental.

Smaller and lightweight fifth wheels can be towed by small or midsized trucks. These are great for those who are looking to take some weekend trips and don’t need much living space. Midsize and full trailers will offer more amenities and living space, but they demand a more powerful vehicle.

You’ll also need to factor in any additional weight once you load your fifth wheel with water and personal items. They add up quickly, so be sure to save 2,000 pounds or so for these items when shopping for a fifth wheel.

If you’re looking to buy a new truck to haul your new RV, a diesel truck should be an option. Gas normally costs less than diesel and maintenance on a gas vehicle is normally cheaper, but a diesel might save you more money over time. They have more towing capacity because of the torque they’re putting out, and they tend to last longer.

Fifth Wheel Interior

RV floor plans have gotten spacious and luxurious over the years, and fifth wheels are no exception. Each manufacturer will have multiple floor plans to choose from so they can cater to a wider range of needs for RVers. It’s up to you to determine which amenities you can’t live without and which ones you can pass on. This goes back to the purpose of the RV. What are you buying your fifth wheel for? Lots of floor plans come with as many as slide outs, but if you’re RVing by yourself or with just one other person, you probably don’t need the extra space.

It’s best to walk through the fifth wheel yourself to get a sense of available space and features.

Fifth Wheel Exterior

Newer fifth wheels are finished with shiny fiberglass that’s made to withstand the test of time and the elements. Some have rubber rooftops attached and others come with ramps and garages to tow and store toys.

Because of the way they’re built and the way they tow, fifth wheels are safe to carry a lot of weight without swaying or being unbalanced.

How much do Fifth Wheels cost?

A fifth wheel can range anywhere from $2,000 to $200,000. That’s a really wide range that gives you lots of options, like choosing the size, floorplans, weight, and any special features or amenities. Of course, older, used models are going to be on the less expensive end, and that might be what you’re looking for if you’re new to RVing and want to try it out first before splurging on a nicer model. What’s important is that you’re happy with your purchase, because regardless of the price, an RV purchase isn’t something to be taken lightly. It’s a large responsibility with unimaginable worth once you realize all the opportunities you’ll be able to seize with an RV.

Is a fifth wheel right for me?

Fifth wheels are great for many reasons, which is why they’re one of the more popular RV models. They’re a great start for newbies because they’re easy to tow and maneuver, they tend to have more living space than motorhomes, especially models with slide outs, and if your truck needs repairs while on the road, you’ll still have your living space to use.

It also doesn’t matter if you’re on the road full time or if you want an RV just for the weekend or seasonal trips. The RV lifestyle is about having fun and being carefree. Fifth wheels give you the convenience of traveling in your own vehicle that detaches in no time and gives you the comforts of home out on the open road.

What to Know Before Buying a Fifth Wheel

What’s your favorite part about owning a fifth wheel? Let us know down in the comments!

How to Make Christmas Dinner in an RV

consider cooking less than you usually would for a traditional Christmas dinner at home.

Whether you have a Class A, travel trailer or pop-up expandable, you know how valuable each inch of space in your kitchen is. From tiny ovens, tables and counters to minuscule cabinets, cooking almost anything in an RV kitchen presents its own set of difficulties. But hey, who says you aren’t up for a challenge?

If you think cooking a feast in your RV kitchen is impossible, think again! Though not for the faint-hearted, preparing a spread in your rig can be done. Lucky for you, we’ve got all the guidelines you need for the journey. So, pack up the family, pets, and the ingredients for your ultimate Christmas dinner dishes and head out to the backcountry for the feast of a lifetime.

Challenge accepted.

In order to create a successful Christmas dinner in an RV, it’s crucial to have a detailed plan of what to make, how many mouths to feed, and even the seating arrangement. No space will go unused, so planning is key. Begin preparations a few weeks in advance, and even a month beforehand if you’re particular about the way you want things to be. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to get started:

  • Will you need to bring all your ingredients with you or are you setting up camp near a grocery store?
  • Is your menu planned out? Will you have enough oven/stove/microwave space to cook it? Will you expand to a campfire?
  • Are you asking your guests to bring a dish?

Tips for Making Christmas Dinner in an RV

Now that you have a plan, consider cooking less than you usually would for a traditional Christmas dinner at home. This is not the time to try anything new, so stick to a few of your favorite dishes you know how to cook well. And when we say a few, we mean it! Your counter space is limited in your rig, so it’s best to cook only a handful of dishes you know your guests will enjoy. Your RV also doesn’t come with much oven space to cook multiple things at once. Think of a dish you can prepare ahead of time and is kept cold, like deviled eggs or cranberry sauce. These won’t take any valuable space in your oven and will already be ready to eat.

Speaking of cooking dishes in advance, lots of traditional Christmas foods are just as good when frozen and made ahead of time. Use this to your advantage and precook as many dishes as possible before heading to your campsite. Foods like casseroles are often more flavorful and cohesive a few days after cooking because the flavors have time to come together. Once they’re done, let them cool, cover them and pop them in the fridge until it’s time to reheat.

Get Creative with Christmas Meal Staples

If your RV isn’t equipped with an oven, don’t fret! Christmas dinner in your RV will be more of a challenge, but you have other options beyond an oven. Get creative and look towards different ways to cook your spread! Put a twist on your feast by turning to an outdoor grill to cook your dishes. Many people already love grilling, so why not use it for more than backyard barbeques and the occasional Labor Day get together? Grilling will free up space in the kitchen and will add some unique flavors to your Christmas dishes.

Or, use your Dutch oven to make your perfect dishes. You probably already have one, so put it to use! They’re so versatile and you can make nearly anything in them. And, it’s hard to ruin a recipe using one.

Last but not least, bring your slow cooker from your kitchen at home and use it to create your favorite Christmas dishes. Just turn your slow cooker on, pop it a turkey and forget about it while you prepare your other foods. Or, modernize it by bringing along your Instant Pot or even an air fryer or pressure cooker.

When shopping for your ingredients, don’t overbuy.

 

It’s oh so tempting to buy 15 pounds of potatoes and the biggest turkey you can find to overload yourself on leftovers the day after. But, this year, leftovers might have to be skipped in order to have enough space to serve your feast. You simply don’t have enough space to display that big turkey in your RV. Find a smaller turkey or even consider switching to a different main dish that allows to free up space.

If all else fails but you still set on hosting Christmas dinner in your RV, worry not. If you’re near civilization, order take out from a nearby restaurant and completely avoid the stress and planning of a holiday feast. You can also bring a few homemade desserts prepared ahead of time, like pies or cookies, so you can still have a homemade aspect of Christmas dinner.

To tie it all together, put up a few strings of lights, a wreath on your RV door and maybe even a small Christmas tree with some of your favorite ornaments from home. Decorations are always a part of the holidays and putting them up will help you and your family get into the holiday spirit. Decorations will make your RV feel like you never left the comfort of home.

Have you ever prepared Christmas dinner in an RV? Let us know your successes in the comments!

What Kind of Camper Can my Vehicle Tow?

Before you head down to the dealership and find your perfect camper, the first step is to always ask, what kinds of camper can my vehicle tow? Buying a camper does not have to be a tedious process, but you always need to make sure that you can actually get it home afterward! If you buy an RV that is too large for your vehicle to tow, it will cause serious damage to both the camper and the vehicle. If you have a mini can, SUV, small truck, or large truck there are a few things you need to research before you attach a camper to it.

What Kind of Camper Can my Vehicle Tow?

What Is My Tow Rating

Do you know your vehicles weight and tow ratings? We recommend you going to get it weighed on a large scale. Stop by a weigh station, quarry, dump and pack your car up to the max! If you plan to go camping or on a long road trip, your vehicle will be much heavier, so pack accordingly for a proper weight. (Include your hitch as well.) This will allow you to figure out how much the vehicle can handle on its suspension. At weigh-in, you will get your total vehicle weight and the Gross vehicle weight rating. Subtract your truck weight from the gross vehicle weight and the number you have left is what you can carry.

Picking a Trailer Based On Tow Capacity

Two of the most popular types of RV’s are fifth wheels and travel trailers. They are great for the whole family, camping trips, and long-distance traveling. You should know that these trailers are also great to tow because they only transfer between 15%(travel trailer) to 25%(Fifth wheel) of its weight on your vehicle; this is call the Pin weight. From here you figure out the vehicle’s suspension. When you go to a dealership, things go much quicker if you already know what you are looking for and what you are capable of taking home.

What Kind of Camper Can my Vehicle Tow?

This will allow you to make sure what you are towing away is going to hold up on long trips and not cause any damage to your vehicle. If you plan to transfer this to another vehicle, we strongly urge you to get everything weighed and measures properly and not “wing it”. If you have any additional questions, give Crossroad Trailers a call and we would be happy to help!

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!

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

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!

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Horse Trailer Maintenance and Service

Regular maintenance of your horse trailer can help you avoid costly repairs and extend the longevity of your trailer. By taking proper care of your horse trailer, you will not only extend the life of the trailer but also ensure your safety and the safety of your precious horses as well.

For the most part, you should be able to maintain your horse trailer yourself. Between proper cleanings and checking to ensure everything this working properly, you can avoid a lot of hassle. While you can really maintain your horse trailer yourself for the most part, you will still need to be sure that you have proper professional maintenance as well.

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Before Leaving

Before you ever take off with your horses, you will want to do a once over on your trailer. Make sure everything is working, wires are connected properly, the tow hitch is tight on the ball mount… ect…

You will also want to check your tires and ensure they are properly inflated before heading out on the road. Along with the tires, you need to check your lights as well as do a walk around just to make sure you are safe, functioning, and ready to go!

When You Get Home

Your work hasn’t ended when you get home from your trip. There are things that need to be done in order to make sure you are ready to go for the next adventure.

Clean the floors. These get messy and if you don’t clean them right away then I promise, you won’t want to later.

Make sure your electrical cord is unplugged. Coil it up nicely but don;t cover it because that can cause it to hold in moisture.

Lubricate your coupler. This keeps the mechanisms ready to slide freely and go when you are ready to take your trailer out again.

Regular Horse Trailer Maintenance

Every once in a while you will want to go over your trailer and do a few things to keep it hauling right.

Check the wheel lugs for tightness. Trust me, you don’t want one of these flying off!

Check the brakes. Checking them regularly will ensure you don’t run into a failure when you are driving.

Grease your hitch ball.

Annual Horse Trailer Maintenance

Once or twice a year, you will want to have your Horse Trailer professionally serviced. If you are in the New Jersey area, we have an excellent maintenance and service staff ready to help you out.

Having your trailer professionally serviced can uncover any unforeseen issues, and things that wouldn’t be noticeable to the untrained eye. During these checks, you can get your fuses replaced, any minor repairs that need to be done can be completed, and then you will be on your way!

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