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Motorhomes are divided into classes to make it easier to determine their size, function and cost. However, besides motorhome classes, there are travel trailers, 5th wheel trailers, toy haulers, tent trailers and cab-over truck campers. All of these campers have some pros and cons. First, they all require a tow vehicle (usually a large tow vehicle, like a truck). The lightest weight travel and tent trailers can sometimes be towed by a car or small truck, but it depends on the weight of the trailer.
All of these choices are cheaper than a motorhome or RV, so that can be a great cost reduction if you already have a tow vehicle. If you don't, you'll have to factor that into the cost of your purchase as well, and the totals can add up quickly. If you don't do much camping, and have a small family, a tent trailer may be all you'll ever need to enjoy the great outdoors. However, if you camp out a lot, have a large family, and enjoy your creature comforts, a larger travel trailer or 5th wheel is a better choice for your family.