When compared with towing a conventional caravan, the main benefits of a Travelhome are:
1. Easier to hitch and unhitch.
The owner only has to raise the Travelhome to the correct height with the push of a button, and then reverse the tow vehicle under the nose of the Travelhome.
2. Safer and Easier to tow than conventional caravans.
Having the location of the hitch above the rear axle of the towing vehicle results in the load being positioned more correctly. The location of the hitch also allows for sharper turns of up to 90 degrees. This means easier reversing and manoeuvring, particularly in space restricted areas such as caravan parks. And because the nose of the Travelhome is over the tray of the towing vehicle, the combination length of both vehicles is shorter than an equivalent caravan hitched to its tow vehicle.
3. Improved build quality.
Simply put, TravelHomes are built to last and have been designed and tested to cater for Australian road conditions.
4. Improved Fuel Efficiency
The aerodynamic design of the TravelHome makes it glide across the Road – alleviating some of the stress from your vehicle and improving your fuel economy.
5. Standard Drivers License
TravelHome’s only require a Standard Driver’s License.
Travelhomes can be purchased in:
23ft, 25ft, 26ft, 29ft and 30ft.
All can sleep 2 people comfortably.
Not at all. The position of the hitch and the low overall height makes towing a TravelHome very safe and easy, particularly when compared to towing a conventional caravan. This is simply because the hitch or connection point on a TravelHome is where it should be – placed above the rear wheels of the tow vehicle. This also reduces the combination length of both vehicles and makes turning and reversing much easier.
Every TravelHome is supplied standard with remote control lifting jacks and a quick release tow coupling so it takes only a couple of minutes to hitch or unhitch your tow vehicle.
There is no manual winding to hitch a TravelHome as is required with a standard caravan.
All TravelHomes will only require the owner to hold a Standard Car Drivers licence. Provided the towing vehicle has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of less than 4500kg and the trailer (or TravelHome in this case) has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of less than 9000kg, it is legal to tow this way anywhere in Australia holding a standard car drivers licence (provided an approved hitch is used). These licence regulations are unified so they do apply in all states of Australia. Many motor homes on the other hand require heavier licences.
A Separate Drive Vehicle
Having arrived at a holiday destination you can quickly unhitch your Travelhome and utilise the towing vehicle as a means of every day transport for those short trips into town or long trips away from the camp site. Furthermore, your Travelhome tow vehicle can also act as the everyday drive vehicle back at home when not away on holidays.
In most cases you can purchase a new Travelhome and tow vehicle package for less than an equivalent sized new motor home ie: a new Travelhome Macquarie 25 packaged with a new Nissan Navara Dual Cab is around the same price as a new 23ft motor home.
Standard Car Licence
As stated above all Travelhomes only require a standard car drivers licence where many motor homes will require a heavier licence.
Stronger Resale Value
Travelhomes do not have a speedo like a motor home, so when the time comes to sell generally speaking Travelhomes hold their value very well. Also, because you have two vehicles (tow vehicle & Travelhome) you have more options available when the time comes to update or sell, some people simply change tow vehicles and keep their Travelhome while others keep the tow vehicle and sell their Travelhome..
TravelHomes can be hitched onto the following vehicles:
- Ford Ranger
- Isuzu dMax
- Mazda BT50
- Holden Colarado
- Land Cruiser Ute
- Ford F250
- Chevrolet Silverado
Other Vehicles Can Be Done – Simply Give Us A Ring.
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